The Formula Drift House of Drift carries a large and famous name around drifting in America. It was the birthplace of professional drifting in America and has produced so many significant moments in drifting history. In recent years, we have seen Daigo Saito go undefeated at this track and we wonder if he will ever lose.
For the first time with the track change above, it appears Formula Drift will be running the complete inner bank for a competition lap. This will kill the media pocket that has been sitting here in years past which might hurt picture/video opportunities coming out of the event. However, the high crash impact zone of Outside Zone 2 over the past years is always the most exciting area of the track which seems to make or break a drivers performance. Now, this section is long and dragged out producing higher quality tandem runs from years past.
Personally, I go back in time to my favorite Irwindale Speedway battle in history between Matt Field vs. Daigo Saito and practically salivate at how good those guys would of been in tandem under this new track layout. Fredric Aasbo basically has the championship in the bag so a track change will at least give us something to chat about over the next two weeks. What do you think of the new setup?