Grandpa Ron and I had fun at the first round of the Formula Drift season held in Long Beach last weekend. We met up with Al Rios, a close family friend and lead mechanic for the Drift Patrol car driven by Dan Pina. We all had dinner at Papalucci’s with Tony Brakohiapa and his crew and talked about the day’s events. Tony came in 7th so he has a great start for the season. Here is Tony’s video from last year. Dan will be back next week (and I think Tony will be, too) for the team drifting that will be going on as part of the Long Beach Grand Prix. I’ll try to get some photos uploaded soon.