Luke Pakula was the 2012 Just Drift series champion and now he is gearing up to be a rookie during the 2013 Formula Drift season. Jacob Leveton caught up with him at Tech Day this weekend to talk about his Corolla, his Facebook campaign, and his plans for the new season. Check out the video!
Vegas Drift Round 2 took place over the Easter holiday weekend at LVMS drawing another huge crowd and tons of drivers from the southwest. Round 2 also saw a completely fresh podium compared to Round 1 recently. Here is how the podium finished up:
1. Spike Chen
2. Mike Fulkerson
3. Christopher Soehren
The Golden Gate Drift series kicked off the 2013 season as a new Formula Drift Pro Am sanctioned series in Northern California. Round 1 took place over the weekend with some great competition and super good looking trophies. Here is how the podium ended up:
Dan Brockett went airborne and took off in his S13 at Vegas Drift Round 2 this weeekend and Grant Buchanan (gfbphoto) captured the sequence in these photographs. If you want to learn more about Dan Brockett he was highlighted in Issue 25 of Wrecked Magazine as one of many drivers who gained a Formula Drift license during 2012. Feel free to go ahead and read his interview here. From what we have heard Dan is doing alright but we aren’t 100% sure on how the 240sx faired through the whole airborne flight.
A big round one weekend was kicked off at Willow Springs to launch the 2013 drift season for Just Drift’s Formula Drift Pro Am competition called Top Drift. The first round took place at Balcony over the weekend and saw some drivers fly off the course at entry and even flip over on the flat level course. Needless to say, comeptition was stepped up in a big way for all the drivers involved. According to the Just Drift FB page, where we scored this podium photo, here is how they finished up for the weekend:
Something you don’t expect to see everyday is a 240sx on its roof at Willow Springs Balcony track. The driver is Trevor Dowdall from Menifee, California who took his Godspeed sponsored S14 and put it on its roof. We haven’t had a chance to talk with anyone who witnessed the crash happen (just some people at the event) but we imagine he car get this thing back together tonight with some help and persistance. Hopefully someone has video we can see soon!
Well since somebody made a fake Wrecked Magazine account on Instagram we figured we can take some time and make a real one. So if you spend some time on Instagram go ahead and give us a follow. We will be sharing photographs from our 100k image archive we have built up over the last decade in drifting worldwide!
While the Wrecked staff was in Las Vegas throwing hard sixes and eights and visiting Vegas Drift for Formula Drift Pro Am Round 1 our intern Eddie Luchembe took on Just Drift’s season opener at Horse Thief Mile. Capturing some twin tandem, triple tandem, and all the single runs over the day put together this awesome documentation that kicked off the Just Drift 2013 season.
Kevin Phillips is a southern Florida native who loves surfing and skateboarding. His 350z has a big hole in the hood and he is shooting for a Formula Drift license in 2013. This volume is kicking of a great video series for the 2013 season starting off with a shake down day at Desoto. We will keep an eye out for Kevin during the 2013 season!
As the cold weather set in on Las Vegas Motor Speedway for this February Round 1 event it looked like Jim Guthrie was going to dominate the weekend taking his Ford Mustang to first place in qualifying without an issue. Jim Guthrie spun however in his tandem battle against Daniel Kuo which was the 16th qualifier.
Tanner Baer impressed us in his Mazda Miata but was knocked out in the Top 4 against Garrett Nikolich. Joe Haven on the other side of the ladder including long time Vegas Drift driver Joshua Guild. Joshua Guild then defeated Tanner to take home third place. Garrett was then given the victory since Joe Haven had a vehicle malfunction just as the final tandem round kicked off. Here is how they finished: