Drift Evolution puts modern spin on Hot August Nights
RENO, Nev. (News 4 & Fox 11) —
Drift Evolution is one of the newest events at Reno's annual Hot August Nights, but it's quickly becoming one of the most popular.
Custom vehicles take turns drifting around a track at the Reno Livestock Events Center.
The event started in 2016, but this year, organizers said they sold out of participation passes about a month and a half before Hot August Nights started. They said they had to turn some drivers away because they didn't have enough space.
The cars featured at Drift Evolution are much different than the typical classic vehicles most people picture when they think of Hot August Nights. Many of them were built in the '90's and have been customized specifically for drifting.
Tickets to get into the Livestock Events Center are $10. Pit passes are an additional $10-- those allow access to talk to the drivers, see the drift cars up close, and take a lap as a passenger on the track.
Drift Evolution is happening through Saturday, August 12 from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. CLICK HERE to learn more.
WATCH News 4's Olivia DeGennaro take a lap inside one of the drift cars below: