Grassroots

2014 LS Fest is Around the Corner [DRIVERS LIST]

LSFest2013

After attending Holley’s LS Fest last year I would consider it the most fun you can have in Kentucky. I did a write up on my trip last year “My Trip to LS Fest” which you can read here. The event welcomes and features various cars running LS engines to compete in autocross, drag racing, but most importantly drifting! Our newest issue of Wrecked Magazine is all about Chevy V8 power as well! Here is who has signed up to drive so far:

1. Nick Thomas, LS S14 Nashville, Tennessee
2. Shane Whalley, GTO, Michigan
3. Steve Topping- BMW, Chesterfield, Missouri
4. Nate Hamilton S14, Texas
5. Barry Clapp S14, Nashville, TN
6. Rolando Alfaro, S14 , Kansas City, KS
7. Devin Callahan Nissan,
8. Chris Gonzalez, RHD LS S14, Manitoba, Canada
9. Bryan Broberg, LS S14, Knoxville, TN
10. Jonathan Hurst- Nissan 350Z Marshall County, TN
11. Jonothan Nerren S14, North Carolina
12. DJ Thornton, S14, Tupelo Mississippi,
13. Josh McGuire, S14, Texas
14. Devin Callahan 1984 Nissan 200SX, Newburgh, IN
15. Dirk Stratton LS S13, Beloit, OH
16. Rapper Dan Savage S14.5, Washington DC

2014 Midwest Drift Union Round 4 – Streets of Detroit [GALLERY]

RolandoAlfaro ShaneWhalley AndrewLewisThe Midwest Drift Union returned to the Streets of Detroit in a big way! Jason Carroll of Square 1 photographer captured these awesome images for us over the weekend. The Streets of Detroit enjoyed another takeover during the Woodward Dream cruise weekend! Follow the link below for all the images.

Check out the Gallery: http://www.wreckedmagazine.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=427

2014 Lone Star Drift Round 6 at Mineral Wells [GALLERY]

240sxTandem LoneStarDrift DewayneRamsey

Jason Scott covered the final round of the Lone Star Drift series which saw stars from the D1GP series even make the trip to watch this Pro Am final round. Dewayne Ramsey won the event and almost won the whole series over the weekend at Mineral Wells. Sit back and enjoy a ton of photos from the weekend.

 

Check out the Gallery: http://www.wreckedmagazine.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=426

2014 Lone Star Drift Round 6 at Mineral Wells [RESULTS]

DewayneRamsey
The Lone Star Drift series wrapped up this weekend with a big event at Mineral Wells. Josh McGuire was eliminated early over the weekend but managed to win the series by 3 points! Here is how this rounds podium wound up:

1. Dewayne Ramsey
2. Aaron Losey
3. Ignacio Mendoza

2014 Midwest Drift Union Round 4 on Streets of Detroit [RESULTS]

AndrewLewis

The Streets of Detroit were invaded for the second time during the Woodward Cruise weekend to run Round 4 of the Midwest Drift Union. Some great drift battles went down in this slower speed city course which resulted in Andrew Lewis taking home first place. Here is how the podium finished up:

1st Andrew Lewis
2nd Wade Odrey
3rd Brian Peter

ChairSlayer Tests out his Hand Controlled S13 [VIDEO]

Check out a handicapped drifter Rob Parsons do some of his first testing with hand controls. His custom built S13 is pretty wild and his drifting is pretty good as well! Always wild to see a cool and unique drift build like this.

2015 Lone Star Drift TXSL Series for the Budget Minded Drifter

TXSL.DriftingLeague.LoneStar

The guys over in Texas have put together a cool plan for drifting in 2015. The TXSL series is for the budget minded drifter. Pro Am and Pro 2 drifting gets more expensive year after year so the guys at Fabricated Motorsports created a series that goes in the overall direction.

The rule book is setup to encourage the careful purchase of a car that fits the rules, will be fun to own and drift, with as little maintenance and cost to modify as possible. Cars such as E36M3 are now roughly 3-5K for a manual transmission car without major issues, and red top S13 are in the same price range. The goal is that a car with the addition of a few suspension mods, knuckles, racing seat, and a simple cage a 5K dollar will be capable of winning the series.

The event schedule will come out shortly we imagine but while you are waiting for that check out the simple rulebook to keep the cars in budget:

Read More…

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/#