Air Force Reserve sponsors drifting race

Cutline:  Members from the Blue Eagles Total Force Honor Guard at March Air Reserve Base prepare to present the colors during the opening ceremonies at a recent drifting event at the Irwindale Speedway which was co-sponsored by the Air Force Reserve Command. The event featured some of the best professional drifters in D1 taking on some of NASCAR’s brightest stars, including Kasey Kahne, Matt Kenseth, Bill Elliott, Greg Biffle, Robby Gordon and Casey Mears, in a drifting exhibition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Mr. Erickson Barnes, 452 AMW/PA)

Cutline: Members from the Blue Eagles Total Force Honor Guard at March Air Reserve Base prepare to present the colors during the opening ceremonies at a recent drifting event at the Irwindale Speedway which was co-sponsored by the Air Force Reserve Command. The event featured some of the best professional drifters in D1 taking on some of NASCAR’s brightest stars, including Kasey Kahne, Matt Kenseth, Bill Elliott, Greg Biffle, Robby Gordon and Casey Mears, in a drifting exhibition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Mr. Erickson Barnes, 452 AMW/PA)

Members from the Blue Eagles Total Force Honor Guard at March Air Reserve Base prepare to present the colors during the opening ceremonies at a drifting event at the Irwindale Speedway which was co-sponsored by the Air Force Reserve Command.  The event featured some of the best professional drifters in D1 taking on some of NASCAR’s brightest stars, including Kasey Kahne, Matt Kenseth, Bill Elliott, Greg Biffle, Robby Gordon and Casey Mears, in a drifting exhibition.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Mr. Erickson Barnes, 452AMW/PA)

Members from the Blue Eagles Total Force Honor Guard at March Air Reserve Base prepare to present the colors during the opening ceremonies at a drifting event at the Irwindale Speedway which was co-sponsored by the Air Force Reserve Command. The event featured some of the best professional drifters in D1 taking on some of NASCAR’s brightest stars, including Kasey Kahne, Matt Kenseth, Bill Elliott, Greg Biffle, Robby Gordon and Casey Mears, in a drifting exhibition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Mr. Erickson Barnes, 452AMW/PA)

Brig. Gen. James L. Melin, commander, 452nd Air Mobility Wing, March Air Reserve Base, welcomes the crowd during the opening ceremonies at a drifting event at the Irwindale Speedway which was co-sponsored by the Air Force Reserve Command.  The members of the Blue eagles Total Force Honor Guard prepare to present the colors.  The event featured some of the best professional drifters in D1 taking on some of NASCAR’s brightest stars, including Kasey Kahne, Matt Kenseth, Bill Elliott, Greg Biffle, Robby Gordon and Casey Mears, in a drifting exhibition.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Mr. Erickson Barnes, 452 AMW/PA)

Brig. Gen. James L. Melin, commander, 452nd Air Mobility Wing, March Air Reserve Base, welcomes the crowd during the opening ceremonies at a drifting event at the Irwindale Speedway which was co-sponsored by the Air Force Reserve Command. The members of the Blue eagles Total Force Honor Guard prepare to present the colors. The event featured some of the best professional drifters in D1 taking on some of NASCAR’s brightest stars, including Kasey Kahne, Matt Kenseth, Bill Elliott, Greg Biffle, Robby Gordon and Casey Mears, in a drifting exhibition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Mr. Erickson Barnes, 452 AMW/PA)

Members from the Blue Eagles Total Force Honor Guard at March Air Reserve Base prepare to present the colors during the opening ceremonies at a drifting event at the Irwindale Speedway which was co-sponsored by the Air Force Reserve Command.  The event featured some of the best professional drifters in D1 taking on some of NASCAR’s brightest stars, including Kasey Kahne, Matt Kenseth, Bill Elliott, Greg Biffle, Robby Gordon and Casey Mears, in a drifting exhibition.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Mr. Erickson Barnes, 452 AMW/PA)

Members from the Blue Eagles Total Force Honor Guard at March Air Reserve Base prepare to present the colors during the opening ceremonies at a drifting event at the Irwindale Speedway which was co-sponsored by the Air Force Reserve Command. The event featured some of the best professional drifters in D1 taking on some of NASCAR’s brightest stars, including Kasey Kahne, Matt Kenseth, Bill Elliott, Greg Biffle, Robby Gordon and Casey Mears, in a drifting exhibition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Mr. Erickson Barnes, 452 AMW/PA)