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2013 Formula Drift Round 3 – Palm Beach – OEM Manufacturers Championship [STANDINGS]

Ford continues to lead the OEM Manufacturers championship with strong performances from Vaughn Gittin Jr and Justin Pawlak, but the lead has narrowed behind a strong performance from Lexus. Scion dropped from second in the standings to fourth behind Aasbo’s Top 8 exit and Angelo’s top 16 finish, while Nissan moved into third with points coming from Chris Forsberg’s top 8 finish and both Briggs and Moen (both scored 64 points, both have chassis configurations that count towards the championship). Also of note, Dodge scored the first points in the championship behind Dean Kearney.

Here’s the current standings:

1. Ford – 426.5 points
2. Lexus – 414.5 points
3. Nissan – 386 points
4. Scion – 379 points
5. BMW – 371.5 points
6. Chevy – 189 points
7. Toyota – 153 points
8. Mazda – 134.5 points
9. Subaru – 49 points
10. Hyundai – 24.25 points
10. Dodge – 24.25

Max Orido Goes LS7 in his Toyota FT-86 for 2013 D1GP

The LS movement just might be catching on everywhere around the world when it comes to drift car swaps. Max Orido after suffering the whole 2012 season with engine troubles and cutting out power with his Toyota V8 swap. Well now he has jumped into a nitrous powered LS7 to power him through the new year and was blown away at the torque on a test day we were reported. The LS7 is smaller and over 110 pounds lighter than its Lexus counterpart. With great companies throwing support to drifting like Scoggin Dickey and Canton Racing Products the growth of the LS community will only keep going!

Watch the  Test Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaC-8Wf7fjU

2013 Formula Drift Streets of Long Beach Videos [OPEN MEDIA THREAD]

We know tons of videos are going to be released over the next few days so this is an open media thread. Feel free to use our contact form to submit a video or drop one in the comments and we will keep this thread ongoing. The feature video above is a piece put together by Mark Lenardon and is one awesome compilation video highlighting all of the events from Round 1.

2013 Formula Drift Streets of Long Beach Media Day
Ryan Tuerck Testing his 2JZ Retaks Scion FR-S:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpFpBz_f3gI&list=PLVBahRgiCzw8
Jhonnathan Castro – Nissan 350z Hood Flies Up Mid Drift
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwD7easuef4&list=PLVBahRgiCzw8Wl3jTzAVFJa5A-WQ6trbB
Justin Pawlak’s First Run of 2013- LoreninHD
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqPq_MwoHkw
Wrecked Magazine YouTube Playlist from Media Day
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLVBahRgiCzw8Wl3jTzAVFJa5A-WQ6trbB

2013 Formula Drift Streets of Long Beach Practice/Qualifying Day
Keep Drifting Fun – Will Roegge RAW Footage
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRY5Ce2ex1w
Justin Pawlak’s Big Crash on First Qualifying Run (BeardLife)
http://vimeo.com/64031559
Justin Pawlak and Matt Field Qualifying Crash (AWfilms)
http://vimeo.com/63949795
Ryan Tuerck Crash from GoPro – NetworkA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8dWZ7JNPb4
Conrad Grunewald Talks About Long Beach and New Sponsors – Lifeblasters
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Si9E3sG2SnU
Matt Powers Sit Down with My Life at Speed – Not Great Audio
href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbyqLppiytM">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbyqLppiytM
Brandon Wicknick Practice Runs (In Car)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYkex4-A7i4
Brandon Wicknick Slow Motion by LoreninHD
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbERDT_KHxs&feature=youtu.be

2013 Formula Drift Streets of Long Beach Main Event
DSTROYR Clothing at Round 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRf6Bsav7NE&list=UUya0bYdFgEY6SICAAN-b16w&index=1
Driven to Drift by Scion Racing
http://vimeo.com/64335183
GoPro at Streets of Long Beach with Tyler McQuarrie and J.R. Hildebrand
http://vimeo.com/64085584
Hoonigan Team at Round 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JB05YJnIV2E&feature=youtu.be
Joon Maeng Recap by Nexus Visuals
http://vimeo.com/64405597
Monster Drift with Vaughn Gittin Jr.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xDIONV5RPA
State of Stance Rolly Dee – Preview
http://vimeo.com/64264043

