Information on the Inaugural 2013 Formula D Super Drift Challenge

The Formula D Superdrift series will take place over the Long Beach Grand Prix weekend that happens just one week after the first round of Formula D. The $25,000 in cash will be on the line for a huge event on Saturday using the traditional Formula Drift track on turns nine, ten, and eleven. On Friday the drivers will be running practice and qualifying like a traditional Formula Drift event. Saturday the cash is on the line running the traditional Formula Drift course.

Seating for the Super Drift Challenge will be in Grandstands 16, 18, 24, 25 and 26 on a first-come, first-serve basis beginning at 6:30 p.m. Ticket prices for the three-day event range from $28 for a Friday General Admission ticket to $130 for a three-day ticket that includes Sat./Sun. reserved seating in grandstand upper levels. On Saturday the event kicks off at 7:00pm and will feature a Top 16 of the best drivers in the series. As an added bonus the Super Drift Challenge cars will drift the entire race circuit after the featured IZOD IndyCar Series race.

Here is the Drivers List: 
Daigo Saito
Daijiro Yoshihara
Frederic Aasbo
Aurimas Bakchis
Michael Essa
Conrad Grunewald
Ken Gushi
Tyler McQuarrie
Robbie Nishida
Justin Pawlak
Matt Powers
*Others will be announced soon

5 Comments

  1. Beavis says:

    What’s the point of this? Why not just dump that money into the current prizes of the actual series events since this just sounds like it will be the same style competition on the same course they are doing the week before, but with a limited set of drivers.

    I seriously hope they are not planning to add another tier for an even higher class of drivers/cars. What makes drifting so fun is any event there’s the possibility of a newcomer going against a pro and doing some serious damage.

    Maybe I’m wrong, or confused, there still isn’t a whole lot of info on what exactly this is.

  2. chrisj says:

    Indy is paying for this event its just giving all the drivers a chance also not just selected

  3. Mike Peters says:

    FD is giving these drivers an opportunity to compete in front of a possibly new market of direct viewers.

    Yeah, let’s be all negative about Joe N00body not being able to compete.

    Not.

  4. michael essa says:

    I think this event is going to be great for drifting. Right now you have the team tandem event at the LB grand prix, but the race fans don’t really know whats going on, they just think its cool that cars are sliding around. This true competition event will show a new audience how competitive and awesome true tandem is, and possibly bring a lot of “race” fans out to other drift events. Also, i would like to win $25k.

  5. lifer says:

    I hope this will be live on driftstream