I arrived around 5:30 PM and walked around shooting the various drift cars.
All of these cars have extensive body work done as they often bump into walls and each other.
I don't think she was one of the "normal" spectators.
Someone told me this car produces 1100 hp. Yikes.
All of those cutouts are to let the smoke escape.
Low is good apparently as many of the on display cars were touching the pavement with their frames.
The Ryan Bell drift car.
Interior of Ryan's car.
A happy pit crew is a good thing.
My son, Britt, working away on the car.
There were lots of tattoos at the drifting event.
In the background are the stands to the LVMS banked oval.
2 members of the pit crew discuss appropriate dress code.
My favorite paint job.
After crashes, this truck would come out and clean up the track.
The races were put on hold for the brief, cooling afternoon rain. Track temperatures dropped from 143°F to 120°F.
Sadly, the rest of the races would occur under insufficient lights for my camera system. I need that lens the guy in green has up front.
What time is it? It's Forumuladrift time.
Same photo with 2 different levels of lightening.
Ryan Bell is in the follow car for this first run. In the 2nd run, he would be in the lead car. This is the top group of 32 Ryan is racing in.
This is during the 2nd run and Ryan is in the lead spot. There is judging with 3 people looking for style, lines and speed. So it's a subjective sport, not an objective one like normal racing.
My son Britt posing with the car after the race.
Driver and pit crew. They all came from California for the race.
Proof showing that I was at the races checking out all the cool cars.