Drifting is a driving technique where the driver intentionally or unintentionally oversteers, causing loss of traction in the rear wheels or all tires, while maintaining control from entry to exit of a corner. A car is drifting when the rear slip angle is greater than the front slip angle, to such an extent that often the front wheels are pointing in the opposite direction to the turn (e.g. car is turning left, wheels are pointed right or vice versa).
As a motorsport discipline, professional drifting competitions are held worldwide and are judged according to the speed, angle, showmanship and line taken through a corner or set of corners.
Origin Although the origin of drifting is not known, Japan was one of the earliest birthplaces of drifting. It was most popular in the All Japan Touring Car Championship races. Motorcycling legend turned driver, Kunimitsu Takahashi, was the foremost creator of drifting techniques in the 1970s. This earned him several championships and a legion of fans who enjoyed the spectacle of smoking tires. The bias ply racing tires of the 1960s-1980s lent themselves to driving styles with a high slip angle. As professional racers in Japan drove this way, so did the street racers.
Keiichi Tsuchiya (known as the Dorikin/Drift King) became particularly interested by Takahashi's drift techniques. Tsuchiya began practicing his drifting skills on the mountain roads of Japan, and quickly gained a reputation amongst the racing crowd. In 1987, several popular car magazines and tuning garages agreed to produce a video of Tsuchiya's drifting skills. The video, known as Pluspy, became a hit and inspired many of the professional drifting drivers on the circuits today. In 1988, alongside Option magazine founder and chief editor Daijiro Inada, he would help to organize one of the first events specifically for drifting called the D1 Grand Prix. He also drifted every turn in Tsukuba Circuit in Japan.
Popularity One of the earliest recorded drift events outside Japan was in 1996, held at Willow Springs Raceway in Willow Springs, California hosted by the Japanese drifting magazine and organizationOption. Inada, founder of the D1 Grand Prix in Japan, the NHRA Funny Car drag racer Kenji Okazaki and Keiichi Tsuchiya, who also gave demonstrations in a Nissan 180SX that the magazine brought over from Japan, judged the event with Rhys Millen and Bryan Norris being two of the entrants. Drifting has since exploded into a massively popular form of motorsport in North America, Australia, Asia, and Europe.
Drifting has evolved into a competitive sport where drivers compete mostly in rear-wheel-drive cars, to earn points from judges based on various factors. At the top levels of competition, the D1 Grand Prix in Japan pioneered the sport. Others such as Formula D in the United States, King of Europe and the British Drift Championships in Europe, WDS in China, Formula Drift Asia in the Malaysia/Singapore/Thailand/Indonesia and the NZ Drift Series in New Zealand have come along to further expand it into a legitimate motor sport worldwide. The drivers within these series were originally influenced by the pioneers from D1 Japan and are able to keep their cars sliding for extended periods of time, often linking several turns.
Drifting competitions are judged based on line, angle, speed and show factor. Line involves taking the correct line, which is usually announced beforehand by judges. The show factor is based on multiple things, such as the amount of smoke, how close the car is to the wall or designated clipping point, and the crowd's reaction.
Angle is the angle of a car and more importantly the turned wheels in a drift, speed is the speed entering a turn, the speed through a turn, and the speed exiting the turn; faster is better.
Team Drift Competition in Melbourne
The judging takes place on just a small part of the circuit, a few linking corners that provide good viewing, and opportunities for drifting. The rest of the circuit is irrelevant, except as it pertains to controlling the temperature of the tires and setting the car up for the first judged corner. In the tandem passes, the lead driver often feints his or her entry to the first corner to upset the chase driver, however in some European series, this practice is frowned upon by judges and considered foul play, resulting in deduction of points.
There are typically two sessions, a qualifying/practice session, and a final session. In the qualifying sessions, referred as Tansō drifters get individual passes in front of judges who may or may not be the final judges to try to make the final 16. This is often on the day preceding the final.
The finals are tandem passes, referred as chasing race . Drivers are paired off, and each heat comprises two passes, with each driver taking a turn to lead. The best of the 8 heats go to the next 4, to the next 2, to the final.
Points are awarded for each pass, and usually one driver prevails.
- Overtaking the lead car under drift conditions is ok if you don't interrupt the lead car's drift.
- Overtaking the lead car under grip conditions automatically forfeits that pass.
- Spinning forfeits that pass, unless the other driver also spins.
- Increasing the lead under drift conditions helps to win that pass.
- Maintaining a close gap while chasing under drift conditions helps to win that pass.
I have changed my project from car repair to drifting because I fined drifting very interesting and I just wanting to get more knowledge about it .
