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Tuerck’d Season 3 Premiere Episode is Here [VIDEO]

Ryan Tuerck is back with some Formula Drift Seattle, Dirtfish Racing school, and last but not least his Tuerck’d Bash day at PARC. We are so glad the new Tuerck’d season has come out with a bang! Go ahead and hit read more if you want to see some awesome images from the PARC event. Tons of fun tandem trains are packed into the video along with table game and drifting kickball.

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2014 Formula D Round 6 Texas – Tire Manufacturer Championship [STANDINGS]

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Hankook Tire is your 2014 Tire Manufacturer championship winner, repeating their 2013 Championship!

With the only two competitors statistically left in the championship being on Hankook Tire, it makes sense that they are atop the Tire Manufacturer standings. With a 214 point lead over Nitto Tire, and only 197.5 points available for qualifying 1/2 and finishing 1/2, there’s no way for Nitto Tire to take over the lead even if every Hankook Tire driver fails to qualify at Irwindale. Aasbo’s win combined with Forrest Wang’s 3rd place finish in Texas gave Hankook Tire an additional 178.5 points, and they are well on pace to break 1,055.5 points they earned last season (although the championship points structure has changed substantially). Nitto Tire still sits in second place, with Achilles Tire still holding onto third place.

Here’s the standings after 6 of 7 events in the Formula D Championship:

1. Hankook Tire – 962.5 Points
2. Nitto Tire – 748.5 Points
3. Achilles Tire – 647 Points
4. Falken Tire – 592.5 Points
5. Maxxis Tire – 347 Points
6. Yokohama Tire – 255 Points
7. Kenda Tire – 154.5 Points
8. GT Radial – 141.5 Points

2014 Formula Drift Round 6 – Texas Motorspeedway [RESULTS]

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Formula D Texas had many confusing interesting judging calls, the finals came down to Fredric Aasbo in his Hankook Tire Scion tC and Odi Bakchis in the Feal Suspension Nitto S14. Aasbo edged out Bakchis for the win. Forrest Wang earns third place due to qualifying 1st overall, while Chris Forsberg is stuck in 4th place, breaking his amazing streak of podium finishes (the longest streak in FD history) due to the removal of the 3rd place tandem battle. For both Wang and Bakchis, this is their second career podium, while this is Aasbo’s 2nd career win and 7th career Formula D podium.

EDIT – If you missed the top 4, you can watch the replay on DailyMotion

Here’s the final results:

1st – Fredric Aasbo – Hankook Tire Scion tC
2nd – Odi Bakchis – Feal Suspension Nitto S14
3rd – Forrest Wang – Get Nuts Labs Hankook S14
4th – Chris Forsberg – Hankook Tire Nissan 370Z

Forrest Wang’s #1 Qualifying Run at Formula Drift Texas [VIDEO]

Forrest Wang threw down an awesome number one qualifying run that we captured some excellent in car footage of the Nissan 240sx S14 rip around Texas Motor Speedway. He dialed some huge angle around the sweeper which looked wild with the new inner clipping point! Press play and check it out.

High Octane DRIFT by SYLVANIA from Formula Drift Canada [VIDEO]


This awesome short was filmed at the first-ever Formula DRIFT Canada Challenge, at Autodrome. It was the first time ever Formula DRIFT competed on Canadian soil. Some non Formula DRIFT Canadians had the opportunity to qualify to compete against the best drivers in the world. Brad Carlton was one of those Canadians. This short focuses on the struggles Carlton faces as a privateer trying to compete agains fully sponsored and financially supported drivers. It’s a story about passion for drift and never giving up on a dream. Sit back and watch the action unfold at this international drift battle presented by SYLVANIA SilverStar® zXe!

2014 Formula Drift Canada – An International Adventure [GALLERY]

ForrestWang DaigoSaito.350z DeanKearneyJeremy Glover, our main man in Canada, went out to Autodromo St. Eustache to cover Formula Drift Canada. The Americans swept the podium north of the border and Jeremy captured some awesome content as Daigo Saito took home the win. Look through all the images below.

 

Check out the Gallery: http://www.wreckedmagazine.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=430

 

Formula Drift Canada Announces Formula Drift vs. Canada [DRIVERS LIST]

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The stage is set for a big Formula Drift Canada debut weekend.

Formula Drift Team
Forrest Wang
Robbie Nishida
Charles Ng
Pat Cyr
Marc Landerville
Kenneth Moen
Chelsea DeNofa
Daigo Saito
Dave Briggs
Dean Kearney

Team Canada
Maxime Lemoine
Brad Carlton
Francise Tasse
Kevin Morin
Martin Langlois
Alex Gosselin
Jonathan Guitard
Alex Michaud
Tommy Boisvert Bellemart
Simon Schaffner

Formula Drift Introduces Chicane to Start Line at Seattle

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Formula Drift didn’t exactly shorten the run up to the entry at Evergreen Speedway like I suggested during Formula Drift Nation to Ryan Sage but instead added a chicane. This seems like an over complicated way to solve a simple problem in my book. I am curious to see how the testing of this goes for the weekend but I think making the start line shorter would be a simpler solution. I am in a car on the way to the track so I haven’t had a chance to talk with any teams about this new project. Part of me feels like with gearing and this turn issues that the chicane could bring a bigger advantage back to the non turbo cars who don’t have to worry about keeping within boost. I guess time will tell…. what are your thoughts on this addition to the course?

 

Photos from US Drift / Papadakis Racing

2014 Triple Crown Drift Week at Pikes Peak Intl. Raceway [RESULTS]

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I managed to watch this whole event on LiveStream minus the Pro Am battles. The course was huge and the drivers were all judged by a panel including Chris Forsberg, Odi Bakchis, and Corey Hosford. Brandon Wicknick was in a loaner SR20 Nisasn 240sx and looked pretty solid until he was eliminated by Forrest Wang (video of battle below). The Colorado drift scene actually impressed me over the weekend with some of the young talent they have which was full on display. Here is how the Pro podium finished up:

1st. Forrest Wang
2nd. Frank Cundari
3rd. Kasey Kole

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Thursday Night Drift at Irwindale: Everything You Need to Know

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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.

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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.

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