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Chris Forsberg drifts around town in his Nissan 280Z [VIDEO]

We last saw Chris Forsberg testing his 2014 competition Nissan 370Z at Englishtown Raceway just last week (and before that, drifting his M45 4-seater drift car around the Driveshaft Shop warehouse), but it looks like he’s been doing a little daydreaming in his commute as well. In this video for his sponsor, Clarion USA, Forsberg takes his classic 280Z out on a leisurely stroll around town. As the old saying goes, he who dies with the most toys wins. Seems like it’s a pretty tight competition between Forsberg and Vaughn Gittin Jr these days…

Formula Drift Pre Party at Federal Bar – April 3rd @ 6:00pm

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Formula Drift will be throwing the second best party of the Formula Drift Streets of Long Beach weekend on Thursday from 6:00pm-10:00pm. The party is just up the streets from the track on Pine Avenue. Our Wrecked Magazine party takes place on Wednesday night starting at 7:45pm and can be found here on Facebook.

Details:
When: April 3rd, 2014
Where: The Federal Bar
Address: 102 Pine Ave. Long Beach, CA 90802
Doors Open: 6:00pm to 10:00pm

Dai Yoshihara Goes to Traditional Falken Tire Colors in 2014 with Subaru BRZ

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Dai Yoshihara finally showed off his 2014 Formula Drift Subaru BRZ in a finished fashion. The car made a body in white style debut at the 2013 SEMA Show and now has been unveiled in final form at the Illest Store in Orange County. The car features a similar V8 setup to last season but with an added turbocharger to give Dai some insane horsepower. He has converted to the teal/blue traditional Falken Tire colors for the 2014 season and moved Discount Tire to the rear quarter panel for 2014. Dai had some struggles last season after winning at Long Beach. Can he turn it around for 2014?

Wrecked Magazine Party – USA vs. Mexico Soccer Screening – Pre Formula Drift Party – April 2nd @ 8:00pm

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The US Mens Team is set to play Mexico on April 2nd at 8:00pm PST.
This is the best rivalry in American soccer! Come hang out with us and watch this pre World Cup warm up!
We will be staying after the game to hang out and celebrate the start of the 2014 season.

The  Auld Dubliner is located right in downtown Long Beach just about a 2 minute walk from the track. They will have a big screen down and the volume turned up.

*Don’t be afraid to dress in red/white/blue
*No Cover Charge

RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/723349881021301/?fref=ts

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Physical Address: 71 S Pine Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 437-8300

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Irwindale Speedway Given Green Light for 2015 Race Season

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In great news for Formula Drift fans the racing lease at Irwindale Speedway will continue for the 2015 racing season. This means one more additional  year than planned at Irwindale for a Formula Drift. However, after watching the 2013 season finale and hearing about the parking fiascos and way over capacity audience, it seems the House of Drift can only work for so much longer anyway. The real challenge I think still remains to find a solid replacement to Irwindale once the new owners bulldoze it for a shopping center. According to Irwindale Event Center’s President/CEO, Jim Cohan, that won’t happen in 2015 as the track got its events lease extended. Here is what he had to say at the race this evening:

“We have some very good news to add to the festivities tonight. Yesterday afternoon we were assured by our landlords that our present lease on this facility will be extended to include the 2015 season.

We’re looking forward to a great 2014 season and beyond into 2015. We know that all of our great fans, competitors, and loyal sponsors will be very pleased to hear this news.

As the operator of a facility that means so much to so many, we want to take this opportunity to thank the management of Lindom Company and indicate how terrific they are to be working with” – Jim Cohan

Hot Import Nights Returns with Hardcore Drift Tour Helped by SWD

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So Hot Import Nights (formerly people who ran XDC and WDrift) have teamed up with the Formula Drift Pro Am series Streetwise Drift. The partnership includes right now an event at OSW in May and in August at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The title of this series right now appears to be the Hardcore Drift Tour. No word yet seems to be released on payouts, prizes, and competition format. SWD released this below on Facebook previewing that more information is coming out next week. This could be interesting as we learn more in the near future.

Streetwise Drift and Hot Import Nights have linked up to do some HARDCORE Drifting together in 2014 and beyond. 2 East Coast Events are set up and heading your way! #1 on May 17th Orlando Speedworld Oval Track and #2 on August 2nd @ New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Driver Registration, rules and further details about these exciting events will be announced within the coming week!

Cyber Monday/Drifting Related Deals Tracker for Holiday Mania

Our Holiday shopping tracker will be updated as much as we can with deals coming out that are drift related over the next few days. Submissions in comments or by contact form as welcome as always! Some awesome deals from R/T Tuning and Enjuku Racing are incoming along with tons of other industry chances to save money/get free stuff over the weekend well into Monday.

