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Jeff Jones Brings DOC into Formula Drift for 2016

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Jeff Jones is returning for the 2016 Formula Drift season with DOC energizing drink. DOC is an energy soda with a powerful pepper taste. Jeff Jones has some new sponsors for the 2016 season including ACT Clutch, CPR Engines, and Sticker City. Jeff Jones has been busy launching a new website called drifthacks.com. Jeff has also opened a drift modification shop in Sun Valley, California and is launching a Drift 101 video series with new videos being released each month. Let us see how he will do for the 2016 Formula Drift season as it starts this weekend.

Dai Yoshihara Shows Off New Subaru BRZ Look for Formula Drift 2016

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Here is a great look at Dai Yoshihara’s new Subaru BRZ for the 2016 Formula Drift season. Dai has kept with a ton of his old partners including KW Suspension and Falken Tire. Dai now carries Turn 14 Distribution as his title sponsor. The car has a new look with baby blue and some white/black splash graphics. His team has put some serious work into the car during the offseason including converting the car to RHD.

RHD cars have always done exceptionally well at Long Beach due to the driver positioning so I am going to hold my opinions to Road Atlanta before I deem the RHD conversion a true success for his work. Dai took a big presence with McLeod Clutch this year which we have the installation documented below! How do you think Dai will do this season?

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Hoonigan Shows Off Four Driver 2016 Formula Drift Team

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The Hoonigan team released four cars today that will carry them through the 2016 Formula Drift season. Alec Hohnadell is the number one car debuted from them who features some big changes for the new season. Alec has moved to Nexen Tire and carries Enjuku Racing as a title sponsor for 2016. He carries brands such as ChaseBays and WiseFab with his new gorgeous build.

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Chris Forsberg keeps dark look with orange/blue highlights for the 2016 season. He maintains his NOS Energy Drink title sponsorship and most of his same sponsors from seasons before. We have heard that Chris Forsberg added a NOS system setup to his Nissan for this Formula Drift season giving him the option of more horsepower.

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Geoff Stoneback is coming into Formula Drift for his third season and is now under the CFR program with an insane Z34 Nissan build in his hands. Geoff looks to be running BC Racing for his suspension choice and is carrying Enkei as a wheel option instead of SSR like Forsberg. Geoff has made the move to Hankook Tire for his new season leaving Achilles. The car looks good and only time will tell if this build can put him in a Top 5 for the new year.

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Pat Goodin is bringing his old school Nissan 240sx back to the grid in 2016 with a new red/white/blue livery that looks just stunning. Pat Goodin is back on Falken Tire and now is running a huge BC Racing sponsorship for the new Formula Drift season. Pat Goodin has swapped clutch companies and is now with McLeod to put his insane V8 horsepower to the ground.

 

 

Thanks for the help Hoonigan. Go buy some clothes now readers. Thanks!

Kyle Mohan Shows off His Mazda MX-5 for Formula Drift

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Looks like we called the prediction that Kyle Mohan would be in a Mazda MX-5 for the 2016 Formula Drift season. Kyle Mohan debuted his Mazda today that I say is his best looking build to date. The car looks like it makes some serious angle from WiseFab this year! Kyle runs Ignite Racing Fuel and continues his partnership with Mazdaspeed and GT Radial for 2016. How do you think Kyle will do in this new build?

Matt Field Shows off 2016 Formula Drift Livery

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Matt Field keeps his highlighter yellow look for his 2016 Formula Drift livery! Matt still lacks the presence of a big title sponsor on the door but he did bring in Falken Tire for 2016. He continues other partnerships such as Vortech Supercharger and Rotiform for this season as well. I expect to see a great performance from him this season. How do you think he will do?

Jhonnattan Castro Shows Off Toyota 86 Livery for 2016 Formula Drift

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We provided an update on Instagram showing off the build in progress for Jhonnattan Castro’s 2016 Formula Drift build. He has released his livery for the 2016 season showing off Nexen Tire as a main sponsor for the new season. His program will be run by Papadakis Racing and carry sponsors such as Gerdau Metaldom, KW and Advan Racing.“It is our pleasure at Papadakis Racing to partner with Jhonnattan Castro and Nexen Tire with our organization,” said Stephan Papadakis. Time will tell how well Jhonnattan can do with this new setup for the 2016 season.

Vaughn Gittin Jr. Drag Races his Competition Cars [VIDEO]

Vaughn Gittin Jr. took his two competition cars out for a good old fashioned drag race! His new 2016 Competition-Spec Ford Mustang RTR sure looks like a fast machine. That speed won’t matter so much at Long Beach but it seems other drivers will be scrambling to chase him at rounds such as Road Atlanta. This race is essentially 10 years of development in the old car with a straight axle in the rear versus one year of development in the new car with the Ford Mustang’s all new Independent Rear Suspension. Vaughn is set to debut his new car at the Streets of Long Beach for the opening round of Formula Drift on April 9th.

Ken Gushi Shows Off 2016 Formula Drift Livery for Scion FR-S

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Ken Gushi released a look very similar to his old livery with a couple new sponsors resulting the biggest changes. His big move this season was to Nexen Tire. The Scion Racing brand has been kept under the closing of Scion and is now SR by Toyota. Ken Gushi remains with KW Suspension, Greddy, and Rays for the new season as well. Ken had his best season in career history in 2015 and is surely looking to win a championship in 2016.

Juha Rintanen Debuting 800hp S15 Silvia at Formula Drift Road Atlanta

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Juha Rintanen took to the Internet today to debut his S15 Silvia that was built in Europe over the winter. The car is currently being shipped to America and will make its debut at Round 2 of the Formula Drift series at Road Atlanta. Juha will run his S14 at Long Beach that is still in the country. This S15 with a 2JZ-GTE engine hit 800hp on the dyno before being shipped across the Atlantic Ocean. Juha is staying with Achilles Radial for 2016 and continues to use some other awesome brands such as BC Racing and WiseFab. Follow the link below for more pictures of his #FlamingFinn S15 Silvia.

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Wrecked Magazine Issue 36 [READ THIS]

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Steve Topping’s American powered BMW takes the Issue 36 cover and has a great feature inside shot at Street Driven Tour St. Louis! We also check out Adam Knapnik’s chrome S14, interview Holley LS Fest winner Josh McGuire, and look at the V8 oil pan with Canton Racing! We head out to Las Vegas and cover Street Driven Tour Las Vegas stop and look at the many faces of the Chevy V8 inside our In Focus section. Follow the link below and read up on the new issue!

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