International

Darren McNamara Shows Off New Look to MCNSPORT AE86

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Darren McNamara brought out his refreshed MCNSPORT 86 for Global Warfare at Mondello Park. Tomorrow he will be squaring up against other Formula Drift drivers such as Daigo Saito, Robbie Nishida, and Matt Powers who have all traveled to Ireland to do battle. You can also tune into the Livestream tomorrow morning which we detailed here.

2014 Drift AllStars Round 2 – Czech Drift GP [RESULTS]

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Round 2 of the Drift Allstars series came to a close just now at the  Sosnova Circuit! The final battle of the weekend ended with James Deane going out on a mechanical failure. Otherwise we saw some pretty solid battles throughout the weekend. Here is how the Final Four finished:

1st. Dawid Karkosik – Budmat Auto RB Team Poland
2nd. James Deane – Falken Motorsports Ireland
3rd. Marek Wartalowicz – STW Drift Team
4th. Harold Valdma – VAK RACING Estonia

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2014 Drift All-Stars Round 2 Czech Drift GP Qualifying [RESULTS]

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Drift Allstars has kicked off Round 2 in Czechoslovakia with huge fan fare! You can catch the Livestream tomorrow morning in America if you want to see some European drifting competition. Here is how they qualified today:

1. James Deane (Ireland)- 99.6
2. Dawid Karkosik (Poland)- 96.6
3. Marek Wartawolic (Poland)- 95.6
4. Piotr Wiecek (Poland)- 95
5. Martin Richards (UK)- 90.6
6. Stevey Carzasty (Poland)- 90.3
7. Maciej Bochenek (Poland)- 88.6
8. Bartosz Stolarski (Poland)- 87.6
9. Johannes Houtondji (Germany)- 86.6
10. Nigel Coffer (Ireland)- 85.6
11. Elias Hountondji (Germany)- 84.6
12. Marcel Uhlig (Germany)- 82
13. Harold Valdma (Estonia)- 81.3
14. Max Heidrich (Germany)- 81.3
15. Arthur Opiela (Poland)- 79.6
16. Christer Halverson (Norway)- 79.6
17. Rasmus Peerson (Denamrk)- 79.6
18. Marco Zakouril (Czech)- 79
19. Maciej Jarkiewicz (Poland)- 78
20. Dmitriy Illyuk (Ukraine)- 75.6
21. Mateusz Fijal (Poland)- 75.6
22. Krisztian Szili (Hungary)- 70.3
23. Pawel Bednarczyk (Poland)- 68.6
24. Rene Portz (Germany)- 67.6
25. Mark Kuvvas (Estonia)- 58

Daigo Saito Shows off New Car for D1GP

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So here is Daigo Saito’s new D1GP car. As you might of heard his old one had a little issue so Daigo has put together this fresh build which will be used in D1 Grand Prix this season. I bet a small part of him wishes this was his Formula Drift car for the rest of the 2014 season. Haha, not quite sure that is the case but he does have sponsorships with Sunoco and Achilles over in Japan.

 

Thanks to everyone that tipped us this story. Achilles Radial USA, Aeschlimann Samuel, Dennis Ho, and Brendan Dougherty!
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Formula Drift Japan at Fuji Speedway International Driver Preview

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While we don’t have any word just yet on an official Formula Drift Japan list we did get a hold of this great list of international flavor coming to Fuji Speedway July 4th weekend. The judges are Andy Yen, Ryan Lanteigne, and a Formula Drift driver Dai Yoshihara. Below is the list of international talent that will be on display:

Daigo Saito – Japan
Kunny Takahashi – Japan
Michihiro Takatori – Japan
Masao Suenaga – Japan
Katsuhiro Ueo – Japan
Robbie Nishida – Japan
Fredric Aasbo – Norway
Daynom Templeman – New Zealand
Mike Whiddett – New Zealand
Oat Krerpradab – Thailand
SaraNon Pronpatanarak – Thailand
Rob Whyte – Australia
Zaiham Handam – Malaysia
Emmanuel Amandio – Indonesia
James Tang – Hong Kong
Ng Sheng Nian – Singapore

Matt Powers Makes a Return to Drifting This Month!

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It has been way too long since anyone has seen Matt Powers behind the wheel of a drift car. Minus his 360 drift video that took over the Internet recently he hasn’t been easy to come by. Well the good news is in that on June 29th he will also be attending Round 3 of the Irish Drift Championship along with Daigo Saito and Robbie Nishida already billed for battle. Matt will field a car with MCNSPORT (Darren McNamara’s operation) driving a LHD 1JZ powered 240sx. Only time will tell how he performs in Ireland!

2014 DMCC Round 1 at Riverside Speedway [RESULTS]

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DMCC kicked off over this weekend with Round 1 in Quebec at Riverside Speedway. The Lacroix Tuning Lexus SC300 dominated competition and took home the win. Here is how the podium wrapped up for the weekend with a full gallery coming soon:

1. Jonathan Guitard
2. Max Poirier
3. Francis Tasse

2014 Formula Drift Canada Qualifier [GALLERY]

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So many drivers wanted to run against the Formula Drift drivers later this year at St. Eustache the promoters in Canada held a qualifier. On the scene was our Canadian correspondent Jeremy Glover who captured all of these great images from the big weekend. Here is a list of the 8 drivers who have qualified with two wild cards to be added later on. Follow the link below for a ton of content from the best venue in all of Canada as these drivers threw down and put on quite a show for the fans.

Check out the Gallery: http://www.wreckedmagazine.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=413

List of Qualifiers for Formula Drift Canada Main Event

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Formula Drift Canada will be officially here on September 1st (American Labor Day) where the Americans will do battle with the Canadians at the best track in Canada St. Eustache! Recently organizers held a qualifier to see who would represent the Canadian team! The Top 8 drivers from this event were guaranteed a place and the organizers will be picking two wild cards shortly to complete the roster of 10 drivers. Here is who you can see as of right now:

Martin Langlois
Kevin Morin
Tomy Boisvert-Bellemare
Alex Gosselin
Francis Tasse
Jonathan Guitard
Brad Carlton
Simon Schaffner

2014 Drift All-Stars Round 1 in the heart of London [GALLERY]

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Aerokit.Silvia JackShanahanJamie Rolls took the journey into the heart of London where the Drift All-Stars 2014 season kicked off. With a gorgeous backdrop of the Olympic Stadium the drifting was world class. The street course brought on some challenges and the k-rail really ate some cars. Follow the link below to see a complete gallery of the action!

 

Check out the Gallery: http://www.wreckedmagazine.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=412