After being here for a couple months I’ve begun to get a serious itch for drifting. It had been quite a while since I’ve driven and started asking around what there was. I always knew about the drag and drifts up in Phoenix and will definitely need to check one of those out. There is also a nice circuit a few hours away in New Mexico called Arroyo Seco Raceway that I will definitely need to check out as well. But what about Tucson? Turns out there is nothing. SOOoooo…. I’m going to make this happen. There is a sweet karting circuit just south of Tucson called P1 kart circuit and is meant to be a replica of the Suzuka Circuit in Japan, rad! I talked to the owner and went out to check the course out during a NASA time attack event. They ended up putting me in my own session so i basically got the entire track to myself for 4 15-20min sessions. Putting it simply, this track is awesome. Super technical, very easy on tires, and the location is great!
I’m working on getting some events held out there in the coming months. Tentatively I have scheduled an event on September 29th from 5-10. Get at me if you are interested! Basic info is below as well as a video of me on the circuit to give you an idea of the track!
$60 for non-member drivers (most people will fall into this category)
$40 for cuircuit members
$10 pit/paddock passes (this includes ride-alongs)
$5 helmet rentals
FREE bleacher/grand stand/your own chair seating for spectators
Come out and have some fun with me and help get this going, I’d love to meet you all!
This is going to be classified as a FUN DAY! We had talked about turning it into maybe a mini series/circuit but for now I think it’s smart to keep it a chell/fun day.
With this being the first drift event that has been held out there since’08 there may be one session of time attack drivers to help offset the cost of the event as we are unsure of how many drivers we are going to get. This is a factor of it being a new event, me having just moved here and not knowing everyone in the community, etc. Ti will be a blast regardless with tons of track time! When I was the one session out of 4 at the time attack event I got over 30 runs in!
We will be allowed to drift from corners 3 to 10, the most fun and technical part of the track!
Be sure to contact me if you have any questions or want to pay and reserve a spot. If you are a sponsor and looking to help out with the event let me know, I’m sure we could work something out!