After telling a friend of mine on here, 4x4le, about an event that we are having here in Huntsville, AL, he threw the idea out for me to post it up on here since you guys are pretty close to us.
So for those of you interested, here's some info.
ACC/TC is holding this event. This info is also located at the site, http://www.alabamacustomcarandtruckclub.com/drifttheville2008.htm
Saturday, October 18th
Huntsville Speedway, if you need directions just type it in on Google Map and it should get you right to it.
$30 Participant fee, $20 pit pass (as opposed to sitting in the stands), $10 Admission, Kids 5 under- Free
Gates open at 3pm, drifting starts at 5pm, and ends around 8-9pm. There will be overhead lights on during nighttime.
Helmet is the only requirement, but obviously make sure your battery won't go flying around, along with anything else in your car
Usually varies, but to give a fairly accurate description is the "and" symbol, like this --> & (*I have video of the practice track, which will likely be what it looks like, if ya'll are interested) Also, at the end of the event, before it's closed, you have a freestyle session where each can do as they want how they want.
Depends on amount of people that show up. It's nonprofit, so the more people that show, the more the prize money is. Here's how it was last time, IIRC, 1st-$100, 2nd-50 and 3rd-$30 (pays for your admission in other words) BUT, if, somehow, like 30 people show, then who knows, it could add up to like 300-500 bucks for 1st. Judging will be done by 3 non-affiliated officials, and also crowd participance I think.
They setup a course in the inner part of the track, or you can drift the oval track. Alright, I will be straight forward with all of you, it's nothing AMAZING right now. The amount of space is slightly small, and so is the track, but for the amount you pay to enter, and the amount you COULD win, plus the fun it would be, is worth it IMO
Also, you can buy tires there for $5 each, and get them mounted for free at the machine there. Usually they only bring 15's and 16's, but if you bring your own tires, it's still free mounting.
As I stated, the course isn't amazing. I went to the Nashville "We Ain't Finished" drift event in August. That was awesome, and the track was bigger than this one. But it was expensive to enter and whatnot. Pretty much the saying goes, you get what you pay for. And since this is a cheaper event, you can't expect it to be like Nashville. It will be fun, and we are trying to get more popular and more people to attend so we can get further.
Thanks for reading, and PLEASE let me know if you are coming. I am not use to checking this forum, however I will try. Otherwise, my email is [email protected]
Feel free to ask if you have any questions about it and I will be sure to help you out.