The rulebook has even more changes for the new 2013 drift season. Here are a plethora of ways you can now throw away a race officially either in qualifying or tandem runs during the weekend. In theory these should make some judging calls much more black and white (hitting a cone for example) but potentially less entertaining to fans since we are forcing the drivers to be a hair more conservative and mild mannered. The big thing in the rules I noticed was ONE WHEEL OFF is now a huge step closer to a big fat ZERO. This would of changed up quite the results over the course of 2012 and produces some big headaches for Road Atlanta and PBIR. Below is the official rulebook change from FD.
4. Specific issues identified as zeros (0) in qualifying and tandem.
Formula DRIFT has identified specific terms that would receive a judging zero (0) in both qualifying and tandem.
- Spinning out
- Loss of drift
- Two tires off course
- Hood, hatch and/or doors open during a run
- Resulting contact causes an abrupt change in the vehicles drift and/or causes a spin
Two or more of the following items constitute and automatic zero in tandem:
- One wheel off course
- Hitting a cone or course marker
- Double entry
- Abrupt stop