The Street Driven Tour is set to unleash a festival of fun and automotive madness next year. The concept is to brings tons of entertainment, fun, and automotive madness all under one roof for a big event/party. Drifting will of course be a centerpiece of the events with all day drifting bash-style and a main event with Drifting Mini Games and cash prizes.
Some drivers such as Chris Forsberg and Brandon Wicknick have already posted up the schedule and shared excitement for it. As we get into 2015 the Street Driven Tour events will release more details and information on what is happening at each event weekend! Keep an eye out for more details as the Tour gets closer, full schedule:
May 2nd- Virginia International Raceway w/ Hyperfest
July 4th- St. Louis @ Gateway Motorsports Park
August 1st- Atlanta Motor Speedway
September 26th- Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Several tipsters have told us after some close inspection of Forrest Wang’s 2015 build progress photographs show that his new car will be a S15 Silvia. Forrest Wang has always stuck with the S-chassis through his professional drifting career and this seems to make 2015 no different. Forrest has looked his best this last season with a career high finish in his signature green Nissan. We cannot wait to see how his build is going to progress through the new season and if he can possibly win his first event next year!
Check out a video of Ryan Tuerck and Pat Goodin taking on a mountain road in Vermont. This is a pretty solid sequel to The Oregon Trail Drift he did with Rob Primo last season. Pat Goodin is in a black S13 240sx and Ryan Tuerck brought out his street car FR-S build for the big video shot up in the northeast tandem drifting about.
James Deane and Ahmad Daham just broke a Guiness World Record for the longest tandem drift ever recorded. James was in the chase car for 45 straight minutes spanning over 17.3 miles (28km) with constant tandem door-to-door action. The tandem team completed over 100 laps around the track with hundreds of transitions to make the record a reality. Nissan and the Pro Drift Academy came together to bring this record to the Middle East!
We did it! Ahmad Daham and I just broke a new record for Guinness World Records. Longest tandem drift ever recorded! I was in the chase position for 45minutes, 28km none stop door to door action, 100 laps of the track with over 200 transitions. Massive thanks to Nissan and the Prodrift Academy UAE for putting together this very cool unique project and using one of our favorite international drivers, James Deane.
Fredric Aasbo locked up the Formula Drift Asia championship with his finish at Formula Drift Japan podium. His dominance in FD Asia could tip him to be a huge candidate for the Formula D World Championship next year.Masashi Yokoi just dominated everything over the weekend, which was more exciting by a rumor he has petitioned for Formula Drift in 2015, shared during the event by several people. Daigo Saito flicked off Jarod DeAnda and also finished on the podium. Fredric Aasbo was called out by the judges for his “off-throttle” games many said he implemented in Formula Drift USA this season. His team RSR protested the call but it was not upheld. Here is how the podium finished up:
1. Masashi Yokoi
2. Daigo Saito
3. Fredric Aasbo
Mad Mike Whiddett brought out some top drifters from around the world to Auckland, New Zealand last week. Here is a quick five minute recap showing the elimination of former champion Matt Powers and the race to a final with Chris Forsberg and Mad Mike Whiddeett in drift pinball.
Some rough runs and a poor start for most drivers wrapped up with some fantastic second runs at the Japanese circuit Okayama! The end of qualifying was enough to get me pretty excited for Top 16 tomorrow! Sadly some big name drivers will be sent home for the competition. This is the qualifying results:
1. Tsutomu Fujio – 93
2. Masashi Yokoi – 93
3. Akira Hirajima – 90
4. Masao Suenaga – 89
5. Daigo Saito – 88
6. Fredric Aasbo – 86
7. Manabu Fujinaka – 84
8. Kuniaki Takahashi – 83
9. Tetsuya Hibino – 83
10. Yoshiaki Waki – 83
11. Tomokazu Hirota – 80
12. Yokio Matsui – 79
13. Charles Ng – 79
14. Andrew Gray – 79
15. S Chanatpon Kedrpiam – 76
16. Junji Yamamoto – 76
Fredric Aasbo is set to drop an attack on Downtown Los Angeles with his Scion tC! The video was shot a while back and we hear it will be released next week to the public. We cannot wait to see Aasbo drifting around Los Angeles in what we imagine will be a well put together video. We were lucky enough to score this leaked image from production of the film. We hear Aasbo takes on the LA River and the 6th Street Bridge.
The Formula Drift Livestream is firing up for this weekend at Okayama International Circuit found in western Japan. Our time conversion machine tell us that the Livestream will fire up at 3:30pm PST each day. Charles Ng is driving the Team Orange V8 Silvia and other drivers such as Ken Gushi will also be in attendance.
Check out Taylor Wright’s (BrokenImage) trip to Drift Matsuri over the November 15-16th weekend in northern Japan at the world famous Ebisu Circuit. The big Drift Matsuri festival saw some poor weather and smashed up missile cars wrapped up to finish out the 2014 Matsuri drift season. The big names of Japan bring out missile cars along with other foreigners who rent/buy cars to smash up in a 24/7 drift festival that lasts for three days. Drift Matsuri made our #1 ranked spot in our Top 10 Drift Vacations list we made earlier this year as well.
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