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MotorMavens in November Super Street 2009 - All Star Bash Coverage with Risky DevilI was pretty stoked to pick up the November issue of Super Street to find the MotorMavens logo on the All Star Bash coverage that Antonio shot! One of these days I will make it out to California for one of these events. One of these days.

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Andy Sapp on the bank at Gresham Motorsports ParkI walked away from Southeast Drift’s Land of the Great at Gresham Motorsports Park unscathed and uneasy.Newly poured asphalt adorns the raceway, as Gresham itself is a freshly renovated facility. I don’t know if they have some sort of compound additive in the pavement, but the track has an immense amount of grip… making is VERY difficult for a 180hp tank to break loose. I was attempting to initiate faster than I have ever initiated… only to have the car set and hug the bank like I was going for a better lap time. The few occasions I could snap the car loose on the bank, it sucked the power dry from my rear wheels, pulling me right down toward the inner-wall. Fast.I (somehow) managed to qualify seventh, and was paired up with my buddy Dennis Mertzanis for the tandem comp. I didn’t feel comfortable running solo – let alone tandem, so I told Dennis to steer clear of me… that I was basically going to forfeit the run to him. Dennis went on to take home 2nd place.A fairly big-name in Atlanta’s drift scene approached me at the end of the day, and told me ‘this is the next level for drifting here’, and ‘that drivers are going to have to step it up if they want to participate’. This bothered me for several reasons… the biggest being FOR WHAT? This is grassroots drifting… it is supposed to be about having fun. What fun is wadding your car up into a wall, and having to sit the next season out because you ‘stepped it up’? For the majority of us who actually have an emotional stake in our cars – totaling it out trying to be a g-roots hero would be devastating. DEVASTATING.I probably will not be back to drive at Gresham. The risk just isn’t worth it to me… especially when I (and the rest of Atlanta, really) have nothing to prove. Drifting already has it’s superstars. I just want to have fun with my friends.andy-flip andy-flip andy-flip

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dmggm2_892rnAn awesome picture of Lieze c/o Carlos Richard!

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