Watch a Supra Pro Drifter Almost Take Out the Crowd

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As a guy who used to be a regular spectator at more or less official hooning events during his early teenage years, I can confirm that the first row "seats" are actually the worst. That’s where you get all the rubber pieces, dust and rocks, so, in your pursuit for the perfect view, you may end up serving as a... filter for the people behind you.
Before you point out that safety rules governing official events prevent this from taking place, there’s a little clip you need to see. The cameraman who captured the footage was nearly taken out by a drifter who happened to clip the barrier right where the camera guy was sitting.

The drift machine, a Supra, could be seen coming close to the side barrier, but the cameraman decided to remain in position, so that he could capture the perfect frames. While he did achieve his goal, the Supra’s super-sized wing, which didn’t care about the protection element, could’ve gotten thge guy into pretty deep trouble.

In fact, as the Supra comes sliding close to the wall, you can see one of the other spectators as she pushes herself backwards in order to prevent any unwanted aerodynamic moments. Amusingly enough, there’s another spectator who, despite not aiming to film anything, choose the passing Supra’s debris shower.

On many such occasions, people blame the drivers for not paying attention, but this was a pro drifter doing his stuff during an organized event. We’re talking about Gatebill here, a Norwegian location that has seen a ton of motorsport action. Look closely and you’ll notice the crowd shouldn’t have been there in the first place.

As the drivers who used to perform in Group B rallying can confirm, it is the spectator/cameraman’s choice whether he risks his life for the thrills, be they professional or personal.

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About the author: Andrei Tutu
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In his quest to bring you the most impressive automotive creations, Andrei relies on learning as a superpower. There's quite a bit of room in the garage that is this aficionado's heart, so factory-condition classics and widebody contraptions with turbos poking through the hood can peacefully coexist.
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