A driver slides his car through an infield mud puddle, during the first day of the No Star Bash, auto drifting event hosted by the Midwest Drift Union June 23 at Kil-Kare Raceway in Xenia.
A pair of more experienced Group A participants tandem drift around Turn 1 at Kil-Kare Raceway, June 23, as part of the Midwest Drift Union’s No Star Bash non-points event.
The No Star Bash drifting event continues at Kil-Kare Raceway on Saturday, June 24. Here a pair of drivers slide their cars into Turn 1, in a steady downpour.
Who needs a dry race track? According to Nick Quigley of the Midwest Drift Union, it’s more difficult for drivers to control their cars in the wet conditions but their tires last a lot longer. Drivers typically have to change their tires after 2-4 laps on a dry track.
The Kil-Kare Raceway’s paddock area may have been under 2-3 inches of water in some areas, but that didn’t stop the estimated 100 registered Midwest Drift Union drivers from turning laps at the paved Xenia facility.
Drivers used Kil-Kare’s infield figure-8 track, as well as the main race track, to drift their cars through the corners on June 23. Drifting fun continues Saturday, June 24. Gates open at 10 a.m., with No Star Bash drifting runs taking place from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. at the paved oval racing facility in Xenia.
Drivers wait along the Kil-Kare Raceway backstretch for their turn to slide around the track’s multiple turns. The No
Star Bash continues at the Xenia race track on Saturday, June 24.
A driver slides his Nissan through a turn at the No Star Bash, Midwest Drift Union event at Kil-Kare Raceway, Friday June 23 in Xenia.