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NonStopTuning hit double digits in 2015, we’re finally TEN! Things have definitely come a long way in a decade, the landscape of enthusiasts and motor sports has certainly changed, especially the young sport of drifting that we’ve grown up with, from infancy to its ever evolving current status as a professional sport.
Media, photography, and video has certainly changed during this decade as well. Leaps and bounds have been made in this industry since the introduction of social media, handheld video cameras, and smart devices. Take any of these items back just a decade and the masses would have called you “strange.” But strange is good, especially when it has rhythm. That’s what this post is about; the NST 10th Anniversary event as seen through the eyes of a young photographer and car enthusiast, well versed in the art of photography, social media, and blogging.
Check out his recap and photo gallery (over 400 pics) here: STRANGE RHYTHMS BLOG
You will not be disappointed!
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Brendan Hunyadi says he wasn’t screaming while experiencing his first ride-a-long in Ross Le’s Army green 280Z at the 2013 NST Anniversary drift event held at Gulf Greyhound Park in La Marque, Texas, Sunday, March 24.
“He is calm and I’m not screaming, but I’m like ‘we’re going really quick and completely sideways’,” he said. “When we were done he asked me what I thought and I was like, ‘that was amazing.’”
Hunyadi is a prime example of what this event is really all about.
“It gives us something to do not on the streets to have fun, and something that we want to do and just not hurt anyone else on the road, but it’s fun they open it up to us and let us all out.”
After learning on figure eights and circles, Hunyadi said this was his favorite part of the event to actually be able to go drift at high speed. It’s his first NST event and it won’t be his last.
“I love it. I’m coming to round two,” he said. “My dad and I are already looking for a drift car.”
Stewart Leask’s Silver Bullet Shines in Texas Lone Star Drift Series Round 2 at Texas Motor Speedway
Will Parsons clinches second place, NST President launches new Gasoline Energy Drink at Lone Star Bash to support Texas grassroots sports community
Written by Meagan Ellsworth
Photos by Meagan Ellsworth
Mineral Wells, Texas–Sporting a pink NST shirt, Jose Jasso’s young sister doesn’t know what to say about NonStopTuning or the Lone Star Drift Bash taking place at Mineral Wells airport.
Like him, the 12-year old girl has never been to a drift event before, but her brother heard about the bash from a friend, checked it out online and thought the grassroots experience looked like fun.
Hosted by Fabricated Motorsports, the bash is part one of a two part weekend and is not a competitive event. It is simply a time for drivers to have fun drifting and spectators to get involved with the sport.
On the first day, there’s ride-alongs, DJ’s spinning whimsical mixes, and a free keg for the drinkers with spirited tandem action during round 2 of the series on the next day at Texas Motor Speedway.
Initially, Jasso said he wasn’t going to make the trip to the Lone Star event because he didn’t want to travel the three-hour drive from Royse City alone. Luckily, his father and sister wanted to go too, so they made their way towards the Forth Worth area.
Mom stayed at home though.
She already gets a little scared when her son drives and living with a drag strip next door, he said she doesn’t really like the noise at events like this.
But Jasso and his family can’t get enough of it.
“I love the smell of tires burning,” he said. “It’s a nice day and then seeing these cars running around side by side, I love it. I like the colors of NST too.”
The smell of funnel cakes, hot dogs, and burnt rubber fill the air as spectators from around the nation sit in the stands, listening for the rev of two engines ready for battle.
Drunk with anticipation the excited crowd has already seen Ferraris and Corvettes among others race around the same track earlier in the day.
Now they’re eagerly waiting to see a smoke trail of horsepower drift around each clip of West Virginia’s Summit Point Motor Park’s Raceway.
It’s not Tokyo Drift. And it’s not called a race.
No, the professionals will tell you that this event is the fourth round of the 2012 Xtreme Drift Circuit series.
It’s a serious competition and it’s not a lap–it’s called a run.
Drivers are judged on their ability to over steer, lose traction of the rear wheels, and maintain control of the car as it hits the apex.