This is not an accident.The driver of this car wants the back end to spin causing it to drift around an object or return. It’s called drifting or drift racing and it’s a driving skill first popularized in Japan in the 1970s.Friday in Jordan’s capital Amman 16 racers competed to represent the kingdom and an upcoming regional competition in Beirut.
This is the most important race in the Middle East, the preparation for it is different.The excitement level is different because it has a special taste as the winner represents Jordan, his country in another country.Raafat Haron won first place in the contest which promotes safe driving by encouraging racers to stay on the track not on the street.
Race track is safer, all safety measures are taken.If God forbid a fire breaks out, in the car there are fire extinguishers on the track that quickly put out the car. In the streets if something like this happens it could harm citizens, the driver might also hurt himself.
Energy drink maker Redbull organized Jordan’s eighth car park drift and Friday was the country’s largest drifting championship organized event;a panel of judges evaluated contestants on driving accuracy, engine noise, car design and the trail of smoke they left in their drift.
Arash Arabasadi, VOA News.