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2014 Midwest Drift Union Round 5 in St. Louis [RESULTS]

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The 2014 Midwest Drift Union season wrapped up this weekend in St. Louis with Mike Feiock taking home a win in his clean RX-8. Gateway International Raceway is one of the best Pro Am circuits you can find in America to run an event on. Here is how Round 5 and the 2014 season wrapped up:

Round 5
1st Mike Feiock
2nd Brian Peter
3rd Mike O’Mara

2014 Season
1st Brian Peter
2nd Rolando Alfaro
2nd Dan Sommer
4th Mike Feiock
5th Steve Topping

2015 Top Drift Limited Series is Coming to Southern California

JustDrift.TopDriftLimitedThe growing trend of SL style drift series is now coming to Southern California with Top Drift Limited presented by Just Drift. The series not only limits the build itself but puts restrictions on drivers themselves of who can enter. A Pro 1 or Pro 2 driver isn’t allowed to enter into the series along with any driver who podiums on the  Pro Am circuit in the same season.

The series limits cars to OEM style engine swaps (240sx with SR20DET works) but nitrous oxide systems are banned from the series. Transmission tunnel modification is prohibited and no displacement change is allowed either with engine swap or stroker kits. You can modify the OEM style engine to your liking inside those rules.

Some other interesting details come down to tires which stipulate that the treadwear rating cannot be lower than 240. The tread width cannot be wider than a 235 size tire keeping horsepower numbers pretty low we would imagine. A full load of details can be found by hitting the more tab which will bring down safety, exterior, interior, and suspension rules of this series. Details are subject to change and a schedule for 2015 will come around the corner sooner than later!

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Animal Style – 2014 Parking Lot Fun [VIDEO]

Check out Formula Drift driver Ryan Kado and his friend Julian Jacobs taking on a little parking lot in this video made by Keep Drifting Fun.

Faruk Kugay – A Pro Am Drift Journey [VIDEO]

Tune in and watch a great drifter documentary on Faruk Kugay who does battle at Golden Gate Drift Round 4 to secure his Formula Drift Pro 2 license. Faruk Kugay sold everything he owned to build a S14 Nissan 240sx with a 1JZ engine. He then finished second in the GGD Formula Drift Pro Am sanctioning series for 2014. Follow the journey of a drifter who is risking it all to make it into the big show of Formula Drift one day!

Ryan Litteral Looking Back at Last Pro 2 Round [VIDEO]

Here is a look at Ryan Litteral taking on Formula Drift Pro 2 Round 3 as he takes on Texas Motor Speedway. Ryan is set to compete in the final round of Pro 2 this weekend at Iriwndale Speedway.

MACHETE Shows off One D1GP Inspired Mazda RX-7 [VIDEO]

Thanks to several Internet sensations like Hert we already knew the FC Mazda RX-7 could rip a mean burnout…. This one that MACHETE is featuring has an awesome Japanese inspired livery and can also do burnouts so check it out!

2014 US Drift Round 4 at Virginia International Raceway [RESULTS]

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US Drift wraps up this weekend with a big double round finale at Virginia International Raceway. The first event was Round 4 of the series which saw some great tandem battles turning into a wild podium. Here is how they finished:

1st. Jim Bissey
2nd. Steve Angerman
3rd. Jonathan Nerren
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Kil-Kare Raceway Closes Doors Right Packed Street Life Tour

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I made the trek a few weeks ago out to Xenia, Ohio to enjoy one awesome Street Life Tour x US Drift weekend. The event easily packed out 5,000+ fans and packed out all the grandstands at the oval track and drag strip for this big event. Just days after the whole venue was packed out for a great race day the track seems to of closed down. The track posted this statement below on its website -

 

“October 3, 2014 – Kil-Kare is being shuddered today. The racing activities for the rest of the season are cancelled. This includes all Test and Tunes, as well as Saturday points chase racing. The points chase stops where it is at. There will be no other racing events. the racers banquets will proceed as planned. Kil-Kare would like to thank all racing participants as well as spectators for your patronage and support. Kil-Kare would also like to thank everyone who has been on board as staff members for all of their hard work and dedication.”

Mercedes 560 SEC with 2JZ Power is Awesome [VIDEO]

Everybody loves a good Mercedes drift build. This happens to be a more unique setup then we normally see overseas. This is a 560 SEC which came from the factory with a 5.5L V8 engine to run an inline 6 cylinder. The driver is Ammar Hawwary with the testing going on in Jordan at the Smart Performance Center.

 

 

Street Life Tour this Weekend with Wrecked Magazine!

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Wrecked Magazine is heading to Ohio this weekend to enjoy Street Life Tour. Saturday will be an awesome drifting qualifying and competition that has seen big name drivers perform well over the last couple years. We have documented some actions from the show like James Evans 350z crash. We will have some good coverage coming up next week!