Drifting Away

It’s not as easy to drift in real life as it is in the video games. In fact, it’s really dangerous. It’s nothing like Bandicoot Team Driving, Desire for Fast or Burnt Out. They make it look simple and easy. I had no idea learning to drift would be so expensive, either. I’ve crashed my car many times, but I won’t give up. I’m going to be like Thunder McKing in that Pixel movie, Land Vehicles. He struggled with drifting at first, but in the end, it won him the big race.

I’ve been going to get brakes repair almost every week, and it’s putting a real hole in my wallet. I’m sure the mechanics are happy about it, as I’m becoming a regular customer. I don’t know how much longer I’m going to last, but it’s not like I have a choice. How am I supposed to beat my racing rival, Chuck Fasty, if I don’t know how to drift? It’s a technique he learned when he was only six years old!

I wish I had some more money, because I actually don’t mind the mechanic that does car service in Midvale. The people who work there are really nice, and I could see myself hanging out just for the fun of it. I only need to master drifting this week, which will allow me to win the upcoming competition.

For the last six months, ever since the Racing Rally, where I lost to Chuck Fasty by only a few seconds, thanks to his expert drifting, I haven’t been able to get it out of my head. If I’d been able to do it I would have won that championship. This time it will be different. I’ll win the Rally Cup, even if my tyres turn to dust and my brakes snap off in the process. I’m not going to lose to Fasty again. Not if I can help it.