Upon arrival at the track, I was excited to see some long-time favorites present including the Get Nuts guys, Matt Coffman, Villains, and of course, Ryan Tuerck himself. Dudes were hanging out and setting up their cars for a laid back day before the crowds poured in.
I also finally met Hert with his rad RX7 as well as Rob Parsons, who is an absolute inspiration, getting completely sideways in his white S13 with full hand controls. It's always awesome to see that the most popular drifters tend to be the most friendly, humble, and generous.
The grounds opened up at noon and the public flooded in while drivers continued to warm up and goof off. About an hour later everyone lined up for introductions on the track, which of course quickly turned into a burnouts and donuts show on the main straight. Sadly, Alec Hohnadell broke some drivetrain parts early on, so I didn't get any shots of him tearing it up.
Ryan Tuerck had rad shoes, but unfortunately didn't have his rad 86 out on track after it got a bit banged up at high-speed in Seattle a couple days prior. Luckily for him and the fans, Brett Williams lent Tuerck the Drift Taxi for the day. Seating four, Ryan was giving rides all day long. I saw this car out here last year as well, but really like the white finish. Even though this wasn't a car Ryan was used to driving he was literally right on the edge the entire time.
Meanwhile, Chelsea Denoda was smashing around the track in a completely stock BMW. Having also met him last year it's cool watching his progression in Formula Drift, with Chelsea taking his first win this year.
And the day was done, complete with an R32 on the way out.
After the event at Pat's Acres, I took a day trip through Portland. I went to Powell's Books, had some great food, and bummed around in the streets for a couple hours.