Burning Rubber

Chelsea DeNofa isn’t significant enough to merit an entry on Wikipedia, which would undoubtedly surprise the thousands who packed last year’s Xtreme Drift Circuit finals. It was there that the 23-year-old established himself as the current king of drifting by claiming the XDC title after a show-stopping performance in front of a roaring crowd at Firebird International Raceway.

Up yours, Wikipedia.

DeNofa will return to the scene of his greatest triumph on Saturday, April 23, driving his souped-up BMW E36 during the second round of the XDC Championship at Firebird. While DeNofa claimed the first leg, he’s sure to see stiff competition, as the race will feature the circuit’s best drivers. Besides all of the fast and furious fun, the event will also include an open-entry car show, go-go dancer competition, and a live concert headlined by Def Jam hip-hop superstars Jeremih and Mann.

Sat., April 23, 3 p.m., 2011
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