Calvin Wan

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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2013 Sonoma Drift Round 4 [RESULTS]

Round 4 of Sonoma Drift wrapped up this weekend bringing an end to the Sonoma Drift series. Formula Drift driver Calvin Wan who took home a victory on the same course during Formula Drift in 2005 provided the podium photo and was also a guest judge for the day. Here is how the podium finished:

1. Josh McQuire
2. Julian Dumay
3. Joe Farasati

2006 Formula Drift Chicago Flashback [GALLERY]

Downtown Chicago was invaded one last weekend by Formula Drift in the early summer of 2006. Our gallery features 500+ images from the four year old drifting event that took place right next to Lake Michigan. Sadly the venue is way to small to hold Formula Drift these days and they have moved on. Sam Hubinette took home the victory in his Dodge Viper after a controversial win as Rhys Millen complained of water on the track. Tyler McQuarrie even took home third landing on the podium!

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A Look at Formula Drift Victories After 40 Championship Rounds

I thought this would be a cool post to look back at since Formula D just put the 40th event in the books. They also incorrectly listed some of these numbers/drivers on the Formula Drift Live Stream so I wanted to offer some clarity. Only 14 drivers have ever won a Formula D event to date. Of those 14 drivers only 10 are still currently active in the series. Here is the list:

1. Sam Hubinette (9 Wins)
2004 Road Atlanta
2004 Houston, Texas
2004 Sonoma (Infineon Raceway)
2005 Road Atlanta
2005 Chicago
2006 Streets of Long Beach
2006 Chicago
2006 Wall Speedway
2007 Summit Point

2. Chris Forsberg (6 Wins)
2005 Irwindale Speedway
2007 Road Atlanta
2007 Sonoma (Infineon Raceway)
2008 Streets of Long Beach
2009 Road Atlanta
2009 Seattle

3. Rhys Millen (5 Wins)
2004 Irwindale Speedway
2005 Wall Speedway
2006 Sonoma (Infineon Raceway)
2008 Road Atlanta
2008 Seattle

4. Tanner Foust (5 Wins)
2006 Road Atlanta
2007 Irwindale Speedway
2008 Englishtown
2008 Sonoma (Infineon Raceway)
2009 Las Vegas

5. Daijiro Yoshihara (4 Wins)
2006 Irwindale Speedway
2007 Seattle
2007 Wall Speedway
2010 Road Atlanta

6. Vaughn Gittin Jr. (2 Wins)
2008 Irwindale Speedway
2010 Streets of Long Beach

7. Ryan Tuerck (2 Wins)
2009 Streets of Long Beach
2009 Irwindale Speedway

8. Ken Gushi (1 Win)
2005 Houston, Texas

9. Calvin Wan (1 Win)
2005 Sonoma (Infineon Raceway)

10. Yukinobu Okubo (1 Win)
2006 Seattle

11. Mitsuru Haraguchi (1 Win)
2007 Streets of Long Beach

12. Toshiki Yoshioka (1 Win)
2008 Las Vegas

13. Darren McNamara (1 Win)
2009 Wall Speedway

14. Stephan Verdier (1 Win)
2009 at Sonoma (Infineon Raceway)

James Deane Brings S15 to Tech Day – Calvin Wan’s Old Falken Ride [RUMORMILL]

James Deane

Calvin Wan’s Nissan S15 had quite a season filled with crashes and controversial runs in 2009. Looking to wipe the slate clean for 2010 Falken has apparently hired Irishman James Deane to fill the shoes of Mr. Wan in the car. Calvin was relieved of duties sometime late last year and we didn’t think much was going to come of the car but recent rumors and hints from some people have told us this is going to happen.

The car will be at tech day and our source for this information wouldn’t tell us what was changing about the car but confirmed this S15 pictured above will be at Tech Day Saturday, just not sure in what paint scheme or sponsors. We are almost 100% sure the car is running under the Falken Tire banner.

Hella Flush 3.5 Meet featuring Calvin Wan [VIDEO]

Hella Flush 3.5 with Calvin Wan

Watch this video featuring Calvin Wan along with a ton of other cars you will probably recognize from Hellaflush 3.5 team tandem drift event. The event was at Buttonwillow and featured teams of guys drifting it up around the Buttonwillow course which happens to be in the middle of no where. A great video production that has to be one of the best I have witnessed in quite a minute.

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Who Will Drift the Bergenholtz Racing Mazda Rx-8 for 2010?

Justin Pawlak

All we really know at Wrecked Magazine is that sometime this week a big announcement will be made this week and put the mystery to rest. Until then, we are opening a poll to see if the readers have a guess at who will be replacing JTP. The comments section has been buzzing about Mad Mike Whiddett but we are quite skeptical. Some other talented Mazda drivers made our poll list which should have you thinking as well!

Who Is Replacing Justin Pawlak in the Bergenholtz Mazda Rx-8?

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Calvin Wan Keeps Sliding According to His Blog

Even though we announced that Calvin Wan has got the can from Falken Tires and his S15 it looks like he has been sliding around still without worries. His blog mentioned him taking some cars out to Thunderhill for a great time including this Infiniti G37 pictured above. The car looks good sideways and with him putting in some track time during this off season it makes me wonder if we have seen the last of Calvin Wan? I’ve heard some rumors that he might be coming out to campaign himself. Only time will tell I guess.

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Calvin Wan Dropped for 2010 [RUMORMILL]

The rumor mill has been ablaze since coming off SEMA that Calvin Wan is no longer a Team Falken driver for 2010. From what we have heard is that Falken is going to an even slimmer team for next season just running the four official Team Falken cars. Calvin Wan did account for Team Falken’s first victory back in 2005 at Sonoma but recently he has struggled to keep his S15 in one piece at events such as Long Beach where he smashed Turn 10 battling Ryan Tuerck.

This leaves them with a strong chance of picking up a championship in my eyes for next season with Darren McNamara, Tyler McQuarrie, Vaughn Gittin Jr., and Daijiro Yoshihara all in the mix.

Formula D Irwindale Round 7 Qualifying Results Are Here

Irwindale Speedway has been insane today as we all expected. Justin Pawlak took home the top qualifying seed while all eyes fall on Chris Forsberg who sealed up 8th place . Ryan Tuerck locked in second place which is really spicing things up for tomorrow.

Qualifying Position Driver Name Car # Qualifying Score
1 J. Pawlak 13 96.8
2 R. Tuerck 44 88.5
3 T. Foust 1 87.5
4 T. Suell 777 86.1
5 K. Mohan 99 84.6
6 D. Yoshihara 9 81.8
7 C. Forsberg 64 80.8
8 J. Maeng 51 80.6
9 S. Hubinette 77 80.1
10 R. Nishida 31 78.3
11 D. McNamara 8 77.6
12 V. Gittin 25 76.3
13 E. O’Sullivan 35 74.9
14 M. Essa 101 73.9
15 K. Gushi 5 73.7
16 T. McQuarrie 17 73.4
17 R. Millen 6 71.5
18 T. Aono 86 68.3
19 K. Hayashida 33 66.7
20 M. Powers 11 66.5
21 A. Pfeiffer 88 65.1
22 K. Yamanaka 7 64.2
23 K. Ueo 15 63.3
24 F. Aasbo 21 62.2
25 C. Parkhouse 562 60.1
26 D. VanDenBrink 19 59.6
27 R. Petty 808 59.1
28 J. LeJeune 333 57.6
29 Y. Kondo 52 57.3
30 T. Brakohiapa 18 55.4
31 M. Waldin 24 54.6
32 C. Wan 3 54