Last weekend, I had the pleasure of attending the opener for the 2013 Evergreen Drift Pro/Am and Grassroots series on Saturday, and Northwest Nissans‘ NissanFest 2013 on Sunday. It was a weekend filled with drifting and very nice cars. For the Pro/Am series there were 16 competitors, and over 40 competitors for the Grassroots series. It was my first time being at the Pro/Am and Grassroots competition and from what I saw, the rest of the series shows a lot of promise.
The Summer of the Pacific Northwest this year was quite a warm one – with temperatures reaching almost record highs of a scorching 90 degrees and above on the west sound. This created the perfect opportunity to host some great events, including some new like NSX2K and others for their annual showing like StanceWars, The Old School Reunion, and Formula Drift Seattle.
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This past Saturday Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, WA served as the venue for Round 5 of Formula D. The Pacific Northwest has a very underrated drift scene but the sold out crowd at Evergreen represented Washington, Canada, and Oregon to the fullest.
Hometown hero and FD rookie Walker Wilkerson in his Purple Sr20det S13 is shown here keeping up with 2nd place finalist of the event Chris Forsberg in his V8 powered 370z during a practice run.
Walker wasn’t able to get past the 1st round of the top 32 but is still placed 16th overall.
If you’ve never been to a Formula D event, I can honestly say you’re missing out. Everything from the sound of the engine backfire to the continuous smell of burnt rubber, it’s something every car enthusiast should experience. Be sure to check out all of the photos below!