Ahhh, Gulf Greyhound Park. To some it’s known fondly as GGP Sportsland. It ain’t Ebisu but if you hit that crest in the lot at the right speed and your car’s stancey enough, you can pretend you pulled off the rumble strip jump drift. For me, it was where my drift game began. Not just the location of the first time I attended or shot a U.S. drift event, but also where I myself started learning to drive. Just over a year ago I began drifting right here at Gulf Greyhound Park, and this past weekend, I got to watch some others get their feet wet for the first time as well. Specifically, the track was host to a three day Drift Clinic organized by Lonestar Drift, and I was eager to see new faces and cars.
Of course, it was not just a learner day for new people, but it was also your everyday non-competition drift event. This provided a comfortable environment for series regulars to hangout, relax and get a few laps in without worrying about holding up the line for too many of the ProAm guys.
Putting in a lot of work actually. Never thought I’d say this, but I almost wished they could take it down a notch sometimes. That tire smoke pollution is some serious Formula D shit. Lightroom’s dehaze slider got mad use this session. ?
There were more than just a handful off guests visiting, but they were far from being in the learner groups. This S14 was cleaning up all day. I love seeing immaculate builds like this and more so when they’re swinging around like mad.
I had an amazing time though. Many shouts out to Aaron Losey for taking some time out to help me setup my car and work on my driving. And of course him and the rest of the Lonestar Drift guys for always putting on cool events to drive at.