Alex Pfeiffer

World Cup Starting XI if Drifting was a Nation

Barney Ronay World Cup predictions

So this post is clearly a parody to have some fun with the World Cup in Brazil going on right now. I picked the closest 11 drifting related doppelgängers that are playing in the World Cup. I ended up being able to build a team in a 4-4-2 formation which happens to be my favorite of them all! Here is our doppleganger World Cup XI with some past and present stars of Formula Drift. The team starts from goalie and goes forward to our strikers:
Stephan Papadakis – Formula Drift Team Owner (Pepe Reina / Spain) Club Team: Napoli
Odi Bakchis – Formula Drift Driver as (Per Mertesacker / Germany) Club Team: Arsenal FC 
Dean Kearney – Formula Drift Driver as (Gary Cahill / England) Club Team: Chelsea FC 
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Wrecked Magazine Issue 29 – A Ten Year Tribute of Formula Drift

Issue 29  is a tribute piece to the first 10 seasons of Formula Drift. Using the number 10 as a benchmark, we look at the Top 10 Unique Car Builds, Top 10 Reasons I’m A Fan, and a look at the Victories by OEM. The cover spread is the Top 10 Moments of Formula Drift which covers wrecks, thousands in cash, and even some international travel.

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Taka Aono – The Flying 86 [VIDEO]

Taka Aono has been sitting in the AE86 coming up to 10 seasons of Formula Drift this year. The Corolla platform has quickly been forgotten by the rest of the Formula Drift field but Taka Aono has stayed true to the AE86 platform over all these seasons. Check out a ton of former Corolla drivers chatting about if the chassis can work in Formula Drift and a preview of an interview between Jonny McDonald and Taka Aono about his Corolla. This looks like an exciting video that we cannot wait to be released.

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Wanna buy a drift car chassis? 2 S13 chassis for sale [BUY NOW]

Two different S13 chassis went up for sale this week, one on each coast. First up is Alex Pfeiffer’s RHD 180SX chassis, which has competed at Formula D and NOPI drift events in the past and has recently been spotted driving at Adams Motorsports Park in Riverside, CA. Second is Mark Manansala’s S13, which showed up at a few rounds of XDC / D1 as well as some grassroots events and is based out of NJ. Alex is asking $500 which includes the glass and wiring, but does not include the rear subframe or front suspension. Mark’s car is available for $3k OBO, which includes everything but the motor. Alex’s car may come with some complimentary dirt from Adams as well.

2011 Formula Drift Tentative Drivers List for Irwindale Speedway

Check out the tentative drivers list here for Formula Drift Round 7. No big shockers in the drivers list (hopefully some last minute shocking entries show up) but read it up and down. The finals are going to be up in the air and we cannot wait until the main event:

1. Fredric Aasbo
2. Jeff Abbott
3. Emmanuel Amandio
4. Odi Bakchis
5. Tony Brakohiapa
6. Patrick Cyr
7. Michael Essa
8. Mike Feiock
9. Matt Field
10. Chris Forsberg
11. Vaughn Gittin Jr.
12. Otto Graven
13. Conrad Grunewald
14. Ken Gushi
15. Jim Guthrie
16. Sam Hubinettte
17. Jeff Jones
18. Ryan kado
19. Dean Kearney
20. Nikolay Konstantinov
21. Alex Lee
22. Luke Lonberger
23. Joon Maeng
24. Cyrus Martinez
25. Darren McNamara
26. Tyler McQuarrie
27. Dennis Mertzanis
28. Rhys Millen
29. Kenneth Moen
30. Kyle Mohan
31. Patrick Mordaunt
32. Charles Ng
33. Robbie Nishida
34. Justin Pawlak
35. Ross Petty
36. Alex Pfeiffer
37. Kyle Pollard
38. Saranon Pornpatanarak
39. Matt Powers
40. John Russakoff
41. Ryan Tuerck
42. Matt Waldin
43. Walker Wilkerson
44. Daijiro Yoshihara
45. Toshiki Yoshioka

Top 32 Tandem Battles Parings for PBIR

The event is right around the corner so we put together the Top 32 pairings for you from the weekend. Some snoozers mixed with some really get pairings of tandem to fight our way into the Top 16 today at PBIR. The fast entry is going to be a focus point of tandem we feel like and the high speed ending by that wall could result in some serious damage by the end of the day.

