The first drift event of the year kicked off at Orlando Speedworld’s Oval Track and it was an awesome way to start things off. The return to OSW (Orlando Speedworld) came with the closing of The Central Florida Road Course venue; however this was the birth place of many of the professional drivers of Central Florida, including Pat Goodin who ran and threw the event today (with the backing of Enjuku Racing). The venue brought back an almost nostalgic feeling with a lot of the original drivers showing up to drift in what they once considered their first home. The next drift event is February 1st and hopefully the success of these grassroot events continues to grow as the year goes on. Now on to the coverage:

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Tommy was holding it down all day running the lanes.

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In Russia Turbo has Car attached to it.

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All the drivers were in and out of the pits swapping tires as the track claimed a lot of tires quicker than normal.

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A lot of daily drivers being drifted; people were swapping out their daily wheels for track wheels in the pits to get their runs in, then putting them back to normal to make the trip home.

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Two of the nicest cars running all day. Jason Jiovani’s S13.5 & Tom Barnhart’s S13 hatch.

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The tire de-beaded on this run…

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So Tom had to make his final run alone.

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Pat Goodin & Kelsey Rowlings lining up before their run…

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…which turned into a three-way when Kevin in the Corolla joined the party.

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Sometimes.. you just have to stick your arm out the window and hold your GoPro for the shot you want.

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Getting down & dirty in the mud pit.

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Possibly my favorite photo of the day – Kelsey Rowlings sliding at a high speed.

The guy driving the SC300 threw his car into the bank so clean on every pass – definitely one of my favorites to watch of the day.

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Raw Brokerage was also out sliding one of their S13.

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Another shot of the WeDrift S13.

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Enjuku owner, Ken’s Aston Martin on Vossen Wheels.

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Obligatory photo of my own car. 😛

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Even as I was about to leave – the lanes were only getting more and more packed. It’s great to see the first event of the year in a ‘new’ venue off to an awesome start.

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Check out the full gallery by Clicking Here (All of the photos in the Gallery are un-edited photos – Just watermarked).