I have been around drifting for a while, as some of my friends have. I remember D1 coming over, I remember drift battles not being any good until the Great 8, I remember when V8’s were the oddball engine and 500whp was SO much…

But I have no nostalgia for these things. Drifting may have it’s issues, but what was on the track this weekend in the final rounds at Irwindale was better than I have seen. Don’t get me wrong, there were issues, it isn’t all wine and roses. But I was excited watching everything go down, and the last battles of the event were pretty great (and after last year’s hoolabaloo it was nice to see a little less controversy). I do like that there was a distinct lack of V8’s on the podium, though a V8 did win the Championship.

So, check out my selected edits from Friday and Saturday at Irwindale, and go check out the monster gallery at WreckedMagazine.