Huge Ryan Tuerck fans might remember this event because he drove the Failcrew S13 to a first place finish in Estonia for the Estonia GP. This amazing video captures the Estonia GP round and a great victory speech with the event winner Ryan Tuerck.
Another weekend of DMCC is in the books and we have some great coverage from Jeremy Glover once again. The rain came and then night time came for the big drift weekend. However, the Canadian fans kept cheering until the final battle. Enjoy a complete look at the big weekend of drifting.
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The fifth round of Drift Mania is in the books with Pat Cyr putting his Scion FR-S on the podium which we think is the first FR-S podium in North America. His thunder was stolen for the weekend by Jeff Laflamme who took home a victory in this Lexus IS300. Here is how they finished on the podium:
1st. Jeff Laflamme
2nd. Kevin Morin
3rd. Pat Cyr
Matt Powers is heading over to France to join them for Round 6 of the French Drift Championship. He will actually be driving a LHD Ford Mustang owned by Jerome Vassia. The event takes place in the French Alps and is a touge style course. The French series does use a cool telemetry model in addition to the three judges. Check the video below to see how the series went last year.
I know nothing about this DCA series that I guess just got going in Australia. A friend I made back at a Matsuri in 2009, Chris DeJager, sent me this video because he is in it. I watched it and want to go visit this drift series immediately. The video shows off these guys qualifying for team drift and it looks like more fun than anything I have seen in a long time.
Yep, this car sounds insane. You can check out some build and detail photos of the car in this post.
Daigo Saito has already given us a peak at new 1000hp D1GP car earlier this summer but now you can check out some more detailed shots of the interior and exterior of the car. The rumor about this car is that somehow it manages to weigh just around 2,200lbs making it an insanely light if true. What do you think of his new D1GP build?
I hopped on a plane to Santo Domingo without much expectation or information about drifting in the Dominican Republic. Jhonnattan Castro, running in Formula Drift, was the extent of my knowledge of drifting in the Caribbean as a whole. That is about as much information as most of you I would imagine. So I packed a couple things and hit LAX for a long journey to the Dominican. My first stop was JFK where I had a couple hour layover and linked up with Formula Drift judge Brian Eggert who was guest judging the same event.
Here we are on the plane leaving from JFK. Brian was slated to be a guest judge for the weekend and he also didn’t know very much about the Dominican Republic series. So basically we were flying to the Caribbean and we didn’t know anything other than that Carlos, the series owner, was going to pick us up from the airport. We landed and were taken out to Boca Marina for some fish and then headed to Autodromo Mobil 1 to watch practice.
The track itself sits right outside Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, and also is placed right along the gorgeous Caribbean Ocean. The far left of the course is a drag strip and part of the larger grand prix course here which the drifters do not use. The drifting starts right at the pit out area and heads towards the ocean around that big turn making an S onto the far right straight. Then the drifters take the kart track turn in to finish off the course with a slow technical element and shut down once they get back to the far straight.
BDC put Round 4 in the books today at Lydden Hill which always seems to be a challenging and unique track. Shane O’Sullivan won again backing up his last victory over at Teeside for Round 3. Here is how results for all three classes and team finished:
1st Shane O’Sullivan
2nd David Waterworth
3rd Phil Morrison