Putting the wraps on a successful second season, Street Driven Tour welcomed drifters and fans back to Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the second time in as many years with a full day of drifting and automotive excitement.
Held in conjunction with StanceWars and Supras Invade Las Vegas, Street Driven Tour’s simple recipe of open-to-all drifting, signature Drift Mini Games, and new-for-this-year drag racing on the Las Vegas strip (the ¼-mile strip at the Las Vegas Speedway, that is) proved once again how much fun can be had with a full day of drifting, and a fun, friendly atmosphere.
Professional drifting support was on tap in generous supply thanks to Matt Powers, Forrest Wang, “Rad Dan” Burkett, and Juha Rintanen. Talented pro-am support came from the drifters of Southwest Drift, Vegas Drift, and SoCal’s Top Drift. Notable standouts include Vegas local Sean Abellana, George Kiriakopoulos, Bear Rzesnowiecky, Alex Grimm, Traverse Hilsabeck, and many others more.
Show duties were masterfully handled by Seattle-based StanceWars, who packed the LVMS lot with dozens of clean slammed/stanced, resto-modded, and performance-built examples of JDM, Euro, and Domestic tuning crossing make/model/vintage boundaries.
Held simultaneously was the show and drag-race portion of the Supras Invade Las Vegas (SILV) annual event. This added plenty of tuned Toyota muscle cars to the show lot and drag strip throughout the day and into the night.
Providing a break from the fun with even more fun were Street Driven Tour’s Drift Mini Games, challenging participating drifters to bouts of “Drift Soccer,” “Hard Park Challenge,” and the perennial round-closing event, the “Tire Massacre,” the last of which being won handily by T.J. Fry and his S14, setting a new Street Driven Tour record-long burnout in the process.