This past weekend marked the Formula D’s third year at Texas Motor Speedway. There’s no arguing that American professional drifting has come a long way since its inception, and since its debut, Texas Motor Speedway has been a fresh stop along Formula D’s seasons so far. But just when it started settling into a routine, the folks at Formula D flipped the script and twirled the course layout around. This year, Formula D brought that new new.
Like last year, the year before it and even predating that at almost every other round, Fatlace partnered up with Formula D to simultaneously host their Offset Kings car show. A fantastic display of stuff like stance, swag and other S-things.
Everytime that I attend a car show, I keep an eye open for the styles du jour. While this year’s Offsetkings show was actually quite impressive (especially compared to the ones prior), there wasn’t anything truly breaking ground. I enjoy how everyone’s playing with non conventional colors for barrels and lips, but it’s not really too out there.
However, stance alone ruffles a lot of feathers still to this day. With that in mind it’s not hard to see why many stay content. After all, you can get away with not breaking ground, so long as you’re breaking necks.
And while I can’t speak for everyone, I was loving that view. Seriously though, I really can’t speak for everyone. There were simply not enough spots open on the bleachers for all the attendees. While the spectators on the metal scaffolding got an AMAZING show, at the fence visability was more or less garbage.
I can understand all the concrete barriers though. With the new layout, much carnage was to come. Over the course of the day no less than two cars were put out of commission. Odi Batchkis had a small mishap with catastrophic results costing him THE SEASON.
If Formula D swings by a venue near you it is Soooooo worth checking out.