It was a cold night at Irwindale Speedway, per California standards at least, but a large group of fans and supporters gathered for the free entry fundraiser for Hurricane Sandy. Kyle Mohan had the most exciting day of everyone with a little engine fire holding him up for a few minutes during the weekend. Jeff Jones was showing off his newly wrapped S14 from Los Angeles Wraps.
The Formula Drift staff was setting ride-a-longs and giving away prizes all day. Talking to a PR representative from the event I was told they were very happy with the number of people who signed up for rides throughout the night. A few fans we talked to after getting rides were just blown away about how much fun they had inside the vehicle.
Dai Yoshihara hopped into the now retired V8 powered Nissan S15 Silvia to put on a show for the night. Dai was one of the preferred favorites to get a ride during the evening. With just over 100 days until Streets of Long Beach many drivers were sharing plans and changes they are making for the 2013 drift season.
Other Formula Drift drivers were in attendance including Ken Gushi who has told me before his team is looking for more horsepower in his Scion FRS for 2013. Other drivers were a tad more tight lipped on sponsorship changes and improvements being made for the new season but as we tick closer to the start of the season more information will come out.
It was great coming together to raise money for all the victims of Hurricane Sandy and allow people to experience drifting with a professional driver at the House of Drift. Hopefully we never have a tragedy happen that we need to hold a fundraiser like this again but if that does happen we know Formula Drift will be ready to help.