Prodrift Academy UAE Gets Upgrade to 370z Fleet with Nissan Partnership


The Prodrift Academy UAE (United Arab Emirates) and Nissan Middle East have inked a huge deal just before the 2014/2015 drift season gets underway in the country. The partnership will see a fleet of 370z’s arrive in Dubai for a creation of the “370z Drift Experience.” The experience is being dubbed the ultimate gateway into the exhilarating world of drifting. With an experienced drift instructor, drivers will be taught key drift techniques and gain first hand experience with the 370z.

Prodrift Academy Managing Director, Graham McNamara stated that; “We have worked extremely hard to build the Prodrift Academy up to the level that it is at now and we believe that this partnership is testament to the reputation of the Prodrift Academy here in Dubai, its Middle Eastern headquarters. The Nissan 370z Drift Experience is our most exciting product development to date and this show of support by Nissan is a great sign of things to come for the global expansion of the Prodrift Academy.” The pro series in the region known as Drift UAE has quite a series and car builds participating in it.

Matt Powers Shows Off New Sponsors for Drift Return


Matt Powers is out to defend his title at Drift Shifters in Auckland with his 240sx. Matt beat event host Mad Mike last year to take home top honors and is set to return to defend his title. His title sponsor in Fenix Radiators based down in New Zealand. His tire partner will be Nitto for the weekend and other companies like Parts Shop Max are supporting his return to drift. His pit crew will be Martin Muench from Parts Shop Max USA and Adam Hedges of C’s Garage. Here is a full drivers list for the big Drift Shifters event next month. 


Ryan Tuerck World Tour Part 1 – Driftland & Reisbrennen [VIDEO]

Ryan Tuerck travels around Europe for part of his World Tour attending awesome events at Driftland and at Reisbrennen in Germany. The trip took him into some night drifting and then all the way to Scotland at Garage F*ckhouse. Tons of missile cars at Driftland for a three day bash fest seems like one of the best times money could buy in Europe.

CDCD Round 4 Crowns Jhonnattan Castro Champion


The best Caribbean drift series wrapped up the 2014 season at Autodromo Mobil 1 with Round 4. Formula Drift star Jhonnattan Castro wound up taking home the championship for the season!The Rookie of the Year for the 2014 drift season was Daniel Quiros from Costa Rica who really performed at a high level for the year in the Dominican. You can follow along at what happened in detail at CDCD over at

2014 CDCD Season Results:
1st. Jhonnattan Castro
2nd. Victor Madera
3rd. Nathael Jimenez

Chinese Drift Event Shows Off Atrocious Safety


Someone sent us photos from this Chinese drift event that appears to of taken on public streets somewhere in the country. Not a ton of details on the series organization or what was structured from the fans POV but we sure hope the fans have more separation than some caution tape secured to the trees nearby.  We do see some spaced out k-rails but they aren’t consistent around the course and these trees sure seem mean. Also, not quite sure how this car got so beat up from these photographs. Has anyone see video of this disaster or have details on what series it was? We would love to see more information on the event/incident/series.

2014 Drift Challenge Australia Round 3 Won by Chelsea DeNofa [RESULTS]

An American invasion took place at Round 3 of Drift Challenge Australia just inside Calder Park Thunderdome with a great crowd and some solid competition. Chelsea drove out of his mind and took top honors on the podium with several top performing locals tucking in just behind him. Thanks for the photo Mr. Ace K Productions! This is how it finished up:

1st Chelsea DeNofa
2nd Josh Robinson
3rd Moe Elhaouli
4th Jordan Graham

Darren McNamara’s MCNSport 86 Can Be Yours [FOR SALE]


The AE86 Toyota Corolla built by MCNSPORT and driven by Darren McNamara in Europe. The car orginally came to life as a Need for Speed Shift 2 video game build which you can still pick up and drive this car in the game. If you have a larger budget however, you can purchase this car in real life and drift it wherever you please. The car has a current look close to what is shown below.

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2014 Formula Drift Australia at World Time Attack [RESULTS]

Formula Drift Australia wrapped up during the World Time Attack event over the weekend which only saw one international superstar/Formula Drift driver manage to land on the podium. It was Fredric Aasbo who was looking unbeatable all weekend until his car suffered a mechanical failure locking him into third place. You can go back and watch the whole event via here or you can just glance below at the results:

1st- Levi Clarke
2nd- Nick Coulson
3rd- Fredric Aasbo

10 Things I Learned About Formula Drift Irwindale Last Weekend

10. The Best Formula Drift Event in History

FormulaDriftIrwindale This is the first time in Formula Drift history the championship came down to the last battle. A sold out Irwindale Speedway cheered and screamed as tandem battles wound up in crashes, door banging, and dramatic endings. Fredric Aasbo even beat Chris Forsberg in the Final Four but just fell short of his first championship by losing to Daigo Saito.

9. A Championship Based on Qualifying
I will be one of the first people to admit or complain about how boring qualifying is when you look at the big picture of the sport. It drags on, has a slow pace, and generally doesn’t entertain like tandem competition. However, Fredric Aasbo lost the championship based on him qualifying consistently worse than Chris Forsberg this season making it quite impactful overall. Fredric even won more tandem battles through the season and successfully beat Chris Forsberg on several occasions to show he could of earned it but qualifying seems to be his glaring mistake for the season.

8. Dean Kearney Keeps Making this Dodge Viper Work
Dean is one of the drivers who just kept improving throughout the 2014 season and he continued to impress me at Irwindale. He banged up the car a few times and after talking to him at Irwindale, he shared with me that his tandem battle versus Dai Yoshihara was done without front brake rotors (basically no front brakes) which resulted in his tandem follow error. It is pretty amazing how he makes this big boat work around the Formula Drift courses in the modern era.

7. Pro 2 Had Some Positives and Negatives
Some of the Pro 2 battles this weekend delivered top billing and a huge crowd reaction for some battles while one tandem battle in particular was the worst professional drift tandem sequence I had seen in my life. In six laps due to two One More Times we had four spins and three inactive chase runs. All and all I would consider Pro 2 a success and will be interested to see how it grows for 2015, especially with the new influx of drivers who couldn’t make the 32 cut.

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Watch Formula Drift Australia via Livestream


It’s early in the morning right now in Australia! Check out Mad Mike Whiddett’s insane build along with many others internationals competing at the World Time Attack weekend in Australia. Follow the link below and you can get a full dose of drifting post Irwindale.


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