If you are drifting for the grand prize in a series you probably quit 15 years ago. The events are really based upon glory hunting, the thrill of victory, and feeling good about winning a competition. Some of the local and Am series offer great free products that help younger drivers and teams along in their career path. Holley’s LS Fest offers a huge prize for winning it’s Chevy V8 only Top 16 in Kentucky which I consider one of the best events in America.
However, Aaron Losey’s TX Street Legal series has offered the best prize in American drifting history. The fact that Formula Drift offers an embarrassing low payout compared against what running an event cost and the money they also rack up in driver fees. In fact, they did offer free transport to the World Championship round in China but it was canceled before a container left port. I am mostly excited for drivers about this deal because I know that Aaron and his organization will see it out and make this pie in the sky prize a reality for someone. For someone to replicate this package – I would imagine they are looking at $25,000 easy.
So for the winner of the 2016 TXSL series, they will get to make a choice when they win the series.
1. A prize package that includes 1 plane ticket to Japan, and a D1SL experience where they get to compete in a single round of D1SL in a prepped car during the 2017 season at Ebisu on the Minami track. That is the famous jump track at Ebisu! A small disclaimer, while D1SL has agreed to give us a D1SL license for the winner of the TXSL Series, they reserve the right to refuse anyone to the series. Our buddy Yokoi is in charge of all this for us with his connections with D1SL, so we have to keep him impressed with your ability to not embarrass us. Don’t embarrass us.
2. Plan B is even more exciting in my mind, but I know Plan A gets people super fired up, so I wanted to give people a couple choices. Plan B is a plane ticket to Japan, and a car waiting for your drifting fun at Ebisu for an entire week, along with 20 tires to destroy!