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Motegi Super Drift $25k Challenge Qualifying [RESULTS]

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Motegi Super Drift $25k Challenge has wrapped up day one with practice and qualifying! Dennis Mertzanis and Brandon Wicknick never managed to make a pass and Robbie Nishida lost his hood due to it not being latched on the first pass. Everyone else successfully gained a score for the weekend. He is how they finished:

1. Forrest Wang – 87
2. Daigo Saito – 85
3. Odi Bakchis – 84
4. Kenneth Moen – 84
5. Fredric Aasbo – 81
6. Michael Essa – 80
7. Dean Kearney – 76
8. Toshiki Yoshioka – 70
9. Jeff Jones – 69
10. Ryan Kado – 66
11. Kuniaki Takahashi – 62
12. Charles Ng – 59
13. Kyle Mohan – 50
14. Robbie Nishida – 0
15. Brandon Wicknick – 0
16. Dennis Mertzanis – 0

 

Top 16 Tandem Pairings
Forrest Wang vs. Dennis Mertzanis
Daigo Saito vs. Brandon Wicknick
Odi Bakchis vs. Robbie Nishida
Kenneth Moen vs. Kyle Mohan
Fredric Aasbo vs. Charles Ng
Micahel Essa vs. Kuniaki Takahashi
Dean Kearney vs. Ryan Kado
Toshiki Yoshioka vs. Jeff Jones

Motegi Wheels $25k Super Drift Challenge [DRIVERS LIST]

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This weekend during the Long Beach Grand Prix selected drivers have been entered to participate in the Motegi Super Drift Challenge for a big purse of $25,000 on the line. Qualifying happens Friday night at 7:00pm during the Long Beach Grand Prix and the main event tandem competition takes place Saturday at 7:00pm! Here is the drivers list:

Odi Bakchis
Fredric Aasbo
Ryan Kado
Mike Essa
Robbie Nishida
Dean Kearney
Brandon Wicknick
Forrest Wang
Dennis Mertzanis
Charles Ng
Jeff Jones
Kenneth Moen
Toshiki Yoshioka
Kyle Mohan
Kuniaki Takahashi
Daigo Saito

Formula Drift Long Beach Practice/Qualifying [GALLERY]

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Formula Drift Long Beach kicks off this weekend. Check out the rest of the gallery:

http://www.wreckedmagazine.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=385

2014 Formula Drift Long Beach Media Day [GALLERY]


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A complete 250+ image gallery showing off all the new rides for 2014 and some on track drifting action from the big Long Beach Grand Prix media day event. Don’t miss this action that has everyone fired up for Round 1 coming up over the weekend.

 

Check out the Gallery: http://www.wreckedmagazine.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=383

Achilles Radial Announces Official 2014 Team for Tire Championship Chase with 21 Drivers

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The 2014 Achilles Radial team has grown quite substantially for the 2014 season. Achilles Radial has the intent to win another championship this season and also steal the Tire Championship this season. With 21 drivers in the Pro Series this year they stand a damn good chance. Let’s also not forget about Fantasy Drift “Team Tire Podium” points from this bunch as well. Here is the team listed out below.

Full Achilles Radial Team List:
Daigo Saito – Tokyo, Japan
Robbie Nishida – Tokyo, Japan
Kenny Moen – Oslo, Norway
Dean Kearney – Waterford, Ireland
Dave Briggs – Ontario, Canada
Marc Landreville – Quebec, Canada
Brandon Wicknick – Layton, UT
Rob Primozich – Seattle, WA
Enrique Mendoza – Moreno Valley, CA
Joshua Steele – Houston, TX
Charles Ng – Hong Kong
Alec Hohnadell – Miramar Beach, FL
Brad Heyl – Bradfordwoods, PA
Chris Mills – Los Gatos, CA
Dan Savage – Herndon, VA
Eric Hill – Westminster, CA
Erich Hagen – Olympia, WA
Geoff Stoneback – Huntingdon Valley, PA
James Evans – Baltimore, MD
Jeff Wolfson – San Jose, CA
Mike Pollard – Las Vegas, NV

Charles Ng Shows off and Tests his V8 Swapped Infiniti G37

Charles Ng released a test video of him sliding around his new Infiniti G37 project at Willow Springs. Charles had taken a hiatus from Formula Drift to compete in WTCC worldwide in a BMW recently. He is now back with a Chevrolet V8 powered Infiniti G37  running Achilles and backed by Speedhunters. Charles had quite a few interesting things to say when we grabbed him for a Wrecked Weekly at the 2013 SEMA show which you can watch by clicking here.

2014 Formula Drift Tech Day [GALLERY]


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Tech Day for the 2014 season happened a little earlier than years past and it seemed to really catch teams off guard. Most cars at Tech Day seemed far from finished and many slots remained opened for the day with people canceling. A fine is levied to specific drivers within the region who didn’t make it to Tech Day. Charles Ng did unveil his Achilles Radial Infiniti G37 with a brand new engine (he blew his last one in testing). We also had extensive talks with drivers and Ryan Sage about the new sporting regulations in the sport. So keep an eye out for some videos on that this week.

Check out the Gallery: http://www.wreckedmagazine.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=379

Charles Ng’s Infiniti G37 Coming Together [SNAPSHOTS]

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Charles Ng is getting to the point where they are starting to do some tests/shake downs of the Infiniti G37 couple he is building for Formula Drift. Charles is still finishing up some details with his Chevrolet V8 LS3 motor they have installed in the build. The car is currently going to get a supercharger to make the proper amount of horsepower for Formula D competition.

The wheels are Gram Lights 57xtreme’s and Charles has confirmed with me that he will be competing on Achilles Radials for the 2014 season. It sounds like Charles has a good bit going for him this season for his Formula Drift return. We interviewed him a few weeks ago on Wrecked Weekly which talks about his time in WTCC and the Chinese Drift Championship you can watch here.

Charles Ng Gives an Update on 2014 from The Drift Cave [VIDEO]

While we sat down with Charles Ng a few weeks ago for Wrecked Weekly it seems like the guys over at My Life at Speed caught up with him at the Drift Cave where his Infiniti G37 is being built. The car features a LS3 engine with tons of performance goodies to help Charles keep on point for the new year. You can click the image above and watch his interview with the guys over at MLAS or you can revisit our Wrecked Weekly with Charles Ng here where he chatted with our editor Joey Redmond about his return to Formula D, Chinese Drift Championship, and running in WTCC.

 

Watch the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4E1Vaurj_fE

2013 Sonoma Drift Winter Jam [RESULTS]

Sonoma Drift snuck in a drift event just before Christmas running a mock of the old Formula Drift course that took place at the same track a few years ago. Gabe Stone, Matt Field, and Charles Ng were on hand as judges for the big event which saw Donovan Brockway turn some heads with a victory in his E30 BMW. Here is how the podium finished:

1st- Donovan Brockway
2nd- Crick Filippi
3rd- Kodi Rosado