2012 Formula Drift Round 7 at Irwindale [DRIVERS LIST]

 

With the 2012 season coming to a wrap following the next round of competition at Irwindale Speedway, Vaughn Gittin Jr. leads in points, but the shot for the title is still very much open. Here’s the tentative list of who you can expect to see at the final round of the 2012 Formula Drift season at Irwindale.

Rank Name Car #
1 Gittin, Vaughn Jr. 25

2

Saito, Daigo

430

4

Pawlak, Justin

13

5

Yoshihara, Daijiro

9

7

Tuerck, Ryan

62

3

Millen, Rhys

67

6

Aasbo, Fredric

151

9

Forsberg, Chris

64

11

Powers, Matt

665

13

Bakchis, Odi

723

8

Gushi, Ken

21

10

Grunewald, Conrad

79

12

Essa, Mike

101

19

Moen, Kenneth

22

20

Kado, Ryan

614

14

Yoshioka, Toshiki

5

16

Denofa, Chelsea

88

17

McQuarrie, Tyler

17

18

Wilkerson, Walker

95

15

Nishida, Robbie

31

21

Field, Matt

777

25

McNamara, Darren

8

22

Mohan, Kyle

99

23

Angelo, Tony

96

24

Maeng, Joon

51

28

Lowe, Jeremy

138

27

Mertzanis, Dennis

323

29

Aono, Taka

86

30

Ovcharik, Miroslav

235

31

Mordaunt, Patrick

90

32

Castro, Jhonnattan

717

33

Brakohiapa, Tony

18

26

Lonberger, Luke

28

34

George, Danny

7

39

Hosford, Corey

232

35

Ward, Chris*

23

36

Goodin, Patrick

46

41

D’Alessio, Nick

84

42

Amandio, Emmanuel

30

39

Lee, Alex

81

45

Jones, Jeff

29

49

Martinez, Cyrus

951

49

Hajdu, Zoltan

32

49

Abbott, Jeff

518

45

Bell, Ryan

19

45

Briggs, Dave

24

49

Coomes, Andrew

12

43

Fournier, Ian

11

37

Gallagher, Roland

425

49

Mendoza Jr., Enrique

16

49

Ornelas Jr., Mauricio

27

49

Phillips, Mike

52

49

Skudlarek, Mike

20

49

Stone, Gabe

15

49

Thomas, Nick

310

British Drift Championship – Round 5 [GALLERY]

 

The 5th round of the 2012 British Drift Championship kicked off with a great showing for the fans at Silverstone, and resulted in a second straight podium for Fredric Aasbo, but this time in the Speedhunters/Toyota GT86. Darren Skidmore was on hand to put together a great gallery highlighting the best moments of round 5.

Click HERE to view the full gallery.

DMCC Round 1 at Autodrome De Montmagny [GALLERY]

Jeremy Glover was back in action at Autodrome De Montmagny shooting away at DMCC Round 1 to bring us this gallery which covers all aspects of the action filled first round of the 2012 Drift Mania Canadian Championship season. Click the link below to catch up on all the action of DMCC Round 1 and to watch Jeff Laflamme as he drifts to a top podium position at Montmagny.

View the gallery here: http://www.wreckedmagazine.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=290

Vegas Drift Rd. 3 “Getting Dark” Comes to LVMS This Weekend

Vegas Drift returns to Las Vegas Motor Speedway this weekend with Round 3: Getting Dark. Garret Nikolich took top honors at Round 2 in his green S13.4. Check out the results from Round 2 at the link below, and the details for this weekend’s Round 3 just below that: http://www.wreckedmagazine.com/blog/2012/04/29/vegasdrift-2012-pro-am-series-round-2-heating-up-results/

VegasProAm Rd#3
June 16th 2012

Las Vegas Motor Speedway Drag Strip Lot
Registration Fee $150.00
Drivers Registers HERE

Series Champion Receives
* A Formula Drift Pro License
* 1 set of CP Pistons (some restrictions apply)
* Deep Discount on Carrillo Rods
* 2 Belle 1 Communications Formula Drift Freq Programed Motorola UHF Radios
* Feal Suspension “Upgrade/Re-valveing Service”

Series 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Receives
* A Formula Drift Pro License

Series Contingency Sponsorship Award
* The top 3 drivers that participate in the GodSpeed Contingency program will receive store credit in the amounts of $800.00 in for first place, $400 for second and $200 for third

