Here at Team Rowdy we look at Atlanta’s drifting history in two time periods, Before Rowdy and After Rowdy. Drifting first splashed onto the scene in this city at a racetrack over an hour outside the city. No, I’m not talking about Road Atlanta. The APC/Team Orange drift team did demos in 2003 at Atlanta Motor Speedway for NOPI Nationals a year before Formula D kicked off at Road Atlanta.
We consider ourselves lucky to have been exposed to drifting that was heavy influenced by Japanese drivers. In 2004 the Signal Auto drivers did demos at NOPI Nationals. In the early years of Formula D many Japanese dudes competed in cars built in Japan. We were super stoked to meet Haruguchi in 2007.