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Garage Tours with Chris Forsberg – Episode 1 at MA Motorsports [VIDEO]

The new NetworkA show is has arrived with Chris Forsberg as your host. Episode 1 he didn’t have to travel far deep into Maryland visiting the shop who services his Formula Drift car MA Motorsports. They even showed off how to they make Awesometron 5000 knuckles in house! Walking around this shop was fun but we cannot wait to see more unique shops as he travels across the nation!

2014 Drift AllStars Round 2 – Czech Drift GP [RESULTS]

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Round 2 of the Drift Allstars series came to a close just now at the  Sosnova Circuit! The final battle of the weekend ended with James Deane going out on a mechanical failure. Otherwise we saw some pretty solid battles throughout the weekend. Here is how the Final Four finished:

1st. Dawid Karkosik – Budmat Auto RB Team Poland
2nd. James Deane – Falken Motorsports Ireland
3rd. Marek Wartalowicz – STW Drift Team
4th. Harold Valdma – VAK RACING Estonia

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Full List of LiveStreams Showing Drifting This Weekend


Morning: King of Europe Round 3 @ Lydden Hill UK (6:00am PST / 9:00am EST)
47 drivers will take on one of the UK’s toughest drift tracks this weekend known as Lydden Hill. Francesco Conti looks to defend his current hold he has on the championship while others plan to knock him down.

Watch Here: http://www.kingofeurope.net/live/

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Afternoon: Drift All-Stars Round 2 @ Sosnova Circuit (11:00am PST / 2:00pm EST)
You can see some of the top European talents all come together in the Czech Republic in the afternoon in America. The event kicks off at 8:00pm local time and by some Google research I found that Czech was a -9 from America (you probably want to check my math and logic before banking on the event starting when I have it listed). You will see James Deane, Dmitriy Illyuk, Nigel Coffer, and Piotr Więcek all banging doors on this impressively laid out road course. Keep an eye out for Benjamin Boulbes (pictured above) who is looking to make a strong showing in the main event as well.

Watch Here: http://live.drift-allstars.com/
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Evening: Triple Crown Drift @ Pikes Peak (2:00pm PST / 5:00pm EST)
To finish off the big drift Saturday you can watch some good old American drifting at Pikes Peak International Raceway. We haven’t found an official drivers list but Formula D driver Matt Field won the round last year and Tony Angelo found his way to the podium. We do know that Chris Forsberg and Odi Bakchis will be in attendance for the event tomorrow as well. The drift event will be streamed on this website for free tomorrow.

Watch Here: http://watchtcs.com/index.asp.html

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Night Cap: Streetwise Drift Round 2 @ Orlando Speed World (4:30pm PST / 7:30pm EST)
Streetwise Drift Pro Am Round 2 appears to be the only Formula Drift Pro Am event of the weekend with a Livestream. The 4:30/7:30 kick off denotes Top 16 but they will also air all the practice runs so you can pretty much tune in all day and see drifting from OSW. Plenty of familiar Pro Am level drivers will be in competition fighting for a Formula Drift license.

Watch Here: http://new.livestream.com/accounts/1430667/events/3127168

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Sunday Morning: Irish Drift Championship Round 3 @ Mondello Park (4:00am PST / 7:00am EST)
The early morning drift fans will be treated to some amazing drifting at Mondello Park for IDC Round 3 Global Warfare. This is the closest track to Dublin and has some of the best fans you can find in Europe. If you need another reason to wake up early tomorrow is that you can find Daigo Saito, Robbie Nishida, Darren McNamara and Dean Kearney who American drift fans might be familiar with. The Irish drivers really have some local talent that will be on display as well.

Watch Here: http://www.irishdriftchampionship.com/livestream/#

Formula Drift Nation Episode 1 [VIDEO]


Here is the official video from Formula Drift Nation Episode 1. Tune in as I do some analysis of the Formula Drift season with host Ryan Sage and Justin Banner. We talk about our Top 3 moments of the 2014 season and I touch on the Dai aster of 2014. We talk about Daigo Saito’s fishing habit, contact being made everywhere with Chris Forsberg, and Chelsea DeNofa’s crashing habit. Enjoy and the show will be back July 8th.

Vaughn Gittin Jr. Takes A Visit to A Sprint Car Driving School [VIDEO]

Check out Vaughn Gittin Jr. driving a non winged sprint car at the Cory Kruseman Sprint Car Driving School  in California.He teams up with a winged sprint cup driver as they learn the course and experience what sprint cars are all about.

Formula Drift Nation Premiere Episode LIVE on Air Tonight at 8pm PST

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In case reading me type out my Top 10 Things of Formula Drift New Jersey wasn’t enough content for you this week you can catch me tonight dig into some deeper analysis on Round 4, the sport, and the 2014 season. I will be on the show with Justin Banner (who does some amazing magazine writing for us) and co-founder of Formula Drift Ryan Sage. Come check us out on DailyMotion or use this neat box above!

 

Tune In Tonight: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1zspvh_formula-drift-nation-live-june-24-11pm-et-8pm-pt_auto

Chris Forsberg Shows In Car Footage versus Odi Bakchis [VIDEO]

The Internet, and more importantly, our Instagram and Facebook page seemed to fire up quite a debate on weather or not Odi Bakchis and Chris Forsberg made contact in the Final Four battle at Formula Drift New Jersey. Wow, that wheel just gets ripped out of his hands once the two cars make wheel to wheel contact! Chris was pretty luck to not break his hand on that one. Below we have an image sequence of the tandem run and contact before they touch and a recap of what was shown on the Livestream.

 

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Fredric Aasbo In Car POV with Engine Data [VIDEO]

A very cool and unique look at Fredric Aasbo’s Scion tC taking on Wall Speedway. You can see nitrous engage, revs, and his throttle modulation all around the course. The video shows him in tandem with Vaughn Gittin Jr. as he attempts to perform the perfect follow run. Enjoy this unique data set of a drift run.

Top Gear USA Guest Appearance with Conrad Grunewald

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Conrad Grunewald and his Chevrolet Camaro made a guest appearance on the History Channel this week with Top Gear USA. I did some digging earlier to see if I could find the clips on YouTube but no such luck. Feel free to drop a link in the comments section if you can find one to the action. The Top Gear History page only has some older episodes to watch it. For those who saw it, what did you think?

An Adventure out to HyperFest for US Drift Round 1

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So after spending the week in Southern Florida for Formula Drift Round 3 I managed to spend just a few days at home back in Los Angeles before hopping on a flight to Washington DC. The last time I ventured out to Summit Point wasn’t what I would call a fun experience. I had trekked out in my G35 from Atlanta to watch Formula Drift use the Shenandoah Circuit for a course. Hyperfest opted to use that same track for a parking lot!

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For qualifying I got invited up into the judges tower built at one end of Main Course. The track is technical, very very fast, and pretty much anywhere around the track you have an amazing view. Here is David Bellomo taking his 1JZ powered 240sx around the course in car where he qualified 9th so you can get a feel for this track.
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