2013 Formula Drift Round 1 – Streets of Long Beach – OEM Manufacturers Championship

The first weekend of the Manufacturers Championship kicked off at Long Beach which is one of the two new championships replacing the Tires.com Triple Crown. To qualify as a manufacture your car must have an engine that matches manufactures with your chassis. This means someone like Dai Yoshihara doesn’t accumulate points but a motor swapped driver like Ryan Tuerck  with his Scion FR-S will. Here is how the Top 5 look after Long Beach. Special thanks to Jacob Leveton for helping us with the calculation.

1. Ford- 146.5 points
2. Nissan- 137 points
2. BMW- 137 points
3. Scion- 126 points
4. Lexus- 111 points

Party with the Drift Alliance this Wednesday in Long Beach

If you ever dreamed of partying with the Drift Alliance this Wednesday night is your chance at The Pike in Long Beach. The date is this Wed. on April 10th from 7pm until you pass out. All four DA stars will have their Formula Drift competition cars on site at The Pike as well giving you an early up close and personal look before Round 1! This will be one night to remember we can almost guarantee it!

 

Ryan Tuerck Testing his 2013 Scion FR-S at Pat’s Acres Racing Complex [VIDEO]

Ryan Tuerck has taken out his 2JZ Scion FR-S for a test day at Pat’s Acres Racing Complex in Oregon. The 2JZ built by Portland Speed Industries (same company who built the 2012 championship motor) set out to give Ryan Tuerck what he calls “his best drift car yet.” With the help and support of new sponsors such as Enjuku Racing and Air Force his program looks like it has some serious potential. Can Ryan Tuerck finally make a serious championship run for the 2013 season? He has come close previously but a new attitude he seems to have along with this new build could put him over the top.

 

Aasbo’s new changes – 2014 headlights, rear-mount radiator, direct port nitrous

Papadakis Racing is one of those teams that is constantly looking to improve their car. While some believed that Aasbo would be moving to an FR-S this year, the team looks to be re-using the Scion tC2 that they have campaigned for the last two years for at least one more season, with a few major upgrades. The car will be the first Scion tC that the public sees outside of an autoshow with the new 2014 tC headlights, and will also feature a rear-mount radiator setup as well as a direct port Nitrous setup that will boost the already 700 horsepower and 600 lb-ft of torque under the hood. Aasbo really looked great all of last season, earning two podium finishes and four top-three qualifying efforts. In the flood of FR-S’s on the grid, this Scion may be the one to watch closest!

Ken Gushi’s 2013 Scion FR-S is Looking Very 80′s [SNEAK PREVIEW]

We got emailed this image showing off Ken Gushi’s Scion FR-S wrap coming together for the 2013 season. We pointed out that the car was sitting at Greddy all in black from the 2012 white it had. Hankook seems to have a bigger presence or moved placement for the 2013 season. Ken Gushi did an AMA on Reddit today and said he read Wrecked Magazine and loved me so we wish him the best of luck for the 2013 Formula Drift season. Greddy and Scion Racing had a full season to R&D the FR-S program and made some off-season changes to his chassis. What do you think about the new look of Ken’s Scion FR-S?

Tony Angelo Does a Hoonigan Friday Burnout with his Missile [VIDEO]

Tony Angelo went to R/T Tuning to hoon around in his Lexus missile for Hoonigan burnout Friday and we just caught wind to this video he released a few weeks earlier. Can anyone really top this burnout thrown down by Tony Angelo? In other Tony news his Scion FR-S is coming along just fine, here is where it stands now below.

Ken Gushi’s Competition Scion FR-S Goes Black [SPYSHOT]

The guys over at Greddy posted both of Ken Gushi’s Scion FRS vehicles sitting at Greddy HQ in Southern California. The red FRS is Ken Gushi’s street car now featuring a Greddy turbo kit! The black car is his 2012 Formula Drift car (that was white/blue) and has now been painted black for 2013. It looks like they have a new look cooking up for the new season.