Through humble beginnings since the early stages of drifting in the states, Traction Optional has been the heart of the drift community in the Memphis, and surrounding, area. Early founders started T.O. (Traction Optional) as a way to practice developing drift skills in a safe and controlled environment. Not only did these original founders create the opportunity for drifting in the area, but they unified a group of young enthusiasts in a motorsport that had a very small following and even smaller amount of support from local venues. Over the years Traction Optional has grown to become an organization providing regularly scheduled drift practice and competition events throughout the region with a knowledgeable and experienced staff that continues to grow and develop with every additional event. With the help and support of many others sharing the same interest, drifting as a whole has grown in the mid-south area and continues to do so!