What is drifting? Imagine entering a tight corner at a speed normally reserved for cruising only on freeways. As the vehicle loses it’s ability to adhere to the ground, you flick the steering wheel, sliding the tail out. Smoothly applying throttle and counter steer, your vehicle tightly clips the apex of the corner in a controlled sliding motion., while maintaining speed throughout the corner for fast exit to the next corner. While almost impossible to perform by most drivers, experienced “drift” experts can slide highly modified cars with high horsepower engines and aggressive aero packages around almost any corner in a controlled fashion. In Japan, this display of controlled tail sliding had originated as a dangerous street sport, gradually evolving into a competitive sport held only on special tracks. While “drift” competitions are rare outside of Japan, it is rapidly gaining exposure and popularity.