The majority of car enthusiasts have given their handbrake a small pull when the roads get a little covered with snow and briefly pretended like they were in Fast and The Furious: Tokyo Drift, but it’s always best to save that sort of behavior for the track. That’s part of the reason why ice racing has become so popular.
The other reason why ice racing is popular, as demonstrated by professional Formula Drift racer Vaughn Gittin Jr., it’s a ton of fun. Gittin Jr. recently tried his hand at ice racing and brought along an EcoBoost-powered Ford Mustang to see how it would do. With rear-wheel drive and ample power on tap, the four-banger Mustang seems like it would be a good choice for sliding about on a frozen pond or lake.
Even though Gittin is a Formula Drift champion, he still gets caught up in a bit of a wreck in his Mustang. This often happens in ice racing considering the field is almost always comprised of amateur drivers, which is why it’s probably not a wise idea to bring your brand new Mustang to an event.
We never thought we’d say this, but the video below have us wishing the roads were covered in the snow and ice again.