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2015 Formula Drift Canada Round 2 [GALLERY]

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Here is coverage from the second installment of Formula Drift Canada! Shots by Jeremy Glover document the growing Canadian events as we edge closer to the American Labor Day weekend where Formula Drift will host its World Championship round. Sit back and enjoy the door banging and coverage from Round 2-

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2015 Formula Drift Canada Round 2 at Montmany [RESULTS]

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The 2015 curse of Formula Drift in the rain continues bringing water down in Canada for Round 2 of the stepchild series.The weekend featured some Formula Drift US judges and a hungry Canadian grid showing off in front of a wet crowd. Here is how they finished up –

1. Jonathan Guitard
2. Alex Gosselin
3. Miro Ovacharik
4. Pat Cyr

2015 Formula Drift Japan at Fuji Speedway [RESULTS]

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This was probably the most disappointing start to the Formula Drift “World Championship” anyone could of anticipated. The driving was subpar to most Pro Am series now in America. The final battle didn’t even happen with Odi Bakchis suffering from a technical failure. My one highlight of the weekend was the Suenaga vs. Kawabata battle which I clipped to our Instagram page. Here are the podium results-

1 – Masato Kawabata
2 – Odi Bakchis
3 – Tadahiro Fukada

How to Watch Formula Drift Japan This Weekend

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Alright, so you want to watch Formula Drift Japan and you cannot convert time for shit…. well, we are here for you. Go buy a couple energy drinks or brew some coffee because things are happening pretty late at night. Also, the dates will confuse you so ignore them. Below we broke down qualifying, Top 32, and Top 16 in the proper EST/PST format. Charles Ng is in the Team Orange Evo X and Matt Field has a sweet loaner from Daigo Saito. The drivers list is HUGE so qualifying is going to take forever as a top tip. The Livestream can be picked up at Formulad.com/live but we recommend digging up the DailyMotion link once it kicks live as it seems to run way smoother. Times to watch –

Formula Drift Japan Qualifying
Eastern Standard Time (July 10th) at 11:10pm-3:40am
Pacific Standard TIme (July 10th) at 8:10pm-12:40am

Formula Drift Japan Top 32
Eastern Standard Time (July 11th) at 9:00pm-11:15pm
Pacific Standard TIme (July 11th) at 6:00pm-8:15pm

Formula Drift Japan Top 16
Eastern Standard Time (July 12th) at 1:15am-3:30am
Pacific Standard TIme (July 11th) at 10:15pm-12:30am

Matt Field Gearing up for Formula Drift Japan

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Matt Field went to Daigo Saito’s automotive museum (or personal garage) and picked out this car to rent for the FD Japan weekend. Charles Ng will be in the Team Orange Evo X and the rest of the field is pretty limited with Formula Drift USA drivers. The performance of the few USA drivers this weekend will really help us determine who is going to make a run for the first Formula Drift World Championship trophy.

Charles Ng Borrows Team Orange Evo X for Formula Drift Japan

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When you see this Team Orange Evo X this weekend at Formula Drift Japan you should know that it is loaned out to Charles Ng from Team Orange. Charles has been performing decent since his Formula Drift return. He is one of the few Formula Drift drivers attempting to win the World Championship.

2015 Formula Drift Japan Drivers List

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Formula Drift Japan is coming up this weekend and is an official Formula Drift World Championship round. Mad Mike Whiddett is listed to be driving a Mazda RX7, Matt Field is listed in a S14, and a ton of Japanese drivers are throw in the mix. Here is the full drivers list –

1. Yuji Saito
2. Mitsuru Yoshioka
3. Hokuto Matsuyama
4. Chiam Benjamin
5. Kenji Takayama
6. Yoshichika Tamagawa
7. Shinichirou Saito
8. Masataka Hawashima
9. Shunnosuke Mito
10. Daisuke Nakamura
11. Masayoshi Tokita
12. Shinji Minowa
13. Tetsuya Hibino
14. Kawabata Masato
15. Tomokazu Hirota
16. Masao Suenaga
17. Takahiro Imamura
18. Toshiharu Kazama
19. Hirohide Tanaka
20. Tsutomu Fujio
21. Tetsuya Iha
22. Inafuku Ryo
23. Yoshinori Shinozaki
24. Shigehisa Sasayama
25. Yuki Inaoka
26. Keiichirou Kadekaru
27. Noritsugu Totani
28. Tadahiro Fukada
29. Yuji Tanaka
30. Kazumi Takahashi
31. Daichi Oshiro
32. Sheng Nian Ng
33. Kazuya Iizuka
34. Michihiro Takator
35. Kiyotaka Yamazaki
36. Toshimitsu Masuda
37. Atsushi Taniguchi
38. Yoshitatsu Kaneda
39. Koji Yamaguchi
40. Yusuke Kusaba
41. Daisuke Hasegawa
42. Tomohiro Nakamura
43. Kenji Yaminaka
44. Kazaya Taguchi
45. Andrew Gray
46. Manabu Fujinaka
47. Kazuki Hayashi
48. Kuniaki Takahashi
49. Charles Ng
50. Daigo Saito
51. Dean Kearney
52. Mad Mike Whiddett
53. Robbie Nishida
54. Masashi Yokoi
55. Matt Field
56. Fredric Aasbo
57. Odi Bakchis

2015 Formula Drift Canada Round 1 [GALLERY]

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Formula Drift Canada kicked off with Round 1 which was covered by Jeremy Glover. The Canadian version of Formula Drift drew a nice crowd and has Round 2 right around the corner. The big event is happening on Labor Day weekend outside Montreal which is also a Formula Drift World Championship round. Follow the link below and enjoy the gallery from the first event of the 2015 season.

Check out the Gallery: http://www.wreckedmagazine.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=456

2015 Drift AllStars Round 2 – Sweden [RESULTS]

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As if the success in Mondello wasn’t enough for Irish drifting, two Irish drivers took the top two positions at the Drift Allstars race in Sweden. James Deane continued his success over the past several months by taking out his fellow countryman and friend Nigel Colfer in the final. Swede Alexander Granlund took the final podium position.

Here are the Round 2 Results:

1. James Deane – Falken Motorsports
2. Nigel Colfer – Tri-ace Tyre
3. Alexander Granlund – No Coast Racing

A replay can be found here: Eversport.TV

2015 Irish Drift Championship Round 3 – Mondello [RESULTS]

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How strong are the Irish drivers? Not only was their 11-year unbeaten streak on home soil continued, but the top two drivers aren’t even old enough to earn their drivers license here in the US! 15-year-old Tomas Kiely defeated 15-year-old Jack Shanahan in the all-Irish final, with fellow countryman Dean Kearney taking third place over his Achilles Tire teammate Daigo Saito. For those wondering, Ryan Tuerck was taken out in top 32, and Robbie Nishida was unable to qualify after his initial car was totaled in practice and he jumped into a borrowed ProAm car just moments before qualifying started.

Results:
1st – Tomas Kiely
2nd – Jack Shanahan
3rd – Dean Kearney
4th – Daigo Saito

A replay is available here: http://livestream.com/accounts/2258088/events/4171614

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