This is one awesome event weekend known as Gatebil in Norway. Here is a great video showing off some of the fun and excitement that is Gatebil. Sit back and enjoy one of the most fun events you can find.
The Irish domination even carried over into the British Drift Championship this weekend. Another event won by Ireland’s very own Shane O’Sullivan saw the Irish win all the major events of the weekend around the world. Teeside was quite an entertaining track for the weekend and this is how all the various series groups finished up:
1st: Shane O’Sullivan
2nd: Steve Biagioni
3rd: Matt Carter
The Drift All-Stars series put together Round 3 in Sweden over the weekend. Irish dominance was on display at this event just like Formula Drift across the world going on at the same time. James Deane took his 2JZ powered S14 to a victory again. Here is how the podium finished up:
1. James Deane
2. Fredrik Øksnevad
3. Jack Shanahan
4. Alexander Grandlund
The second ever episode of Formula Drift Nation was put up today on DailyMotion. This episode features Toro from GT Channel and myself as we talk about a review of Formula Drift Japan and the upcoming Formula Drift Seattle. My podium prediction is 1. Vaughn Gittin Jr. 2. Chris Forsberg 3. Chelsea DeNofa and 4. Daigo Saito for the weekend. Let’s see how I did next weekend.
Formula Drift wrapped up their inaugural event in Japan with some familiar faces on the podium. Long time D1GP competitor Masao Suenaga piloted his RE-Amemiya Mazda RX7 to the event win, beating out fellow Japanese local Masashi Yokoi’s D-Max Silvia S15 in the final. Formula D US competitor Fredric Aasbo took the final spot on the podium in the NASCAR-powered RS*R FT-86, earning the final podium spot over Emmanual Amandio due to his better qualifying position (Aasbo qualified in Q18 vs Amandio’s Q20).
1st – Masao Suenaga – FD3S Mazda RX7 – M150 Overdrive
2nd – Masashi Yokoi – Nissan Silvia S15 – D-Max
3rd – Fredric Aasbo – Toyota FT-86 – RS-R Japan
4th – Emmanual Amandio – Toyota JZX100 – Moods Gallery / Achilles Radial
Photo Credit: Instagram
The Top 32 at Formula Drift Japan has just wrapped up but the Top 16 is about to kick off for those of you who plan on having a late night.
Sunday, July 6, 2014 – Main Event
8:10 AM – 5:00 PM (Local Japan Time)– LIVE STREAM: PRO Live Stream Begins ( JAPAN STANDARD TIME)
10:00 PM PST – 10:30 PM – National Anthem / Opening Ceremonies
10:30 PM PST – 1:00 AM – MAIN COMPETITION: Round of 16 to Finals
Watch it Here: http://www.formulad.com/live
Peden Nielsen takes us around the Mondello Motorsports Park over last weekend’s Irish Drift Championships round 3. The event featured a full roster of drivers from around the world including Daigo Saito, Robbie Nishida, Dean Kearney, Darren McNamara, Matt Powers, and Phil Morrison. Eric O’Sullivan even stopped by for an appearance, but ColinTheCone is the real star of the show, as you’ll see in the video.