Last April Motovicity hosted its second-annual Never Lift event at Coalinga Municipal Airport in Central California. Never Lift isn't your typical drag race—it's a half-mile competition in which drivers start from a standing stop and go flat-out for 2,640 feet, aiming for the highest possible trap speed. More than 200 competitors came out this year and nearly $40,000 in cash prizes were awarded to the fastest cars among six different classes.
Upon arriving at the track (which is in actuality a functional airport), we took a stroll through the paddock and admired the diversity of cars on hand, from Supras and GT-Rs to Corvettes and Lambos. Competitors are allowed to make unlimited passes throughout the day, which makes for a fun and exciting environment. There's also plenty of friendly banter and rivalry going on as drivers coordinate who they want to run head-to-head with.
Never Lift was a huge success, but for us, the best part was witnessing so many enthusiasts enjoy a weekend of racing. The Never Lift environment was extremely positive and offered that unique aspect that all car enthusiasts look for in race events.