Event Coverage: Vegas Drift 2013 – Round 2

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Mike McConnell is a bit of a travelling man and his latest voyage took him to the City of Sin for the second round of the 2013 Vegas Drift Series. Vegas Drift is a yearly grass roots Pro Am series that draws drifters from all around who are looking for some tire shredding fun.

The second round of the 2013 series took place over Easter weekend and it looks like conditions couldn’t have been better.

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Mike took a cruise around the paddock area while people were getting ready to get a closer look at the some of the competition field and a few of the spectators vehicles.

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Not sure why but this photo seemed like a great place to start
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People are loving the huge wings on RX-7s lately
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Eleven’s Paint and Fiber! Their blog has been quiet recently, guess they have been out drifting
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Another look at the maple leaf clad RX-7
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This Subaru also reppin’ for Eleven’s
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Can someone confirm if this car actually has a 2.7L eta motor in it still? If so that’s amazing
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Tanner Baer’s Miata
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War Machine
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It’s been awhile since I’ve seen this car
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…I actually wasn’t quite sure it was the same car I was thinking of…
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…until I saw the tell tale quarter panel
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Very nice looking G, nice to see reasonable camber on the back of one of these
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I wish we had places to shoot like this in Ontario
Just beautiful
Just beautiful

The Action

Obviously cars sitting still at a drift event are not the main focus and Mike took a number of great shots of drivers out on track getting loose.

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Christopher Soehren got second place in his Elite Automotive Finishes car
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Fellow Elite Autobody sponsored ride
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Kasey King out front of a tandem
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Zip tie mounting system put to the test
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That maybe eta getting way sideways
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This looks like one hell of an entry
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This car looks virtually flawless…

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There appears to be some of bear hide swinging from the roof of this car…

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Great shot of Tanner Baer

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I love seeing domestics out sliding with the imports

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I bet the owner gets a lot of flack about sliding a Subie

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Forrest Wang’s S14 just looks angry…

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…I guess with that in mind the green paint is fitting

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Be sure to check out Mike’s full set of Vegas Drift photos here on his flickr account.

Thanks as always Mike!

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