Dude Drifts Parking Garage Ramp Ballsy!

Dude Drifts To Top of Parking Garage

Write-up by Travis Wolcott. Video from Amazing and Crazy Videos.

If you're anything like me, you've looked up at multistory garages with their corkscrew ramps and thought about what they might be like echoing with the sound of horsepower and choked with tire smoke. If you're anything like the guy in this video, you thought that, remembered you had a hot-rodded little BMW 3-Series, some cameras, a buddy with a chase car and a couple of free minutes to drift it... without bothering to close it down.

Drifting is one of those guilty pleasures for many, even us road racers. I love watching the track come at me through the side window and practicing my dance moves, even if it's not the fastest way around. When a car is being held in a drift, it's hypersensitive to every new input on the throttle and steering, adjusting the angle and speed to suit your needs. It takes finely tuned car control, and a certain amount of bravery. In the case of the garage ramp, we can see an ample dose of throttle is letting the little BMW slither up the ramp, hanging the tail way out, smoke pouring off the back end. Just like we always imagined.

Those of you with drift cars know what I'm on about. For those of you who haven't given it a shot yet, I don't recommend your first practice to be on a garage ramp just wide enough to fit the length of your car in a slide. But still, when you do get it, it will never fail to put a smile on your face.

This Tokyo Drift-style exhibition is a reminder that you don't need the latest 600 hp supercar to have fun driving. Whatever you've got, find a way to enjoy it. That's what it's all about.


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I grew up in Stuart, FL and began racing when I was just 14 in go karts and began competing in endurance karting events. From there I trained in Formula cars with Skip Barber Racing Schools and won my first race in a Formula Dodge from pole. I graduated from Jensen Beach High School and moved to Colorado to attend the University of Colorado at Boulder. My first full season in a sports car came in 2010 with GO 4 IT Racing Schools when I claimed a National Championship in SCCA Club Racing in the Rocky Mountain Division in Showroom Stock B, setting 3 lap records, one of which still stands today at Miller Motorsports Park. In 2011, I raced two Spec M3 races, winning both of those from pole position. This year marked my introduction into professional racing in a 2012 Volkswagen Jetta GLI in the Pirelli World Challenge with Emich Volkswagen and 3ZERO3 Motorsports. I claimed two podium finishes from my first two professional events at two unfamiliar tracks working with renowned racers, Robb Holland and Gary Sheehan. In December 2012 I won my class at the 25 Hours of Thunderhill. My ultimate, personal racing goal is to compete at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

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