Words & Photography: Kevin Miller
March 11, 2017. It’s nine degrees Fahrenheit outside, fresh snow from the day before. What do you do for fun on a weekend in New England?
Lock City Drift have been organising events since 2012 in Hartford, Connecticut. They moved to Lime Rock Park for a short time until moving to Thompson Motor Speedway in Thompson, Connecticut. They also use another race track in Canaan, New Hampshire for other events throughout the season.
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The Lock City staff are incredibly dedicated to running a smooth event, and it shows. These individuals give drivers as much time as they can on the course to improve their skills and have a great day.
Today was one of the coldest days I have ever had shooting, but it turned into one of the best days I’ve had in a long time. They break up the drivers between three classes: A, B and C. The B and C drivers spent the day alternating on the skid pad and the A drivers had a portion of the road course to themselves for the whole day. I spent my day walking back and forth between the two areas seeing a lot of fantastic driving.
Surprisingly there were a lot of spectators despite the wind chill bringing the temperature close to zero. I can’t wait to go back to another Lock City event when it’s a bit warmer. Many thanks to the event organisers, drivers and spectators for making this a great day.