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Old 07-25-2006, 05:47 PM   #1
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It looks as though the Samuel Hubinette and his Dodge Viper is this seasons points leader in D1GP (The Drifting Grand Prix) He took 1st in Long Beach, CA, the 1st time ever for an American Car, and beating out the much aclaimed drifting supercar Nissan Skyline. Chalk it up! Sam is also looking at bringing in a Dodge Charger next. Someone is looking at entering the Pontiac Solstace.
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It looks as though the Samuel Hubinette and his Dodge Viper is this seasons points leader in D1GP (The Drifting Grand Prix) He took 1st in Long Beach, CA, the 1st time ever for an American Car, and beating out the much aclaimed drifting supercar Nissan Skyline. Chalk it up! Sam is also looking at bringing in a Dodge Charger next. Someone is looking at entering the Pontiac Solstace.
Meh.....cant wait for this drifting fad to pass on our shores.
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Meh.....cant wait for this drifting fad to pass on our shores.
I don't think that, that will happen anytime soon. Looks like some of the Nascar Pro are getting into it also.

http://www.drifting2.com/article.php?id=1566
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what happend to the Mustang, cuz im pretty sure i saw where the Mustang has been owning up, i remember listening to the japanese driver taling about how its a first for him to see americans(cars and drivers) wining and i remember watching one race Viper vs Stang and the stang won, same deal with a skyline...

maybe a different series...doubt it....

im not into drifting or anything i just remember seeing this a few weeks ago on an episode of MotorWeek or something like that....i know its not MotorWeek....but one of those shows....

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and i doubt the drifting thing will pass...not anytime soon anyway....i guess its about my generation that will keep this jank going....im not helping
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what happend to the Mustang, cuz im pretty sure i saw where the Mustang has been owning up, i remember listening to the japanese driver taling about how its a first for him to see americans(cars and drivers) wining and i remember watching one race Viper vs Stang and the stang won, same deal with a skyline...

maybe a different series...doubt it....

im not into drifting or anything i just remember seeing this a few weeks ago on an episode of MotorWeek or something like that....i know its not MotorWeek....but one of those shows....

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and i doubt the drifting thing will pass...not anytime soon anyway....i guess its about my generation that will keep this jank going....im not helping
No your right, it was the same race in Long Beach but it didn't take first, good showing from what I heard as well.
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Meh.....cant wait for this drifting fad to pass on our shores.
I had the same feeling about Rap music. And now look. Cheez
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I'm sorry, guys, but I think drifting is ridiculous. Yeah, it'* fun to kick the tail sideways if you've got the power and technique, but is it really its own sport? When I watch the videos on that website, all I see is a bunch of guys who don't know the fastest line around a corner. Drifting is an exhibition, just like freestyle motocross, airplane aerobatics, figure skating, gymnastics, and the like. All require judges, which makes victory completely subjective. I'm not saying it'* a pointless pursuit, but I have a hard time placing it on the same level as auto racing, airplane racing, speed skating, or any of the "ball" sports. And ultimately, I think the best "drifting" in the world is found during dirt track stock car and sprint car races. Those guys drive through corners sideways because it'* the fastest way to get around the track.

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I'm sorry, guys, but I think drifting is ridiculous. Yeah, it'* fun to kick the tail sideways if you've got the power and technique, but is it really its own sport? When I watch the videos on that website, all I see is a bunch of guys who don't know the fastest line around a corner. Drifting is an exhibition, just like freestyle motocross, airplane aerobatics, figure skating, gymnastics, and the like. All require judges, which makes victory completely subjective. I'm not saying it'* a pointless pursuit, but I have a hard time placing it on the same level as auto racing, airplane racing, speed skating, or any of the "ball" sports. And ultimately, I think the best "drifting" in the world is found during dirt track stock car and sprint car races. Those guys drive through corners sideways because it'* the fastest way to get around the track.

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Meh.....cant wait for this drifting fad to pass on our shores.
I don't think that, that will happen anytime soon. Looks like some of the Nascar Pro are getting into it also.

http://www.drifting2.com/article.php?id=1566
NASCAR has been "drifting" since it'* conception. Only they didn't call it that. They called it "turning" and they did it four times per lap for up to 500 miles.

You wanna see "drifting", go watch dirt track racing or Sprint Cars. They'll show you what drifting is all about
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And ultimately, I think the best "drifting" in the world is found during dirt track stock car and sprint car races. Those guys drive through corners sideways because it'* the fastest way to get around the track.
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You wanna see "drifting", go watch dirt track racing or Sprint Cars. They'll show you what drifting is all about
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