I hadn’t been out to a drift event for almost a year now, seriously I hate that I’m not even over exaggerating – the “Drift Wars” coverage I got went up July 2017…I suck. But sometimes things happen, plans change, life ends up going a different way; but if you get lucky the things you love that have to get put on hold end up knocking at your door at 2am possibly drunk asking for another chance- wait what? I almost didn’t answer that door, I almost decided to actually end this once and for all – for real this time. But I started realizing how much I would miss it, and around the time I decided to finally go at this full force I get a message from my buddy Carlos with a video of his 240 looking crazy clean followed by, “SA Gear-Trends feature? I’m heading up there the 27th” – let’s call this fate.
It’s always great to get back to a familiar place, even after being gone for a while. I’ve been going to the local drag strip for as long as I can remember, way before I even got my drivers license. One of the first cars I owned was actually a Chevy Camaro- go figure that years later I’d still be visiting this place to shoot a Chevy Day
I’m getting to that point in my life where drinking multiple cups of iced black coffee actually keeps me up at night – which isn’t a smart thing to do at 11pm. I knew I was supposed to get up early to head out to the Mercedes Livestock Fair Grounds pretty early but there I was…on my third cup of coffee getting home and packing up the gear, why am I this way…why? I woke up 3 hours later, double checked my bag and got to the track at around 8am because I’m a punctual nerd and I always hated showing up to things late because everyone looks at you and well that’s not fun.