What is a Drifting Driving Experience?
Ready to learn to drift in a specialised drift car? You'll be taught the basics such as power slides, drift control and drift braking techniques. A high revving, tyre burning drift experience is one of the most exciting driving experiences out there.
Drifting is the art of driving at high speeds with the rear tyres of the vehicle sliding, whilst retaining control. On our drift experiences, we use a number of specially prepared drifting cars such as the Lexus IS2000, Skyline & 350Z, BMW M3, Caterham, Mazda Westfields and Porsche Caymans. These drift schools and events run at drift tracks across the country. Including Brands Hatch (Kent), Bovingdon Airfield (Hertfordshire), Donington Park (Leicestershire), Rockingham (Corby) and Birmingham Wheels Raceway. With Birmingham Wheels Raceway also hosting drift championships, amongst other activities.
Our action-packed drifting experience days are designed to teach you the basics and help develop your skills until you are a fully-fledged drifter! Drifting is becoming one of the most popular racing driving days in the UK, with more and more people wanting to learn how to drift. You can get involved in some sideways action with a gift voucher from the range of packages below.
As well as experiences and drifting lessons, Trackdays also offer drifting passenger rides. Perfect for juniors or attendees who aren’t confident behind the wheel.
All of our open gift vouchers make great unique gifts for loved ones, or an exciting treat for yourself. They're also perfect for corporate team-building days. If you know when and where you want to learn to drift, browse and select one of our available dates.
Learn How to Drift a Car
Whether you're a complete novice or you fancy yourself as the next Ken Block, we have a range of car drifting experiences to suit everyone's needs. So if you need an introduction to drifting, we've got you covered. If you're looking for something a bit more advanced, our exclusive 1-2-1 drifting course is right for you! With a range of specially modified drifting thoroughbreds ready and waiting, plus expert drifting tuition, we'll have you going sideways quicker than you can say tyre squeal!
One question we get a lot is 'can I learn to drift a car without a driving licence?' And whilst the short answer is yes. We do advise customers that you'll need to know how to drive and competently operate a manual car. This is to ensure attendee’s get the most out of their time out on the tarmac.
If you're looking for more information on the do's and don'ts of drifting, with advice from experts such as Scott Mansell, you can learn to drift a car with our illustrated tutorial. We cover the basics of drifting as well as how to star, maintain, transition and exit a drift.
You can book directly onto available drift day dates, or you can purchase an open gift voucher. Our drifting vouchers make the perfect Christmas gift, or birthday present. We have dates available all year round and at many locations across the country.
What is the Purpose of Drifting?
The average driver would no doubt begin to panic if their car started to slide sideways, But with drifting, this is the main objective. By learning to drift in a controlled environment, drivers are actually gaining valuable transferable skills that can be used in the real world should they inadvertently lose control of their car.
The quality of the drifting, for both professionals and amateurs, is judged on angles, speed, style and how well a line is maintained when powering through a corner sideways. The best cars for drifting are rear-wheel drive, manual cars with a handbrake. They don't need to be the most powerful cars in a fleet - with the 200SX being a firm favourite - but you could get a Ferrari to drift if you really wanted to.
From experienced professionals to hobbyists, to those who just want to give it a go, all manner of people are enjoying this unique way of driving. The driving style of drifting originated in the 1970s in Japan and since then, has spread worldwide, with drifting as a form of motorsport, and competitive drifting competitions becoming increasingly popular.