I’m sure many of you who have been involved in Drifting in the Southeastern US recall the glory days of grassroots events from Southeast Drift at Turner Field in Atlanta, Georgia. This events were not only a blast, but they helped pave the way for the growth of Drifting as a sport throughout the southern US.
Many things have changed over the years, and although events at Turner Field are now headed by S2 Events, they are still an integral part of the grassroots motorsports scene. The most recent change is an ordinance passed by the Atlanta city council that prohibits Drifting on private property located within 1000 feet of a residential zone district. This ordinance is aimed directly at Drifting and would effectively eliminate Drifting at Turner Field and places like in the Atlanta area. It does not touch on the sound levels at Braves games, auto-X events, etc. So it’s very clear that we as a community are being singled out.
Read the actual amendment here
We can make a change to this amendment though. It is the hope of the Drifting community to convince Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed to Veto this amendment and convince the council to remove the ordinance after the Veto. There are several ways YOU can help make this happen.
1) Sign the following petition
2) Contact the Mayor of Atlanta KasimReed.com
3) Share this on your social networks. The more support, the better.
Please keep in mind that if you choose to contact Mayor Reed, do so with kindness and maturity in mind. We want to show the Atlanta city council how these Drift events are a positive impact not only on Atlanta’s economy but on people in general. Show them that we are a proud community of motorsports enthusiasts and we love what we do.