Drift Experiences

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Passenger Experience (6 laps, 2 cars)

Welcome to the venue, you will be greeted by our staff and given a safety and information briefing where we can answer all your questions about the day. Then, choose a helmet and we'll get you strapped into one of our specially-prepared cars ready for your high-speed experience! Our first driver will take  you for three adrenalin-filled laps of our track - powering into corners completely sideways and exiting in a haze of screaming engine and screeching tyres. Buckled in tight, you get the chance to feel what drifting is like from the heart of the action. Experience the track's undulations, exhilarating race along the walled straight, sideways initiation into the following corner, and be breath-taken as the driver brakes heavily into our technical chicane section.

We give you just enough time to get your breath back, when we buckle you up into the second drift-prepared car. Again, helmets on and we're ready to get back out on track again for three more high-octane laps. With a better idea of the circuit, this gives you time to understand how the driver controls the car as it glides round our grippy tarmac circuit. Passengers also get to enjoy the experience of two different cars, with two different drivers - both of whom will be hoping were the passenger's favourite!

Passengers will return from the cars to be greeted by their friends and family who can watch and take photographs from our viewing terrace. If anyone wants to go again, or wants to get their friends to get out in the car just let us know and we can have them join in the fun! Passengers and their party (of up to 4) are welcome to spend the rest of the day on-site to enjoy our facilities including track cafe, and can have free admission to stay and watch the day's drifting action from our public drift customers. A great event for anyone aged 12 and over!

Starter (Bronze) Drift Experience

A great experience for those who have no knowledge or experience of drifting - or for those who have played endless games of Forza but as yet haven't had the chance to experience rear wheel drive and a welded diff! Using our own specially-prepared BMW 3 Series cars, we give you the chance to get out on track and master the physics behind drifting. 
On your arrival to the venue we’ll get you signed on, and into our briefing area. One of our instructors will take you through the day and explain the venue, the cars and the techniques we’re going to get you demonstrating. You’ll get a technical explanation of what we’re looking for and will show you to what to pay attention to in our live demonstrations. We operate in small groups of four per car – meaning there is ample opportunity to explain the experience to you and let you ask any questions if there’s anything more you might wish to know. Whilst theory definitely has its place – we believe the best way to learn is with you behind the wheel, and we know you’ll be keen to get started!

Lesson 1: Handbrake Turns: Down in our smooth tarmac playpen areas, you’ll learn to get a feel of the car. Everyone’s probably attempted a handbrake turn in a darkly lit car park at some point – but we’re going to show you how it’s done properly using our Hydraulic Handbrake setup. Balancing the throttle, clutch, handbrake and steering we take you out and demonstrate the manoeuvre, and then it’s over to you for three attempts at getting the car sideways using the handbrake.

Lesson 2: Donuts: Revs up, drop the clutch and let those tyres screech! We demonstrate this for you, drifting the car in a perfect circle and then you’re back in the hot seat for three attempts at this technique. Now used to the car, we find pupils get their confidence up and have a great time trying to perfect that circle round the cone.

Lesson 3: Figure of 8: If pupils got the hang of the donut, we’ll get them straight into learning the art of the transition. Learning how to shift the weight left to right across the car, pupils will start steering from the rear, using the power of the big BMW engines to steer the car round the course. This gives pupils a chance to really show off! If anyone’s feeling less confident or wants to spend more time mastering the Donut – our instructors are more than happy to work with you and set a goal for the day that suits you!

Lesson 4: Game of Drift!: Full of knowledge, skill and confidence – it’s time to do battle! Our pupils will set out onto the course and will have their instructor demonstrate a full corner from the track, showing them how to initiate the drift with the handbrake, and use “clipping” cones to fine tune their lines and accuracy around the corner. Pupils will then jump in and have five attempts to master this, as our course official judges them. The stakes are high and pressure’s on – who will be the winner for the day?

High Speed Passenger laps: Before we get you back into the Office to finish the day we’ve got more in store for our pupils. We bring a selection of high specification cars with uprated power, body modifications and uprated steering kits to each event and get you buckled into our passenger seats for three adrenalin-filled laps of our custom-designed track. Some of our high-speed passenger laps include BMW M3, BMW M5, Nissan Skyline, Nissan 200SX/Silvia, Toyota Chaser and Toyota Supra. Pupils will have a chance to see the same techniques they’ve learnt put into action on track, feel the G-force, and get a chance to realise they’ve now got the basic knowledge to help them take their drifting story to the next stage…  

Debrief: Full of adrenalin - we'll try to bring you back to earth and get everyone in for our informal prize giving, where the winner of Game of Drift will be announced! You will have time to find out more about the venue and our events, and grab a quick chat with the staff to find out how you got on during the day and how we can help you for your next visit!
Please allow 2 ½ hours from arrival to departure.
Total time in the cars is approx. 15mins.
Small group sizes, maximum 4 per instructor and car. Free Entry for all Spectators, extra passenger experiences for family and friends will be available on the day of the experience (subject to availability) - so please just ask a member of staff! 

