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All Star Bash 2014 - Photo Gallery

Grassroots drifting at its finest at the annual Just Drift event

Oct 23, 2014

For those suffering from drifting withdrawals after the epic Formula D season finale, the guys at Just Drift had just the solution with the annual All Star Bash at Willow Springs Raceway this past Saturday and Sunday. The weekend following the Final Fight at Irwindale Speedway drifters flocked 100 miles northeast to Willow for what is essentially a grassroots drift party featuring drivers and cars of all levels. To put it into perspective, All Star Bash is like the Burning Man of the drift world: a community of people converge to express their art in the form of power overs, feints, clutch kicks, and shift locks.

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For the past eight years or so, All Star Bash has been the event to go to for advanced, experts, pros, and ex-pro drivers after the Formula D season concludes. Familiar faces included 2013 Formula D champion Michael Essa, the signature 2JZ powered green Nissan 240SX piloted by Forrest Wang, Chelsea DeNofa in the BC Racing BMW 3-Series, Taka Aono with his 86, and the people's champ Danny George.

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For the first time both the Streets of Willow track and Horse Thief Mile tracks were available for drivers to choose from on both days, which made it mandatory for participants to have a rollcage installed.

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As evening drew in on the first day the Just Drift All Star Bash staff challenged the participants to a team tandem competition judged by the Formula D drivers that were present. At the end of the day the combined force of NorCal drivers Red Baron Racing and Team Burn the Most took the bragging rights as best team. However teams such as Animal Style and DMT deserve an honorable mention for their skill and performance.

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Charlie Ongsingco from Just Drift said, "Where else can you experience drifting the same track, the same tandem train with Formula D pros in their actual Formula D pro car? You look behind you and you see the 2013 Formula D champion Michael Essa's BMW M3 creeping up. For non-Formula D drivers that is a wild experience. Where can you go for an experience like that?"

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Charlie also said says All Star Bash 2015 is already in the works. This year they definitely had to tame down the wild factor seen last year (cops came at night due to loud music) simply because ASB isn't about getting drunk or partying. All Star Bash is a two-day event dedicated to getting your car around a corner the most gangster way possible, sideways. It is always a great event to attend.

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All Star Bash 2014 - Photo Gallery
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