One event that we have yet to check out in person is the Powercruise USA show up at Brainerd International Raceway in Michigan. If “Powercruise” sounds familiar, that’s because you probably have seen tons of footage from the original event in Australia. They are a multi-event deal that includes drifting, roll racing, grudge racing, a late night party, and of course, powerskidding and an Aussie-style burnout contest. They encourage any and everything to come out and play, and that’s what caught our eye earlier today.
Drifting American cars should be a no-brainer, and we’ve seen some do real well, from Vaughn Gitten, Jr.’s Mustangs and Sam Hubinette’s Mopars in the professional levels to the infamous “Bubba Drift” El Camino and the “Slidebird” MN-12 Thunderbird. Which brings us straight to these two. The C4 Corvette is a no-brainer…say what you will about “sports car” and all of that junk, but the truth is that a C4 Corvette is a hoon machine waiting to happen and nobody is going to cry outside of maybe Bowling Green workers if it so happens to slap the wall. The Corvette makes perfect sense for the drift course. It’s short wheelbase, up on torque and capable. That isn’t what has our attention, however. That note goes to the Corvette’s dance partner in this tandem drift. That, friends, is a big freakin’ Cadillac hanging the tail as if it’s got something to prove. And it’s not half-assing it, either…that Caddy has some oats underneath the hood!
We might have more questions than answers, but click play on the video and you’ll understand why.