The Australian Drift GP exhibition at the Thunderdome brought us some great coverage by Andrew Hawkins. The Formula Drift Asia stars such as Mad Mike, Fredric Aasbo, and Daigo Saito did demos while the ADGP drivers fought for a Top 6 finishing spot so they can compete in tomorrows Formula Drift Asia round. Follow the link below for images of the ADGP event.
The stakes are high this weekend with the Australian Drifting Grand Prix expo event at the Thunderdome. Even though this ADGP drift event was an expo all the drivers were shooting for a Top 6 spot so they got an automatic invite to compete in Formula Drift Asia the next day. Here are the six drivers making it to the first round of Formula Drift Asia series:
1. Nick Coulson
2. Tom Monkhouse
3. Khudar Elhouli
4. Michael Prosenik
5. Ryan Cummings
6. Andreas Paraskevas
Formula Drift is making a debut this weekend on a whole new continent in Australia and we got a hold of a course layout for the weekend. The weekend is in collaboration with ADGP giving fans two days with two different events. Fredric Aasbo is debuting the NASCAR V8 Scion FR-S sponsored by RS-R as Daigo Saito attempts to defend his title. What do you think of this course layout?
RS-R has been building a NASCAR V8-powered GT86 for Formula D Asia competition, and today we got to see what the car will look like. The livery has all the signature RS*R red and black accents, with RAN*UP / Ti2000 / i-shock branding along the rear duct which feeds the rear-mount radiator. RS*R appears to be maintaining their relationship with long time partners Enkei Wheels and Yokohama tires as well. With Manabu Orido and Freddy Aasbo slated to drive the car, they certainly don’t have a lack of skill behind the wheel. We hope this car finds its’ way to the US sooner rather than later, we’d love to see this car in person!
Issue 25 of Wrecked Magazine highlights all the newly Formula Drift licensed drivers of 2013! We highlight Dan Savage, Nate Hamilton, Tyler Wolfson, and an additional 20+ drifters who are making moves for the 13 season. We install an ACT Clutch in our 2013 Ford Mustang RTR and let people know how we liked it after putting some test miles on it. Rathyna Gomer guest interviews Kelsey Rowlings for our new Girl on Girl segment introducing us to female drifters around the world. To wrap it all up we talk with Vegas Drift and they tell you what it takes to become a Pro Am driver in the current drift world.
Fredric Aasbo today Instagrammed his Formula Drift Asia Australia round beast which happens to be a TRD NASCAR powered V8 engine shoved into a Scion FRS (Toyota 86). The car will do mixed duty between Max Orido and Fredric Aasbo in Formula Drift Asia. The NASCAR engine provides 700hp. Below are some additional views of the