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  Motorsports - SPIKE Powered By IFILM
Motorsports - The trailer of round 3 of the BE Drift series at Zolder with 42 drifters for the Twin drift battle, Sideways challenge and Team Drift battle.
Motorsports - On-board a Lamborghini Murcielago R-GT at Zolder in Belgium.
Motorsports - One Lap with Peter Kox in a Lamborghini Murciélago R-GT at the FIA GT in Spa.
www.ifilm.com /subchannel/motorsports   (1204 words)

  
  Formula Drift - Professional Drifting Championship
Drifting is a high-skill, high-powered motorsport that calls for drivers to control a 200 to 600hp car while it slides sideways at high speed through a marked course.
A drifting technique in which the clutch is pressed with the left foot while the right foot presses the brake with the toes and the heel slides over to the accelerator to rev the engine up before downshifting the vehicle.
FF Drift or front wheel drive drift is a technique in which the E-brake as well as steering and braking techniques are used to balance the car through a corner.
formulad.com /info.php?id=driftinghistory   (1223 words)

  
  Drifting (motorsport) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Drifting refers either to a driving technique utilizing a difference in slip angle between the front and rear tires of a car, or to a sport based on the technique; this article deals primarily with the sport.
Inertia (Feint) drift - This is done by transferring the weight of car towards the outside of a turn by first turning away from the turn and then quickly turning back using the inertia of the rear of the car to swing into to the desired drifting line.
The clutches on drift cars tend to be very tough ceramic brass button or multiple-plate varieties, for durability, as well as to allow rapid "clutch kick" techniques to upset the balance of the car.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Drifting_(motorsport)   (3843 words)

  
 Drifting - Wikicars
Drifting refers either to a driving technique utilizing a difference in slip angle between the front and rear tires of a car, or to a sport based on the technique; this article deals primarily with the sport.
Inertia (Feint) drift - This is done by transfering the weight of car towards the outside of a turn by first turning away from the turn and then quickly turning back using the inertia of the rear of the car to swing into to the desired drifting line.
The clutches on drift cars tend to be very tough ceramic brass button or multiple-plate varieties, for durability, as well as to allow rapid "clutch kick" techniques to upset the balance of the car.
wikicars.org /en/Drifting   (3800 words)

  
 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for drifting
boats/leaves drifting along synonyms : be carried along/away, be borne, be wafted, float, go with the current, coast.
DRIFTING PICKS UP SPEED ; Maine drivers not afraid to ruin their tires are discovering fast and furious thrills.
Drifting leaves automakers in the dust; This tire-shredding, high-speed ballet is gaining followers, and the aftermarket is responding.(Special Report)
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=drifting&StartAt=1   (692 words)

  
 Drifting
Drifting is a high skill, high powered motorsport that calls for drivers to control a car while it slides sideways at high speeds through a marked course.
Drifting is a fast growing motorsport, with a growing fan base and many corporations vying to take advantage of the attention.
Drifting as a motorsport is growing at an exponential rate.
www.bubbadrift.com /sponsorship.htm   (1069 words)

  
 Drift Session
The official definition of a 'drift' according to the Drift Session is, "Exceeding your tires' limits of adhesion, exhibiting a lateral slip, resulting in an oversteered condition.
The Drift Session was the first organization to create drifting events and competitions on a regular basis in America.
Drifting can be used in a road race situation to change the cornering angle of your vehicle to allow for difficult passing and optimizing a less than perfect racing line.
www.driftsession.com /faqs/faqs.htm   (908 words)

  
 SEMA.org || Specialty Equipment Market Association SEMA
On the performance side, the physical demands of drifting on a car mean that turbo kits and accessories, drive-line parts, exhausts and suspension parts are popular among the hardcore and mainstream drift crowd.
Because of drifting’s infancy, the widespread Internet use and because it follows in the footsteps of import drag racing, most of those involved in drifting are more knowledgeable than their drag counterparts.
Drifting may be new to us, but it’s been around for over a decade in Japan and has its own variations throughout the UK and Europe, Australia and the rest of Asia.
www.sema.org /main/semaorghome.aspx?id=53674   (3198 words)