Intermediate (Silver) Drift Experience

This course is designed for the novice drifter who has either completed our Starter Drift experience and wants more - or for those who want more intensive tuition on their journey towards becoming a competent drifter. On your arrival to the venue we’ll get you signed on, and into our briefing area. One of our instructors will take you through the day and explain the venue, the cars and the techniques we’re going to get you demonstrating. You’ll get a technical explanation of what we’re looking for and will show you to what to pay attention to in our live demonstrations. We operate in small groups of four per car – meaning there is ample opportunity to explain the experience to you and let you ask any questions if there’s anything more you might wish to know. Whilst theory definitely has its place – we believe the best way to learn is with you behind the wheel, and we know you’ll be keen to get started!

Lesson1: Handbrake entries and Donuts: Down in our smooth tarmac playpen areas, you’ll learn to get a feel of the car. Lesson one brings together two techniques normally taught separately in our starter experience. We’ll demonstrate the art of the drift initiation using the hydraulic handbrake fitted to our cars – balancing the clutch and handbrake and working with the car’s steering to let it slide through your hands. When the moment is right, it’s back on the power and we’ll show you how to control this to maintain your drift angle round a cone, into a perfect circle or “Donut”. After a bit of practice, you will start to increase and decrease the sizes of the donuts to gain an understanding of placing the car where it needs to be whilst sliding sideways.

Lesson 2: Transitions and Figure of 8: This is the drifter's terminology for changing direction the car is moving whilst keeping it in a constant drift. The transition is well known for being one of the most thrilling and sometimes the most tricky skills to master! This is the perfect introduction for our pupils, building up their confidence and ability in preparation for linking corners together as the track changes direction - and also helping them adjust their racing line through a corner. Using a combination of steering input and careful throttle control, pupils will be coached on how to perform a  seamless Figure of 8 - once they master this skill they will find themselves able to point the car in the direction that they wish to follow around our safe playpen areas.

Lesson 3: Drift Initiations: Learning several different techniques for initiating the slide, pupils will have to enter a test corner - swinging the back of the car out, correcting the steering and place the car at the perfect angle (known as initiating the drift). When they get to grips with this, the instructors will encourage them to keep the car at this angle, using power and steering to drift around all the way round the corner and and exiting in a controlled, stylish fashion!

Lesson 4: Drifting a corner: Here we get to put new found skills and put them into practice on one of the corners of our world famous track. With real kerbs and blind corner exits, the pupils will initiate their drift, then keep the car balanced uing power and steering to drift around the corner. Exiting the corner, insructors will be encouraging pupils to follow the correct line through the corner - pupils who do it right will be able to lightly brush our exit clipping point with the rear of the car!

Lesson 5: Game of Drift!: Full of knowledge, skill and confidence – it’s time to do battle! Our pupils will set out onto the course and will have their instructor demonstrate a full corner from the track, showing them how to initiate the drift with the handbrake, and use “clipping” cones to fine tune their lines and accuracy around the corner. Pupils will then jump in and have five attempts to master this, as our course official judges them. The stakes are high and pressure’s on – who will be the winner for the day?

High Speed Passenger laps: Before we get you back into the Office to finish the day we’ve got more in store for our pupils. We bring a selection of high specification cars with uprated power, body modifications and uprated steering kits to each event and get you buckled into our passenger seats for three adrenalin-filled laps of our custom-designed track. Some of our high-speed passenger laps include BMW M3, BMW M5, Nissan Skyline, Nissan 200SX/Silvia, Toyota Chaser and Toyota Supra. Pupils will have a chance to see the same techniques they’ve learnt put into action on track, feel the G-force, and get a chance to realise they’ve now got the basic knowledge to help them take their drifting story to the next stage…  

Debrief: Full of adrenalin - we'll try to bring you back to earth and get everyone in for our informal prize giving, where the winner of Game of Drift will be announced! You will have time to find out more about the venue and our events, and grab a quick chat with the staff to find out how you got on during the day and how we can help you for your next visit!

Although our Silver Experience is made up of the above sessions the syllabus is extremely flexible. The instructors will work on 1-2-1 with pupils and will adjust the course as necessary to make sure pupils progress task that they have been set before moving onto the next one. The learning process is tailored to the individual pupils needs through out the session.  This makes sure everyone is progressing at a rate they are comfortable with, but also having a great time as they do it! 

Please allow 4 ½ hours from arrival to departure.
Total time in the car is approx. 1 hours.
Small group sizes, maximum 4 per instructor and car. Free Entry for all Spectators, extra passenger experiences for family and friends will be available on the day of the experience (subject to availability) - so please just ask a member of staff!