I was a high-level gymnast, but had to stop competing due to injuries. After 15 years of gymnastics, I just couldn't find anything else that could give me that adrenaline rush. But then I found drifting!
I remember the first time I went to the track. All you could hear was the sound of the engine roaring and the smell of burning rubber. Before I knew it, I ended up in a ride-along with one of the drivers. I was hesitant at first, but as soon as we hit the track, I instantly had that adrenaline rush I had been searching for since gymnastics. I was hooked!
I started to go to more drift events after that day. Then, I got my drift car, a 2003 350z, that needed a little - OK maybe a lot of - work before it could hit the track. Finally, I had my first track day. I was nervous at first, but as the day went on, I found myself getting more and more comfortable with the feeling of the car sliding sideways.
Drifting has become a passion of mine, and I can't wait to hit the track again and see what new challenges and thrills await me!