  
 D1 Grand Prix
Drifting is a high-skill level motorsport in which drivers control a car while it slides from side to side at high speed through a marked course.
Because professional drifting events are judged on execution and style, it is mandatory that the judges are intimately familiar with the capabilities of the cars and the advanced driving techniques employed by the competitors.
For awhile, Drivers Search events satisfied the thirst of drifting fans and drivers but as skill levels and techniques improved and manufacturers started producing drifting-specific components allowing drifters to run specialized drifting set-ups in their vehicles, it was clearly time to raise the bar.
www.drifting.com /d1_grand_prix_2003.php   (2971 words)

  
 NissanPerformanceMag.com
Not so today, where "drifting" has emerged as one of the fastest growing categories of Motorsports and where "import" drag racing is generating the same levels of excitement and fan support as the traditional monster V8-powered classes.
To drifting participants and spectators, however, drifting is a carefully executed acrobatic automotive routine - where power, speed, burning rubber and a sense of the outrageous is not just the norm, it's a requirement.
Once drifting came to the U.S., Nissan vehicles remained at the top of the heap, led initially by specially prepared 240s and soon followed by the potent new Nissan 350Zs and Infiniti G35s.
www.nissanperformancemag.com /august04/motorsports   (855 words)

  
 is drifting motorsports...? - NASIOC   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Drifting around a parking lot like US events may not seem so amazing, but the mountian roads used in Japan for grassroots drifting are serious business.
Drifting is interesting, requires skill, and has interesting cars, but is more or less show vs. sport.
drift on dry pavement is way harder than in teh wet or snow because things happen in a hurry.
forums.nasioc.com /forums/showthread.php?t=478137   (1317 words)

  
 » Mustangs and “Drifting” » fordmuscle.com
Drifting is the latest import from Japan, but it’s not a car or a truck.
Drifting is a type of racing, and it’s arguably the most exciting form of motorsports around.
Drifting stems from using light, well balanced cars, near 50/50 weight distribution, and you don’t need 600 horsepower to drift around a corner if your technique is correct.
www.fordmuscle.com /blog/mustangs-and-drifting/112111   (1316 words)

  
 BeaveRun Motorsports Complex   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Drift Days events are being produced through the combined effort of BeaveRun Motorsports Complex and the STREET HEATERS television program, the goal being to provide exciting and competitive events that center on Drifting… motorsports’ newest and fastest growing activity.
In addition to the competition, a Drift School will be incorporated into each of the Drift Days events (except the "Competition Only" event on Sept. 11th).
Drift School application and payment must be received 48 hours prior to event start time.
www.beaverun.com /event_drift_days.asp   (361 words)

  
 RX-7 Owners Club - Rhys Millen to compete in SCCA Formula D Drift Series in a Pontiac GTO   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Competitive drifting is an all-new form of motorsports where drivers skillfully negotiate a complex road course, “Drifting” vehicles through turns in a controlled slide.
Extending his drifting skills beyond gravel, Millen also slides cars on tarmac for film and commercial productions as a precision stunt driver, making him one of the few skilled and experienced American drifters to take on the Formula D Championship.
Drifting events are held at road courses and other facilities with large tarmac areas in front of thousands of spectators.
www.rx7club.com /showthread.php?t=268112   (977 words)

  
 is drifting motorsports...? [Archive] - NASIOC
IMO RC drifting is for those that don't have the wheelmanship to actually compete.
IMO, drifting is for those that couldn't hack it in real motorsports, that requires real skill.
Drifting is about art and I respect that art and skill, for what it is.
forums.nasioc.com /forums/archive/index.php/t-478137.html   (1969 words)

