An SUV slides on a stretch of asphalt in Umm al-Quwain, one of the emirates in the United Arab Emirates. Photographer Peter Garritano documented the youth culture of "hajwalah," or drifting vehicles for sport.
A mechanic works on one of the vehicles, which have to be modified to perform certain stunts.
A turbocharged Nissan Patrol is taken out for a road test at an underground garage in Dubai. Gulf state governments have cracked down on hajwalah, Garritano said, so the practice has moved from public roads to private tracks and unlicensed garages.
Mechanics modify SUVs for drifting.
Two brothers stop at an old airfield near a drifting meet in Umm al-Quwain.
Cars line up at a drifting meet. The decal pictured here reads "disaster" in Arabic. It is also the name of a crew of drivers.
The Jebel Jais mountain road, in Ras al-Khaimah, climbs the highest peak in the Hajjar Mountains.
Rubber smoke fills the air at a drifting meet in Umm al-Quwain.
A member of the "Disaster" group burns his tire down to the metal rim, sending sparks flying.
Two men cross a street marked by drifters' tires.