Red Bull Drift Shifters is the brainchild of Mad Mike Whiddett. The premise is simple: have a drifting competition judged completely electronically on a pinball machine inspired course. The drifters have to try and link as many of the sensor points on the obstacles to rack up a high score. Electronic markers mounted on each car register it’s speed, angle and proximity as it passes by sensor points. Mad Mike hand picked New Zealand’s top 8 drifters as well as bringing in Daigo Saito, Matt Powers and Samuel Hubinette from Japan and the US. It’s a pretty cool idea that led to some exciting competition.
Source: Red Bull on YouTube