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Bigger Drivers List for Formula Drift Japan Has Arrived

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We finally got a hold of a much bigger drivers list for Formula Drift Japan this weekend. The drivers list looks quite strong even with D1GP throwing an exhibition event with Ken Block on the same exact weekend in Japan.

Shun Qi Liu
Zhuo Liu
Fredric Aasbo
Ng Sheng Nain
Chi Lun Tang
Daynom Templeman
Oat Krerpradab
Masao Suenaga
Saranon Pronpatanarak
S Chanatpon Kerdpiam
Emmanual Amandio
Robert Whyte
Muhammad Zaiham Hamdan
Wan Johan Rahim
Kazuto Ichiyanagi
Mike Whiddett
Yoshiaki waki
Michihiro Takatori
Kiyotaka Yamazaki
Masataka Kawashima
Manabu Fujinaka
Yuki Inaoka
Kunihiko Teramachi
Tsutomu Fujio Yuji Tanaka
Koji Yamaguchi
Kazuya Bai
Daisuke Hasegawa
Yoshifumi Tadokoro
Tadahiro Fukada
Ikuo Saito
Noritsugu Totani
Seimi Tanaka
Masashi Yokoi
Atsushi Taniguchi
Hirohide Tanaka
Daigo Saito
Yuichiro Takahashi
Nobuhisa Sone
Katsuhiro Ueo
Takeshi Mogi
Robbie Nishida
Toshimitsu Mauda
Mito Shinnosuke
Masaki Kasahara
Shinji Minowa
Kitashiba Tomoyuki
Kuroi Takamasa
Shinozaki Yoshinori
Iizuka Kazuya
Takahashi Kuniaki

King of Europe Round 3 at Lydden Hill UK [RESULTS]

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King of Europe ventured into the United Kingdom this weekend for Round 3 which took place at Lydden Hill circuit. Paul Smith of Team JapSpeed was very impressive with a solid qualifying run and just as impressive run through tandem. The Italians all fell on back luck with Francesco Conti falling out due to mechanical failure and Nicolo Rosso lost in the Top 16. Federal Tire had something special for drivers this weekend by producing a third victory in a row with driver Adam Kerenyi. Here is how the rest of the podium finished up:

1st. Adam Kerenyi
2nd. Paul Smith (Team Japspeed)
3rd. Michael Marshall

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