Drifting in Miami

Drifting in Miami

Drifting in Miami, your brand new AE86, or a Nissan 240, or a Mazda RX7 FD, or better yet you have a rear wheel drive car and you just finished watching Fast and The Furious Tokyo Drift and The entire Initial D collection. So the question now is where can I go do this awsome thing called DRIFTING.

There are two ways. First the Illegal way just go and try to slide somewhere open like a parking lot, this of course brings massive danger in the form of cops, pedestrians and objects you can wrap your car around. Not the smartest thing in the world.

The second form is the legal way. You find a local track and just hit that spot. Make sure your car meets at least the bare minimums of safety like, proper seat belt, battery secured and no major body panels are missing. The legal way usually involves you paying a few but whats a 25 dollar fee versus a suspended license or even worse hurting someone.

So far the only place I have found to have legal drifting anywere remotly here in Miami, Florida is the Skid Pad events at County Line Dragway.

Rules for Miami Drift Sessions.

Gates open: 6PM
Drifting starts: 7PM
Event ends: 11:30PM
Cost: $25 to Drift, $10 to Spectate, $5 to Ridealong
Tech requirements:
1. Battery properly secured and positive terminal covered (NO BELTS or TAPE).
2. Engine compartment free of loose items (air filter, hoses, wires, etc).
3. No fluid leaks or exposed wires.
4. Brake lights and headlights function properly (at least two red functioning brake lights).
5. Seats and seatbelts are properly secured and mounted.
7. Brake pads and rotors in good condition.
8. Wheels and wheel bearings are tight and road worthy.
9. Windshield is free of cracks which might obstruct the driver’s vision with at least 1 functioning driver-side windshield wiper.
10. Helmet is SNELL certified M95 or SA95 or newer and free of damage. NO BICYCLE HELMETS!!!!
11. No loose items in passenger compartment or trunk.
12. Roll bar in open cars is required.
Guidelines:
1. DO AS I SAY!!
2. Drive slow in the pit area.
3. Don’t drift in the pit area.
4. Do not stop in the middle of the road in the pit area.
5. Park your car to the edge of the road when changing tires. Meaning your front tires on the grass and your rear tires on the road or vice-versa.
5. Maintain a single run line. Even if you’re going to tandem with someone.
6. Be ready to show me your wristband when lining up to run. Both driver and passenger.
7. Stop drifting after the shutoff cone.
8. If you fail to drift a turn properly, do not go back and attempt it again.
9. Don’t hit anyone or anything.
10. After the event is done, take all your items with you. Including your tires.

Gates open: 6PMDrifting starts: 7PMEvent ends: 11:30PMCost: $25 to Drift, $10 to Spectate, $5 to Ridealong
Tech requirements:
1. Battery properly secured and positive terminal covered (NO BELTS or TAPE).2. Engine compartment free of loose items (air filter, hoses, wires, etc).3. No fluid leaks or exposed wires.4. Brake lights and headlights function properly (at least two red functioning brake lights).5. Seats and seatbelts are properly secured and mounted.7. Brake pads and rotors in good condition.8. Wheels and wheel bearings are tight and road worthy.9. Windshield is free of cracks which might obstruct the driver’s vision with at least 1 functioning driver-side windshield wiper.10. Helmet is SNELL certified M95 or SA95 or newer and free of damage. NO BICYCLE HELMETS!!!!11. No loose items in passenger compartment or trunk.12. Roll bar in open cars is required.
Guidelines:
1. DO AS I SAY!!2. Drive slow in the pit area.3. Don’t drift in the pit area.4. Do not stop in the middle of the road in the pit area.5. Park your car to the edge of the road when changing tires. Meaning your front tires on the grass and your rear tires on the road or vice-versa.5. Maintain a single run line. Even if you’re going to tandem with someone.6. Be ready to show me your wristband when lining up to run. Both driver and passenger.7. Stop drifting after the shutoff cone.8. If you fail to drift a turn properly, do not go back and attempt it again.9. Don’t hit anyone or anything.10. After the event is done, take all your items with you. Including your tires.

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