Drifting off to a good start
THE SHARP smell of burnt rubber was a constant at the Mackay and District Drifters’ first practice day of the year on on the weekend.
Ten drivers spent their Saturday honing their skills on the track, with around 100 spectators watching in interest over the course of the day.
Mackay and District Drifters president Leigh Bain said he was pleased with the turnout.
“It was good to get back out there after a break over Christmas and the New Year,” he said.
“It was a pretty good turnout for the first one back.”
Bain said the club’s next track day would take place on March 28, with cars on track from 8.30am until 2pm.
Spectators are welcome to come any time they want.
Mr Bain said the club also encouraged anyone who wished to give drifting a try to get in touch with the club.
“You can actually test the limits of your car properly on the track,” he said.
“There’s a big adrenaline rush in being able to push your car to its limits.”
Mr Bain said prospective drifters could contact the club through their Facebook page.
“There’s also a contact number there they can call us on,” he said. “Other than that come and talk to one of the committee members at the track and go from there.
“We’ve also got a car that we hire for the public for first timers to get a feel for (drifting) or to find out if its some- thing they’re into.”
You can find more information at www.facebook.com/mackaydrift
SMOOTH MOVES: Leigh Bain takes a corner in his Nissan Laurel at drifting on the weekend.