Albuquerque man encourages drivers to street race safely

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – An Albuquerque man is actually encouraging drivers to street race, just not on city streets.

Videos of cars flying down Albuquerque streets are common. In some cases, it’s led to serious crashes.

“It’s super dangerous,” said Dan Brockett.

That’s why Brockett is trying to put the brakes on it, by letting drivers get it out of their systems at Sandia Speedway.

“If you guys want to come out here and do it in a safe way, we can make that happen,” said Brockett.

Brockett started legal drift events at the Speedway years ago. He admits it hasn’t always been easy to get participants. But he said when they do come, they keep coming back.

“They’ve never done anything like this before, and they’re having a blast,” said Brockett.

In just the past year though, he said his events are getting much bigger.

“Jon Jones, the MMA fighter, came out, he had a blast,” said Brockett.

On Saturday, both first-time racers and regulars agreed, the experience at the Speedway was unbeatable.

“Even if you were going to take part in illegal street racing, it’s definitely not as fun as coming out here,” said one driver.

“Either here or the drag strip or anywhere where you can race in a safe environment, that’s what we’re pleading for you guys to do here,” said Brockett.

At the drifting events, drivers wear helmets. Ambulances and fire trucks are also nearby in case someone does gets hurt.

For more details on the events, click here.

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