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Girls Gone Drifting! Event Recap: the Ladies Level Up

Girls Gone Drifting! Event Recap: the Ladies Level Up

A huge thanks to Deidra Drake for writing this recap!   Photo Courtesy of Nick Bevars | Klaus Arts On June 14th, 22 ladies of all skill leve...

Girls Gone Drifting! Event Preview

Girls Gone Drifting! Event Preview

Tomorrow morning will mark the beginning of an exciting new chapter for one ever-growing part of the Drift Indy community of drivers: our kick-ass group of women. Girls Gone Drifting is an all-women event, from the organizers to the grid workers to the drivers. 

Driver Spotlight: Jay Dubs

Driver Spotlight: Jay Dubs

It takes a special kind of person to slide an old, underpowered car and still manage to rip with the big-power boys of Drift Indy. We’ve seen a number of KA 240s and stock power M50 and M52 E36s over the years that have managed, but one little Datsun 280zx and its driver, Justin Wantz, have been shredding for years and making a great case for an iconic chassis.

Driver Spotlight: Coy Pendleton

Driver Spotlight: Coy Pendleton

In a sea of S-chassis, 350Zs and BMWs, it can be tricky for a car to really stand out at drift events. You can stand out with your driving, or by whipping a less-common chassis, or by styling said chassis really damn well. Some folks manage to do all three, including 2023’s Drift Indy Most Stylish award winner Coy Pendleton and his Toyota Cressida MX83.

Geoff Donati Looks Toward Round 2 After Early Exit in Atlanta

Geoff Donati Looks Toward Round 2 After Early Exit in Atlanta

After tricky weather made most of practice a waste, a tough draw in the top 32 and a super competitive battle that saw him lose to eventual event winner Tommy Lemaire, Geoff Donati is pleased overall with his and his team’s performance at FD Prospec round 1 in Atlanta.

Geoff Donati Confident Ahead of 2024 FD ProSpec Season

Geoff Donati Confident Ahead of 2024 FD ProSpec Season

Coming off two podium finishes in a row at the end of the 2023 season, Geoff Donati is dialed in after a solid offseason and has his sights set firmly on the 2024 Formula Drift ProSpec championship.

Driver Spotlight: JP Hunnicutt

Driver Spotlight: JP Hunnicutt

In recent seasons, a Hyundai Genesis, an uncommon sight at drift events, has factored into the ranks. Dayton Boy JP Hunnicutt pilots that 2JZ-swapped piece of Korean engineering. His history with drifting and the story of how he came around to whipping the Genesis is an interesting one!

I sat down with him to talk through his drifting philosophy, how the Dayton Boys came to be and what his favorite memories from 9 seasons of drifting have been:

DISL Round 1 Recap

DISL Round 1 Recap

There’s no shortage of analogies to describe what went down at Drift Indy Street League Round 1 this weekend. We shook the etch-a-sketch. We poked the reset button with a mechanical pencil. We deleted our My Player. We prestiged.

Whatever. The point is, it’s a new era for DISL, and the new look is rad as hell. 

DISL Round 1 Preview

DISL Round 1 Preview

The time is nearly upon us, folks. We’re just a few days away from the dawn of the next iteration of Drift Indy Street League.

After an initial run of 10 volumes that spanned three seasons and saw over 100 total drivers vie for the podium, we’re wiping the scoreboard clean and starting fresh with a three-round series, all to be held in 2024.

DISL Showoff Recap

DISL Showoff Recap

Sexy cars and cold hands were the name of the game at last weekend’s Drift Indy Street League Showoff. 

Sara Riordan to Join DISL Production Team as Announcer

Sara Riordan to Join DISL Production Team as Announcer

We are super excited to announce Sara Riordan as our newest addition to the Drift Indy Street League production team! Sara’s joining the team as an announcer for this season’s DISL rounds.

Birth of a Drift Team: Team Shade and Its Origins, By Joey Ritter

Birth of a Drift Team: Team Shade and Its Origins, By Joey Ritter

It’s not about being competitive or being the coolest or best drift team. It’s just about having fun with your bros and always helping the ones in need. Most importantly, it’s a lot less frustrating crashing into your friends than it is random people. You get to heavily persuade your friends to help you fix their mistakes. Also, who doesn’t love a good team drift picture? Just remember: The key to having fun is to keep it simple. Stop building pro cars as amateurs and just go have fun with your friends.