Alright, flashback about 2 weeks ago, The Cream Life team came up with an idea to host a car show and drift event every other Wednesday. After some talks with the guys at Infineon, next thing I know we were out promoting and setting everything up for an event in a week and a half.
We were looking for sponsors, making flyers, setting up where photogs can go, etc. I was honestly surprised at the amount of positive response we got and in such quick fashion. For a car show, setting up a week and a half before the show is quite a feat, so the turnout we were expecting was clearly exceeded. The emails we were getting for people wanting to drift in the event was pretty crazy. However, it was promising as we could expect more drifters for the upcoming events.
Alright now back to the event day. The Cream Team and I met up at around 11AM and headed down to Infineon. After setting everything up and thinking we would be ready, we get a call from the front gate. All the car show participants were early. We managed to get everything squared away and finally saw the event come together.
I spent most of my time on the track mainly from being stranded out on the island. Watching the cars slide that close to you is quite exhilarating. The only time I was really scared out there was when Mark in the Fatlace car was taking his first few practice laps. A few spins pretty close to the photographers’ island would worry you too. But after he was warmed up he pulled out some killer angle. We had a visit from Formula D driver Matt Field in his LS1 Fatlace S14, Calvin Wan and his RX-7, Mark Arcenal is his S14, Alex Hsieh and his 1UZFE powered Corolla, and Jeff Wolfson in his LS1 powered Lexus GS.
The drivers were all amped up which kept the flow of drivers non stop. The tandem laps got pretty ridiculous. Two cars all the way up to six. Missing out on this was just a mistake. Lucky for us all, we’re going to be doing this a lot more. All in all I loved the support we received. We also had a lot of interest in drifting from the drag racers, which is cool in itself. And from what I heard, the drag racers got mad that some of the show cars actually beat them.
We got to thank Infineon for this opportunity and The Cream Life team for setting everything up. I also like to thank Fitted Life and Michael Cabuco for the support and spot. Be sure to come out and support local drifting every other Wednesday. The Cream Life and Infineon will be hosting Wednesday night drifts alongside their already popular drag nights every other Wednesday. So if you wanna see some cars flying sideways or just speeding down the track racing for times, then be sure to come out. Also don’t forget to check out Thunder Drift’s ProAm series in which a lot of these same drifters are competing at a chance to become pro drivers.