BRASELTON, Ga. - The very first Formula DRIFT event was held at Braselton’s Road Atlanta back in 2004. In the years since, the series has grown in popularity and excitement – and this weekend, drivers are returning to place where it all began.
Formula DRIFT will take over the track at Road Atlanta Friday and Saturday, May 6-7. Drifting is the top motorsport in Japan and has grown in popularity here in the United States, and puts drivers to test as they slide their cars sideways through turns, losing traction on the tires but still controlling the vehicle. Right now, Formula DRIFT drivers are competing on the Road To The Championship, consisting of several two-day rounds (Road Atlanta is Round 2) on a single elimination bracket.
Good Day Atlanta’s Paul Milliken spent the morning at Road Atlanta, chatting with drivers hoping to bring home a win in Braselton.