Red Bull Middle East held it’s second annual car park drift event this afternoon at Mishref Fair Ground.
The event was a lot better than last year’s in my opinion. Even with the dust that hit today, there was far more spectators watching and cheering as the drifters slide their way between the cones. The parking lots were actually pretty crowded when we got there, so we had to park far away and walk the distance.
The day started with one of Red Bull’s own pro drivers drifting in this RWD converted Subaru Impreza STi, showing everyone how it’s done!
Along with a few drifters from last year’s event, we saw a bunch of new cars and faces today, starting with this modified 350Z.
Even though it’s a V6, the driver of this Chevy Camaro showed great control and transition skills. I believe he was also a Red Bull pro driver.
Surprisingly though, a large majority of the drift cars consisted of Mitsubishi Evolutions, in fact 4 out of the 5 finalists were Evos!
Most of the Evos resorted to pulling on the hand brake hard to throw off the car’s balance and induce drifting.
Another 350Z rippin it up at the car park.
Gobs of power on these two American muscles created quite an impressive smoke show!
Even with the incredible amount of body roll, the driver of this Holden Commodore managed to hold a good steady line through the sweeper.