Drift is a player versus player game mode along an enclosed course with a set number of laps. The racer with the highest total amount of points upon completing all laps is the winner.
The available selection of drift courses depends on the player's current stage within the career mode. Completing an event will unlock it for selection within Quick Race.
The starting grid of all drift races consists of three rival racers and the player. All participants have a chance to earn a 'Head Start' during the race countdown by hitting the optimal rev range upon the countdown finishing.