Option 2 Magazine Featuring Huge Drifting Coverage in DVD Insert – HINT: Not D1GP

Posted on Jun 29, 2011 In D1GP International Japanese Magazine

The new August issue of Option 2 is right around the corner from hitting newsstands in Japan. The magazine is notorious for it’s loaded coverage of the D1 Grand Prix series in the past. This makes sense logically since the magazine is based in Japan along with the D1GP drifting series. It has been one of the leading series in the world but during the past year some cracks in the world wide series have cropped up.

Teams have cried foul and the founders have walked away from the series. Option 2 magazine has now taken a step to promote another big drifting series worldwide that isn’t D1. We have to hold out on telling you what series that is but we hope you can figure it out with some deductive reasoning.

A recap show will be featured in the DVD insert and the magazine will include some drifting coverage from the series. We are told the official release of this announcement will come out shortly (by end of week perhaps) from the series but it will be a huge announcement. This comes as a pretty big blow to the D1GP series who has dominated the pages/DVDs of Option 2 magazine in years past.


  1. YOitzJDM says:

    If option covered FD, I would be:

    A) happy
    b) ecstatic
    c) declaring D1 dead in the very very near future
    d) all of the above

    can FD confirm that it is actually them?

    kinda funny that the people that D1 ‘fired’ back in 2003 finally took them out 8 years later!

  2. DA Fan 11 says:

    No way Formula Drift is going to be in Option 2. Your an idiot YOitzJDM! That doesn’t make any sense.

  3. Blaze1 says:

    ….this is “option2” not “video option”

    video option still covers d1gp

  4. Justin B says:

    Yeah, I’m pretty sure it’s Drift Muscle.

  5. dave1611 says:

    I would agree with Justin B that it would be Drift Muscle indeed

  6. Nick says:

    YES. Drift Muscle coverage, love it.

  7. Cody says:

    It could be FD Asia coverage.

  8. thelolbus says:

    I don’t think it’s drift muscle, doubt it’s fd, I’m betting MSC.

  9. Blaze1 says:


    Na that wouldn’t really be news then. My question would be why should anyone really care? Its a drifting publication that has been around since before D1 or FD, why should we make a big deal about a publication covering a event. If its Drift Muscle then cool if its FD then that’s cool as well. Doesn’t mean someones going out of business or a new tide is turning…its just media coverage. Its option2 for goodness sake, not even their flagship promotion.

  10. steve b. says:

    drift muscle is a stupid ass name.

  11. YOitzJDM says:

    I think the reason people would care is because Option magazine and D1GP were owned by the same people for a long time. In fact, the SOLE reason for the creation of D1GP was for content, much like Source Interlink created their “Super Lap Battle” brand of time attack. If they were to completely jump ship and start covering a drifting series 10,000 miles away, it would be a huge spit in the face of D1.

  12. matt petty says:

    just in here to say i agree with steve b.

  13. Blaze1 says:


    Seriously what are the chances of that actually happening? Sunpros owns Option and D1GP, why would sunpros take a dump on their own series to cover one “10,000 miles away”? All we have now is a rumor that option2 (a secondary magazine on the option brand) might be covering a drift series that isn’t D1GP. But this somehow equates to “a pretty big blow” and “a huge spit in the face” towards D1GP.

    It seems like the US drifting media outlet does this just to make D1GP look like they are in dismay. This better be something big because if they are just covering MSC this wouldn’t/shouldn’t be news because MSC partnered up with D1GP at the end of last season. Look on options website, they are STILL producing, promoting, and selling D1GP DVDs and merch.

  14. Cat Scratch Fever says:

    YoItzJDM complete ownage of DA Fan 11. Lesson learned DA.

  15. Miguel hernandez says:

    Weather d1 or fd it doesnt matter to me i all drifting scene from around the world .. For short i just love drifting!