1 Chris Forsberg vs 32 Michael Essa
16 Samuel Hubinette vs 17 Ross Petty
8 Tyler Mcquarrie vs 25 Jeff Jones
9 Joon Maeng vs 24 Charles Ng
4 Vaughn Gittin JR vs 29 John Ruskakoff
13 Otto Graven vs 20 Matt Waldin
5 Rhys Millen vs 28 Odi Bakchis
12 Dai Yoshihara vs 21 Kyle Mohan
2 Darren McNamara vs 31 Mike Feiock
15 Taka Aono vs 18 Alex Pfeiffer
7 Conrad Grunewald vs 26 Eric O’Sullivan
10 Toshiki Yoshioka vs 23 Pat Cyr
3 Justin Pawlak vs 30 Luke Lonberger
14 Ryan Tuerck vs 19 Walker Wilkerson
6 Fredric Aasbo vs 27 Matt Powers
11 Ken Gushi vs 22 Ryan Kado

2011 Formula Drift Round 3 at Palm Beach [DRIVERS LIST]

We just posted about the Palm Beach International Raceway track layout and now we have our hands on the drivers list for this event in Florida. Here is who is currently signed up for the event:
1. Fredric Aasbo
2. Taka Aono
3. Odi Bakchis
4. Tony Brakohiapa
5. Pat Cyr
6. Michael Essa
7. Mike Feiock
8. Matt Field
9. Chris Forsberg
10. Vaughn Gittin Jr.
11. Otto Graven
12. Conrad Grunewald
13. Ken Gushi
14. Jim Guthrie
15. Zoltan Hadju
16. Brad Hettinger
17. Sam Hubinette
18. Jeff Jones
19. Ryan Kado
20. Dean Kearney
21. Luke Lonberger
22. Joon Maeng
23. Darren McNamara
24. Tyler McQuarrie
25. Dennis Mertzanis
26. Rhys Millen
27. Kyle Mohan
28. Patrick Mordaunt
29. Charles Ng
30. Eric O’Sullivan
31. Justin Pawlak
32. Ross Petty
33. Alex Pfeiffer
34. Matt Powers
35. John Russakoff
36. Mike Skudlarek
37. Ryan Tuerck
38. Matt Waldin
39. Walker Wilkerson
40. Daijiro Yoshihara
41. Toshiki Yoshioka

2011 Formula Drift Round 2 – Road Atlanta Tentative Drivers List

A tentative drivers list for Road Atlanta has been released by Formula Drift today. Eric O’Sullivan is finally on the list and ready for action in a Pontiac Solstice. Some of the rookies like Walker Wilkerson are making the trek out east. Make sure to sign in to Fantasy Drift and update your roster in case your drivers are not making it to Round 2.

Justin Pawlak
Matt Powers
Daijiro Yoshihara
Chris Forsberg
Kyle Mohan
Conrad Grunewald
Rhys Millen
Ryan Tuerck
Fredric Aasbo
Darren McNamara
Tyler McQuarrie
Walker Wilkerson
Matt Field
Ross Petty
Matt Waldin
Dennis Mertzanis
John Russakoff
Michael Essa
Ken Gushi
Joon Maeng
Cyrus Martinez
Charles Ng
Alex Pfeiffer
Taka Aono
Odi Bakchis
Mike Feiock
Otto Graven
Jeff Jones
Dean Kearney
Patrick Mordaunt
Tony Brakohiapa
Patrick Cyr
Vaughn Gittin Jr.
Jim Guthrie
Zoltan Hadju
Brad Hettinger
Sam Hubinette
Ryan Kado
Luke Lonberger
Eric O’Sullivan
Mike Skudlarek

2011 Xtreme Drift Circuit Phoenix [RESULTS]

George Marstanovic took home his first victory with his FC Mazda Rx-7 earlier today with a victory at Firebird Raceway. George killed it all day and wound up finishing first after defeating former Formula Drift star Alex Pfeiffer. Here is how the top four finished.

1. George Marsatnovic
2. Alex Pfeiffer
3. Jeff Jones
4. Dave Briggs

2011 Formula Drift Media Day [GALLERY]

The 2011 season has arrived and Ricky Cervantes was on the scene to capture these images and some video (coming later tonight) from Media Day. Chris Forsberg looked spot on in his new chassis and Conrad Grunewald looked decent in his Chevrolet Camaro as well. Joon Maeng had some great runs in the Rx-8 while others like Alex Pfeiffer didn’t look so hot along with Michael Essa who crashed his Z4 (more on this in a follow up post). Ryan Tuerck also took the rear end off his car passing the second turn of the course after going wide on his line up into the horseshoe.

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