Grassroots

2014 No Star Bash in Indianapolis [GALLERY]

MazdaRX8.NoStarBash Miata.NoStarBash 240sxdriftNo Star Bash was a huge party weekend that took place in Indianapolis, Indiana with drifters coming from across America to have fun! People camped and drifted straight into the night! Thanks to Jason Carroll for being on the scene to capture some great images.

Check out the Gallery: http://www.wreckedmagazine.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=420

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

ForrestWang

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

Read More…

Full List of LiveStreams Showing Drifting This Weekend


Morning: King of Europe Round 3 @ Lydden Hill UK (6:00am PST / 9:00am EST)
47 drivers will take on one of the UK’s toughest drift tracks this weekend known as Lydden Hill. Francesco Conti looks to defend his current hold he has on the championship while others plan to knock him down.

Watch Here: http://www.kingofeurope.net/live/

DmitiryIllyuk
Afternoon: Drift All-Stars Round 2 @ Sosnova Circuit (11:00am PST / 2:00pm EST)
You can see some of the top European talents all come together in the Czech Republic in the afternoon in America. The event kicks off at 8:00pm local time and by some Google research I found that Czech was a -9 from America (you probably want to check my math and logic before banking on the event starting when I have it listed). You will see James Deane, Dmitriy Illyuk, Nigel Coffer, and Piotr Więcek all banging doors on this impressively laid out road course. Keep an eye out for Benjamin Boulbes (pictured above) who is looking to make a strong showing in the main event as well.

Watch Here: http://live.drift-allstars.com/
TripleCrownDrift

Evening: Triple Crown Drift @ Pikes Peak (2:00pm PST / 5:00pm EST)
To finish off the big drift Saturday you can watch some good old American drifting at Pikes Peak International Raceway. We haven’t found an official drivers list but Formula D driver Matt Field won the round last year and Tony Angelo found his way to the podium. We do know that Chris Forsberg and Odi Bakchis will be in attendance for the event tomorrow as well. The drift event will be streamed on this website for free tomorrow.

Watch Here: http://watchtcs.com/index.asp.html

StreetwiseDrift
Night Cap: Streetwise Drift Round 2 @ Orlando Speed World (4:30pm PST / 7:30pm EST)
Streetwise Drift Pro Am Round 2 appears to be the only Formula Drift Pro Am event of the weekend with a Livestream. The 4:30/7:30 kick off denotes Top 16 but they will also air all the practice runs so you can pretty much tune in all day and see drifting from OSW. Plenty of familiar Pro Am level drivers will be in competition fighting for a Formula Drift license.

Watch Here: http://new.livestream.com/accounts/1430667/events/3127168

IrishDriftChampionship
Sunday Morning: Irish Drift Championship Round 3 @ Mondello Park (4:00am PST / 7:00am EST)
The early morning drift fans will be treated to some amazing drifting at Mondello Park for IDC Round 3 Global Warfare. This is the closest track to Dublin and has some of the best fans you can find in Europe. If you need another reason to wake up early tomorrow is that you can find Daigo Saito, Robbie Nishida, Darren McNamara and Dean Kearney who American drift fans might be familiar with. The Irish drivers really have some local talent that will be on display as well.

Watch Here: http://www.irishdriftchampionship.com/livestream/#

Thursday Night Drift at Irwindale: Everything You Need to Know

FormulaDrift.irwindaleSpeedway.SpottersView

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.

STRwheels.240sx.SPECClutch

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.

Read More…

No Star Bash Coming to Indianapolis June 28/29

NoStarBash2014

No Star Bash is going on June 28th/29th in Indianapolis, Indiana at Lucas Oil Raceway! The big weekend will feature drifting, camping, and bashing according to the series organizers. Spectators are $20 for a 1 Day Pass or $25 2 Day Pass. A few driver slots are still open as well! Get more details at the Facebook Event Page below! 

