GRASSROOTS: Evergreen Open Drift Part I

Posted by David Hintze on 24th May 2011

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Rain? NO WAY! who would have guessed Washington would still be having rainy days still. You’d think after living here all our lives we’d be used to it, but no, we just keep getting more annoyed as the weather gets more bi polar. With any luck, the next event at Evergreen Speedway will be a sunny one, maybe?

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This was an unexpected site, the constant rain had created a new body of water, right along the track and voilà, Lake Evergreen was formed. Take a look at those concrete barriers, their 4 feet tall! A couple of cars braved the water and went on through, its a pretty long detour to go along the track if you parked near the staging area.

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Open drift days are always fun and draw in quite a few new faces to the mix, from 2 years ago when I first started coming here there has been a rising number of new people coming over to the drift side of things.

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On her way to becoming the “Queen” of drift, Nikki San Miguel is one of the few lady drifters in Washington, who has made huge leaps in her skill level in the past few months. However here she is taking a scenic route on the edge of the bank, mud everywhere!

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I was standing in this spot for the longest time, not wanting to move because I was so soaked, just wanted to shoot as many of the new peeps as possible.

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Haven’t seen to many Nissan 350z’s on the track, besides our local driver Andrew Larson. This blue one seemed to be scooting around the track just fine in these wet conditions.

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Finally got tired of getting soaked and walked to the pits to find some sort of cover. With any luck this will be the last event for a while that gets rained on as we come up into the summer months.

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Andrew Larson with Kory Keezer behind, lined up for the next run group.

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Tyler Grimsley getting as much practice as possible before the Pro Am Round 2 competition starts up.

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Daniel Ponce, also featured in the first image of this post braving the flood waters. He’s got a solid car built, and the multi colored side panels actually make for a nice color combo.

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Here’s Andrew Larson again managing to get some, smoke? Nah he’s just misting around the track.

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Brandon George up on the 3/8th bank, by now in the day the weather had turned partially sunny and the track had started drying up a little bit, which made track conditions pretty bad, sudden wet or dry sport had drivers spinning out more than usual, even some of our seasoned drivers.

Say tuned for part 2, where I ride shotgun and meet a wall at 45mph!

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Written by David Hintze

David Hintze

Adventures. Climbing. Milsim. Drifting.

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