It was a hot Florida day at Homestead-Miami Speedway. It was even hotter for about a hundred drivers, fitted with their multi-layered nomex fire suits. But without a doubt, at 2pm, the track was at it’s hottest when Florida’s top drifters took their cars to turns 3 and 4, laying rubber down in another exciting demo hosted by FARA USA.

Coordinated by Moe of Project Rising Sun, the drift demo was composed of South Florida’s local teams such as Side Mission, Team Aero-K, Smokin’ Aces, Side-Run, FullOpp. The roster expanded beyond the tri-county area, bringing drivers from Orlando and even Tampa.

A friendly competition was hosted by Harri Tervola, of Ter-Tech, Inc., who hosts the Florida Drifting Championship. Drivers had a chance to do a final test run on their cars before they prepared themselves for Round 2 of our state’s drifting series this upcoming weekend. Among them, Erick Mahle, who had a chance to debut his BMW 335i (a 325i with a 3.5l motor swap from it’s bigger brother: the 535iS).

Congratulations go out to Estie Falero and Juan Henao for finishing in 1st and 2nd place.

Check out the video of Eric’s runs after the jump.

What do you think?


  (571) posted on 12.13.2009

I love to hear screaming tires and making a lot of smoke.. Drifting is all about skill and control over you car, also smoke is included the more smoke the more exciting to watch.

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