D1 Ain’t Scared of Rain (video gallery)
by Zack Klapman
Driving in the rain is one of my favorite things to do. You get easy sliding at lower speeds, less tire wear, and without announcing your actions to the world with tire squeal. And then there’s hitting big puddles at 60MPH. Nothing like car-made geyser. Whenever it rains, I find an excuse to drive.
While some other motorsports believe it goes against god to drive in the rain (You do NOT drive through his tears!!), the ones we like push right through, rain or shine. Obviously, for rally or F1, it’s old news, but I didn’t think a professional drift event would stay on in the rain. But they do. This year at the Odaiba round of the D1 Grand Prix, it was pouring rain. It wasn’t just damp; there were serious puddles on the course. That made for some sick photos and video. SpeedHunters brought it our attention with their sick photo gallery, and YouTubers provided the video clips, which we’ve assembled below. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going rain dancing.
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