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.”
The 2011 Xtreme Drift Circuit kicked off with a big bang at the Irwindale House of Drift, March 11/12, 2011. NonStopTuning made the west coast trip with three cars and was the only team to finish in the top8 with each of its cars!
Chelsea DeNofa, on the heels of his 2010 XDC championship, “got rowdy” early and showed the rest of the field he meant business by grabbing the number 1 qualifying spot, battling through numerous “one more times,” and taking out some amazing drivers to finish as the event winner.
Will Parsons, in his freshly swapped and turbocharged F20, put on his best performance in the XDC by putting up the highest MPH through the course, qualifying higher (6th) than any other Toyota in the field, and finishing in the top eight.
Joshua Steele was consistent as ever in his newly wrapped Nissan S13.4 and earned his best XDC finish to date, by qualifying 10th and finishing the event on the podium as the number four finisher.
Follow along here for our top ten favorite photos from round one, in no particular order, and check out the official XDC top 16 bracket at the end of this entry…
The six round schedule of the 2010 Xtreme Drift Cricuit has now reached the midway point. Some very interesting events have unfolded in the three rounds that are now in the books, and more excitement is sure to follow in the second half of the season.
Here is a look back at our event recaps thus far:
Round One in CA, Parsons & DeNofa reach tandem rounds http://wp.me/pPD1d-37
A total of ten entries in this series.
Round Two in Las Vegas NV, Chelsea DeNofa Top 8 finish http://wp.me/pPD1d-8Y
Six blog entries in this series.
Round Three in WV, Chelsea DeNofa Podium finish http://wp.me/pPD1d-bz
A total of four entries in this series.
Favorite photos from the season, thus far … http://wp.me/pPD1d-av
Some really great photos. Updated after round three. High resolution.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank some of our sponsors who have helped make the XDC season a success thus far:
Stay tuned everyone!
NST – NonStopTuning