  
 Cooper Tires - Drifting
The Need for Speed Formula Drift Championship Series is the first and only officially sanctioned (by SCCA Pro Racing) and recognized North American professional drifting championship series to showcase the competitive thrill-seeking world of drifting.
Cooper supplies Formula Drift teams with a mix of ultra-high performance Cooper Zeon 2XS, Cooper Zeon ZPT and Cooper Zeon Sport A/S tires, providing the driver with the appropriate performance and handling capabilities needed to succeed.
Cooper supplies NOPI Drift teams with a mix of Cooper Zeon 2XS, Cooper Zeon ZPT and Cooper Zeon Sport A/S tires, where drivers are competing for the largest per-event prize payout of any sanctioning body.
www.coopertire.com /html/experience/motorsports_drifting.aspx   (244 words)

  
 Memphis Motorsports Park - Drifting Slides into Memphis For SCCA Contest on June 3
Drifting Slides into Memphis For SCCA Contest on June 3
Drifting originated in Japan and has been popular on the West Coast for several years, but made a leap to the U.S. mainstream after the release of last year’s Universal Pictures box office hit, “The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift.”
‘Memphis Drift 2’ is the second of four SCCA-sanctioned drifting contests at Memphis Motorsports Park, with two more scheduled for July 8 and Aug. 12.
www.memphismotorsports.com /track/news/article.php?dir=200705&id=1074   (220 words)

  
 Deanna Interview
I have been able to bring my twin brother on to assist with the drifting program and it is a joy for us to be sharing the adventure of being on the ground floor of a new aspect of U.S. motorsports.
Keeping the lines of communications open with all those involved with the sport of drifting in the U.S. to ensure collaboration in the substance of and image of drifting is a vital aspect to ensuring the sports long term success.
Drift 101 instructions will be focused on teaching the skills necessary to drift and discuss car set-up for this sport.
www.diald.com /Features/NASAdriftshow/DeannaInterview.htm   (2238 words)

  
 Speed - Drifting - Spring 2004
Drifting to me was like figure skating to a hockey player.
But as I discovered, after attending the US D1 Grand Prix event, drifting was far from being wussy; in fact, it's damn cool.
The goal of drifting is to maintain the racing line, hitting your apexes and turn-in points, but while sliding sideways.
www.spdmag.com /article.asp?section_id=3&article_id=1471   (558 words)

  
 Getting Sideways - Drifting in Hawaii - by Yu Shing Ting - MidWeek Extra 1 03-09-2005 | Midweek.com
Drifting, according to Drift Session organizers, is causing a vehicle to exceed its tires’ limits of adhesion, exhibiting a lateral slip, and resulting in an oversteered condition.
Drifting is believed to have started over 20 years ago through the winding mountain roads of Japan.
In Hawaii, drifting is said to have started about 10 years ago by a handful of drivers who would illegally speed up and down various winding roads on Oahu.
www.midweek.com /extra1/extra1030905.html   (1902 words)

  
 Yokohama - Drifting D1 Grand Prix
Drifting is a high-skill, high-powered motorsport that calls for drivers to control a 450 hp car while it slides from side to side at a high speed through a marked course.
This translates to an exciting brand of motorsports where driver skill is as important as their properly set up competition car.
In time, drifting evolved into an officially sanctioned sport called the D1 Grand Prix in which top professional drivers compete in a series of events to determine the best drifter.
www.yokohamatire.com /ms-drift.asp   (218 words)

  
 DRIFTING Anyone?? - Benzworld.org - Mercedes Benz Discussion Forum
Also a tip, if you want to start to drift do not do it with your benz, they are just to damn heavy, and theirs no hand break which in my opinion that’s the first way to learn.
Hmmm don’t think your bad ass and try to show off because sometimes it wont go as smooth and before you try high speed drifting and drifting in the rain in a ACTUAL road-even if you masterd the hand break respect the rain the first few times you drift in the rain.
It’s a bit different drifting in the rain since it will be A LOT easier looking grip on the rear tyre’s.
www.benzworld.org /forums/mercedes-benz-motorsports-racing/1225094-drifting-anyone.html   (638 words)

  
 Drifting: Then, Now, And Forever   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Drifting is a driving style distinguished by oversteering into and completely through the corners.
Drifting may be done informally for fun, in a formal setting where the goal is a mix of fun and building skills for improved car control, or in competitive motorsports.
Competitive drifting is a motorsport rated on style, rather than speed around a track or position in a group of cars.
www.freewebs.com /dtnaf/title.htm   (124 words)

