What A Weekend, WOW!
We probably had one of the busiest weekends ever. Friday night The old DriftIndy was back, and the Rage was better than ever! We had the best time drifting in a long while. Even though our cars just kept on breaking, we had loads of fun driving under the lights at O’Riely Raceway Park. It started off good, Bill “The Highlife” got there early, and then Josh showed up late, (of course). As the night progressed, Bill blew a coolant hose and had a passenger with “happy feet” that pulled out some wires under the dash. Josh’s car Potatos’ was a different story, first a turbo coupler blew off, then the bottom radiator hose blew off, after another turbo coupler. Then near the end of the night a brake line snapped and he lost all brakes. Needless to say he was shaken up, especially after he was lined up to exit and blew through the exit at about 30mph. But all in all, it was a great event, the weather was perfect and the crowds were huge. We had a great time driving, and a great time meeting so many people and giving most of them rides! So many of them had never seen drifting in real life! It’s always fun giving someone a ride at their first ever drift event! They get hooked so fast…!
So without saying, we spent most of Saturday fixing our cars up! Then we loaded up and headed 230 miles north to Clio Michigan for The Midwest Drift Union’s round 2…
We awoke on Sunday morning to find the temperture was in the low 40′s, raining, and windy. And it wasn’t going to be much better as the day progressed. So we had breakfast at the hotel, then headed to the nearest Meijer Store to buy rain gear, and jackets. When we got there most of the drivers that stayed near the track were also doing the same! At drift events, there isn’t any “raining out”, they go on regardless, so you have to change as the track changes. Near 3:00 it fianally stopped raining, and the track started drying out, and most drivers were getting faster.
At qualifing time, Bill “The Highlife” qualified 1st, and Josh qualified 8th, now they only had a top 8. So that meant Josh and Bill would have to go against each other in the first round of tandem comp. The first round Bill “The Highlife” lead, and Josh followed. Bill made a nearly perfect run, and Josh goofed up his entry, entering very late on the bank. The next round Josh lead, and laid down an amazing run, with Bill spining out and actually going over the bank into the infield, causing a “one more time” from the judges. Again, Josh followed Bill, doing a much better entry this time, but somewhere during the first half of the run, Mashed Potatoe’s alternator belt came off, and Josh lost power straighting up near the end. Giving the advantage to Bill “The Highlife” Cook! The next round was Bill against Ohio native, Cody Tobe. This wasn’t as exciting, Bill handily took him down, progressing to the final round. The final round was Bill “The Highlife” against one of our good friends Kris Hackensen! This was epic, hands down the best driving of any drivers that we saw all weekend. Bill lead the first round, laying down a good solid run, Kris was really getting up close and personal with Bill. The first round driving was so good, the judges decided no advantage to either driver. The next round, well that was even better, Bill got so close to Kris that they almost touched, and you know… They should never touch..! Then near the end of the run, Kris spun out, allowing Bill to take the advatage, which meant, Bill WON THE EVENT! Yes I said Bill “The Highlife” Cook WON THE EVENT!!!!!! So congratulations Bill! You deserved it, great driving!!!!