Over the past several years, Gridlife has built its name on doing things differently. Take its most popular events: bash-style drifting combined with serious time attack competition and major car shows going down on race weekends, mixed in with camping and the 24/7 debauchery that goes with it.
After a forgettable Pikes Peak International Hill Climb back in 2016, Evasive Motorsports reinvigorated this Toyota 86 with new upgrades, a new driver, and a new purpose—to claim time attack glory at Gridlife South.
In years past, time attack entrants used reliable cars that were able to spend days circling a track in the quest of the driver’s cleanest and fastest lap. However, those days have passed, and now one lap on the edge is all it takes to eclipse the all-important event victory or circuit record.
Celebrating its fifteenth anniversary as the United States’ premier drifting series this year, Formula Drift has been hosting a round of its chaos on the Keyhole turn of the famed Road Atlanta racetrack each year since the series’ inception. This recent round of the 2018 season had us speechless when we left, so we compiled a list of the six reasons that made this round what it was.
Global Time Attack drivers pitched their cars onto two wheels around Road Atlanta in the quest for faster lap times. The home of the famous Petit Le Mans race served as a challenging stop for the nation’s premier lap dancing cars.
One of Formula Drift’s biggest stops in their calendar occurs at Road Atlanta in Braselton, GA. I brought my camera with me—and some Northeast precipitation, too! Take a look!
Evasive Motorsports has set out to revamp their bad-to-the-bone Global Time Attack GT-R, and Front Street is on-site to capture all of the juicy details. Check out this exclusive build series right here!
Formula Drift competitors can be split into two groups – the ones who have won the coveted championship and those who have yet to do so. Three former champions took advantage of the optimal conditions in Atlanta and filled the podium, shutting out the challengers. More here!