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Drifting: A fast and furious competition

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A drifting competition in Norman, Oklahoma, on June 1, 2019. (KTEN) A drifting competition in Norman, Oklahoma, on June 1, 2019. (KTEN)
A drifting competition in Norman, Oklahoma, on June 1, 2019. (KTEN) A drifting competition in Norman, Oklahoma, on June 1, 2019. (KTEN)
A drifting competition in Norman, Oklahoma, on June 1, 2019. (KTEN) A drifting competition in Norman, Oklahoma, on June 1, 2019. (KTEN)

NORMAN, Okla. -- You've probably heard of "drifting" from movies like The Fast and the Furious, but in Norman this past weekend, hundreds came out to see the sport in real life.

The goal is to keep your car sideways as you race around the track. And if you're following another drift car, to stay as close as possible.

"It's an adrenaline rush," said Ben Gibson, who's been drifting for five years. "It's never the same... even on the same track, the circumstances change each time. It was raining earlier, that changes everything up."

These guys and gals spend hundreds of hours working on their cars, some even building them from the chassis up. And the work never seems to stop, some changing things on their car year to year.

"Everything I did last year is completely different, because the car is so much different than last time," said Jack Davis, another drifting aficionado.

But once these drivers get on the track and show what they can do, they say all those hours are worth it.

"It's really good," Davis said. "Me, my buddies, all my friends have been working really hard for it. A lot of late nights in the shop, everything's starting to pay off."

Jack Davis walked away Saturday with a first place win, but he says no matter the outcome of each competition, he loves all the aspects of the sport.

"Probably just the people, the sport itself, and just throwing the car sideways is what I like to do," he said.

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