GRASSROOTS: Slide or Die 2

Posted by Kenny Freeman on 6th September.

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Yet another Sunday practice day has come. I always wake up in such a good mood when I know these days are here. As you can see, these guys dont play. They may be practicing but they bring “it”.

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Last time I was out here with this group it was just a few people. Still exciting, but this time they stepped it up a bit. Nicky Hart was one of the guys out last time and so was Bryce Harris. Nicky put on some great moments but as you can see form above, Bryce wasn’t too impressed.

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Nicky was getting great angle and he is definitely getting better every time I see him. Like i said in Slide or Die! he is doing it with the bare minimum equipment.

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I’m impressed every time I see this guy. Michael Lindsey and his 2006 Pontiac GTO are always kicking up some smoke.

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Above , Michael is followed by Todd Parks is his 350Z.

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Josh Proctor rocking out of the GTO as Michael tears it up and gets some serious angle.

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The last practice day had its ups and downs. Shredded tires, blowing radiators and destroyed turbos were regular occurrences. This time around it was great, the worst anyone had to deal with was changing a few tires and pulling tire tread from beneath their car. Here Josh Proctor checks out the damage from the previous run, only to find a tread-less tire still hanging on to dear life.

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Uriah Cox taking a moment to let his car cool down and enjoy the Atlanta sun. Still able to catch a view of the after effects of a driver’s rubber sliding across the asphalt behind it.

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Tire marks all around but one SOLID line came from this S13, letting no one even come close to putting out as much smoke as he did.

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This S2k got out and took over for a few laps to show everyone how to make your VTAK pop.

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Above, Jonathan Stancel drives his Lexus IS300.

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Just 2 days before, these guys were at Lanier sliding for a night event. Check out more of that event here.

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Beautiful Atlanta day, great sky, and amazing machines sliding in perfect control with hearts racing, what is better?

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The first time I saw Alex Youe driving his S14 at Lanier I was in awe. Alex can put his car anywhere he pleases, with such precision. Alex has only been drifting for a little over a year now and is about to have some great things happen very soon. Look for more on Alex Youe on a near future post.

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Also a guy that impresses me every time I see him drive. Todd Parks drives his car like he stole it.

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Keep checking back to see a full feature on Todd soon where we can explain some of his shenanigans. Also check out his blog spot, BunnyTooth.

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  • Nikki Hart

    well if kenny wants to come out and take pictures of it and do videos, then thats all on him. same with me whenever i do photography as well as my buddies. theres not much going on for drifting in the ATL scene for photographers to shoot on. especially when we’re used to being a turner every month, so this is one of the next best things

  • Oh dear

    Would rather not see pictures of it haha

  • Nikki Hart

    oh baww somewhere else. we’re at least not on the streets. if you think we’re giving drifting a bad name or the ATL scene a bad name, go talk to all those that street drift. at least we’re doing it in an enclosed area and have it under control. would you rather us drift out on the streets endangering the lives of others? possibly your own family? didnt think so.

  • get real

    “where and how would you suggest that we practice and have fun?” I don’t know…a track maybe.

  • really

    Atlanta drifting never looked so bad.

  • btw kenny, still needs video of me pumping up the drivers going into the first turn lol

  • S2000 (the one and only)

    OK, OK, OK…I’ve got to chime in here:
    HATERS: Why, why do you insist on bringing negativity into other peoples business and lives? If you weren’t at the event/grassroots thing/illegal drifting/or whatever else you want to call it: STFU!

    In today’s world where the economy is in the shitter and there aren’t loads of (cheap or pricey) events happening, where and how would you suggest that we practice and have fun? Should we do it on public streets endangering others? (I’ll be the first to admit it, I used to do it too!)I’d say an empty parking lot is much safer…wouldn’t you?

    KENNY: Kenny is a photographer, and he’s a great one at that! He takes these pictures for the drivers, the fans and to promote his business. Stay out of face unless you have something positive to say. How would you feel if your work or passion was insulted by others that weren’t even there?

    ATLANTA DRIFTING: What’s that supposed to mean? Am I really that clueless? (Probably 🙂 ) Last time I checked…drifting was drifting, regardless of where it’s done…If you like it, do it. If not ignore it because it doesn’t affect you in any way!

    Keep the pictures coming Kenny!

    Nuff said!

  • Really great pics! Loving all the hate 😉 Over the past few years this lot has brought so many different cars and drivers (not to mention loads of controversy), and many drivers out of Atlanta you wouldn’t ever expect to see street drifting. Whether you’re willing to admit it or not, everyone enjoys being a little rowdy and free, at least at some point. It’s just a part of life. And in our case, it’s all about friends, meeting new ones, and having a good time. When you can barely get up for your day job, you have no problem getting up bright and early Sunday morning with just two hours of sleep. It’s just that much fun.

    The HERO unit that has come out the past few weekends to watch seems to enjoy it too. Just sayin.

  • jonesin

    Excellent shot of that redneck 240. Thanks Kenny.

  • Nick Jeezy

    Haha at people saying this doesnt describe Atlanta drifting. Where do you think Andy Sapp learned? Either in the street or in that exact same parking lot. Im not saying its legal or right but i know forsure that its a big part of drifting. Kenny these are awesome pictures. Keep them coming!

  • As controversial as “streeting” is, it is a big part of drifting in any scene and played a huge role in drifting’s culture… past, present, and most certainly future. To call out these guys for having some fun and getting some practice time in is absurd. If you want “the other side of Atlanta drifting to be shown, get in contact with Kenny and invite him out with you, don’t cut him down for trying to share his good times with everyone. Great write up and fantastic pics Kenny, and props for sticking your neck out there. More pics of the x7 next time!! haha

  • OK i don’t see why all the hate, first of all I never called it an event, its just a group of guys and girls out having some morning fun. Yes we know the consequences if something should happen, but you know the consequences of driving you’re car on the high way but you still do it. I’m just saying why do y’all have to hate? Its got quality pictures showing some GRASSROOTS guys doing what they love. That is what brings me back every time because these guys love it and show it. Sorry our drift scene in Atlanta is kinda slow right now so this is all we got as of now. When events pick back up there will be more event shown by me and some more Pro Am guys. So sorry for the rant but I’m getting a lot of crap about this everywhere and I’m getting tired of it.

    Thanks have a nice day

  • The “haters” are somewhat right.

    What happens in that lot in not an event and also not an accurate represenation of drifting in Atlanta as a whole. This is a small segment of the drivers that will drift in unoccupied space with or without proper paperwork…

    They are also right about the amount of shananigans with flying kites, impromptu soccer games during down time, fraternizing with other car enthusiasts, and my favorite would be the drift matador taunting drivers to come closer to the curb with a red shop rag.

  • nc26

    haters can keep on hating. these guys are having fun and the cars look good. carry on trolling douches

  • Nikki Hart

    we never said this was an “event”. if kenny did, thats him. but as far as all of us go that go out there, we dont consider it an event. we’re just out there having fun. and consider it what you will. makes no difference to us

  • nismo

    “parking lot shananigans” is not drifting! Xp

  • get real

    sorry but this is not Atlanta drifting.

  • Nikki Hart

    yet again, we do work son! but i feel as though i need spacers on the rear with them sinking in that much

  • Oh dear

    Oh South-side kids. Wouldn’t really call illegal empty parking lot sliding an “event” where it’s all giant power slides so big that you can’t even see the understeer.

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