Nissan 240SX rain drift El Toro car opposite lock

Today was drift day at El Toro. Interesting events, interesting crowd. It rained until about noon, making driving and shooting difficult. Then the sky cleared up and all was well.

Drifting creates some great opportunities for the photographer, but it isn't easy. Panned shots are important and this skill always involves a degree of trial and error. The optimal snap shows the rear wheel spinning while the front wheel is turned and locked. Skids and smoke is a plus. Here's what five hours of shooting yielded.

I picked up a Nikon f/2.8 70-200 from Calumet. I was hoping for something longer and prime, but that's all they had available.