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.