Justin Pawlak

Justin Pawlak’s First Run of 2013 Is Jaw Dropping [VIDEO]

Justin Pawlak literally rolled his 2014 Ford Mustang off the trailer and laid down a qualifying quality run. We have been told by some Falken employees that JTP has gained some additional control of his car and setup for the new year and if this is what his car looks like rolling off the trailer then you can almost declare the championship over before Round 1. Justin has been flirting with the idea of a championship for the past two seasons and we really think he can get it done in 2013!

2013 Formula Drift Round 1 Streets of Long Beach – Media Day [GALLERY]





Formula Drift Media Day exploded with the most drivers we have seen to date to ring in the start of the 10th year of Formula Drift. Jeff Jones smacked the wall, Fredric Aasbo smacked the wall harder, Justin Pawlak was putting down top qualifying runs, Daigo made just a few passes, and Chris Forsberg finished the day off with some engine issues. All and all it was quite an exciting day and did our best to document all the new rides in their entirety. You might find more people adding nitrous for 2013 than you think!

Check out the Gallery: http://www.wreckedmagazine.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=325

Justin Pawlak Testing his 2014 Ford Mustang – No More RTR

Justin Pawlak was spotted testing his Ford Mustang in a parking lot this week. The car is sporting HRE C106 competition wheels and retains many of his 2012 sponsors including Mobil 1, HPI, Ford Racing, and Wilwood. His program does lack the technical support of ASD since they split ways during the off-season with Falken Tire and are running the Vaughn Gittin Jr. x Nitto Tire racing program. The split also probably explains why Justin is no longer running the RTR kit and has swapped over to 3D Carbon for the new year. It will be interesting to see if Justin can overcome all these changes and maintain a championship run?

We also found this video shot by the Formula Drift TV staff showing Justin Pawlak doing some test runs and what looks to be them testing some new GoPro technology. They have some pretty wild roof camera rig setup that seems pretty smooth in this video. It looks like GoPro will be pushing the limits of how we watch Formula Drift this year! What do you think?

2013 Fantasy Drift is Now Live and Ready for Signups

Register Here: http://www.fantasydrift.com

The 2013 Fantasy Drift season is ready for signups of private and public leagues for 2013. Thanks to our new sponsorship from Garrett Turbo we are shaking things up for the year. All Garrett Turbo drivers are denoted in the driver profiles and will receive double points for the Long Beach and Irwindale round. This should modify your strategy when making draft picks for 2013. For example a driver such as Chelsea DeNofa will be issued two Top 32′s once he qualifies in Long Beach. Note this only applies to the Long Beach and Irwindale rounds of competition in 2013 and all other rounds and drivers will remain a single point per event action.
In case you forgot how to play once you join a private or public league you will have to draft players and compete for points n ten categories. If you need help with the registration OR draft process we built a step by step video to walk you through the process which can be found HERE on our YouTube account wreckedmagazine. The 10 actions that allow you to score a singke point in Fantasy Drift with a driver are: Qualifying for Top 32, Placing in the Top 16, Placing in the Top 8, Podium Finish, Vehicle Malfunction, Wreck (resulting in a tow off), Wreck (resulting in a drive off), One More Time, Underdog (Your driver wins a tandem battle with someone who qualified higher during a race weekend), Team Tire Podium (any driver on the podium on your drivers matching tire brand except him). If you need more details on how to play the game we built a step by step video to walk you through the process which can be found HERE on our YouTube account wreckedmagazine.

Some videos showing you How to Play:

2013 Formula Drift Official Drivers List for Streets of Long Beach

Here is the official list of drivers who are paid and ready to head out for Streets of Long Beach. You will notice an absense of Rhys Millen but an addition of an open wheel racing star. Please remember that the * denotes anyone who is eligible for rookie of the year in 2013.
Saito, Daigo
Gittin, Vaughn Jr.
Pawlak, Justin
Tuerck, Ryan
Aasbo, Fredric
Yoshihara, Daijiro
Gushi, Ken
Grunewald, Conrad
Powers, Matt
Forsberg, Chris
Essa, Mike
Nishida, Robbie
McQuarrie, Tyler
Yoshioka, Toshiki
Bakchis, Odi
Denofa, Chelsea
Wilkerson, Walker
Moen, Kenneth
Field, Matt
Kado, Ryan
Mohan, Kyle
Angelo, Tony
Maeng, Joon
McNamara, Darren
Mordaunt, Patrick
Aono, Taka
Mertzanis, Dennis
Ovcharik, Miroslav
Castro, Jhonnattan
George, Danny
Lee, Alex
Ward, Chris
Goodin, Patrick
Briggs, Dave
Hosford, Corey
Jones, Jeff
Cano Estrella, Carlos
Mendoza Jr., Enrique
Stone, Gabe
Thomas, Nick
Bostrom, Jason*
Graven, Otto
Hamilton, Nate*
Hateley, Andy
Hildebrand, J.R.*
Jacobs, Julian*
Jeanneret, Chris*
Kretschmer, Eugene*
Landerville, Marc*
Moore, Victor
Osaki, Karl*
Pakula, Luke*
Parsons, Will*
Primozich, Rob*
Steele, Josh*
Wang, Forrest
Wicknick, Brandon*
Kearney, Dean
Keezer, Kory*
Rydquist, Carl
Pollard, Mike

