Jamie 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!
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The fans of the Irish Drift Championship will get a huge treat at Round 3 this month over at Mondeollo Park. Round 3 known as Global Warfare will feature both Daigo Saito and Robbie Nishida for a little one time only Irish drifting debut! They will join up with Achilles Radial teammate Dean Kearney and give the other Irishmen a run for their money all weekend! Limited grandstand tickets are still available but you should buy soon if you want a seat!
A new video from James Deane highlighting his debut run for the 2014 Drift All-Stars season. The video shot by Bandana Boy shows off his new Aerokit 2JZ powered Silvia as he suffered a huge vehicle malfunction at the British GP forcing him to DQ himself from moving on in the competition.
The British Drift Championship Round 2 weekend took place with some great battles in all the various classes the series has setup. The most popular class Super Pro put on some great battles with the big name of drifting in Britain. Here is how the Super Pro Class finished up:
1st. Martin Battye
2nd. Stephen Biagioni
3rd. David Waterworth
The Formula Drift Canada qualifier finished up this weekend which selected local Canadian drivers to come run with the Formula Drift drivers attending the Canada event in September. The event happened in front of a sellout crowd in St. Eustache, Montreal. Here is how the results finished up:
1st. Tomy Boisvert-bellemare
2nd. Jonathan Guitard
3rd. Brad Carlton
D1NZ finished off with a bang at Mt. Smart over the weekend. They drove into the night to crown a 2014 champion. David Atkinson produced some awesome photography from this final drift round. Enjoy D1NZ until the new season kicks off by following the gallery below.
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The second round of the D1 Grand Prix series wrapped up this weekend with some spectacular battles. The final round with Suenaga and Takayama was pretty insane. Takayama was given the win when Suenaga dropped tires off course. Here is how the podium finished up for D1GP Round 2:
1st. Kenji Takayama
2nd. Masao Suenaga
3rd. Kuniaki Takahashi
4th. Tomohiro Murayama
The Norwegian Powerdrift Series kicked off in a big way at Gatebil over the past weekend. Several Formula Drift drivers were on hand including Dai Yoshihara who made his first visit to Norway. Local Fredric Aasbo was also in attendance with his 2JZ powered Toyota 86. Qualifying ended up turning into the main event due to a huge rainout for competition day. You can see a full recap of the weekend over at Onroaders.com here. This is how the podium wound up based on qualifying scores for Round 1:
1st. Kenneth Moen
2nd. Christer Halvorsen
3rd. Robin Alsaker and Kim Sondergaard
It was finally time for the title fight to kick off at the Cody’s D1NZ National Drifting Championship Round 6 at Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland. The competition had been strong throughout the last five rounds of drifting with several drivers in with a chance of taking out the championship along with bragging rights as New Zealand’s next drift king!
The custom built circuit at Mt Smart was another tight and technical track designed to test the driver’s abilities behind the wheel. The return of the concrete walls meant the ever present danger of wrecking the car with one wrong move. Shaped almost like a spiral, the circuit started with a long right hand turn scrubbing the walls, tightening into a roundabout with inside clips and then a very tight left hairpin and back around the first turn. Almost like a mini Road Atlanta section.
Peden Nielsen continues his look at the Irish Drifting Championship by focusing on how serious the event is. James Deane won the event, but more importantly, Peden feels that Ryan Sage is having far too much fun and needs to be called out. Jarod Deanda was called out in the first video, which you can view here, so now it’s up to Ryan Sage to Keep Drifting Serious and #hurryup.
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