In the world of drifting, there's hardly any time to react or be scared when you're racing on the track orpracticing so it's vital that the driver is very confident. You have to think very fast and be fully committed
before you drift. “When I‟m behind the wheel, I learned to be very confident and to be very
smart on thedecisions that I make. I don't look back either. You have to have determination and full commitment whenyou decide something. I think that's what got me so far when it comes to drifting.
Drifting is a sport where you can't be in total control all the time
. There‟s just so many factors involved.
But Lance learns from every experience, whether if he incurred errors or whether if
a remarkable run.
“I probably went through about 5 cars to where I am now. There was one time when I was pract
icing lateat night in the mountains. I crashed into the mountain and it was raining. I flipped over and my car was allmessed up. It didn't stop me -- the next day I was drifting again!"Drifting is one of the most expensive sports to be involved in. Not only because of the cost and themaintenance of the vehicle, but also because, at every run, the cost of tires is immense. Each tire costs atleast $180. On a good day, Lance normally burns 8 to 10 tires a day!
not also unusual if he burns outtwo tires every four minutes.During the early days of his racing career, for the love of his sport, Lance sold virtually everything heowned. Plus, despite his busy racing schedule, he still holds a job. Becoming a licensed pro definitelyhelped in furthering his career as sponsors began to support his endeavors.
Be the Car
Not to mention dangerous, the high-performance, fine precision sport of drifting takes an awful lot offocus, coordination, and technique.
Being in the driver‟s seat requires being on
e with the car. Multipletasks and actions becomes a single fluid motion. Like the conductor of an orchestra, Lance creates adrifting symphony from all the minutiae. The result is a graceful and powerful combination of art,technology, and human ingenuity in perfect harmony. A masterpiece.
“When I enter a turn, whether if it‟s the first time or
the same turn
several times around, it‟s always
kind, and can‟t be replicated
. Often, I just feel my way and respond to the car, engine,speed, slide,
all the different details become touchpoints that help guide me through the slide...
Lance explains.Drifting is definitely a precise sport. You need to have a keen mind, inherent talent, and a well-tuned,perfectly conditioned, rear-wheel drive car with excellent suspension.