Chiba Damashii, or “Chiba Soul” drift event was on last weekend at Mobara Twin.
It’s a yearly event open to drifters from Chiba, the prefecture to the east of Tokyo, and the home of numerous famous tuning shops teams. Most of the famous Chiba drift teams like Sexy Knights, Illusion, Magician, Funky and Rookies were there in force, and rather than being a display of technically good drifting, it’s more about making lots of Chiba-style smoke and open-wastegate noise.
Most of my pics of the event are going to Drift Tengoku, so until I figure out what I can post here, enjoy these videos in the meantime!
Nikko Circuit’s heavily cambered track edges can make for some fun drifting if you mess around with them. While it’s not something that most drivers normally do, standing near the final corner and egging them on does seem to help a bit. Here’s a few pics from a TGS track day earlier this year.
First up are Funky Racing’s Subleader and Gojappe.