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How to Watch a Drifting Event


The day is almost here. The big drifting event you've only been watching on TV is finally coming to your town. Here are some tips to help you get the most out of your day.

Don't procrastinate.
This is probably the most important rule when attending drifting events and it can apply to numerous circumstances. Keep track of event schedules so you know when tickets will go on sale. Buy your tickets early so you get best choice of seats. Arrive at the event early so you can get the best parking. Enter the event early so you won't get stuck in long lines. Visit the concession stand before the lunch hour rush, etc.


Wear appropriate clothing.
Depending on the weather, it may be hot and sunny or cloudy and cold at your local racetrack. Check the weather forcast in advance and prepare for weather changes just in case. Pack a small umbrella if you can. Bring a jacket along just in case. Dress in layers so you can put on more layers or take off layers if necessary. For any daytime event, bring sunglasses.


Check venue and series rules in advance.
Most racetracks and drifting series have websites that provide information for the fans. Go to these websites in advance and read up on the event you're going to and any rules and regulations the venue or event may have. Some events might not allow photography or video cameras. Some venues might not allow bags or backpacks. Other venues might allow you to bring in your own cooler. Knowing these things in advance can save you time and trouble at the entry gates, so know these rules well.


Pack up before leaving home.
Before you head out the door, make sure  you have the essentials: wallet (cash, credit cards, ID), watch, cell phone, video / digital camera, keys, sunglasses, tickets / passes, jacket, and water bottle. Take a backpack if that's allowed by the venue. You never know what you might be buying while you're there and a backpack will make carrying things easier. Make sure you have your cash in small bills ($20's or smaller) so you can make purchases easily.


Apply sunscreen.
If you're attending an event during the day, be sure to put on some sunscreen. Get sunscreen with a high SPF rating (like 40+) because chances are you'll be sitting out in the sun most of the day with no shade. Reapply sunscreen often to exposed skin, especially your face, ears, and neck.


Pick up an event program.
Once you're inside the gates, get an event program so you know what's going on. Hopefully an event program is available telling you starting times, etc. for various activities. Take a minute to study the program. Find out what activities you want to see and plan out your day. Whenever you have to be somewhere at the track for an activity plan on being there 15 minutes earlier than the activity starts to you're first in line.


Visit the vendor midway.
If you get to the drifting event when the gates first open, chances are that the action won't start for a while. Use this opportunity to visit the vendor midway to see what people have on display and what they have for sale. If you see something that you absolutely want to buy, buy it now before supplies run out. Use this opportunity to also to use the bathroom and buy any food and drink from the concession stands.


Get to your seats early.
If the venue you're at doens't have reserved seating, go to the grandstands early. Try to get there at least 30 minutes before the action is scheduled to start so that you have a better choice of seating. Find seats that have a good view of the entire racetrack and get seats high enough in the grandstands that your view won't be blocked by people standing at the bottom of the stands.


Go to the pit walk.
At most larger drifting events, the pit area (where the drivers, their cars, and trailers are houses) is closed to spectators, except during the designated "pit walk" time. During this time you'll be able to get into the pits, take pictures of the cars, talk to your favorite drivers, etc. Like advised before, get to the pit walk early so you're first in line. The day before the event, you should know what drivers you want to see and get autographs from. Go through your magazines, pictures, toys, etc. and pick out items you'd like them to sign when you get there. That way you'll have a cool autograph of an original item rather than the standard postcards and stickers that everyone else gets.


Get outta there.
After the event is over, there's going to be a mad rush of people out of the grandstands and out of the parking lot. Unless you absolutly need to be out of there in a hurry, just take your time. Stay in the grandstands for a few minutes until everyone else leaves. Take a last minute swing by the vendor midway to see if they're giving out anything or having any closeout sales. Hit the bathroom before the drive home. By the time you're done with all of that, most of the rush to leave should have gone. Now you can leisurely stroll out of the racetrack.

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