Matt Powers

Matt Powers Shows Off New Sponsors for Drift Return

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Matt Powers is out to defend his title at Drift Shifters in Auckland with his 240sx. Matt beat event host Mad Mike last year to take home top honors and is set to return to defend his title. His title sponsor in Fenix Radiators based down in New Zealand. His tire partner will be Nitto for the weekend and other companies like Parts Shop Max are supporting his return to drift. His pit crew will be Martin Muench from Parts Shop Max USA and Adam Hedges of C’s Garage. Here is a full drivers list for the big Drift Shifters event next month. 

 

Drift Shifters Releases International Drivers List for Big New Zealand Event

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The international stars stacked up for Red Bull Drift Shifters is probably the biggest in drifting history since the Red Bull World Championship in Southern California back in 2009. If you live in Auckland the event is free on December 6th. Here are some stars coming to New Zealand:

Mad Mike Whiddett
Matt Powers
Chris Forsberg (Nissan 370z)
Tyler McQuarrie (Chevrolet Camaro)
Ryan Tuerck (Scion FRS)
Daigo Saito (Lexus IS250 – FD Asia Car)
Ken Nomura (Nissan R34 Skyline)
Jake Jones (Nissan S13 240sx)

Chris Forsberg Coming to Irish Drift Championship in 240sx

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IDC is coming into a wild Round 5 this weekend with Japfest. The car is built/maintained by Darren McNamara and was used at Global Warfare by Matt Powers. Now that Vaughn Gittin Jr. walked out of KOE Valencia with a win we wonder if Chris Forsberg can back that up with a win this weekend for a true American takeover of the European drift world.

Matt Powers Heading to French Drift Championship for Round 6

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Matt Powers is heading over to France to join them for Round 6 of the French Drift Championship. He will actually be driving a LHD Ford Mustang owned by  Jerome Vassia. The event takes place in the French Alps and is a touge style course. The French series does use a cool telemetry model in addition to the three judges. Check the video below to see how the series went last year. 

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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.

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!

Mats Baribeau & Wrecked Weekly Drifting Recap #23

The 23rd episode of Wrecked Weekly brings out Canadian driver Mats Baribeau to the show and we knock out a laundry list of great topics. Look below and you can see the show notes with time stamps for everything we covered!

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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!

Matt Powers won’t drive in Formula D in 2014 [BREAKING NEWS]

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In a very shocking turn of events, Matt Powers announced via Facebook that he will not be competing in Formula D in 2014.  Powers finished 16th overall in 2013, a drop from 10th overall in 2012 and 6th overall in 2011. Citing the increasing amount of work involved with running and managing your own team on the Formula D level, Powers will still be drifting via World Drift Series in China and other demos (including the Red Bull Drift Shifters event in New Zealand he won last year).

This year I will not be competing in Formula D. Its a strange announcement to make, but to be honest, not a sad one for me at this time. I will still be drifting locally and all over the world, using my main car in the WDS China series, and my demo car/pirate ship for demos, fun days, all star bashes, all that good fun stuff. New opportunities that I can’t turn down have been presented to me and running your own team in FD is a serious commitment both time and energy wise-my heart is simply not in that right now. Instead I am going to focus on my life and happiness and other projects. Thanks to everyone who has supported me over the years and for the continued support, stoked to find out what’s next!

We wish Mr. Powers the best in his new endeavors and hope that he  makes a return to the series in 2015.

Just Drift Presents All Star Bash / Toy Drift at WSIR [VIDEO]

This Vimeo video from Just Drift shows off what fun all these drivers had collecting toys for the holidays. In attendance was BG, Justin Pawlak, Matt Powers, Odi Bakchis, Danny George, Matt Field, Forrest Wang and plenty of other familiar drifting stars from the west coast. Will Roegge made an awesome video with some awesome follow car action.