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Old 12-14-2018, 09:12 AM
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Originally Posted by shuiend View Post
Me back in 2008. Can't beat $50 Thursday drift days for cheap track time.
Looks like Old Dominion Speedway in Manassas shuiend ?
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I always just did it for fun. I wasn't interested in getting angle kits and doing mods specifically for drifting. I do feel it make me more comfortable sliding a car around because of it. If I had car I didn't care for, I'd probably do events if they were close and cheap.
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Originally Posted by Quigs View Post
Looks like Old Dominion Speedway in Manassas shuiend ?
That is correct. I lived about 5 minutes away from ODS. A local group called Slideways would rent it for stupid cheap on week days. I would spend the $50 and skip college classes and work to go out and have fun. Learned a lot about driving. One of these day's I will get out to the new ODS in Fredricksburg.

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I always just did it for fun. I wasn't interested in getting angle kits and doing mods specifically for drifting. I do feel it make me more comfortable sliding a car around because of it. If I had car I didn't care for, I'd probably do events if they were close and cheap.
When I did it, it was for fun. It cost the same as an autox, but instead of 5 to 6 minutes of driving I would get 2 to 4 hours. There were no groups or sessions or "rules". You just got in line and went out and did a run or two, then came back in and the next person went out. Then repeated as much as you wanted.
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Mine gets used for it frequently. You just have to keep it a secret here because this type of vehicular fun is not allowed. The trick to keep your car from being injured and turning into the typical fuckboi **** box is to never tandem with anyone. Ever.


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Originally Posted by shuiend View Post
That is correct. I lived about 5 minutes away from ODS. A local group called Slideways would rent it for stupid cheap on week days. I would spend the $50 and skip college classes and work to go out and have fun. Learned a lot about driving. One of these day's I will get out to the new ODS in Fredricksburg.
We must have met at some point then, I was heavily involved with Slideways starting in 2006. Ran with them until about 2008-09 when Yoshi gave it up to help push people to drift with Drift Nirvana at Summit Point. I do miss those ODS days.
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I like how the rules are a little more lax, just an easy going day
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Cool, thanks for sharing. Looks like a blast.
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I don't understand the hate for the drift crowd

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Originally Posted by Quigs View Post
We must have met at some point then, I was heavily involved with Slideways starting in 2006. Ran with them until about 2008-09 when Yoshi gave it up to help push people to drift with Drift Nirvana at Summit Point. I do miss those ODS days.
What car did you drive? Describe it. I can see if I can dig up some pics. I did 4 or 5 events with Slideways in 07-09. Yoshi helped me build my MS1 back in 2007. Then I would actively hang out at his place in fairfax 08-10 before I moved south.
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Originally Posted by shuiend View Post
What car did you drive? Describe it. I can see if I can dig up some pics. I did 4 or 5 events with Slideways in 07-09. Yoshi helped me build my MS1 back in 2007. Then I would actively hang out at his place in fairfax 08-10 before I moved south.
Black S13 240SX. Stock body, stock wheels in 06-07, pretty non-descript really, though it was SR swapped. 08-10 it had a variety of different wheel setups (as most 240s do haha) and remained otherwise not much different than any other stock body S-chassis at the time. I lost a ton of pictures in an old computer crash, but was able to dig up a few from the archives:

Drifting 101 day on ODS "skidpad" parking lot, I believe in 2007. Stock KA24E, K sport coilovers, open diff.


ODS paddock area, probably 07-08ish shortly after Drifting 101 with SR20DET swap complete.


I believe this was from one of the last official public Slidways events at ODS, late 08/early 09 maybe?


Drift Nirvana on newly paved Washington Circtuit (skidpad) at Summit Point. Should've been 2009.


A few other wheel configurations you may have seen it in.





Ultimate non-functional lowness.


Got a crack at driving Yoshi's E30 at one of the private ODS days following Slideways partnering with Drift Nirvana and no longer holding "official" events at ODS. Man I spent so many countless hours helping Yoshi wrench on that stupid car. That's younger me in the retarded sticker bombed helmet haha. This was in 2010.


OG Slideways crew ~early 2007


Following the demise of Slideways, a few of us in Richmond started Fresh Roots and began holding drift events at Shenandoah Raceway under the name Drift Valley. I got out of the scene in 2011 but Drift Valley carried on until 2015-2016 or so. It was was actually pretty awesome as we had quite a few guys who made it to D1 roll through the Slideways/Drift Nirvana/Drift Valley system: Chris Forsberg, Tony Angelo, Vaughn Gittin, Ryan Tuerck, Dan Savage, etc. They all came through after drifting got shut down at Cloverleaf Mall in Richmond in 2005 which is where the guys that started Drift Alliance all started in 2003ish. I don't know if there is much of a grassroots drifting scene around the Mid-Atlantic anymore, but I did see that Summit Point and Drift Nirvana brought back the 100 Drifters of December event this year, which is pretty cool.

Anyway, sorry for my tangent - back on topic haha. Like the OP in this thread said, drifting can be harder than it looks but it is actually quite a bit of fun. Although I was young and did some questionably stupid things to my car back then, that old 240SX taught me a lot.. Most importantly it gave me the passion for modifying, working on, and just generally enjoying cars that I have today. Of course I've now traded slaying tires for trying to keep the rubber as planted to the track as possible, but the car control learned from drifting has been an immense help in getting me through HPDE and on the road to competing at a quick pace despite an almost decade long hiatus from any sort of track driving.

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I bet you wish you still had that clean 240...
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I stop posting for a bit and this is what I come back to?
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Originally Posted by jacob300zx View Post
I bet you wish you still had that clean 240...
Some days I do. I would definitely love another one if I could find a clean one, which I know is impossible now. That car was a lot of fun, but it had definitely run its course as a project and I was ready to move on.
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I stop posting for a bit and this is what I come back to?
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This thread hasn't disappointed from the first... now the title change lol.
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I stop posting for a bit and this is what I come back to?
it was nice, while you were away...
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and now you are, and it will be nice again.
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Well done, sir.

I will admit, it's taken all of my restraint not to push that button a dozen times in this thread.
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