MAX-ONE radio control drift circuit in Tokyo, Japan, is one of the most unique 1:10 scale drift circuits. Officially opened to the public in September of 2011, many of you have already seen this very detailed and scenic RC Drift circuit. The setting for the Max-One circuit is a carpet drift circuit with an industrial feel, fully equipped for day and night RC drifting. Their recent partnership with Weld Overdose also brings a stock of OD option parts to the shop and circuit. The drift circuit is decorated with many scale accessories and features, from street lamps, guard-rails, mini monitors, to a scale factory/refinery. There is an elevated section at the end of the track, which gives the circuit a Wangan style feel. The Max-One circuit was made for driving and photography with the very industrial feel. MAX-ONE circuit is a great venue for RC Drift, they also host many tournaments and competitions for all ages of RC drift enthusiasts. This circuit is a really very unique and there are no others like it. We could only wish to have these types of facilities outside of Japan.
The Max-One circuit was designed by an architect that has a passion for RC drifting. The scenic features of the circuit are made with 3D computer generated (CG) software. Many of the track items are made with a 3D printer as well, so all the small details are unique and scale to fit.
It has a video that can track cars also.
There are now some video screens in the parking area too.
Some of the items have taken some damage, but all in all a wonderful venue.
the top section is ok in clockwise direction, but in reverse direction the decent is very difficult as car weight is strong and traction is minimal on carpet, so no-one really uses it. Just for the odd excursion, but it helps to keep the Tokyo Wangan style. There are many courses that can be made. It’s not high speed, but it’s great for constant close side by side and many short cuts places to catch up after crashes.
Some bigger tracks I don’t enjoy because you loose rhythm or your friends. This is a perfect size. some areas are dangerous. Clockwise direction under the off ramp, you can really wedge your body under there. Now running anti-clockwise, people are breaking rear wings under the express-way section, because the good line is a little tricky, but that is DRIFT!
Great venue. If you guys are interested in coming to Japan, there are so many tracks, you could do a different awesome venue each day. But Max-One should be on your MUST DO list.
Thanks to Russ Gander, from RE-Xtreme and a local Max-One member for providing information and pictures for this post. Various other pictures are referenced from MAX-ONE Official Blog.