April 26th saw hundreds of Nissan die-hards and car enthusiasts alike come from all over the Pacific Northwest to Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, Washington for this year's NissanFest. Put on by NWMOTIV.com, NissanFest is a spectacle of car culture. Within the playground of Evergreen's gates, spectators and enthusiasts found a car show full of beautiful customized Nissans and Datsuns, an Autocross Time Attack, and a thundering drift competition. The drift competition provided the grand finale for the event as the grandstands were filled with clouds of tire smoke, the smell of burnt rubber you could lather on like after shave, and the roar of booming V8s and screaming turbos. Mechanical troubles plagued several of the drivers during the event, with one even having to push start his car each time it was his turn to battle. Despite the gremlins, the competition saw spectacular, hard fought battles and a few untimely collisions leaving doors crunched in or bumpers dangling by zip ties. When the smoked had cleared, 1st, 2nd and 3rd place went to Erich Hagen, Cameron Moore, and Matt Vankirk respectively. Congratulations to them and all the participants of NissanFest, who helped make this an amazing experience.
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