Category Archives: Theory

Driver Theory: Jefferson Expansion Post Mortem

Well that did not go according to plan. Jefferson wound up getting run in a reverse configuration. The course started at the #11 corner station and ran clockwise until corner station/corner #1. I only managed to get 2 honest runs … Continue reading

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Driver theory: Jefferson Expansion Pre-writeup

This will likely be my last event for the year as I have a baby coming so I figured I would tackle a track I haven’t ever driven before. The great Jefferson Expansion. It’s known for being a fast and … Continue reading

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Snap oversteer on drift transitions

Haven’t written in a while so let’s give this a go with some setup theory. This past weekend I got to drive quite a few cars. But the two that stuck out were an E36 and E30. The E36 was … Continue reading

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Front Caster and Camber

Long time no update right? Today let’s talk about caster and camber as it pertains to drifting. Originally, I went by this write up by Mike Kojima. But it’s a bit out dated now and either my skills are better … Continue reading

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How To – Sponsorships

Disclaimer – This article covers how to get sponsorships for those without any current knowledge or sponsors. This isn’t about “how to go pro”. But it will help those in pro am classes to succeed. Introduction Sponsorships are the black … Continue reading

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My instructions for first day newbies

I’ve sat and instructed many newbies. Some guys that have street experience, guys that have other track experience, and guys with absolutely zero experience. Regardless, the first thing I do when I hop in the car is ask them the … Continue reading

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Modulation – Left Foot Braking

Warning: I haven’t had much personal experience with this. This article is based on my time in FD. Introduction Left foot braking seems to be a new thing in recent years (in pro drifting). I personally haven’t seen it until … Continue reading

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Rear Mount Radiator

Warning: I don’t do rear mount setups. This is simply a brain dump of my current understanding. Drifting at the professional level, rear mount radiators are becoming very common. There are many good reasons and a few reasons not to … Continue reading

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Why Yoshi doesn’t like solid rear axles

To start, any suspension engineer will prefer IRS (Independent Rear Suspension) to Solid Rear Axles and you should too. The key word is “prefer”. In some cases, other preferences or constraints will require a solid rear axle as a compromise. … Continue reading

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Driver Theory: The Spectrum

I’ve been teaching people how to drift for close to 10 years now. In my experience, most drivers fall under one of two categories in various amounts. I have never found someone smack dab in the middle. But that unicorn … Continue reading

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