The art of drifting has its origins in the Japan of the 1970s. A guy named Kunimitsu Takahashi was the creator of the techniques. Fascinated by it, another Japanese guy named Keiichi Tsuchiya perfected the skills and later became known as the “Drift King.”
Over the years since drifting exploded into one of the most popular forms of motorsports around the globe.
Drifting essentially is intentionally oversteering to cause a loss of traction in the rear wheels while still maintaining control from entry to exit of a corner. In competitions, you’re judged based on line, angle, speed and show factor. It’s a pure dose of adrenaline.
There is also a R/C version of drifting with miniature cars that are manoeuvred over a remote control.
Though you don’t actually sit in the car to drive it, it requires a lot of skill and knowledge for the driver. But the miniature cars also need to meet certain standards. Special R/C cars are equipped with low-traction tires to aid in the oversteering.
Since you follow DARK DOG religiously and know about all the events and activities you know that we have a pretty awesome drift team. They are from France and the official name is Team KD Racing. Their need for speed and skid marks is contagious. Their 2015 season has just begun this passed weekend in Bordeaux Mérignac.
For this season they added with a lot of love for detail small replicas of their drift cars to also compete in R/C drift competitions.
For a complete calendar of all of their events and more pictures. Please visit the official KD RACING website.