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Formula Drift 2015 Rulebook Changes – Seats Now Require “Halo style” Top

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We got a hold of the 2015 Formula Drift technical rulebook this morning which looks to be mostly the same as last season with some small tweaks. We have been digging into the rules today and ignoring the advertisements (yes, they added advertisements to the rulebook) as we combed through the technical regulations. One noted change in the rulebook has to do with seats. Below we have a full listing of the 8.4 seat rule found in the new rulebook. Do note that drivers will all have halo style tops, seen in the photo above, to protect drivers from side impact. Please drop us a note in the comments or via our contact page to let us know of any other rule changes you catch!

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2015 Top Drift Limited Series is Coming to Southern California

JustDrift.TopDriftLimitedThe growing trend of SL style drift series is now coming to Southern California with Top Drift Limited presented by Just Drift. The series not only limits the build itself but puts restrictions on drivers themselves of who can enter. A Pro 1 or Pro 2 driver isn’t allowed to enter into the series along with any driver who podiums on the  Pro Am circuit in the same season.

The series limits cars to OEM style engine swaps (240sx with SR20DET works) but nitrous oxide systems are banned from the series. Transmission tunnel modification is prohibited and no displacement change is allowed either with engine swap or stroker kits. You can modify the OEM style engine to your liking inside those rules.

Some other interesting details come down to tires which stipulate that the treadwear rating cannot be lower than 240. The tread width cannot be wider than a 235 size tire keeping horsepower numbers pretty low we would imagine. A full load of details can be found by hitting the more tab which will bring down safety, exterior, interior, and suspension rules of this series. Details are subject to change and a schedule for 2015 will come around the corner sooner than later!

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Achilles Radial at Irwindale in 4K by Stephen Brooks [VIDEO]

Check out this wild ride that Achilles Radial takes you on to close out the 2014 Formula Drift season. Daigo Saito drove his way to a third victory in a row to close out a poor 2014 season. We will have some details coming out soon about his and Robbie Nishida’s 2014 car release happening at the 2014 SEMA Show next week.

Kyle Mohan’s RX-8 at the 2014 SEMA Show

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If you are attending the 2014 SEMA Show you will find a solid group of drift cars and drifter inspired builds. Kyle Mohan will have his GT Radial RX-8 on display with these new wheels in the Exedy Booth #20055. We also know about Vaughn Gittin Jr. with his F-150 and two RTR’s coming to the show. We will have a listing of more cars/builds as they come along.

Peak Fury – Danny George’s Trip Up Pikes Peak [VIDEO]

Sit back and watch as Danny George gets beaten up and attacked by Sasquatch in a Nissan 240sx on the Pikes Peak International Hillclimb 2014.

Vaughn Gittin Jr. Set to Unveil two 2015 Ford Mustang RTR’s at SEMA

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Prepare yourself for the debut of the 2015 Mustang RTR! This highly anticipated vehicle will be revealed to the world online via Vaughn on Monday November 3rd, and it will be revealed live at SEMA Ford Out Front November 4th at 11:00AM. A SPEC 1 and SPEC 2 package will be available worldwide with more details coming soon.

In addition new for 2015, RTR will offer a new line of appearance and performance parts, as well as three new styles of RTR flow form wheels, all available exclusively at American Muscle.

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The RTR SPEC 5 is a teaser of whatever new and over the top project Vaughn has put together. Just like his F-150 he announced earlier this month we are sure this car is going to be built over the top for maximum hoon capabilities and probably make gobs of horsepower.  It will also make its first public appearance next week at the 2014 SEMA Show.

Ryan Tuerck Takes On Camp Woodward with BMXer Jeremiah Smith [VIDEO]

Ryan Tuerck invades Camp Woodward to finish up his East Coast Part 2 video. Pro BMX rider Jeremiah Smith comes into the program to have some fun at Camp Woodward! This action sports park looks like a blast drifting about.

Animal Style – 2014 Parking Lot Fun [VIDEO]

Check out Formula Drift driver Ryan Kado and his friend Julian Jacobs taking on a little parking lot in this video made by Keep Drifting Fun.

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2014 SEMA Preview – Kenji Yaminaka’s Rocket Bunny S15 Silvia

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The road to the 2014 SEMA Show is getting shorter as the automotive industry is set to descend on Las Vegas, Nevada the first week of November. Vaughn Gittin Jr. already unveiled a F-150 that is set to drift and jump and he has hinted at some new RTR Mustang’s coming to the show. It looks like Kenji will be rocking Nitto Tires for 2015 and a gorgeous S15 Silvia wrapped in a Rocket Bunny kit for competition. The motor will be a Dodge R5P7 NASCAR motor making huge horsepower. Are you excited about the return of Kenji Yaminaka?