February has been a good month so far – the Patriots won the Superbowl (shocking, I know), the Groundhog saw his shadow (YAY just what I wanted, six more weeks of winter), and Drift Buffet made a comeback. Yep, you heard me – DRIFT BUFFET is back.
In a nutshell, Drift Buffet was and is a big deal for the drivers here on the West Coast. The East Coast has a premiere grassroots drifting scene, especially with a series like Club Loose that breeds world-class drivers, while maintaining the passion and sense of grassroots drifting. On the West Coast, however, there haven’t been many long lasting grassroots series.
The first Drift Buffet event of this decade happened on February 1 at Grange Motor Circuit and it was full of “all you can drift” epic, non-stop drift action. This last event featured dozens of drivers, with a few Formula Drift (FD) competitors in attendance.
FD driver Eric Hill summarizes the event perfectly,
“Drift Buffet’s event at Grange [Motor Circuit] was an extremely fun event. I was skeptical at first since go kart tracks are usually small and slow. Don’t let the size fool you though, 80 mph entries and tons of really tight and technical turns allowed friends to enjoy some tight tandems. Plus with the small amount of drivers, seat time was definitely not an issue. The only thing I should have done differently was to bring more tires.”