Open Drift Championship at Buxton Raceway

Another sunny weekend, another Buxton weekender! I wasn’t able to make it up for the Saturday but I got a lift there on the Sunday to see how things went in what was to be the latest round of the Open Drift Championship.

Unlike most Buxton drift days I actually spent relatively little time out on the track taking pictures and instead spent the majority of the time socialising and getting passenger rides out on track. While this meant I didn’t get as many pictures as I normally do, I enjoyed the relaxed nature of the event a lot more which made it all the more worthwhile.

The day started with the track being open to all with the Open Drift Championship round being held in the middle of the afternoon.

With the weather being so good the stands were packed with people watching and experiencing drifting for the first time, thanks in part to the passenger ride offers that popular bargain website Groupon offers. I found out about Buxton through exactly that method!

As always a number of cars were sporting Go Pro cameras to capture the action. There have been some great videos released from the Buxton organisation team over the last few months so I’m looking forward to another one any time soon!

Twinning was definitely a huge crowd pleaser: here we see Ed Coley and Matt Guttmann going all out on the tight and twisty circuit.

Buxton regular Max Malone deservedly earned himself a Buxton Drift Train sticker allowing him to take part in the drift trains with the more experienced drifters in his used and abused MkIII Supra.

Adam Simmons (another Buxton regular) was clearly enjoying himself in his new drift car after the demise of his Soarer…410bhp looked like huge fun!

Seeing as he was kind enough to give me a lift to and from the track, I thought it’d be rude not to take a few shots of Alex Law’s S14a in action!

And to end on a light-hearted note, this is the correct method with which to deal with a boost pipe that has fallen on to the track…!

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