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ConePirate
12-04-2009, 09:59 PM
http://thunderdrift.com/images/december09flyer.jpg

...is right around the corner!

December 19/20 Saturday & Sunday, ThunderDrift will be holding a fulltrack drift event at Thunderhill Raceway!

This year's event WILL feature a Sunday-Comp as usual, but it'll be in a very unique and new format.

BOTH DAYS WILL BE RUN IN OPEN-TRACK FORMAT! This means standard TD classifications. Beginner Drift, Expert Drift, and Grip.


HERE'S HOW THE COMP'S GOING TO WORK... (read this, it's gonna blow your mind)

Sunday's comp will be like no other drift event you've ever been to. Drivers will make FULL LAPS of the track. No sitting in line waiting to be judged individually on 2-3 specific corners. EXPERT DRIFT will be the competiton session, and the beginner drift/grip sessions will be held as normal. for 3 of the 5 expert group sessions, we will place judges in a different corner of the track. Drivers will lap the track like they would normally, but with special focus on the judged corners. Judging will NOT be in the standard number-based points layout, it'll be awards based. This means, come day's end there'll be no 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, just awesome awards like "best e-brake entry" "fastest drift" etc.

sounds pretty cool huh? it WILL BE!

you know what else will be really cool? DRIFTER SECRET SANTA!!!

Here are the details on the secret santa deal...

Regular registration closes at the normal time (12/17 MIDNIGHT)

To be a part of the secret santa deal, you've gotta register by SUNDAY DECEMBER 13TH. (we need all the names so we can assign everyone their santas :) )

We ask that nobody spend more than $40 on eachother (not like you would anyway hehehe...) and if you're getting something car-specific, make sure you know what your secret santa drives!!! We'll be exchanging gifts after the event on Saturday evening.

REGISTER TO DRIVE AT ThunderDrift.com ~ THE NorCal Driftspot ยป Register (http://thunderdrift.com/?page_id=11)

Entry fee is $180 per driver, per day (PRE REGISTERED)

If you don't register, you can still drive, but it'll be $200.

IF YOU'RE PARTICIPATING IN THE SECRET SANTA DEAL, ENTRY FEE IS $170! (just be sure to note that on your pre-registration form)

All non-drivers = $10 at the gate

Esteemed Judges include the legendary Al Lagura, professional drifter Conrad Grunewald, and the man who spearheaded the freestyle-competition concept, Xander Newell!

Prizes TBA!

any questions? good! then saddle up your one-horse open drift-sleigh, and head on up to Thunderhill Raceway for some christmas fun!

okay... if you do actually have questions, post them here, email [email protected], or call 530.559.2554.

Joshua_S
12-06-2009, 01:13 AM
NO replies cause Thunderhill is weak.......

DJPimpFlex
12-06-2009, 01:16 AM
is that right? last time I checked it was affordable and hella fun...... but you probably haven't even driven there so its cool......+1 for TD....

ConePirate
12-06-2009, 12:55 PM
hahah thanks for the kind words... don't worry about josh, he's a TD regular just talkin smack... I seem to remember him saying something recently to me along the lines of "omg dude, seriously, omg. thunderhill has changed drifting for me entirely. I've never been able to drift at that kind of speed around those kinds of turns before in my life. thanks, and I love you"

Joshua_S
12-06-2009, 03:00 PM
hahah thanks for the kind words... don't worry about josh, he's a TD regular just talkin smack... I seem to remember him saying something recently to me along the lines of "omg dude, seriously, omg. thunderhill has changed drifting for me entirely. I've never been able to drift at that kind of speed around those kinds of turns before in my life. thanks, and I love you"


the quote goes " THUNDERHILL made me a man"

mestizo
12-06-2009, 11:28 PM
the quote goes " THUNDERHILL made me a man"

lol I would have to agree with this, Thunderhill is a bad ass track!

Geoff you should post up some video links of the track.

shiftdrift
12-06-2009, 11:32 PM
dang that is hella expensive! it may be because it is a comp. but i only pay 40 dollars to slide from 10-5 at beaverun.

blu808
12-06-2009, 11:39 PM
this is a world class 3 mile road course. It has been said by professional drifter Calvin Wan that it is the best track to drift on the west coast. the front side, backside, turn 1, elevation changes, it is the most fun you can have. I would rather drift at Thunderhill over any track I have ever been on.

This track is all 3rd and 4th gear. it is all linkable, and has a great nightlife for camping.

+1000393903090 for Geoff, and THunderdrift.

You guys may not know geoff, but his dedication and love of drifting is what makes these events possible.

+x3 of the above.

DJPimpFlex
12-07-2009, 02:40 AM
yea like +10130013056130501350531.7665 to Geoff for basically being the norcal scene....

ConePirate
12-07-2009, 10:31 AM
awwww you guys are too kind.

Rob, good call. Here's some vids everyone!

YouTube - Thunderhill Drifting 2/7/09 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7inWhnfUVzI&feature=player_embedded)

Thunder Drift Mustache Style Full Track Event on Vimeo (http://vimeo.com/7810774)

Calvin @ Thunder Drift on Vimeo (http://vimeo.com/6093223)

thunderdrift 2.7.09 on Vimeo (http://vimeo.com/3161658)


shiftdrift - I guess things are just different out here... In fact, it's $20 cheaper because it's a hard-to-make date!

DJPimpFlex
12-11-2009, 03:36 AM
I'm going to send my reg in this weekend.... Post up, who else is going?

ConePirate
12-18-2009, 12:05 PM
there's a big list going on NCD if you wanna see...

ConePirate
12-18-2009, 08:42 PM
OKAY FOLKS! HERE'S THE SKINNY!

7:00AM - GATES OPEN
8:30AM SHAAARRRRP! - DRIVERS MEETING
9:00AM - ON TRACK
12:00 - LUNCH
1:00PM - ON TRACK
5:00PM (light permitting) END
6:00PM GATES CLOSE!

I've rounded up some awesome prizes, I certainly hope Luke comes through with the blowup dolls, and Dougie comes through with the archery targets...

PRIZES INCLUDE!
4 50%-OFF vouchers for Stealth Custom Fab chassis bracing!

1 DOZEN of Bob's Donuts

4 LAB17 shirts

4 Bob's Donuts shirts

3 hand-drawn/framed trophies by Daniel Olech

1 Metal-Art trophy by Geoff Pitts

Possible stuff from Driven Authority and Limitless Motorsports, but I don't have the particulars this second! it'll have to end up being a surprise! smile.gif

240truk
12-21-2009, 06:47 PM
it was wet. and dirty... and awesome. stock ka felt like a million horsepower
Thunderdrift Jingle Bells JERIFT GoPro on Vimeo (http://www.vimeo.com/8311711)

DJPimpFlex
12-21-2009, 10:30 PM
Wheres Mai PIX!