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2014 Polish Drift Championship Round 1 at Poznań [RESULTS]

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The first round of the Polish Drift Championship is in the books after a big weekend at Poznań. Here is how qualifying and the final event results clocked in for the big season kick off! Noteably absent was the PUZ Drift Team as they were away in Lithuania for another event. We will have more content coming soon from Poland thanks to the help of Maciej Maroszek!

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Kenneth Moen – Wrecked Weekly Episode #21 [VIDEO]

Wrecked Weekly grabbed a few minutes with Kenneth Moen just before he went out to compete at Super Drift. My co-host was Jacob Leveton chatted with Kenneth Moen about his rivalry with compatriot Fredric Aasbo and the long road to a possible championship. After Kenneth left we continued on to chat about the $100k Triple Crown prize for next season and the 2015 Formula Drift World Championship which are both hot button topics right now in the paddock!

Alex Golovnya Unveils RB26 Powered Nissan S13

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Alex Golovnya is a Ukrainian national who has debuted his 2014 car ready for the European drift season. The car is title sponsored by a tire company called Zeetex Tire again in 2014 and has a look close to his past seasons S13. The car is powered by a RB26  and he had success in 2013 with two podiums in Drift All-Stars alone!

Owe Olsson’s Turbo V8 BMW Set for Drift All-Stars

OlleOlsson.BMWdriftOlle Olsson from Sweden shows off his turbo V8 powered E46 BMW chassis. The car has tons of power and this new look for the 2014 Drift All-Stars season. Olle carries Biltema and Monster Energy Drink into the 14 season. It will debut this weekend at Round 1 for the British GP.

Fredric Aasbo’s European Toyota 86-X Has New Look+Sponsor for 2014

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Fredric Aasbo got a new look to his Toyota 86-X for the 2014 season in Europe. The car brings on Toyota Express Service on a sponsor and maintains the relationship with Speedhunters. Not sure what events he will be attending around Europe this drift season but we are sure you will see this car in action soon!

2015 Formula Drift World Championship Updates

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The 2015 Formula Drift world championship has finally produced more details! According to a Formula Drift PR (you can read below) all seven rounds of the US series will be included in the World Championship along with two or three international venues to make a world championship. The PR does note that the venues will be already vetted locations by Formula Drift on some kind of international level or parntership. This should cook up some international petitions we bet for 2015! Here are the possible and realistic places I think they could be traveling for the international rounds:

1. Fuji Speedway
2. Kuala Lumpur
3. Melbourne, Australia
4. Autodrome St. Eustache
5. Yas Marina Circuit
6. Pathumthani Speedway (Thailand)

 

Formula DRIFT has announced additional information on the 2015 World Championship that include details on event rounds and locations, competition format, confirmation of all Formula DRIFT Pro licenses to be valid for the World Championship and the petition process for international drivers.

The World Championship will encompass all US Formula DRIFT Championship rounds plus two to three international rounds. The select international rounds will be vetted by Formula DRIFT through the 2014 season with all existing Formula DRIFT international rounds to be considered, including previous international venues.

The competition format will be based off the traditional top 32 head-to-head format. Formula DRIFT also confirms that all Formula DRIFT Pro Licenses are considered valid for the World Championship as well as selected Formula Drift Affiliate Series drivers will be eligible as well, while all other international drivers will need to go through a petition process in order to qualify. Additionally, three selected rounds of the World Championship will constitute its own Triple Crown with a prize pool of a possible USD $100,000.

“We have laid out the groundwork to complete this ambitious task in front of us in an effort to help bring the sport of drifting to the next level,” said Jim Liaw, president and co-founder of Formula DRIFT.

D1GP Season Kickoff at Fuji Speedway Drilled with Rain [VIDEO]

The D1GP season kicked off in Japan with a very rainy main event. The guys at Formula Drift are planning to kick off Formula Drift Japan at the same track in July of this year. They will probably hope for a better weather weekend than this one. Here is a 3 minute highlight of tandem battles shot by Nifty.com.

2013 ROTY Mats Baribeau is Ready for Long Beach

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This JZX90 is looking pretty good in its 2014 livery from Mats Baribeau. He won 2013 Rookie of the Year honors and refreshed his car from what he learned in his first season. More power and a refreshed look for the Gold in the Net JZX90 this season. While most people somehow still manage to have completely dismantled cars we at least have another car ready to hop on the grid.

Dunlop Is Not Coming to Formula Drift – Part of International Demo Sponsorship

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People have been hitting us up like crazy over the last few days about some drivers wearing Dunlop in Honduras. They are not going to be a Formula Drift sponsor sadly and the reason some drivers (Chelsea DeNofa) in this photo are wearing their gear is because it was pre arranged for them to attend the event. So if you want some great photos of Chelsea DeNofa wearing yellow this is the only weekend you will have the chance.

Maxim Lemoine Shakes Down New 350z in Snow [VIDEO]

Maxim Lemonine retired his Chevrolet S10 drift machine in 2014 and has been building a Nissan 350z chassis. He was so impatient to test he just took it out in the snow by his shop. It looks like a great time!