Round 3 Event Prizes
* VegasProAm Trophies will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place

The Retaks Insane Entry Award
$50.00 cash to the driver with the most Insane Qualifying Entry Run

1st Place
* Brian Crower is awarding $300.00 Gift Certificate
* HPS Silicone Hoses is awarding $100.00 Gift Certificate
* RETAKS is awarding a $100.00 Gift Certificate
* Dstroyr $100.00 Gift Certificate
* Feal Suspension $100 “Service” Gift Certificate
* Baker Precision is awarding a $50.00 Gift Certificate

2nd Place
* HPS Silicone Hoses is awarding $60.00 Gift Certificate
* Baker Precision is awarding a $50.00 Gift Certificate
* RETAKS is awarding a $50.00 Gift Certificate
* Dstroyr $75.00 Gift Certificate

3rd Place
* Baker Precision is awarding a $50.00 Gift Certificate
* HPS Silicone Hoses is awarding $40.00 Gift Certificate
* Dstroyr $50.00 Gift Certificate

Media
We are limiting media personal to professionals/semi professionals that have good legitimate equipment. I.e. Point and shoot cameras will not be allowed track media credentials.

Is This a New Tire Manufacturer Entering Formula Drift? [RUMOR MILL]

We stumbled upon this photo of Tyler Wolfson’s FD RX-7, currently one of the points leaders after landing on the podium at the most recent round of Top Drift, a Formula Drift Pro-Am Feeder Series. What we noticed was that Tyler appears to have picked up a title sponsor in the form of GT Radial.

GT Radial is already in competition use over in the Formula Drift Asia series and we wonder if this could be a sign of the Chinese manufacturer making it’s way across the pond to chase the success that Achilles is having it’s first year in US Formula Drift competition.

New Layout for Formula Drift Round 3 at Palm Beach

As the day rolls into qualifying you will notice some of the changes they made to the PBIR course. Last year they ran a similar setup but it was changed due to the lack of a tire wall against the stands and safety issues withe crowd behind them.

Now they made some tweaks and are currently running that super intense entry into some technical turns before exiting. The exit of this years track is actually the end of the old entry way to give you an idea of how the course is traveling. Basically the track is being run pretty close to backwards resulting in a high high speed beginning winding down to a slower finish up.

Several guys like Justin Pawlak, Yoshioka, Dennis Mertzanis, and Tony Angelo have gone off past the first clip into the grass rutting out the area. With the rain all last night they are pushing that area into a big mud pit so that good continue to get rutted and start resulting in chassis damage if more guys keep doing this.

Photo Credit: Jordan Risko

Pat Mordaunt adds Forced Injection to the Apex’i Lexus SC430 [SNAPSHOT]

We caught a glimpse of the turbo V8 setup being debut this weekend at PBIR in Pat Mordaunt’s Lexus SC430. In a photo posted late last week we see the SC430 over at Apex’i being retuned for the new turbo set up. How do you think the turbo V8 in the SC430 will hold up in competition?

Work on a Crew for a Day at Formula Drift Round 3

Doug Van Den Brink took to Facebook to call out for help today, he is looking for a couple helping hands to help with changing tires and doing basic crew work this weekend at Formula Drift Round 3 at PBIR. He sent out the following on Facebook, if you’re interested in lending a hand, shoot him an email at his email address below.

We are in need of someone to help us change tires this Friday and Saturday at Formula D Palm Beach. Interested persons should email me at doug@dvanz.com

 

Corey Hosford Shows off New Layout for Formula Drift Round 3

Formula Drift driver Corey Hosford posted this up on his Facebook showing the changes to the track for this weekend at PBIR. The changes are of course pending approval from the Formula Drift sanctioning body after they run some testing on Thursday.

The big change last round at Road Atlanta was a grand slam as far as entertainment wise putting drivers much closer together for tandem and adding a new element of excitement to the fans watching or sitting in person at the track. Can the changes this weekend help push them over the top?

Nizam Films takes on Formula Drift Malaysia [VIDEO]

Nizam Films put together this great video highlighting Formula Drift Malaysia 2012. This videographer does an great job of following the action that led up to Daigo Saito’s first place victory at the event in the recently debuted Lexus IS-C.

Watch the video here: http://vimeo.com/43030499