Mineral Wells Lone Star Drift event/clinic with Ryan Tuerk put together in conjunction with Aaron Losey of Fabricated Motorsports.
Ryan Tuerck drove down from New York through snow storms and all to hang out with local DFW drift guys. After snow storms, detours, shut down freeways, etc… Ryan finally made it to Mineral Wells, Texas 40hrs later. It’s moves like this, that show his commitment not only to his own career but for the overall sport of drifting. Ryan also mentioned a documentary style video he was working on with Joshua Herron … if you’re not familiar with Joshua Herron’s superb video skills, click the link!! It was great to catch up with Ryan and can’t wait to see what he and Gardella Racing have in store for the 2011 Formula Drift season.
Another familiar face was that of Nate Hamilton who I first met at Texas Motor Speedway during XDC. Nate drives the S13 with the Enkei RPF1s and was ripping it out on the track. Every time I see this guy he has a great attitude and seems to have a good work ethic… Nate and his manager had contacted me in the past concerning wheel sponsorship but I somehow dropped the ball and never got back to them. I get so many sponsorship request, sometimes I let some slip by. Sorry man! Even though he is not sponsored by Enkei at this time, Nate always gives Enkei wheels their props so I can only imagine how helpful he would be with a little extra help. But I’m glad I got to see them again and hope to work with them in 2011.
To conclude, I had a great time, got to see good local drifting, and enjoyed catching up with both Ryan Tuerck and Nate Hamilton. Also, a big shout out to Nick and his brother Matt from NOS Energy Drink! Thanks again for the awesome NOS T-Shirt! Check out the slideshow below for more pics from this weekend! – Alex