COVERAGE> Sonoma Drift: Guiness Record Breaker

sonoma drift record breaker at Infineon Raceway

On Tuesday, March 21st, 2012, Sonoma Drift attempted to break the world record for the most donuts at one time. The event started off with everyone warming up by drifting on Infineon Raceway’s famous Turn 11, which is also used in NASCAR and IndyCar racing.

sonoma drift record breaker at Infineon Raceway

Many drifters from around the bay area came by to help support in breaking the world record of “most cars doing donuts at one time”.  One of which was Calvin Wan

sonoma drift record breaker at Infineon Raceway

The record is currently held in Australia, at the Queensland Raceway in Willowbank with 57 cars doing donuts simultaneously.

sonoma drift record breaker at Infineon Raceway

At the event, I talked to the coordinator of Sonoma Drift, Lino Ramos, to see if there were enough cars out there to break the record. By looking at the list of everyone who signed up, Sonoma Drift had more then 70 vehicles ranging from American to Japanese brands.

sonoma drift record breaker at Infineon Raceway

After the donuts were done, many news teams such as KTVU, KRON, and CBS went up to Calvin Wan to interview him and ask him about drifting.

sonoma drift record breaker at Infineon Raceway

After the World Record event, the focus turned from donuts to drifting as everyone lined up their cars to get some runs in.

sonoma drift record breaker at Infineon Raceway

Derek Valencia drifting his Nissan S13.4 on turn 11.

sonoma drift record breaker at Infineon Raceway

Palmer Sanderson was out there tandeming with anyone he can get the chance to tandem with in his S13 coupe.

sonoma drift record breaker at Infineon Raceway

Sean Hoover with his primer grey Nissan S13 caught my eye especially with his wheel fitment in the rear, but most of all his love for drifting!

I want to give a special thanks to Sonoma Drift and everyone who participated for such a magnificent event!

:: Dale Tu

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3 Responses to “COVERAGE> Sonoma Drift: Guiness Record Breaker”

  1. SW Drifter says:

    Haha that looks fun! How did they prevent cars from hutting each other? Were these drivers pretty skilled, or anyone was allowed in?

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  3. K-dawg says:

    @ SW drifter: it was a fun time indeed! all the drivers that participated have skill levels from amateurs to pro’s. all of these guys participates at our regular wednesday night drift events, aka Sonoma Drift. plus, we all do donuts or drifting on the streets.. on a regular basis, so we are capable of doing a stunt like this. lolz!

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