Control, teChnique and Style.
Drifting is controlling a car
at or beyond its limits by inducing and
controlling oversteer around a defined
course; often a race track, road course or
a course defined by cones, k-rails or other
physical barriers. Simply put: sliding the car
through a corner.
Drifting is a basic maneuver used in
motrsports as a method of negotiating
certain radii corners for higher speeds,
blocking a passing vehicle and adversely, at
times to decrease (scrub) speed while enter-
ing a critical corner.
Drifting as a sport builds upon these
principles of car control and enters in
certain judged criteria such as maintaining a
racing line (Line), angle of attack compared
to the entrance, apex and exit
of a corner (Angle) and your speed through
the course (Speed).
A biproduct of Line, Angle and Speed is the
fourth and most important criteria: Style.
what iS drifting?
drift Stl hiStory
DriftStL.com began as a forum based
community of like minded individuals with a
passion for motorsports; particularly drifting.
The forum was created as a sister site to a larger
entity that had been operating for a few years,
organizing race events at Gateway international
DrifTSTL’S niche brand and culture allowed
it to become a functioning creature of its
own and was given the opportunity to
present its sport to the public at the
racetrack. Carving a spot nicely fit with in
the Midnight Madness venue, open format
drifting began happening one friday a
month from 8pm - 3am in a dedicated
section of the facility.
The event started small but as spectators
became converted into new drivers, the
event began to steadily increase, along
with the community.
Soon sponsors arose and our influence
expanded, in an ever increasing radius
around St. Louis. Drivers became more
active and began to travel seeking events.
Since the initial implementation of drifting
as an organized sport in Saint Louis in
the hands of DrifTSTL, aided by the
national growth of drifting