  
 Motorsport.com: News channel
Drifting is a new form of motorsports in which drivers slide cars at speed and are judged on their car-control techniques, just like ice skaters are judged on their performances.
Drifting is very popular in Japan, and has been gaining momentum in the United States from its base in California.
Hampton started drifting competitively last year and was immediately a force to be reckoned with, getting into the finals in the American D1 Drifting Driver Search at California's Irwindale Speedway in June before his Crown Victoria suffered mechanical problems.
www.motorsport.com /news/article.asp?ID=151048&F=N   (543 words)

  
 Cooper Tires - Drifting
The Need for Speed Formula Drift Championship Series is the first and only officially sanctioned (by SCCA Pro Racing) and recognized North American professional drifting championship series to showcase the competitive thrill-seeking world of drifting.
Cooper supplies Formula Drift teams with a mix of ultra-high performance Cooper Zeon 2XS, Cooper Zeon ZPT and Cooper Zeon Sport A/S tires, providing the driver with the appropriate performance and handling capabilities needed to succeed.
Cooper supplies NOPI Drift teams with a mix of Cooper Zeon 2XS, Cooper Zeon ZPT and Cooper Zeon Sport A/S tires, where drivers are competing for the largest per-event prize payout of any sanctioning body.
www.coopertires.com /html/experience/motorsports_drifting.aspx   (244 words)

  
 D1 Grand Prix
Drifting is a form of driving that incorporates many aspects of driving such as autocross, Rally and Road racing.
Angle also refers to the length of time a drift is maintained as well as the average angle of the vehicle during the turn.
Driver use their vehicle and its drift to position into a space that minimizes the running drivers ability to keep a good line while staying in a high speed drift.
drifting.com /d1_grand_prix.php   (3456 words)

  
 BeaveRun Motorsports Complex   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Drift Practice Added to Schedule for July 29 in conjunction with the X-Blast car and Truck show.
Or if you’re already a veteran of the drifting world, here is a great inexpensive way for you to develop your skills in a relaxed environment.
You’ll be given in-car instruction by one of our experienced drifters as you go through drifting exercises to accelerate your skills; as well as receive tips on car setup and maintenance so you can get sideways as quick as possible.
www.beaverun.com /event_drift_school.asp   (476 words)

  
 Drifting Primer   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Drifting refers to the difference in slip angle between the front and rear tires of a car.
Drifting began in America at a grassroots level around 2002, and has exploded into a massively popular form of motorsport.
Before major tire technology developments in the 1970s, drifting was a popular racing technique, as it allowed a car to carry more speed through a turn than more conventional techniques.
news.hspn.com /articles/230/1/Drifting-Primer/Page1.html   (356 words)

  
 Big Little Films :: Entertainment / Motorsports
Through footage of them drifting, their interviews and stories, experience the challenges of re-inventing and adapting a motorsport in the U.S. that has been popular in Japan for over a decade.
Learn what the future of drifting in the U.S. looks like as promoter Ken Miyoshi, president of Mainstream Productions and Moto Miwa, founder of Drift Association / Club 4AG discuss their plans for expanding drifting to the entire country and their vision of the future of drifting in America.
To buy "Pure Drifting", click here or on the banner at the top of the page and you will be taken to our Custom Flix purchase web page which will open in a separate browser window.
www.biglittlefilms.com /entertainment.html   (780 words)

  
 Drifting 2.0
“Drifting originated in the mountains of Japan and we are very excited about bringing the sport back to its original setting, only this time it’s here in the US at Pikes Peak.?says Ken Miyoshi, President of Mainstream Productions.
On June 27th the Drift Showoff continues at Pikes Peak International Raceway with the professional drifting exhibition, clinic, and competition.
The Drift Showoff in conjunction with the Falken Tire Pikes Peak International Hill Climb are all part of the 2nd annual Pikes Peak SpeedWeek festivities created to promote motorsports in the Rocky Mountain Region.
www.drifting2.com /article.php?id=1208   (715 words)

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