Posts Tagged ‘Geoff Pitts’

COVERAGE> ThunderDrift ProAm at Thunderhill

With the Formula Drift series starting up in only three and a half weeks, this means that the Pro-Am series will be starting up as well. New drivers from around the country will be competing for an opportunity to drive on the next level. One such an event, is Thunder Drift, held just outside Willows California.   Read more...

COVERAGE> ThunderDrift Team Tandem Battle

It all started at six o'clock, the morning of Saturday the 18th, waking up to the sound of my alarm. I would have had to pack my gear, drive to Justin Shreeve's house, pick him up, and then start the 3 1/2 hour drive down to Willows, California for the Team Tandem Battle at Thunderhill… but i slept in.

Luckily for us, it was a two day event, so we tried again on Sunday. Haha! About two hours into the drive, we debated whether or not it was a good idea to make the trip. The clouds had been pouring rain, hail, and snow the entire time with no signs of it stopping any time soon. (Check out this proof of the amazing weather on our way home - Snow Drift Pt. 2) As we pulled into Willows and towards the track, we noticed the vibrant blue sky and a familiar sun peeking through the clouds just above Thunderhill.   Read more...

WEBMINING> Last Lap at Laguna Seca

People already look to Geoff Pitts from Thunder Drift as the “go to guy” for any drifting related news stemming from Northern California, but Geoff has just proven that he’s on top of other forms of racing as well. He Facebooked me this link from this past weekend’s ALMS race at Laguna Seca, where Gil de Ferran fought a close battle and won his last race in the American Le Mans Series before his retirement as a driver… but that wasn’t the only exciting thing happening on the last lap of this race!

Watch closely for some exciting action from the GT2 battle between Jorg Bergmeister‘s Flying Lizard Porsche 911 and Jan Magnussen‘s Corvette C6.R! Admittedly, I don’t follow American Le Mans too closely, but that was probably the most exciting last lap of ALMS I’ve ever seen! What an exciting crash! I hear Bergmeister was penalized and suspended for it though…

:: Antonio Alvendia


WEBMINING> Calvin Wan's FD3S at ThunderDrift

Team Fatlace at Thunderhill Raceway from fatlace on Vimeo.

While most people still have the recent Seattle event fresh on their minds, some of our Northern Cali friends stopped reminiscing and kept on drifting. Geoff Pitts hosts the ThunderDrift Events at Northern Cali’s Thunderhill Raceway. He told me about his events when I saw him at All Star Bash Weekend, and again at FD Seattle, but unfortunately, it was only two days after Seattle and I wasn’t able to make it all the way up there for his event.

Either way, we want to show our support of his events! Northern Cali peeps should definitely take advantage of the opportunity to drift at high speeds on a track like Thunderhill! I’ve never been up there myself, but I can’t wait to drive that course. It looks AMAZING.

Thanks to Twitter, I just saw this new teaser video that was produced by my friends Mark Arcenal (Fatlace), Philip Velasco (360 Video and JDM Insider). It features car-to-car footage of our homie Calvin Wan driving his FD3S RX7 at Thunderhill… check it out!

:: Antonio Alvendia