TEAM VIBES VOL 2 : PT 1 - TRACKSIDE

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PT 1 - TRACKSIDE

TEAM VIBES VOL 2

 

Photos: Gabe Asturias, Aaron Young Words: Gabe Asturias

Swing Set hosted their second annual bash at their local playground of Shenandoah Speedway in Virginia. With over 30 drift teams gathering from North America, Team Vibes is arguably the year’s biggest Summer drift party to hit the East Coast. Located in the Blue Ridge, the surrounding mountains provide a beautiful backdrop beckoning for team photos right before thrashing.  

From a variety of JDM inspired exteriors to the elaborate engine swaps, this event has something for every drifting enthusiast. The common denominator that everyone enjoys could be summed up to escaping to the mountains, sending it on track and destroying tires for two-whole days straight. 

Now, what’s a party without the right track to set the vibe. With Meihan Sportsland in mind, converting the speedway’s banked oval naturally added elevation changes and exciting transitions. Entering the course, drivers dive into the infield setting up for a fast feint entry hoping to scrape the wall, then sway into the manji section and connect it with a hairpin riding back up the bank.  

With the course and the run groups set, all the teams lined up to tackle the course. And there’s nothing left to say other than, “ikimashou!”, which in Japanese, translates to, “send it!”

Below is a gallery of the action. Check back with us for our next installment as we walk the pits for a closer look at the teams. Be sure to follow us @sidewayallday on Instagram to be notified when it drops.

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