This is a video about unknowns. It stars a race track that is nestled deep in the desert of Tolleson, Arizona; it also stars a collection of individuals who are infamous outside the state of Arizona. However, the track that we know as PIR (Phoenix International Raceway) is on par with most of the premier drifting tracks in the country. It features a high speed entry, technical transitions, and risky moves in every turn.
The group of people that meet at this track are passionate about drifting and the spirit of the sport. The carefree and reckless nature of drifting brings them together, and their track days here are about more than just cars. Days filled with drifting on this Arizona race track hold a special sentiment in the community’s hearts.
NASCAR is a cash cow at this oval, and unfortunately, money rules in this capitalist society. The PIR management team made the decision to shut down the infield indefinitely; and apparently PIR will become a facility mainly focused on circle track racing.
The video you’re currently streaming captures these Arizonans getting risky for one more time at a track that many people will never know the same way that we do.
This video by Dax Rodriguez features our last stand. Enjoy.
:: Pat Reynolds