Formula D Pro Am

Lone Star Drift Pro Am in Texas Kicks off 2015 [VIDEO]

An awesome video shot by Subject Media highlight the start of the Lone Star Drift Pro Am series out of Texas. This event takes place at Gulf Greyhound Park and shows the great level of talent in Texas coming out of the Formula Drift Pro Am series. Enjoy!

Street Driven Tour VIR by Black Hand [VIDEO]

This video drops some hip-hop over the insane weekend at VIRginia International Raceway. It pulls coverage from the Street Driven Tour stop and some clips from US Drift Round 1 which took place the next day.

2015 Lone Star Pro-Am Round 2 [RESULTS]

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Round 2 of the Lone Star ProAm series happened this past weekend at Mineral Wells, and the competition brought out enough competitors for a full top-32 tandem elimination bracket! Matt Powers even stopped by for some demo runs since he was already in Texas for a demo nearby. Here are the results of the competition:
1.Randall Waters
2. Fielding Shredder
3. Harrison Johnson
4. Kyle Scott

2015 Southwest Drift Round 2 at LVMS [RESULTS]

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While Long Beach was wrapping up the under represented KMC Wheels Super Drift weekend a couple hours north east Las Vegas had a huge Pro Am weekend. The former Vegas Drift series is now branded “Southwest Drift” due to expansion for the 2015 calendar year. Round 2 saw some great tandem battles and hosted a guest judge Jacob Leveton who writes sometimes for Wrecked Magazine. Here is the podium finish results and thanks to Tommy Suell for photo:

1. Ethan Hunter
2. Tony Cisneros
3. Joe Tardiff

Formula Drift Has a New Website

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Formula Drift has launched a new website today to usher in the new era with this brand new logo for 2015. The site seems to include all the same content but has a refreshing new look for the new season. The very top of the page gives you the ability to look into Pro, Pro 2, World Championship, and Pro Am. If you have nothing better to do at work I recommend giving it a check out.

 

Visit New Site: www.formulad.com 

2014 Golden Gate Drift Pro Am Round 2 [RESULTS]

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Golden Gate Drift Round 2 came to an end this weekend at Stockton 99 Raceway. The all Formula Drift judging staff included Matt Field, Pat Mordaunt, and Tyler McQuarrie for the race weekend. Some good battles throughout the weekend and several cars were destroyed from the banked part of the course. Here is how they finished up:

1st: Tyler Knudsen
2nd: Ryan Rasberry
3rd: Rob Pascua

A Tribute to the Past Women of Formula Drift

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Yoshie Shuyama is our first women to highlight on International Woman’s Day because she drove in Formula Drift the longest of all the woman in the series. Yoshie drove this S14 and spent some time in an AE86 Toyota Corolla during her Formula Drift career. She has a few qualifications under her belt in the old Top 32 format and is still seen in the sport today, mostly as the spotter for Taka Aono.

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Our second woman to highlight is Amanda Lam. Her purple/pink S13 was anything but subtle as they competed in the 2005 Formula Drift season. She remained pretty quiet in her performance compared to this bright car she built and drove. This was before the Top 32 format so she did fail to qualify for the main event but did come rather close on that weekend.

NadineToyoda

Nadine Toyoda ran during the 2005 Formula Drift season as well but didn’t quite perform at the same level of Amanda Lam.  During the 2005 Formula Drift season she managed a 20th qualifying spot at Solider Field. After that great finish she had a tough accident at Formula Drift Sonoma in 2005 and never really got back into the swing of things with her bright red Nissan 240sx.

VerenaMei

Verena Mei is another lady who danced in Formula Drift. In fact, she even loaned her Nissan 350z to Ryan Tuerck once so he could attempt to qualify after she failed to do so. Verena has kept up her racing career but moved into rally racing in more recent years.

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Hiromi Kajikuma is the most recent girl to grace Formula Drift with some competition in 2006. She actually made Top 16 twice that year at Road Atlanta and Soldier Field (Chicago). Hiromi has continued her drift career in Asia over recent seasons even competing in Formula Drift Asia.

Now let’s take a look at the future ladies of drifting in America.

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Double Round of Three Palms Drift Pro Am [RESULTS]

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Three Palms Drift finished Rounds Three and Four with two days of intense competition as a double-header on February 21st and 22nd. The weekend enclosed some of the best runs from every driver in the series. Upsets were made, and the points have never been closer for the championship. The amount of devotion each driver put in on both days really showed through as the days went on. Track staff was updated with the addition of Mikey from JimmyUp and Rich DeBerardinis from Slide United Motorsports. As for every 3PDrift event, Steven Purcell was on the microphone informing the crowd of all the action.

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The biggest upset of the weekend had to come from Fello Ambivero in the Carlitos Tire E36, who had blown his head gasket coming into the Final Four at Round One. Ambivero had been running his strongest all season, and came into competition sitting pretty with a Number 1 Qualifying Score of 96! Ambivero ended up finishing strong in 4th Place in Round Three and the car sounded like a lawnmower by the end of the day. He was able to source a new head gasket for the E36 and his team was able to get the car back together with no sleep.

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In the pink Garrett Turbo S14, Florida’s own Kelsey “Drift Chick” Rowlings came hungry for some points in the season. In Round Three, she scored one point lower than Ambivero with a 95. She drove her car harder than ever before, with more power and angle. On her last few runs of the day, we all were able to hear that her clutch was slipping and she was fighting her car more than usual. By the end of the event, her clutch was toast and that meant another night of no sleep for her team, but that wasn’t before she was able to clench a Third Place victory. She and her crew installed the new ACT Clutch on their backs all at night at the track. Luckily, they finished the car right before Pizza Hut closed.

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2015 Southwest Drift Pro Am Round 1 [RESULTS]

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The first ever Southwest Drift Pro Am (formerly Vegas Drift now expanded) kicked off in Arizona under much fanfare. This Pro Am series has seen quite some talents produced over the course of the last few years. This track had a unique layout with some decent speed which challenged drivers all weekend. Here is how they finished:

1st. Tony Cisneros
2nd. Travis Avery
3rd. Joe Tardiff

Three Palms Drift Pro Am Round 2 [RECAP]

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Coming into the second round of Three Palms Drift, the driver list showed some familiar names returning as well as some new drivers gunning for their Pro-2 licenses. This round showed many driver’s weak and strong points, resulting in more than one upset. Round 2 was held under the lights for its Top 16 competition which threw a lot of the top contenders off. Judges consisted of Pat Goodin, Gregg Bucell and guest judge, Geoff Stoneback. Needless to say, it was one hell of a fun event.

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The biggest upset of the event had to be the number one qualifier, Kelsey Rowlings, being knocked out in the Top 8 after her Top 16 by-run. It was a tough break for Rowlings and her team because her run started off to be one of the best of the night. On the first outside zone, Rowlings wall tapped a little too hard, forcing in her to straighten out and later spin, coming off the bank. She did an amazing job recovering and kept the car off the wall, resulting in no further damage.

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