Drifting Techniques for Driving School Instructors & Grip Racers

10/13/2017

Drifting Techniques for Driving School Instructors & Grip Racers




We had a few students with driving instructor background without previous drifting experiences.


Gary C. took our course mainly for fun and to see if there were some techniques that we use for drifting could directly apply to his students from "out-of-control" to "under-control."


Did you know there are different type of spins?

Do you know how to avoid spins on track?

If you could control your car better, you could drive safer and faster.  If you have fear to be out of control, our specialized drifting program will help you to understand WHY it happens and HOW you can control better from slower speed.

We recommend minimum of 2-Day lesson to try out 2nd gear speed.  To be more consistent and try out faster speed, we recommend minimum of 3-Day lesson.


Contact us for more details with your goal.



Below was the testimony from Gary.

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Yoshie,

I cannot tell you have much fun I had spending three days with Drift School USA at Willow Springs Raceway. Taka's instruction was flawless and enabled me to do things in a car I never dreamed possible. I don't know how long it will take to get the smile you and Taka put on my face. A thoroughly enjoyable and unforgettable experience that I would recommend to anyone with a bucket list!

Best Regards, Gary Church

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New to Drifting?

  • Have you ever heard of "Thumbs Up Driving"?
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    It is highly recommended style how to hold the steering wheel for both drifting and grip racing purposes.
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    When you learn how to counter-steer, it is safe to position your thumbs out from the steering wheel.
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    Don't hold steering wheel like no tomorrow, and don't grab shift knob for no reason while just cursing.
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    Relax your hands and happy driving!

  • As you know, "HABITS" are difficult to break!
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    If you have been driving for a while and don't feel like improving much, you might have bad driving habits!
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    It is very important to analyze the issues and to have right coaches to make the adjustments in right ways.
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    It is better to find them sooner than too late, right?
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    Let us evaluate and analyze your driving skills for improvement!

  • Haste makes Waste. Don't rush!
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    Take your time to set up the car & feel the car for each change you make.
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    We know many people had changed the car set ups at once to save money and time.
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    They realized cars didn't handle the way they expected, more like...they made them worse than before.
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    They ended up spending more money and time to make it work right.
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    So, change the set up 1 by 1.

  • Basic Level Rental Car:
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    Red Nissan 240SX (S14)
    Stock KE24DE Engine: 120HP
    330mm Steering Wheel
    Semi-Bucket Seat
    Megan Racing Coilover / Arms
    Mechanical LSD


    One of the most common drift cars available. Aftermarket parts availability is one of the reasons to make this car as a keeper.
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    Red Lexus IS300
    Stock 2JZ-GE Engine: 210HP
    Semi-Bucket Seat
    Megan Racing Custom Coilover / Arms
    Mechanical LSD
    Steering Angle Modification


    Heavy car with decent torque. Rotation speed of car is slower because of the weight and longer wheelbase design. Now Lexus IS300 is getting popular in drifting scene.

  • Basic-Intermediate Level Rental Car:
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    White Toyota Corolla GT-S (AE86)
    Stock 4AG Engine: 90HP
    Full Bucket Seat
    Megan Racing Coilover / ArmsSteering Angle Modification


    Same Car Driven by Taka Aono, Tuchiya Keiichi, Takumi Fujiwara (Initial D), known as the great car to learn driving techniques.
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    Intermediate-Advance Level Rental Car:
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    White Nissan 240SX (S14)
    Stock VQ35DE Engine: 280HP
    330mm Steering Wheel
    Semi-Bucket Seat
    Megan Racing Coilover / Arms
    Mechanical LSD


    Nissan 350z Engine Equipped with 6 SPD. Feels more powerful than original 350z due to the light weigh chassis.

  • Advance Level Rental Car:
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    Dark Blue Toyota Corolla GT-S (AE86)
    Turbo 4AG Engine: 290HP
    Full Bucket Seat
    Megan Racing Coilover / Arms
    Mechanical LSD
    Hydraulic e-brake
    Roll Cage


    Same Car Driven by Taka Aono, Tuchiya Keiichi, Takumi Fujiwara (Initial D), known as the great car to learn driving techniques.
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    Light Blue Lexus IS300
    Turbo 1JZ-GTE Engine: 500HP
    Full Bucket Seat
    Megan Racing Custom Coilover / Arms
    Welded Diff
    Steering Angle Modification
    Hydraulic e-brake
    Roll Cage


    As of now, mainly used by Yoshie for drifting practice and future competition purposes.

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