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Koss Motorsports Alabama Drift, SPL, Car Show Championship
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July 28th 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM
*The times shown may change, depending on DST settings
Where: Joe Davis Stadium, 3125 Leeman Ferry Rd, Huntsville, Alabama 35801
Contact: Steve 803-320-3193 www.kossmotorsports.com


From the facebook event listing:

KMS Alabama Drift, SPL, Car Show Championship!!!
No WayZ but Side WayZ Tour Championship $5000.00+ Cash
Calling All Imports, Sport Compacts, Mini Trucks, Classic, Street Rods, Muscle Cars, Trucks & Bikes for the KMS Drift Tour In Alabama
2 Great Dates:

July 28th 2-10ish (Drivers in at 12 Noon)
October27th Halloween Drift 10-6 (Drivers in at 8AM)

Location:
Huntsville Stars Baseball Stadium
3125 Leeman Ferry Rd.
Huntsville, Alabama 35801
Will Have:
KMS Kutie Contest, Food, Vendors, Wing Eating Contest
Bands, DJ, Car Show, Car Meet, Sound Off & Glow Off, Swap Meet and Much More
General Admission $15.00/$10.00 ($5.00 off with coupon printed from site or on flyer)

Car Show or Sound Off: $30.00 Driver Only, with judging around 5:30-6pm.

Car Meet: $20.00 Driver and Passanger

Drifting: $75.00 Pre Register (closes 1 month before) and $90.00 after that Day of 105.00
Tandem Team Battle: $40.00 dollar buy in per team, Winning team will receive all monies/purse


Glow Off: $20.00

Autocross:


Sponsors:
Koss MotorSports, KMS Drift, Hooters, Dyno On The Go, Rockauto
PAS Mag (Performance Auto and Sound), Car Show Nationals
more info www.kossmotorsports.com
Steve 803-320-3193
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Series Info: http://www.kossmotorsports.com/KMS_D...p_Series-2.pdf
Series Schedule: http://www.kossmotorsports.com/2012_Series_Schedule.pdf
Registration Link http://kossmotorsports.com/kms-drift/
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I also need 1 respectable / Dependable person for running / managing the AutoX.

The way we prefer to run AutoX is sort of like a "Test n Tune". Our last 2 events that we have added AutoX to have done quite well, we pulled in 25-30 drivers. Each driver had about 30-40 passes by the end of the day under their belt. Which is far more passes then any autox event I've personally ever attended.

If you are interested / Have some one in mind, Call me @ 386 438 9012

my name is Brent.
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It had been a few months since the first ever official drift event in Huntsville, and today's event was gearing up to be even bigger than the last with drift, autocross, and a car show at the same venue at the same time. Over 45 drifters registered even with the extreme heat that had a few drivers cutting out early. Even Grant who was helping me with event coverage almost passed out from the heat. Special thanks to Anthony (gorkoracing) for catching him before he got too far gone, and Luke from site sponsor Wheel Fix-It help keeping us all hydrated. I would've been heat exhausted too if it wasn't for them.

My day started a bit later than I wanted since I couldn't prep cameras ahead of time. But the commute was interesting as I ran into this very unique vehicle:





Once I got to the event, I found Grant had already covered the car show and paddock areas. One of the requests from the drivers in the last event was for more video. So this time, Grant primarily shot pictures while I shot video. And thanks to a new memory card, I was able to shoot almost 2 hours of video. The only disadvantage to this much video is that reviewing takes, well, 2 hours. Much different than photos that can be reviewed one a second. But hopefully the drivers will find the efforts worth the wait.

Grant and I weren't the only ones shooting media. Lots of photographers were out there--many just starting out. I gave out a lot of free advice while shooting video, and you can hear some of it amongst the sound of screeching tires. The funny thing is, most people were trying to shoot manually versus letting the ultra-smart cameras do what they're good at. I'm not saying shoot fully automatic, but most of the time getting a killer shot is more about framing and being at the right place than camera settings. And a shot like this illustrates that point well--shot with a used camera that costs only $100 and with no post-processing:


The event arrangement was a bit different than last time--the previous drift lot was used for parking/paddock; the previous parking/paddock lot was used for autocross; and the previous car show lot was now used for drift. The drift course was a bit more technical than the last, and it did take the drivers a few runs to get smooth. But once that was accomplished, tandem runs opened a whole new challenge.

There were three main clipping cones, but what always caught my eye were the light poles. No one hit them (as far as I know), but there were a few close calls. Luckily all the drivers are well versed in car control, so any contact would have been more of 'love tap' than anything. And there was some really amazing car control during the tandem runs--much of it captured on video.

It rained for a short period, but that didn't stop the events, including the drifting, which lasted well into the evening. And since the parking lot lights were not on, it was drifting in the dark--and even tandem in the dark. Luckily, I can shoot nightvision video and have an infrared extender, so I have a lot of that captured on film.

When I left at 9:45pm, I was pretty exhausted. But the drifting was still in full effect with a DJ spinning some tunes into the night. See everyone next time!
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Does Suspension Techniques make a rear bar for the 240? They made one for the Altima that was 22mm and made the car handle so much better. I'd be looking for the thickest rear bar I can find.
probably i haven't checked


car is almost fixed just need to re install everything

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I'd definitely check them out as their bar completely changed my Altima. I didn't have to do s-turns anymore to load the rear suspension and I used brake-induced oversteer to set myself up for the next corner when autocrossing.

Great to hear it's coming back together! And you have a few months to get any bugs worked out too.
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mhm and a few months to get used to the stiff suspension
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7/28/12 KMS Drift Event and Car Show - Huntsville, AL


Forgot to post my stuff up, Samir. It was good to see you again! Quit being such a stranger! LOL
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Forgot to post my stuff up, Samir. It was good to see you again! Quit being such a stranger! LOL
Thank you Jay! It was good to see you too! You know how it is getting used to the balance. The woman always comes first! I keep seeing Jenny and your daughter every month at First Weds. My how she's growing!
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Thank you Jay! It was good to see you too! You know how it is getting used to the balance. The woman always comes first! I keep seeing Jenny and your daughter every month at First Weds. My how she's growing!
Yes she is growing like a weed. I couldn't be more proud. Next thing you know, she'll be driving. I can't wait to build something with her!
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I remember her just being in the stroller earlier this year at First Weds. Now, she's walking along driving her mom nuts, lol.
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