USDrift events are generally either open track days or competition events. Eligible participants must be at least 18 years old (16-17 years old with parental consent*) and posess a state or government issued photo identification card.
Open track days are designed for drivers of all skill levels, and as such are great opportunities for newer or less experienced drivers to watch and learn from more experienced drivers. Open track days usually take place in either large parking lots or on race tracks. The day consists of registration/check-in, technical inspection, driver meeting, and drifting. Drivers are placed into 3 different groups based on skill level (novice, intermediate, and advanced) allowing the advanced drivers to assist the other driver groups by offering instruction, riding along, or taking drivers for rides. Most events offer 8 hours of actual on track time; however depending on the situation, they may be shorter or longer (the event schedule will always be included in the event description).
USDrift competition events are designed for intermediate to advanced drivers and take place over the course of one day. The exception to this rule is select, high profile events where we may partner with other automotive organizations such as the National Auto Sport Association (NASA) Championship events, in which our events may take place over two days. Participants that would like to compete in the USDrift PRO/AM Series must not have finished the previous season of Formula DRIFT in the Top 32 of the PRO series (NOTE: PRO2 drivers are eligible to compete). For a full, detailed explanation of eligibility requirements, please refer to the current USDrift Rulebook found on this website. Each USDrift competition event will contain registration/check-in, technical inspection, driver’s meeting, practice, qualifying, and tandem competition. Competitors (and their guests) are expected to act as professional as possible at these events. While we all like to have fun, these events are designed to provide a serious competition environment for competitive drivers, as well as serve as a stepping stone or proving ground for drivers looking to advance and compete at a professional level.
With that said, we still plan on having fun at each and every one of these events; before, during, and after. We hope to see you there! – USD