It was at that moment, we instantly knew it was show time as the first car left the start line and headed into the first turn of this long drift layout. Our local Arizona drivers meant business claiming the top two positions. Qualifying 1st with 91 points was Austin Kregle in his 1995 Nissan 240sx S14, fresh with a Toyota 2JZ-GTE swap. Kregle worked up until the last minute to ensure his car was properly prepped for Round 1 of competition. With almost zero seat time with the new powerplant, Kregle proved himself a skilled driver as he blazed the track with style and set the bar for the remainder of the competition. For second place qualifier, Nick Gross with his fresh S14 set a strong score of 88 points. After battling engine gremlins in the last rounds of competition in 2016, Nick came back even more determined to earn a shot at [...]
Recently I have had the opportunity to meet Austin Kregle. He is an up and coming rookie drifter, with a lot of promise. We sat down and talked about future adventures for him and his car, as well as how he got started in a sport that not many people get involved in. Austin gave me a sneak peek into the dreams, beliefs, aspirations, and his hope to drift his way to the top.
Recently Austin got the opportunity to race at the new “Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park” According to Austin, it was a much better experience then previous times, and everyone in attendance could tell the staff worked really hard to make this event run as smoothly as it [...]