Drifting is probably the motorsport that allows for the most self expression, which is a huge part of what makes it so much fun to photograph. I encourage anyone interested in getting into motorsports photography to go grab a cheap, used DSLR and a few lenses and get out to some grassroots events.
Standing halfway up a mountain road in Jackson County, KY and hearing 12 different exhaust notes echoing through the hills as 10 drift cars, a lead car and a chase car start to gun it toward the uphill section of the US’ first legal touge on a public road gave me chills then and remembering it still does now.
Friday, August 18 Corbin, KY will welcome the Drift Indy community for our roll-in and cruise to downtown, Saturday we’ll see who ends up on the top step of the podium for the final DISL volume of the year and, finally, Sunday will see some of our best drivers take to a mountain road for the first-of-its-kind touge.
Well, folks, it's just about that time! Time for some of the midwest's most stylish, most skilled drivers to come out and throw down. Drift Indy Street League Volume 9 is just about to kick off.
This is what Drift Indy facilitates; a place for anyone to get involved on any level. New and veteran drivers seeking seat time, comp dudes looking to shake down rigs, media people looking to create killer content and spectators who just want to enjoy the show. There are no attitudes in the pits and no shortage of drivers willing to give a fan an experience of a ride-along in the middle of a 6 car train. We don't have a bad time here and this is why I keep coming back.
I think part of what makes DISL such a great event for both spectators and drivers is that it's a distillation of what drifting has long been about. There's fewer distractions than in pro drifting or big money comps. The barrier to entry is lower, but still high enough to make sure everyone is held to a high standard of skill and style.
I really really really want a PROSPEC podium. That's sort of my main goal right now is get on that box, whether it's third place or first, I want to be on the podium. That's my high level goal of this campaign.
Not too many folks have an action named after them. Wrestlers, some basketball players, soccer players etc. But now Joey Ritter's name has become synonymous with an underdog story.
Have you ever been curious about the man behind the wheel of that big ol' Japanese sedan that slides around Kilkare? The grey one with the stylish livery and the big Breaking banner on the rear window. That's none other than the winner of the 2022 Drift Indy Most Stylish award, Jordan Tippmann.
After a long off season, we’ve finally made it. Months of waiting, tinkering and refreshing builds, it’s back. Drift Indy’s Street League is back, and, at the risk of using a cliché, better than ever.
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