Long Beach Grand Prix “Super Drift” roster finalized

While some details on this $25k shootout were revealed back in December, the full drivers list and alternates was released today. Joining the original 11 candidates are Chris Forsberg, Toshiki Yoshioka, Ryan Tuerck, Kyle Mohan, Tony Angelo, Chelsea Denofa, and Ryan Kado. Missing from the original list is Justin Pawlak. Here’s the final list, as well as the alternates:

Driver /Hometown /Nationality

Forsberg, Chris / Doylestown, PA / American
Powers, Matt / Pacific Beach, CA / American
Bakchis, Odi / Kaunas, Lithuania / Lithuanian
Yoshioka, Toshiki / Hiroshima, Japan / Japanese
Grunewald, Conrad / Houston, TX / American
Essa, Michael / Los Angeles, CA / Indian/American
Saito, Daigo / Tokyo, Japan / Japanese
Nishida, Robbie / Tokyo, Japan / Japanese
Tuerck, Ryan / Derry, NH / American
McQuarrie, Tyler / Walnut Creek, CA / American
Yoshihara, Daijiro / Hachiouji Tokyo, Japan / Japanese
Aasbo, Fredric /Ski, Norway / Norwegian
Mohan, Kyle /Anaheim, CA / American
Angelo, Tony / Doylestown, PA / American
Denofa, Chelsea / Philadephia, PA / American
Kado, Ryan / Sacramento, CA / Japanese/American

Alternate Drivers:

Wilkerson, Walker / Snohomish, WA / Japanese
Jones, Jeff / San Fernando Valley, CA / American

Who is your favorite to take home the cash?

Shreeve Films Presents Formula Drift 2012 [VIDEO]

Justin Shreeve visited every event in 2012 so he could pack this season review highlight reel together from all seven events. From Long Beach all the way back to Irwindale he followed the crazy championship run of Daigo Saito which we didn’t see coming when we first started up. I love the music, love the fact you can hear engine sounds/tires burning, and he just nailed the filmography of the whole thing.

Watch the video: http://vimeo.com/56577831

Information on the Inaugural 2013 Formula D Super Drift Challenge

The Formula D Superdrift series will take place over the Long Beach Grand Prix weekend that happens just one week after the first round of Formula D. The $25,000 in cash will be on the line for a huge event on Saturday using the traditional Formula Drift track on turns nine, ten, and eleven. On Friday the drivers will be running practice and qualifying like a traditional Formula Drift event. Saturday the cash is on the line running the traditional Formula Drift course.

Seating for the Super Drift Challenge will be in Grandstands 16, 18, 24, 25 and 26 on a first-come, first-serve basis beginning at 6:30 p.m. Ticket prices for the three-day event range from $28 for a Friday General Admission ticket to $130 for a three-day ticket that includes Sat./Sun. reserved seating in grandstand upper levels. On Saturday the event kicks off at 7:00pm and will feature a Top 16 of the best drivers in the series. As an added bonus the Super Drift Challenge cars will drift the entire race circuit after the featured IZOD IndyCar Series race.

Here is the Drivers List: 
Daigo Saito
Daijiro Yoshihara
Frederic Aasbo
Aurimas Bakchis
Michael Essa
Conrad Grunewald
Ken Gushi
Tyler McQuarrie
Robbie Nishida
Justin Pawlak
Matt Powers
*Others will be announced soon

Formula Drift Raises Money for Charity at Irwindale Speedway with Ride-Alongs [BUY NOW]

On Thursday night December 13th you can visit Irwindale Speedway and come free of charge to see a group of Formula Drift drivers (drivers list below) give ride-alongs all evening. The event kicks off at 6:00pm and will wrap up at 9:00pm. If you want a VIP ride-along with a random driver from the list below it will cost $150 or you can select the specific driver you would like at a cost of $250 for a ride. Raffle tickets will also be on-sale at the event for a chance to win great prizes from Formula DRIFT partners including Sparco, Fatlace, Yoshihara Design, Nitto, Alpinestars, ACT Clutches, Motegi Racing, Discount Tire, EBC Brakes, Falken, K&N and more.

Here is the Drivers List:
Daijiro Yoshihara
Justin Pawlak
Odi Bakchis
Kyle Mohan
Jeff Jones
Danny George

Buy Tickets Now: http://www.wantickets.com/events/ShowEvent.aspx?eventId=117291

Justin Pawlak’s 2013 Formula Drift Team Managed by Former ASD Employees [RUMORMILL]

Justin Pawlak

While we lack quite a ton of details we heard over and over again at SEMA that two former ASD employees are settung up a shop to maintain, build, and run the 2013 Ford Mustang RTR program. It appears the guys at SPD Metal Works (who run the Dai Yoshihara and now Darren McNamara program) did not wind up with the third team to manage for 2013. Not 100% confirmation on what employees are coming together for the build but that should help put JTP in good hands for the new season. Can he take a great third run at a championship in 2013 after learning from his mistakes over the last two seasons? Only time will tell with his new old crew/team.