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Thursday Night Drift at Irwindale: Everything You Need to Know

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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.

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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.

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No Star Bash Coming to Indianapolis June 28/29

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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!

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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]

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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!

 

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USDrift Round 1 x Hyperfest Drivers List

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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]

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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.

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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.

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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