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2014 East Coast Bash at Englishtown [GALLERY]


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Dan Jenkins braved some bad weather to bring us a ton of images from East Coast Bash! The rain came down, the drifting continued, and the party went all night. These images should give you a great idea of why this weekend ranked #3 on our Top 10 Drift Vacations before you Die post. Follow the link below for tons of awesome images straight from New Jersey.

 

Check out the Gallery: http://www.wreckedmagazine.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=403

Tandem Train over at East Coast Bash [VIDEO]

Chris Forsberg posted this Instagram video of the Drift Alliance and friends having a blast at Englishtown! Don’t worry, we have Dan Jenkins on the scene and will have a ton of images and content coming up on the site very soon!

2014 Midwest Drift Union Round 2 [GALLERY]

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Midwest Drift Union photos shot by Jason Carroll are now up from Round 2! Enjoy all the action from these pictures and we will have an event recap coming around the corner shortly.

 

Check out the Gallery: http://www.wreckedmagazine.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=402

2014 Hot Import Nights in Orlando [RESULTS]

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Florida had a fun drift event at Orlando Speed World this weekend (OSW) that was run by HIN. Female driver Kelsey Rowlings who made a guest post about her last event from Streetwise Drift Round 1 wound up landing on the podium! Here is how they guys finished up the event:

1. Keegan Ellrod
2. Kelsey Rowlings
3. Fello Ambivero
4. Andrew Huffman

Top 10 Drift Vacations to Take Before You Die

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Regardless if you are independently wealthy or have a credit card to max out I put together the Top 10 drifting vacations you need to take before you die. The list is compiled upon driving, fan entertainment, atmosphere, and all the fun you can have in the area!

 

10. D1NZ Final Round – Mt. Smart (Auckland, New Zealand)

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The D1NZ season ends at Mt. Smart under the lights! The venue is a custom built and it puts fans very close to the action. The track does take place in the Mt. Smart Stadium parking lot which normally holds duties for the National Rugby team. Once the race ends you are just a quick cab from downtown Auckland where some of the real fun can begin. Don’t miss some top drivers like Mad Mike Whiddett and C’s Garage take on the New Zealand night.

9. Irish Drift Championship – Mondello Park 

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The most fun you can have in Ireland is by far Mondello Park. It puts you pretty close to Dublin and has the most energy over a drift weekend in Ireland. Big name drivers such as Dai Yoshihara, Darren McNamara, and other international stars tend to come and drive at this Ireland track as well. If you happen to come here and enjoy watching a weekend of pro drifting then you could also do the ProDrift Academy and drift on your own at Mondello!

8. Formula Drift Irwindale Speedway (Los Angeles, California)

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The “House of Drift” as everybody knows it had to make the list. So many people attend this event now parking has been moved off site and stands have been put anywhere they can fit. The driving here tends to be world class and over the last few seasons a championship has been sorted out during the event weekend. Once the Irwindale weekend is over you will find yourself not very far from Los Angeles, Hollywood, and other places to finish out a great weekend.

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2014 Lone Star Drift Round 2+3 [RESULTS]

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Lone Star Drift Round 2 was rained out in the Top 4 with a monsoon so it was redone this weekend along with all of Round 3. The event took place at Gulf Greyhound Park just outside Houston, Texas. Here is how Round 3 finished up:

1. Mario Gomez
2. Josh McGuire
3. Ignacio Mendoza
4. Fielding Shredder

This is the Round 2 Final Four:
1. Josh McGuire
2. Shaun St Pierre
3. Dewayne Ramsey
4. Randell Waters

2013 Midwest Drift Union Round 2 at Mid America [RESULTS]

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Round 2 of the Midwest Drift Union series took the drivers to Iowa. The battle at Mid America Motorplex went off with very similar faces rising to the top from Round 1. The full recap of Round 1 in St. Louis can be found here. In fact, the final battle was a rematch from Round 1′s final bout with a different winner taking home first place! Here is how they finished:

 

1. Rolando Alfaro
2. Brian Peter
3. Steve Topping

Kelsey Rowlings Journey Through Streetwise Drift Round 1

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I arrived at the track and suited up for the 8AM drivers meeting. After some course explanations and judging criteria, I started my car for group 1 practice. As soon as I started my car, I noticed it didn’t sound right. Not knowing why it would run any differently from the last time I drove it, I drove to grid not wanting to lose any practice time as it was limited.

My first lap out I was mainly interested in testing out my tires. We had just switched to the Falken 615K’s and I wanted to feel them out before trying the bank. I drove the bank, and initiated at the end. Immediately I knew that there was something seriously wrong because the car did not want to drift. I got back in line. I couldn’t lose any time driving on the track.

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2014 Streetwise Drift Round 1 Kickoff [EVENT RECAP]

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The day after Round 2 of Formula Drift at Road Atlanta, Streetwise Drift held their first Pro Am event of the year. The event was held right down the street at Greshman Motorsports Park. Greshman is a half mile oval track, with 12 degree banks. The park also has a smaller quarter mile flat oval inside of the larger track. This combination makes it a great location for awesome drift course layouts. Being the day after Road Atlanta, many pro drivers were in attendance. Danny George was a guest judge, Chelsea DeNofa was spotting for Kelsey Rowlings, and both Pat Goodin and Vaughn Gittin also attended the event. By mid morning you could tell that this was going to be an outstanding day of drifting!

As with any oval track with a very high bank, the day was filled with high speed, very hard crashes. Johan Munoz was a little too aggressive in practice, and took it hard into the wall. He completely tore the front right suspension off of his car, as he elevated off of the pavement. Before the accident he was one of the better looking drivers. It will be interesting to see how he recovers for the rest of the season.

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One of the crowd favorites, Jonathan Nerren, was also a victim of the bank wall. Before the wreck he looked fantastic in his Magnuson Supercharged ls7 s14. Later Jonathan said, “After the wreck is what truly amazed me. My crew as well as quite a few other fellow drifters, got my car fixed and ready to qualify with the exception of one [axle]. It is great to have such a driven crew, family, and friends . My man Vaughn Gittin Jr was even getting his hands dirty. His passion and support for the sport is second to none. Thank you to all who were involved. Ready for Round 2.” The speed at which his crew got the car back together was faster than any Pro Am team I have seen before! Jonathan is definitely a guy to watch out for this year.

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Chris Forsberg Does 100MPH+ Entry at Englishtown [VIDEO]

Chris Forsberg whips out his missile car and throws out drift at 102mph at Englishtown. This is part of the Hoonigan coming to Zumiez campaign starting on May 21st.