Tyler Wolfson has a hard qualifying hit on his second pass of qualifying! The car just comes to an abrupt stop after hitting the bank. Luckily, the HANS device is now mandatory. OUCH OUCH OUCH!
On his second ever practice run in Formula Drift the European who debuted this weekend Juha Rintanen managed to put his car into the wall. The damage doesn’t look event ending but the team will have to scramble to get back into shape for qualifying which happens about two hours after he made contact with the wall. For complete updates over the #FDNJ weekend you can check us out on Twitter: https://twitter.com/wreckedmagazine
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Conrad Grunewald and his Chevrolet Camaro made a guest appearance on the History Channel this week with Top Gear USA. I did some digging earlier to see if I could find the clips on YouTube but no such luck. Feel free to drop a link in the comments section if you can find one to the action. The Top Gear History page only has some older episodes to watch it. For those who saw it, what did you think?
Many people spend their entire youth dreaming of the possibility of being able to drive at the House of Drift. Now, Formula Drift (FD) has decided to make many enthusiasts’ dreams come true. As you may have already heard, FD recently announced a schedule for 2014 at Irwindale Speedway, which is open to the general public and amateur drifters.
Jim Liaw, FD Co-Founder, gave us a great interview during the event. We covered topics involving the speculation of a potential Pro 3 series sprouting out from this, FD’s intentions behind the creation of the events, track layout, and simple steps on signing up to drive.
So this post is clearly a parody to have some fun with the World Cup in Brazil going on right now. I picked the closest 11 drifting related doppelgängers that are playing in the World Cup. I ended up being able to build a team in a 4-4-2 formation which happens to be my favorite of them all! Here is our doppleganger World Cup XI with some past and present stars of Formula Drift. The team starts from goalie and goes forward to our strikers:
Stephan Papadakis – Formula Drift Team Owner (Pepe Reina / Spain) Club Team: Napoli
Odi Bakchis - Formula Drift Driver as (Per Mertesacker / Germany) Club Team: Arsenal FC
Dean Kearney – Formula Drift Driver as (Gary Cahill / England) Club Team: Chelsea FC
So many drivers wanted to run against the Formula Drift drivers later this year at St. Eustache the promoters in Canada held a qualifier. On the scene was our Canadian correspondent Jeremy Glover who captured all of these great images from the big weekend. Here is a list of the 8 drivers who have qualified with two wild cards to be added later on. Follow the link below for a ton of content from the best venue in all of Canada as these drivers threw down and put on quite a show for the fans.
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Formula Drift Canada will be officially here on September 1st (American Labor Day) where the Americans will do battle with the Canadians at the best track in Canada St. Eustache! Recently organizers held a qualifier to see who would represent the Canadian team! The Top 8 drivers from this event were guaranteed a place and the organizers will be picking two wild cards shortly to complete the roster of 10 drivers. Here is who you can see as of right now:
Geoff Stoneback has arrived in Formula Drift this season with a bang! The rookie took the first ever pass in his car to the Top 32 at Streets of Long Beach. He took a huge jump in the ROTY race with Alec Hohnadell suffering again from mechanical issues. Watch the video as Geoff recaps winning Pro 2 and making an awesome run into the Great 8 in Formula Drift.
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The Formula Drift Canada qualifier finished up this weekend which selected local Canadian drivers to come run with the Formula Drift drivers attending the Canada event in September. The event happened in front of a sellout crowd in St. Eustache, Montreal. Here is how the results finished up:
1st. Tomy Boisvert-bellemare
2nd. Jonathan Guitard
3rd. Brad Carlton