Four Minutes of Drifting with a Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Work Truck
There’s nothing cooler to lots of gearheads than flying sideways through a corner, clipping curbs and throwing clouds of smoke in the wake. For those guys, drifting is a way of life and grassroots competitions at local racetracks are the perfect way for them to get their jollies.
However, while Ford Mustangs, Nissan 240SXs, and Mazda RX-7s dominate most of those events, the drift battle in question today features pickups exclusively. And even more than that, the trucks in this video aren’t lowered, stiffened trucks like Vaughn Gittin, Jr.’s Street Truck. Nope, they’re everyday work vehicles, driven to within an inch of their lives.
The video below features four minutes of balls-to-the-wall drifting carnage, starring a Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD. The truck even features a bed-mounted storage rack, proving that this thing went straight from jobsite to racetrack. We won’t spoil the video too much, but there is at least one blown tire and a few wickedly close calls stemming from some tandem drifting.
All the slipping and sliding is done on a closed course, and even though the drivers may not be professional racers, there’s an emergency crew just a few feet away in case anything ends poorly. It goes to prove that hooning a pickup is as much fun when it’s done safely, so if you’re on public streets, keep shiny side up and the wheels pointed in the right direction!