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The classes are small. The driver attention is high. The rewards are even higher. During my stint at Drift 101, it was myself attending alongside my friend Zack from The Smoking Tire. One of us would be out there with Naoki for 40 minutes at a time, then we'd come in and switch. We'd practice everything Naoki thought we needed to work on, and we'd do so until we had it down and could move on to the next exercise. You won't get that level of attention at most of the other driving schools out there, especially for the price we paid that included the very cars we'd be beating to hell.
The entire event left me wanting more. I'd learned what it takes to unsettle a car for all the right reasons. It can take a heavy foot to get a car sideways, but a smarter foot and hands to keep it there. You need all your senses and limbs working together to make this attempt at drifting come together. If you come in thinking your hot stuff, you'll leave humbled. If you come in with an open mind, you'll leave with tremendous skills to practice even further.
Want to get sideways? Check out Drift 101. It's worth every penny, as it will make you a better driver and you'll have an amazing time becoming that better driver.