Event Types

Lock City Drift Events

Hosted at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park in Thompson CT, we offer a wide variety of drift events from the seasoned drift veteran looking for a weekend of sliding through the corners with their friends, to novice drivers looking for their first on track experience.

Grassroots Drift Days

These events are open to all drivers of any skill level with a car meeting the rules and regulations. Time slots broken up by skill level and group, driver spots are limited to maximize seat time for everyone.​​​​ Course layouts will change per event. Event registration is typically opened up one month prior to the event date.

Drift Lessons and Clinics

Ten person clinics are held every Friday before a grassroots event. These small group sessions let students get plenty of 1-on-1 time with instructors and tons of seat time. From private 1 on 1 hourly lessons to small group tandem instruction, we have the program for you! No Car? No problem, rent our drift ready 2013 Scion FRS Turbo or BMW e46!

Staggered Motorsports Festival 2024

We are returning to Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park for the 6th year in a row. Staggered is more than just a car show – it is now a multi-day motorsports festival. The track will be hot all day starting with Time Attack Racing and Drifting on Friday through Saturday night. Saturday night after the track goes cold we will have live DJs playing a sets out in the paddock to bring the nightlife vibe. Sunday is the traditional Staggered Auto Show you know and love full of amazing rides, your favorite vendors and more food truck options than you can shake a muffler at. Participants are welcome to camp Friday and Saturday night and enjoy the car show Sunday, we hope to make this the best three day weekend of the year!

Drift Demos

Do you want an action packed halftime show at your event? Maybe you’re looking to add a motorsports demo to add some excitement to your car show? Lock City Drift is available to bring the cars and drivers you see sliding sideways on the Club House Circuit and Road Course to your event! We supply everything from skilled drivers and their amazing cars to the speaker system and an MC to announce the action. You will see lots of tire smoke, close tandem driving and even a couple fun games like Drift to Park throughout the show. Your ticket holders wont be disappointed when Lock City Drift shows up in a cloud of tire smoke. Reach out to us to plan your event today.

Grassroots Competitions

Street Series

Street Series a competition series for those who enjoy the street style drifting with a competitive edge. Be sure to read all the rules for this series, car setup restrictions and driving skills will bring home the win! No pro cars and no pro drivers​!

Event registration is typically opened up one month prior to the event date.