OMG a new blog?! ROGUE STATUS drift training!

July 25th, 2009

I know, I know, its been an eternity since I’ve blogged anything, and I have left out many, many worthwhile blog entries. I am a Formula D judge now, it’s been rewarding, and difficult and occasionally fun! I went on a 4500 mile, 2 week cross-country motorcycle trek with a dozen pals, see www.bikeblog.andrewbain.net . There’s lots more in the past, but I have no time to dwell, lets just forget the rest and move forward.

Drift coaching, I’ve been pals with the guys from Rogue Status (www.roguestatus.com) for awhile now, you have probably seen their clothing all over the place and on MTV, they are super chill dudes, and Yo (yes his name is YO) built an S13 (a real silvia K’s edition) for the Gumball 3000 rally.  It’s a pretty solid car, and he’d been talking about getting into drifting and heading to a track for a few months now. We finally got it all together a few days ago, and it was super fun. I headed to the track with Jasper and Yo from Rogue Status and Formula D driver Pat Mordaunt. We were short on time, and Yo is new to drifting, we moved right into donuts and figure 8′s, focusing on dynamic initiation and getting him to toss the car properly. Yo picked it up pretty quickly and we moved right onto running one medium sized turn. After a bit of yelling and some trips into the gravel, he really got it going.  At the end of the short, but very successful test session, Pat and I gave the car a bit of a workout on the Balcony track, it is a super fun car, and despite the seat being positioned for an NBA star, I was able to lay down a few good runs before the tires gave out. Hopefully we get back out there soon and we can continue this story…….

Yo and his car

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Yo perfecting the art of the donut.

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Jasper filming while Pattycakes drops Magnum on us!

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