Kicking off its 11th year, Formula Drift returns once again, this time with a slew of changes that are both refreshing and daunting. Seemingly every car in the field this year has received changes of some sort; some, entirely new chassis, and others, fresh colors to stand out amidst the clouds of tire smoke.
More than 40 years can do quite a bit to a person. “Over the hill” is what they call it: that point in your life when the world changes direction and the annual ability to reinvent yourself or try new things begins to fade. Fighting the facts of life is like swimming against the current; you feel like progress is being made, but really powers are working to keep you moving backwards.