1. Wrecked Magazine x DSTROYR T-Shirt – Free Shipping Worldwide
http://www.wreckedmagazine.com/wrecked-magazine-x-dstroyr-limited-edition-t-shirt

2. Scoggin Dickey Parts Center – All Crate Engines/Transmissions 5% Off (+Free Shipping)
https://sdparts.com/

3. R/T Tuning – AEM UEGO Gauge – $162.49
http://rt2s2.com/aem_electronics/aem_uego_digital_wideband_gauge/304100/i-48045.aspx

4. Enjuku Racing – THANKSFREE (Free Shipping on Whole Order)
http://www.enjukuracing.com/

5. Enjuku Racing – BLACKFRIDAY (10% Off Entire Order)
http://www.enjukuracing.com/

6. Enjuku Racing – DOCFRIDAY (20% off All Nissan RB/SR/KA Manifolds)
http://www.enjukuracing.com/

7. R/T Tuning – Vibrant Performance is 26% Off
http://rt2s2.com/vibrant/b-10111.aspx

7. Scoggin Dickey Parts Center – All Items (Other than Engines/Trans) Are 10% Off + FREE SHIPPING
https://sdparts.com/

8. Hoonigan Industries Clothing – $10 Black Friday Section
http://www.hoonigan.com/black-friday-sale.html

9. GoPro.com – Free Shipping (Just Select It At Checkout)
http://gopro.com/

10. R/T Tuning – Energy Suspension 43% Off
http://rt2s2.com/energy_suspension/b-10069.aspx

11. THMotorsports – 5 to 10% All Items in Store – Coupon: blackfriday2013
http://thmotorsports.com/

12. R/T Tuning – ReplayXD 1080 Camera – 25% Off
http://rt2s2.com/replay_xd/replay_xd_camera_system_xd1080/rxd01rpxd1080cs/i-1680019.aspx

13. R/T Tuning – Race Ramps 12% Off + FREE SHIPPING
http://rt2s2.com/race_ramps/race_ramps_display_show_ramps/rrwc12/i-510309.aspx

14. Eat Sleep Race – 30% Off Everything (Coupon Coude: BLKESR)
http://www.eatsleeprace.com/shoppingcart/

15. Fatlace/Illest – Up to 70% Off Until December 2nd
http://fatlace.com/shop/sale.html

16. Summit Racing – Save 10% On These Brands
http://www.summitracing.com/lp/blackfridaycybermonday?banner=Social1311200

17. ACT Clutch – Up to 22% Off + Free Shipping
http://www.advancedclutch.com/

18. Evasive Motorsports – Black Friday Deals with Coupon Codes
http://www.evasivemotorsports.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Category_Code=BLACKFRIDAY

19. VividRacing – Cyber Monday Deals
http://www.vividracing.com/catalog/cyber-monday-i-164.html

20. Autoanything.com – 15% Off Site Wide Until 12/1
http://www.autoanything.com/?kc=AFFCJ&PID=5049840&AID=11288588

21. StaySlideways.com – 40% Off Everything
http://www.stayslideways.com/

Rolls Royce Ghost Drifting At Drift UAE Round 1 [SNAPSHOTS]

No this isn’t a press car being flogged by some famous car journalist like Jeremy Clarkson but in fact a privately owned Rolls Royce Ghost being slid around at Drift UAE Round 1 event which took place at the Emirates Motorplex. This isn’t exactly something you are going to see at Just Drift or Streetwise Drift here in the United States. The UAE got some freak weather and had some flooding which pushed back the officialness of Round 1 to January after some running in the rain.

More on Drift UAE: https://www.facebook.com/driftuae?fref=ts

J.R. Hildebrand Almost Robbed at Plastic Gun Point in Indianapolis

Formula Drift rookie (and I guess he drove in Indy too) driver J.R. Hildebrand was held up at plastic gun point last night while walking his dog. According to the police report, Hildebrand told the man to “get lost” because the gun he was holding was making a clicking sound and led J.R. to think the gun was fake.  This happened just on the north side of Indianapolis near 50th Street and Washington Blvd. in case your local and don’t want to get robbed at gunpoint.

Source: http://www.theindychannel.com/

Meet Shawn – The Biggest Wrecked Magazine Fan on the Planet

Shawn from Wyoming scored an awesome Wrecked Magazine tattoo on his leg. We are just going to let the pictures do the talking on this one. If you can prove you are our second biggest fan or trump this guys tattoo some prize giveaways just might be in order!