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Hellaflush 3.5 Car Show

Grassroots Drifting - Just The Way You Like It

John Choi
May 25, 2010

Without regard for the looming clouds threatening of rain, the Fatlace crew was able to coax a bustling crowd of showcars and drift cars to come together to celebrate the joy and passion of car culture. The cars with ridiculously low ride heights and aggressive wheels parked in the pits to showcase their version of perfect stance for the Hellaflush 3.5 car show while four teams, made up of 3-4 cars each, came fully armed to battle for the Team Drift Championship.

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Located in one of the more desolate regions of California, Buttonwillow Raceway Park is like an oasis in the desert, but instead of finding lush green pastures you find a road course with several configurations to provide an exciting driving experience. Despite being a four-hour journey from the Bay Area and about two hours from LA, about 200 people came from both areas to support the event. Even Formula D drivers, Calvin Wan, Justin Pawlak and Matt Powers graced the event with their presence.

Pawlak and Powers, along with Al Lagura, Colin Frost and Todd Ho served as judges of the Team Drift competition while Calvin Wan took this opportunity to slide his recently refreshed RX-7 around on the track. This type of event was not revolutionary in concept, but the good people of Fatlace were able to bring the essence of fun and camaraderie back to a grassroots-drifting event. Respect should be given when it is deserved, and the Fatlace team certainly did a great job hosting these simultaneous events.

Without regard for the looming clouds threatening of rain, the Fatlace crew was able to coax a bustling crowd of showcars and drift cars to come together to celebrate the joy and passion of car culture. The cars with ridiculously low ride heights and aggressive wheels parked in the pits to showcase their version of perfect stance for the Hellaflush 3.5 car show while four teams, made up of 3-4 cars each, came fully armed to battle for the Team Drift Championship.

Located in one of the more desolate regions of California, Buttonwillow Raceway Park is like an oasis in the desert, but instead of finding lush green pastures you find a road course with several configurations to provide an exciting driving experience. Despite being a four-hour journey from the Bay Area and about two hours from LA, about 200 people came from both areas to support the event. Even Formula D drivers, Calvin Wan, Justin Pawlak and Matt Powers graced the event with their presence.

Pawlak and Powers, along with Al Lagura, Colin Frost and Todd Ho served as judges of the Team Drift competition while Calvin Wan took this opportunity to slide his recently refreshed RX-7 around on the track. This type of event was not revolutionary in concept, but the good people of Fatlace were able to bring the essence of fun and camaraderie back to a grassroots-drifting event. Respect should be given when it is deserved, and the Fatlace team certainly did a great job hosting these simultaneous events.

Sources

www.fatlace.com

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