2014/5 Drift UAE Round 1 at Dubai Autodrome [RESULTS]


The 2014/5 Drift UAE season kicked off at the Dubai Autodrome last weekend. The new season would herald a new beginning for the Middle East’s premier drift series, with numerous international personnel changes accompanied by a fresh grid of talent. A glorious sunshine basking the beautiful Autodrome Circuit brought out a huge numbers of fans who all lined the parameter fence, ready for a new season of drifting in the Middle East.
2014 - 2015 Drift UAE. Round 1

Qualifying was a heated affair with last season’s champion Ahmed Al-amri fighting off the advances of Ahmad Daham, Ahmed Tarek and Russian newcomer Sergey Kabargin to claim P1 with a score of 93.5 from the judges, who included 2014 Drift Allstars Champion James Deane. While radio presenter Kris Fade kept the Drift UAE faithful informed and entertained, the venue was primed for some incredible battles to decide a victor.

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2014 Formula Drift Asia Round 4 – Okayama Circuit, Japan Qualifying [RESULTS]


Some rough runs and a poor start for most drivers wrapped up with some fantastic second runs at the Japanese circuit Okayama! The end of qualifying was enough to get me pretty excited for Top 16 tomorrow! Sadly some big name drivers will be sent home for the competition. This is the qualifying results:

1. Tsutomu Fujio – 93
2. Masashi Yokoi – 93
3. Akira Hirajima – 90
4. Masao Suenaga – 89
5. Daigo Saito – 88
6. Fredric Aasbo – 86
7. Manabu Fujinaka – 84
8. Kuniaki Takahashi – 83
9. Tetsuya Hibino – 83
10. Yoshiaki Waki – 83
11. Tomokazu Hirota – 80
12. Yokio Matsui – 79
13. Charles Ng – 79
14. Andrew Gray – 79
15. S Chanatpon Kedrpiam – 76
16. Junji Yamamoto – 76
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2014/5 Three Palms Drift Pro Am Round 1 [RESULTS]


The newest Formula Drift Pro Am series kicked off today in southwestern Florida which will help get the last Pro 2 licenses issued for the 2015 season. Familiar names such as Pat Goodin and Brian Eggert were in attendance to help make the first event happen. Here is the podium finish:

1. Fello Ambivero
2. Kelsey Rowlings
3. Brandon McDowell

2014 Redbull Drift Shifters Is Car Pinball [RECAP]


The event fired up at local time 4:30pm here in California and seemingly ran smoother than any drift event I have seen. The event packed a star studded cast into the heart of Auckland, New Zealand for a Great 8 that was aired on Redbull TV. The format saw every driver make a pass and the bottom four scores were eliminated from competition. Then out of the Final Four, the top two drivers moved into a final which saw another.

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CDCD Round 4 Crowns Jhonnattan Castro Champion


The best Caribbean drift series wrapped up the 2014 season at Autodromo Mobil 1 with Round 4. Formula Drift star Jhonnattan Castro wound up taking home the championship for the season!The Rookie of the Year for the 2014 drift season was Daniel Quiros from Costa Rica who really performed at a high level for the year in the Dominican. You can follow along at what happened in detail at CDCD over at

2014 CDCD Season Results:
1st. Jhonnattan Castro
2nd. Victor Madera
3rd. Nathael Jimenez

2014 Drift Challenge Australia Round 3 Won by Chelsea DeNofa [RESULTS]

An American invasion took place at Round 3 of Drift Challenge Australia just inside Calder Park Thunderdome with a great crowd and some solid competition. Chelsea drove out of his mind and took top honors on the podium with several top performing locals tucking in just behind him. Thanks for the photo Mr. Ace K Productions! This is how it finished up:

1st Chelsea DeNofa
2nd Josh Robinson
3rd Moe Elhaouli
4th Jordan Graham

2014 Formula Drift Australia at World Time Attack [RESULTS]

Formula Drift Australia wrapped up during the World Time Attack event over the weekend which only saw one international superstar/Formula Drift driver manage to land on the podium. It was Fredric Aasbo who was looking unbeatable all weekend until his car suffered a mechanical failure locking him into third place. You can go back and watch the whole event via here or you can just glance below at the results:

1st- Levi Clarke
2nd- Nick Coulson
3rd- Fredric Aasbo

2014 D1NZ Round 1 at Manfeild Raceway [RECAP]


Shortly after wrapping up the 2014 drifting season here in New Zealand we were back at it again for 2015! The Demon Energy D1NZ series stopped by at Manfeild Raceway in the lower North Island for Round 1 of competition. With high speed entries, smooth flowing corners and large runoffs this would be a chance to really test the cars – many of which receiving new setups during the off-season.

One of those would be Fanga Dan Woolhouse in his Century Batteries Holden Commodore. The new VE chassis has been in the works for a while now – built as a serious championship contender to the tune of well over 600hp. However later in the day a broken axle meant the new car would not go on and instead Fanga would borrow Ben Jenkins’ Pro-Am S13, driving well but without the necessary pace for a round win.
Similarly the current D1 champion Gaz Whiter was not driving his usual high power LS7 Silvia. Shipping that car to Australia for World Time Attack meant Whiter would borrow an RB powered C33 Laurel last used in competition back in 2007. Even with Whiter’s experience and driving ability the team knew it would be a challenge come battle time, and unfortunately electrical problems took him out of the game early.

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2014 Formula Drift Championship [RESULTS]


All seven rounds of Formula Drift are in the books for 2014. Chris Forsberg ends up the 2014 champion but a margin of just 11 points which came down to the very last tandem battle of 2014. Daigo Saito finally had a motor hold together and was able to make a huge jump in the championship points as well. All Top 32 drivers are given a Pro license for next year while 33 and beyond are relegated into Pro 2. Here is how they finished:

1. Chris Forsberg
2. Fredric Aasbo
3. Vaughn Gittin Jr.
4. Odi Bakchis
5. Forrest Wang
6. Kenneth Moen
7. Darren McNamara
8. Dean Kearney
9. Justin Pawlak
10. Conrad Grunewald
11. Robbie Nishida
12. Ryan Tuerck
13. Ken Gushi
14. Daigo Saito
15. Matt Field
16. Michael Essa
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2014 Formula Drift Round 7 – Final Fight – Irwindale Speedway [RESULTS]


Daigo Saito just won his third straight Final Fight Irwindale Speedway round which has to be some kind of record I imagine. After his mishap in qualifying Daigo turned it around and had an awesome weekend in competition. His final battle with Fredric Aasbo also determined the championship for Forsberg. Here is how the event finished up:

1. Daigo Saito
2. Fredric Aasbo
3. Forrest Wang
4. Chris Forsberg