2018 Super D midwest trial at USAIR.
Drift team Animal Style as a group are no strangers to USAIR. Usually they’d come out to Shawano, Wisconsin to drive and hang with the people here. In the time between the last Final Bout and this Super D, some things have changed.
Along with those changes was a new course layout that hasn’t really been done before. At a glance to anyone who’s been here before the layout would seem a bit odd. It called for a longer straight that houses a small kink. Which leads into a tight hairpin. The increased speed leaves chance for some mind melting entries. There isn’t much run off and the danger of sliding through the dirt and crashing through the fence is very real.. and exciting.
The first day everyone was settling in - approaching the first corner with caution and starting their slides early and with a reserved speed. As the day progressed the attack on the first corner intensified. With drivers finding the right line and trusting the grip in their tires they began to come in with more speed and angle.
If trust could be summed up into a photo, this would be a prime example. You can see the cars stacking up as the first corner runs into view.
It’s hard for me to name things that I despise more than the mosquito. There were endless waves of them flying around the photographers posted up here. The tandems were raging. Collectively we didn’t back down until the driving stopped. I am usually sympathetic to all forms of lives, but i’d had enough. My kill count was >50. I feel no remorse.
As the years go on we’re continuing to see an wider and more eclectic range of cars at participate in drift events. I am loving the diversity.
I appreciate all the effort that went into making this event. I loved that there were jams playing ALL DAY. There was an announcer that was entertaining. Everything from the competition to the organization of spectators was A+. You guys really have it together. Thank you!