Photos by Greg "Glock" Szoda and words by ShockerJoe
GRIDLIFE rallied the troops from the Midwest to invade Road Atlanta for GRIDLIFE South. We drove through the night Thursday to show up to Road Atlanta at 8am. As soon as we showed up the pit area was packed with race cars, tow rigs, and drift jaunts- so began an epic weekend. Day one of GRIDLIFE South the drivers were learning the course. Road Atlanta is a whole different animal compared to Gingerman Raceway, which many people consider the “home track”. Gingerman Raceway is 2.2 miles long and has lots of room to run-off (or slide off). Road Atlanta is 2.5 miles long with some big changes in elevation and walls on parts of the race track.
This is a very light part one of our GRIDLIFE South coverage. There are way more photos coming of the drifting, time attack, partying, and car show. If you weren’t there you should have been.
If you are in the Mid-west there are a few more events on the GRIDLIFE calendar so check out http://grid.life for more information and dates.
This little BMW 2002 was one of the few older imports at involved in the racing over the weekend. It is rough but whats not to love. I didn’t even realize until I saw Gregg’s coverage that apparently it has a s2000 motor in it.
This Honda Civic came very close to breaking the front wheel drive record for Road Atlanta. That record is still held by Chris Rado. I recommend that the driver grow mutton chop side burns. I have inside info that is what gives Rado his edge. (Sorry Chris Rado [You’re not gonna read this so why am I apologizing?]) But I want to point out also that it was EXTREMELY hot this weekend and Chris had Scion Racing’s support too. (Chris don’t murder me.)