This is not a doughnut, it was a drifter, title should reflect.
Mistakes made by drifter:
1 The whole idea is to do a doughnut is that you have enough torque over tire to sustain it in a circle. Having to throw the car in a skid is not acceptable.
2 If you can't do this and are in front of people showing off your a moron.
3 Knowing when to stop comes with age. Driving out again to do it, is stupid.
4 A-body will do tighter circle with driver to outside of spin, shouldn't, but being left handed, they do. More G force too. A lot of NASCAR drivers do this when they win, could be the stagger on the car.
Police were correct in that it was public endangerment with a moving moron. If it had been a tight circle, they would have been impressed.
Lessons learned if you do this:
1 Don't show off. My Drivers Ed teacher asked the class if they would do this stuff if no one was around. Yep, I got in trouble, that was in 1974.
2 Know when to stop. STOP There is always another day.
3 Take it out of town, no one around to hurt, no passengers. If it isn't fun, your only doing it to show off.
4 The "F" body response, BIG circles less strain, more control.
City stuff like this are reserved for rice burners, new age, new rule. BTW if this car was stolen, and this guy did this, Triple Golden Award for being a stupid moron.
And for the people that are against this stuff, and in this hobby, I'm sure you never did or do anything like this. I agree sanctioned events are the way to do it, but y'all own cars and test drive them illegally, but that's different.
FYI my last doughnut was in the early 80's before I drove sanctioned events. Only the acceptable test drives now.