interesting, i think the reason you use auto so much is throttle control! I bet that if you didnt overcook the throttle so much Trico, you could drift any car! Another important thing, regardless of transmission, is your LINE in a general sense, making sure you A. enter the outside of the corner and B. exit the outside is the most important part, with enough speed- everything else falls in place. + I dont shift to reduce wheelspin/burnouts, ill select gear 2 or 3 in a drag race, to get it going faster though. In my honest opinion, shifting up and down through gears 1/2 is an ineficient way of letting off the gas.