Starting off can be intimidating; not sure what to expect, not sure if anyone will be there to help out, and just unsure in general! We alleviate these problems by setting you up for success from the get-go.
With 4 skid pads including our main Circuit, there will be an insane amount of seat time - which is the most crucial part of learning - maximizing your time behind the wheel so you can get comfortable being sideways!
Couple this with our Advanced Instructors that are there to guide you, help you, sit with you, video you, and critique you! The best part is, our instructors are some of our local drivers, so you’ll see them at every event and they’re always willing to answer questions at any given time! We are a group of like-minded Drivers that only want to see PROGRESSION so that we can put on an exciting show for our friends and families!
4 Skid Pads.
All of this will help YOU learn to DRIFT!
Drivers will hone in their skills while having an instructor guide them through basic Drift Training. As stated above, we have many Advanced Instructors on hand to help you every step of the way! They can even drive your car to show you what it’s capable of doing as well as getting a feel for your car setup to better understand what’s going on thus giving you the best hands on advice you could ask for!
See our Instructor Bio Page to meet the Instructors!
Also check out our NOVICE CLINIC Layout below!
“What should I bring?”
Prepping for your first drift event doesn’t have to be intimidating as long as you pre-plan and give yourself plenty of time to get prepared. Don’t wait until the night before to change all your fluids, don’t wait until the night before to try and find tires, or book your trailer. Pre-planning goes a long way.
Make sure your car is up-to-date on maintenance, your seat is secure, your battery is secure, and your have no leaks! You don’t need modifications to learn how to drift your car. Ofcourse, a LSD, welded differential or two-way differential is recommended to start. Make sure you have a functioning hand brake (side brake, e-brake, there are many names). You DO NOT need a Hydraulic Handbrake to drift. Drifting well is dependent on the drivers skill, not the car and its modifications. A skilled driver can drift any car with any number of modifications. We will learn the basics in a basic car - this is the proper way to start!
What you should bring;
Cooler with plenty of ice & water - dehydration is no joke and can alter your mind before you feel the true affects. Stay hydrated!
Canopy, or some means of shade!
Tire Pressure gauge - you will be using this all day long
Fire Extinguisher - $20 at Walmart. Have it in your pit, or better yet, get a metal bracket and mount it within reach in your car!
Spare tires - when you’re learning, you will go through many tires practicing donuts and figure 8’s. Find some good used tires to start. Once you advance to the next level, consistent tires will become an important factor.
Torque Wrench - constantly changing and/or swapping wheels/tires, you’ll need to make sure they stay ON the car, and to do it the proper way, you’ll want one of these in your tool bag.
Basic Tool Kit - there’s nothing worse than being under-prepared. Example: A hose clamp breaks, but you don’t even have a screw driver on you, now you have to run around asking people to borrow a simple tool. That’s fine, and everyone will help, but if you’re going to be a driver, you should have at least a basic kit for your specific car.
Helmet - Don’t forget this! Driving gloves are also recommended. SafeRacer.com has a good selection of last years models.
Good Attitude - having a bad day? Forget about it and focus! You’re here to have fun!