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Formula Drift Pro 2 Driver Preview – Donovan Brockway

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So it looks like Andy Hately won’t be the only E30 in Formula Drift in 2015 as Donovan Brockway coming out of NorCal is bringing the classic styled coupe to Pro2. Donovan nearly earned his license twice. He came in third in the 2014 season Just Drift’s Top Drift Pro Am and missed a third place in the 2014 Golden Gate Drift Pro Am season by just 22 points. His E30 is a top notch chassis and powered by a supercharged BMW S54 engine built by VAC Motorsports and a Samsonas Sequential transmission. He’ll also use a Wisefab/Ground Control combo for suspension duties of his 26-yearold chassis. Despite its age, Donovan’s Red Baron Racing and North Bay Bavarian build looks solid in pre-season testing and could be a threat for the 2015 Pro2 season.

 

-by Justin Banner

Thanks to Mark Brooks for the Photo!

Check out below for videos of Donovan Brockway driving:
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2015 Just Drift – Southern California [SCHEDULE]

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The 2015 Just Drift schedule has arrived just before the holiday season! The schedule packs events every single month of the year to keep Southern California Pro Am and drift fans/drivers entertained. All the events take place at Willow Springs but offers a variety of courses to finish off the year. Below is a complete schedule:

 

2015 Just Drift/Top Drift Schedule
FEB 21-22 – JUSTDRIFT Clinic – Saturday Balcony and Saturday/Sunday Horse Thief Mile
MAR 28-29 – TOPDRIFT Formula D Pro Am Round 1 – Balcony Saturday/Sunday
APR 25-26 – TOPDRIFT Limited Round 1 – Balcony
MAY 23-24 – TOPDRIFT Formula D Pro Am Round 2 – HTM Saturday/Sunday
JUN 13-14 – TOPDRIFT Limited Round 2 – HTM
JUN – 19-20 TOPDRIFT Formula D Pro Am Round 3 – Walt James Oval
JUL 17-18 – TOPDRIFT Limited Round 3 – Willow Speedway Night
AUG 9 – MEGAN RACING/JUSTDRIFT ATTACK! – Streets of Willow
AUG 28-29 – TOPDRIFT Formula D Pro Am Round 4 – Willow Speedway Night Drift
SEP 26-27 – JUSTDRIFT CLINIC Balcony Saturday/Sunday – Horse Thief Mile
OCT 17-18 – All-Star Bash 15 Streets of Willow + Horse Thief Mile Saturday/Sunday
NOV 21-22 – JUSTDRIFT CLINIC/TOYDRIFT 1 Balcony
DEC 12-13 – JUSTDRIFT CLINIC/TOYDRIFT 2 Balcony

2015 Top Drift Limited Series is Coming to Southern California

JustDrift.TopDriftLimitedThe growing trend of SL style drift series is now coming to Southern California with Top Drift Limited presented by Just Drift. The series not only limits the build itself but puts restrictions on drivers themselves of who can enter. A Pro 1 or Pro 2 driver isn’t allowed to enter into the series along with any driver who podiums on the  Pro Am circuit in the same season.

The series limits cars to OEM style engine swaps (240sx with SR20DET works) but nitrous oxide systems are banned from the series. Transmission tunnel modification is prohibited and no displacement change is allowed either with engine swap or stroker kits. You can modify the OEM style engine to your liking inside those rules.

Some other interesting details come down to tires which stipulate that the treadwear rating cannot be lower than 240. The tread width cannot be wider than a 235 size tire keeping horsepower numbers pretty low we would imagine. A full load of details can be found by hitting the more tab which will bring down safety, exterior, interior, and suspension rules of this series. Details are subject to change and a schedule for 2015 will come around the corner sooner than later!

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2014 Just Drift Formula D ProAm – 2015 Formula D License earners

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Following the final event of the 2014 Top Drift season finale, the four drivers who had earned Formula D Pro 2 licenses for the 2015 season were determined. Spike Chen won the 2014 championship, but still retains his license from 2013, which he earned via the Vegas Drift ProAm series.

Here’s a list of the drivers who will be eligible to drive in the Formula D Pro 2 series in 2015:

Spike Chen – Nissan S13
Dan Burkett – FC RX7
Donovan Brockway – BMW E30
Alex Helibrunn – BMW E46

Photo Credit: AmDrift.com

2014 Just Drift FD ProAm – Round 4 [RESULTS]

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Top Drift Round 4 took place at the 1/4 mile banked oval track at Willow Springs. This was the finale of the Top Drift series, which means that Formula D Pro 2 licenses sat in the balance. Here’s a look at your podium.

1st – Matt Madrigali – Nissan S13 Hatch
2nd – Alex Heilbrunn – BMW E46
3rd – Joe Tardiff – Nissan S13 Coupe

Photo Credit: AmDrift.com

2014 Just Drift Top Drift Round 3 [GALLERY]

BlakeOlssenJustDrift.BMW STR.240sxSit back and flip through our gallery from Just Drift Round 3 shot by Matt Ulfelder. The California Pro Am series has some drivers going all out this season and now still find the championship rankings super tight after three rounds. Enjoy the excellent pictures from the gallery link below!

 

Source: http://www.wreckedmagazine.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=417

2014 Just Drift Top Drift Round 3 at Willow Springs [RESULTS]

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Just Drift went down at a hot race weekend at Willow Springs over the weekend. With so many drift events happening over this weekend the Just Drift event was one of the few ones you couldn’t watch over a Livestream. Don’t worry as we have some great photos coming soon from Matt Ulfelder of the race weekend. Here is how the podium finished up:

1st. Dan Burkett
2nd. Matt Madrigali
3rd. Jeff Groff

2014 Just Drift Pro Am Round 2 at Horse Thief Mile [GALLERY]

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Just Drift Round 2 coverage has come in from Speed Driven Media! Just Drift took place over the past weekend and we get some seriously comprehensive coverage from the Pro Am weekend. Follow the link below to check out all the images of the weekend!

Check out the Gallery: http://www.wreckedmagazine.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=404

 

 

2014 Just Drift Round 2 at Horse Thief Mile [RESULTS]

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Spike Chen has been on fire in Pro Am drifting during the 2014 season. He backed up his good form finishing up in first place at Just Drift Round 2. This weekends event took place at Horse Thief Mile on the Willow Springs course. We will have more coverage coming soon from Just Drift Round 2. This is how the event finished up:

1. Spike Chen
2. Donovan Brockway
3. Dan Burkett

Matt Powers 360 Degree Drift at Horse Thief Mile [VIDEO]

This awesome 360 drift video from Matt Powers was released by the KDF group from this weekends Just Drift event. Here is an on car chase camera from the event of Matt Powers spinning around and drifting around the next turn all in one fluid motion. Eat your heart out Sam Hubinette!

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