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Turismo Drift 2017

Drifting, meet Tornado.

Turismo Drift
Nashville, Tennessee

Turismo Drift is a drift competition held at Fairgrounds Speedway in Nashville, Tennessee. Turismo Drift boasts the largest drifting competition prize purse in the United States, at $5001 for first place. Check out some action from the 2017 event, including heavy storms and tornadoes which threw a curveball at the schedule.


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Quo Fata Ferunt

For the Creators

The Original Mario

Cincinnati, Ohio


Spending many evenings wrenching on cars, Mario is a fellow motorsports photographer and artist at White Crane Tattoo in Cincinnati, Ohio. Over the past several years, Mario has built and modified a beautiful Nissan Silvia S13 into exactly what he desired. Check out his clean JDM-inspired creation.



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Turismo Drift – Round 1 Nashville [2016]

Turismo Drift

Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway

Drivers converge on Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway in Nashville, Tennessee to battle in the first round of Turismo Drift, a four-event series centered around Tennessee. Featuring a payout of $5000 for first place, this is one of the largest purses in Drifting which certainly brought out a variety of challengers hungry for competition.

Eastbound and Down – Jerry Reed (Smokey and the Bandit Theme)
No Good – Kaleo



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Nick Thomas Racing 2015

Nick Thomas Racing

IG: DrftMnky

2015 Turned out to be a great year for veteran driver Nick Thomas of Nashville, Tennessee. After placing 2nd overall in the 2015 Midwest Drift Union Championship, Nick has earned his Formula Drift pro license and plans compete in Pro 2 in the upcoming years.


On the cameras:

Robert Taylor

Brandon Reinert


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We Are The Enthusiast – Drift Documentary [2015]

Season-Long Drift Documentary

In collaboration with Midwest Drift Union


‘We Are The Enthusiast’ is a quasi-documentary following a year in the life with Manji Cartel and the Midwest Drift Union. What started with no planning, no rules, and following only the spirit of adventure, quickly evolved into something more. We became immersed in the world of Pro-Amateur Drifting, follow the journey of hungry drivers as they compete with their roaring cloud machines all over the Midwest, fighting to be crowned Midwest Drift Union Champion and battling for one of three Formula-D Pro Licenses.

Round 1 takes place at Grissom Air Force Base located in Peru, Indiana. Grissom is an active military airport, and our action happens right on the now-unused Cold War bomber staging pads.

Round 2 brings our drivers to the curb-filled street course of Roosevelt Park in the Corktown district of Detroit, Michigan. How do they get permission, and how do we get more cities involved?

Round 3 packs Kil-Kare Raceway in Xenia, Ohio with a Car show, drag race and drift competition. Fast, sweeping banks, walls, and a tight infield were a great battlefield for the night-time finale.

Round 4 sends us to Gateway Motorsports Park on the banks of the Mississippi in Madison, Illinois. Gateway is a classic high-speed track which tests the drivers’ throttle commitment. Wheel-drops, sweeping turns and massive, lingering smoke clouds rounded out the 2015 Season.

Hell of a season it was.

¡MAYDAY! – Something In The Air ft. Femi Kuti
Fink – Warm Shadow
James Brown – The Payback
TheFatRat – Windfall
Tony Anderson – Eyes Wide Open


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Streets of Detroit 2015

Drifting Michigan Central Station

Midwest Drift Union

Michigan Central Station | Detroit, Michigan


This was a wild one. For the third year in a row, Midwest Drift Union blocks off the streets of Roosevelt Park in Detroit, Michigan for round 2 of the 2015 season. It gets rowdy in Detroit!

Jungle – X Ambassadors and Jamie N Commons
Good Times Roll – GRiZ x Big Gigantic

Shoutout to Detroit-local music producer GRiZ, keep making killer tunes.

On the Cameras:
Robert Taylor
Josh Engel
Brandon Reinert

Grissom Air Force Base – MDU Round 1 [2015]

Drifting an Active Military Base


Midwest Drift Uinion

Grissom Air Force Base | Peru, Indiana

Starting the 6th season of Midwest Drift Union, the 2015 Pro-Am season takes off with drivers gathering at Grissom Air Force Base.. With the passing of the cold war, Grissom’s dormant nuclear bomber staging pads play battlefield for our midwest drivers compete for the first round of points.


View MDU’s Round 2 of the 2015 Season Here: Streets Of Detroit [2015]


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Slideways at the Danger Zone

Danger Zone Back-Lot Bash


Southwest Ohio

The standard for underground grassroots drifting is back. Round two at the Danger Zone happens again just months following the first Manji Cartel outing. This is backyard drift.