Formula Drift in Long Beach with Sal Barbier, Scion’s Man on the Street
Sal Barbier, a correspondent for Scion’s Man on the Street series, took one of his BMX bikes out to Streets of Long Beach, the kickoff event of this year’s Formula DRIFT season. Feeling a little brave after going through drifting school, Barbier spoke with some of this year’s competitors, including Scion Racing members Ken Gushi, Ryan Tuerck and Frederic Aasbo. Later that day, Aasbo took first place.
Barbier got a little insight about what adjustments Gushi and Aasbo have made in their approach to the new season and what this year may hold for them. Later, he and Tuerck talked a little bit about video game preferences. Barbier also got some insight on what makes Streets of Long Beach different from the other drifting competitions that usually take place on tracks and road courses. And we have say, none of the drivers seemed too excited about Barbier’s offer to sit shotgun while he drove them around for a couple laps, offering pointers.