I've looked up how to change my cars oil (1997 suburban)
1. it looks pretty easy first of all lift your car. Use either jacks or ramps on a flat even surface, place the parking break on and jack your car up
2. Second heat your car up a bit 2 or 3 minutes idling should be sufficient to get the oil churned up a bit so it will drain more quickly.
3. Third step is to remove the oil cap. Open the hood and locate the oil cap on top of the engine. This is where you'll ass oil after your done draining the old oil. Doing this will help he oil drain more easily because air can flow in as the crankcase empties.
4. Find the oil pan. Under your car, look for a flat metal pan closer to the engine than the transmission. It should have a bolt or plug toward the bottom. This is the oil plug you'll need to remove to let the oil drain. Directly under the plug, place your pan and a couple of newspapers for catching the oil
5. Remove the oil plug. Loosen the plug counter-clockwise using the proper sized socket or crescent wrench if you've got room to maneuver. You should also remove and replace the circular paper (or felt) drain plug gasket, but a metal washer can be re-used if in good condition.
Wait. It wil take several minutes for all the oil to drain out of the car. When the oil has ceasing running out of the crankcase, replace the plug. Hand tighten to make sure you're not cross-threading the oil plug when you screw it back in, and tighten the rest of the way with your wrench. Don't forget to install a replacement gasket or washer.
I decided to switch to car repair because my other genius hour I didn’t really like I thought it was boring so now I’ve started car repair I really like learning more about cars and learn atleast how to change the oil
This far my experience has been good the research is easy and I don’t have to go to deep into research because it’s just about food. my skills have improved a lot while I’ve been doing research on this .I’ve noticed that I tend to lean towards more healthy food now like when I’m hungry I eat some fruits but before ide probably eat like a microwavable food that was high in sodium and carbs now fruits on the other hand very healthy
The biggest challenge this far for me has been when my mom or dad buys pizza or McDonalds and I have to just look at them eating it and I want it to but I know I shouldn’t because its very unhealthy I hate when this happens sometimes I just go to my room and take a sandwich in with me so I don’t have to look at it or sometimes I just drink my protein shake because it taste so good its vanilla
pharmacist are health professionals who give prescription medication to patients but they also provid information about the medication the doctors have ordered them.Pharmacist usual wage in B.C is 84,765 a year, the education needed to become a pharmacist are a bachelor of science degree in pharmacy is required, pharmacist also require practical training under the supervision of a pharmacist and licensure is required in all provinces and territories for communities and hospital phamracist
I am interested in this job because I like learning about the human body and how you get sicknesses, I am suitable for this career because I like talking to people for short period of time and I explain things very well
The only thing that concerns me about this job is that if i might get tired of schooling because right now I don't really want to go to school anymore :(
Genius hour blog post 1
My project for genius hour is my nutrition plan and eating healthy. I’ve chosen this project because I wanted to start eating healthy and learn what foods are healthy and which are unhealthy, I hope to gain knowledge and disciplen, disciplen for the food that I like eating which are unhealthy for you. I found out that peanut butter is high in fat I use to think that it was healthy for you and low in fat. My skills haven’t improved that much cause I knew most of the things I looked up,
I haven’t had a specific sight but one sight that I got a lot of information was “Lose 15 pounds in 1 month”
In the future I see myself as a police officer. accoreding to the result I would have been a person who would look over other people like a manager or supervisor that dosen't quite fit a police officer but there was one job I liked which was a job for for government service which I think was a FBI agent.
I am aspired to be something to do with government service like join into the army, or become police officer.
The thing that has inspired me to do that is ... looking out into the world and place i live in , its one of the best in the whole world. I relize it wouldnt be the same if we didnt have the brave men and woman who leave their home and family behide just to keep the nation we live in peaceful and safe.
I think those people are our heros and deserve alot of respect for what they do and many that have helped and served our country are still remebered untill this day and recognized for the brave things they have done and the time they have spent giving us what we have today.
I hope that one day I am rememberd as well because nothing would make me more proud then to know that i have done something for my country and I have done my part to keep this beautiful place I call home safe for others to come. That is what has inspired me.
How I can complete this goal is firstly study hard and set my mined to everything I do.
Get good grades in school and graduate proudly. Then I would go into gouvernment studied in post secondary and extend my knowledge on how our country works. After getting a good education I would go into depth of what I want to do and do research on the jobs I have in mined and then go and join one of them.
In hops I am able to do something good for my country like the army or police officer or anything involving around that area. those are my goals for getting where I want to be in the future.