2013 Formula Drift Asia Round 1 – Melbourne, Australia [GALLERY]

While we covered the ADGP exhibition round with Andrew Hawkins he also stayed for the Formula Drift Asia Round 1 in Melbourne, Australia. The event saw Robbie Nishida, Fredric Aasbo, Daigo Saito, and Mad Mike just to name a few familiar faces in the series. Here is a complete gallery of the action showing Daigo Saito dismiss everyone resulting in another win which keeps his win streak alive. Follow the link below to see all the action.

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2013 Australian Drift GP at Thunderdome [GALLERY]

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.

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2013 Formula Drift Grand Prix – Super Drift $25k Main Event [GALLERY]

The Top 16 suffered various delays including tons of water being poured onto the track from the ALMS idiot vendors. After a small delay we kicked off to one insane run of tandem battles. Robbie Nishida defeated his Achilles teammate Daigo Saito and Fredric Aasbo banged into the turn 10 wall in the final four battling his Motegi teammate Matt Powers. Here are images from all the tandem battles of the day.

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2013 Formula Drift Long Beach – Even More Photos [GALLERY]

We sent out David Moore to also capture the action that was happening at Streets of Long Beach. The veteran motorsports shooter traveled around the Streets of Long Beach capturing all the moments from a unique perspective. We really enjoyed all of his images he put together from Round 1.


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2013 Formula Drift Streets of Long Beach – Main Event [GALLERY]

The main event gallery from Formula Drift has arrived shot by Justin Kaehler with over 700 images from the Top 32 to the podium. Many drivers rode the turn 9 and 10 walls all weekend leaving wing end plates and tail lights behind. Dai Yoshihara drove his S13 to a victory over Vaughn Gittin Jr. closing out the weekend which saw second year driver Chelsea DeNofa land a fourth place spot. All the photos are below.

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2013 Formula Drift Round 1 – Streets of Long Beach [RESULTS]

What a day we had to kick off the 2013 season at a gloomy Long Beach day. The sun vanished and really good tandem battles took place all day setting quite a ton for the 2013 season. The most memorable battle by far was Daigo Saito and Fredric Aasbo which saw Aasbo take the in one crazy double OMT battle. Here is how it finished with Vaughn losing to his old Falken teammate to close it off. Here is the top 4:

1. Dai Yoshihara
2. Vaughn Gittin Jr.
3. Chris Forsberg
4. Chelsea DeNofa

2013 Formula Drift Round 1 – Streets of Long Beach Qualifying/Practice [GALLERY]

The 2013 season is underway with an intense but very long and delayed qualifying session. Justin Pawlak wrecked his first run and got his car back and rallied to a 23rd place. Tyler McQuarrie snuck in at 32nd after 0 practice time and two blown steering racks on his Camaro. He is not spending the night swapping engines in the car.


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2013 No Star Bash at Gateway Motorsports Park [GALLERY]

We sent Jason Carroll out to No Star Bash and just hoped he would come back alive after the best drift weekend the midwest has ever seen wrapped up just outside St. Louis at Gateway Motorsports Park. The event brought out Pro Am and Am’s alike to have a great time. We even got to see two Scion FR-S street cars tandeming against each other.

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2013 Formula Drift Round 1 Streets of Long Beach – Media Day [GALLERY]

Formula Drift Media Day exploded with the most drivers we have seen to date to ring in the start of the 10th year of Formula Drift. Jeff Jones smacked the wall, Fredric Aasbo smacked the wall harder, Justin Pawlak was putting down top qualifying runs, Daigo made just a few passes, and Chris Forsberg finished the day off with some engine issues. All and all it was quite an exciting day and did our best to document all the new rides in their entirety. You might find more people adding nitrous for 2013 than you think!

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2013 Formula Drift Tech Day [GALLERY]

Tech Day was a packed out venue all day as Formula Drift cars rolled in and out of the lifts getting tech’d by technical director Kevin Wells. We saw and interviewed over a dozen drivers yesterday at Tech Day and will be providing video interviews with several rookies and returning drivers on how they feel about new rules and their setup for the 2013 season. We snapped a few car show photos, showed off our Mustang RTR, and took a deep peak at some of the Formula Drift machines.

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