Matt Hauhgness from Importmeet.com is no stranger to organizing events centered around the automotive community. So when Matt teamed up with Evergreen Drift to create DriftCon, it is no wonder why it has quickly become the hottest events during the Evergreen Drift season. An amalgamation of the Evergreen Drift Pro Am series, Great 80 car show, team tandem drifting, Hoon-Off contests, and vendor rows, DriftCon has enough action to make your head spin.
DriftCon comes to Evergreen Drift twice a year and is combined with round 2, and 5 of the Evergreen Drift Pro Am series. The combination of these events is awesome for the community as it draws more people to the track and provides exposure for the drivers and their programs as they battle it out in the hopes of earning their Formula Drift Pro 2 license. Despite some delays during competition, the drivers gave it their all and put on an amazing show for the crowd in attendance. Blessed with some amazing weather this weekend, plumes of smoke filled the complex as drivers decimated their sweet sticky rubber. Whether it was the heat or the pressure of competition, drivers pushed their chariots to their limits in the hopes of knocking out their rivals. Either way, the people rejoiced. Yayyyyyy!
This event was even more awesome with the presence of KCTS channel 9. In reprieve of a story I'm sure everyone has seen so far regarding the illegal Kent street drifting and racing, we set out to shed light on the legal and sanctioned events that are available for all members of the community to come out and enjoy. Hopefully we as drivers can accept the responsibility for preserving the image of our community and educating those on the awesome events that are accessible to all types for drivers and competitors.
Evergreen Drift Pro Am results:
Travis Reeder 1st
Matt Vankirk 2nd
Brandon Schmidt 3rd
Team Tandem results:
Team Cream 3.14 1st
Destroy Drift 2nd
Team Squirrel Gang Lit 3rd
TJ Fry 1st
Cole Werner 2nd
Trenton Miller 3rd
Great 80 Car Show results:
Best Interior Shonn Kidoguchi 2002 Lexus LS430
Best Engine Bay John Rodrigues 1995 Toyota Supra
Best Exterior Finish Eric Bullis 1991 Nissan Skyline GTR
Best Acura Tyler Macomber 2004 Acura TSX
Best Honda Brett Berntsen 2008 Honda Civic Si
Best BMW Anthony Whitesides 2001 BMW M3
Best Scion Donovan Badua 2013 Scion 10 Series FRS
Best Subaru Callon Bigger 1999 Subaru Forester
Best Nissan Runner Up Levi Mohorich 1997 Nissan 240sx
Best Nissan Joey Gallardo 2010 Nissan 370Z Nismo
Best Mazda Runner Up Dejay Lybeck 1993 Mazda RX-7
Best Mazda Justin Kroman 1992 Mazda Miata
Best Infiniti Runner Up Travis Wilson 2007 Infiniti G35
Best Infiniti Chris Cabigting 2004 Infiniti G35 Coupe
Best Stance Dylan Cook 2013 Scion FR-S
Best Old School Caryl DelaRosa 1989 Mazda RX-7
Best Euro Alex Ng 2016 Audi S3
Best Domestic Parker Shenkel 1971 Chevrolet Cheyenne Super
Best Import Todd Reed 1995 Nissan Skyline GTS25T
People's Choice Frank Moreno 2005 Nissan 350Z
Best of Show Rob Evo 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution
I will keep the chatter to a minimum so you can go enjoy the 600+ photos of DriftCon!!!!
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