On April 21st, Radium attended one of the regional drift events at Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, Washington put on by Evergreen Drift. We went to check out the local drift community with a goal to expose our Fuel Surge Tanks which have been popular in the drifting circuit.
We had all of our universal products on display. There were plenty of stickers to give away and a large number of spectators to take them. Nissanparts.cc was camped next door and have become our newest dealer. Be sure to check them out here.
Everyone got to see our products first hand and we enjoyed discussing our products in detail with anyone who would listen.
Another vendor on site was 425 Motorsports, located in Bellevue, WA. They specialize in racing gear, planted seat brackets and a huge selection of perfomance parts. Check them out.
Evergreen Speedway is large venue with lots of seating and parking.
In a sport dominated by Nissan S-chassis cars, we enjoyed looking at the variety of the different builds. Some were very professional, others were lucky to be running.
Qualifying ran throughout the afternoon for Grassroots and Pro-Am drivers. There was about 60 drivers trying to qualifying for the evening's competition.
Some were fairly new.
Others were more experienced.
Also on hand was plenty of eye candy...focused mainly around the Nissan S-chassis vehicles.
The Pro-Am drivers were a bit more experienced than the Grassroots drivers and carried high drift angles around most of the bank.
AE86 initiating a drift with a yank of the E-brake.
The more tire smoke, the better.
Last minute repairs were the norm.
Fresh set of tires just waiting to be destroyed.
Bumpers optional. #131 Jeremy Richter ended up with a 3rd place finish in the evening competition.
Remember that last minute fix? Well they got it fixed and Victor Moore went on to win the Pro-Am event.
Local driver Pete Funatake was the only FD-licensed driver participating in this event. He finished 4th in Pro-AM event.
Rob Primo always puts on a good show.
The main competition took place in the evening and the action was exciting to watch.
Results can be found here.
This event proved that drifting is alive and well in the Northwest. The event is growing exponentially every event and will see record attendance in July when Formula Drift and all the big name pros come to town.
We would like to thank the crew at Evergreen Drift for being gracious hosts and letting us be a part of the action. We enjoyed it and will definitely be back this season.