1) Drifting is NEVER the fastest way around a corner unless the optimal line
is for whatever reason
unatainable (i.e. theres a car in your
way; potholes or other poor driving surfaces; you just
messed up and missed the entry point) or track conditions don't allow for good
lines (see Rally racing, the original drifters)
2) Drifting IS usefull in race-type situations, on the street and on the track, to rotate
the car and achieve
a better corner line
than would otherwise be possible.
3) Power oversteer is NOT drifting unless all 4 wheels slip during some part of the turn. Otherwise, it's just
power oversteer, and a damn handy tool to have when
you need to rotate yourself
or hit something.
4) There is NOTHING
wrong with initiating a slide
with the e-brake, despite what people will tell you. Especially in a front-drive
car. If it's good
enough for Petter Solberg, it's good
enough for me.
5) Drifting IS fun. Hell, any reason
to go sideways while throwing up clouds of smoke is something that
every enthusiast should jump on.
to #5, it is NOT cool to try drifting through your
quiet suburban neighborhood at any tim, because that
is how idiots with more horsepower than brains end up hitting people/trees/cats/lawn
And remember, racing on the street is stupid. If you can't find a road
course in your
area, try empty parking lots, otherwise stay home.