 

No Star Bash Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1396732190593865/?fref=ts

2014 Vegas Drift Round 4 – Great 8 to the Finals [RECAP]

TravisAvery.DriftThis is the Part 2 blog post about Vegas Drift Round 4. If you want to read an introduction and Top 16 recap written by Justin Banner just head here. Blake Olsen and Travis Avery were the first drivers off the line once the OMT of Hunter and Moore was done. The Road Boss lived up to his name and took out Blake in the Great 8. Kasey King and Rob Carlsen were next to find out who would enter the Final Four and Kasey would start to show off the skill that makes him part of that Triple Crown crew from Colorado!

DylanHummelNext was Patterson and Hummel and Patterson would take the win, increasing his point lead that much further. However, Cameron Moore would answer back after taking the win against Matt Dale! Matt looked great, but Cameron Moore was on a charge to gain points!

Read More…

East Coast Bash 2014 by Bravo Whiskey [VIDEO]

Here is a look at one of the videos to come out of East Coast Bash 14. The event shows the great track time and tons of fun drivers get at Englishtown over the wild BASH weekend.

Nissan 240sx in Florida with Mustang 5.0 Swap and Turbo [FOR SALE]

Nissan240sxMustangEngine

We just found this unique 240sx for sale over at TalkDrift.com and this S14 has quite the surprise under the hood. This S14 has a 5.0L Ford Mustang engine swap with a single turbo to make some serious horsepower! Full details in the for sale thread below.

Full For Sale Thread: http://talkdrift.com/showthread.php?2187-Turbocharged-V8-S14-Drift-Ready!

 

Read More…

USDrift Round 1 x Hyperfest Drivers List

normal_IMG_6398
This weekend will kick off the 13th Annual Hyperfest event at Summit Point Motorsports Park, just outside Washington, DC making it the longest, continually running drifting competition in North America. In addition to drifting there will be a roll-over contest, road racing, drive your own car on track, rally rides, karting, car show, and slidealongs featuring Vaughn Gittin, Jr in his Monster Energy RTR Ford Mustang and Chris Forsberg in his Nissan V8 powered Infiniti M56 benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project and Johns Hopkins Cancer Research.

1. Jonathan Nerron
2. Salvatore DiPompo
3. Timothy Nelson
4. Claude Poirier
5. Maxime Poirier
6. Barnie Bowman
7. Nathaniel Chen
8. Chris Allen
9. Paul Beiswenger
10. Austin Meeks
11. David Bellomo
12. James Bissey
13. Ben Sarli
14. Troy Manners
15. Jared Licklider
16. Wade Odrey
17. James Evans
18. Brandon Newman
19. Lee Alexander
20. Danny Domenech
21. Thomas Palmerino
22. Gorka Arrieta
23. Kaylan Ryon
24. Wolfgang Shrader
25. Jarrett McGuire
26. Chris Allen
27. Ivan Uglem
28. Valeriy Seredich 29. Matt Predmore
30. Steve Angerman
31. Dan Savage

2014 Midwest Drift Union Round 2 in Iowa [RECAP]

MidwestDriftUnion

MDU really took the “midwest” part of our name to heart this year. We decided in the preseason that we would roll the dice and step out of our comfort zone and trek further west to put some of the racetracks in that part of the country to work.
First on the list was Mid America Motorplex in Pacific Junction, Iowa. It’s in an area so flat that when passing it on the interstate that runs immediately parallel to the track, it’s extremely easy to not even realize there’s a track there. However, even with the simple ambiance of a railroad and corn fields, MAM offers up an outstanding facility, track staff, and extremely rad road course. We knew the risk of going that far west, and the roster reflected that. But as soon as load-in began and the track walk was done, the drivers were hyped and the party began.

240sx.MidwestDriftUnion

The course layout was relatively simple with a drag race entry into 3 back-to-back sweepers, so practice went smooth and the tandem action started early. After a morning full of practice, qualifying went off without a hitch and, as opposed to R1 at Gateway, the Top 16 (actually 15) was set.

Read More…