Top Canadian drivers like Marc Landreville, Pat Cyr, and Dany ‘Babu’ Bernier are all participating in the first competitive season of Formula Drift Canada. The sanctioning body has put out the first episode of their “Inside Angle” video series on Youtube, chronicling these three drivers as they participate in the series. The first event is happening this weekend at Autodrome St. Eustache, known affectionately as the Canadian House of Drift, this video was pushed out as a lead up to this first event. Luckily for us, the video is translated into both French and English.
This is just a fantastic video following Matt Coffman around Formula Drift Orlando Speed World. I am curious to see how Coffman carries himself into the other oval tracks such as Evergreen Speedway and Irwindale as the season moves forward.
Need for Speed has tapped into the industry with this new game release. Vaughn Gittin Jr’s 2015 Mustang RTR in flat silver released last year shows up drifting along with a ton of other familiar customized builds. What do you think of the newest Need for Speed game?
A great POV ride with Chris Forsberg tearing up the VIR Main Course at the end of the Street Driven Tour event in Virginia. More events from Street Driven Tour are around the corner and you can even sign up to ride with Chris Forsberg in his Infiniti M56!
July 4th – Gateway MotorSports Park @ St. Louis, Missouri
August 1st – Atlanta Motor Speedway @ Atlanta, Georgia
September 26th – Las Vegas Motor Speedway @ Las Vegas, Nevada
Kasey King, leading member of the Triple Crown Drift crew out of Fort Collins, Colorado and creator of the Triple Crown Drift Week 2014, earned his license through Vegas Drift despite finishing 2014 in fourth place. Because Cameron Moore and Spike Chen had already earned their Formula Drift licenses from other Pro Ams before the Vegas Drift finals, Kasey was allowed to earn his as an alternate. While he won’t be using his 2014 TC Drift Lexus SC300 in Pro2, he built another for the 2015 season and looks to be an even more impressive build with a 2JZ power plant.
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Originally from Panama City, Dewayne Ramsey calls the Lone Star State and Houston home where he drove his very yellow Toyota Cressida to a Pro Am license at Lone Star Drift. He came in second place in 2014 and missed the championship by only 3.5 points. He comes in to the 2015 Pro2 championship with the same Cressida that nearly took it all but with an improved 2JZ on Garrett Turbo boost and a CD009 350Z transmission. His Cosmis Racing Wheels are wrapped by Achilles Radial rubber while suspension movements are controlled by BC Racing Coilovers. Let’s see if his “Redhair, Don’t Care!” attitude he carried in the Lone Star Drift series translates to a similar Pro2 performance and bolsters the pride of the 4-door drift car fans across the US.
Bringing up the Finland front is Juha Rintanen and there was a lot of buzz surrounding him thanks to winning some of the biggest championships in European drifting; he was a Finnish Drift Champion, NEZ Drift Champion, and Drift Allstars European Drift Championship and his driving was impressive to boot. However, his first year in Formula Drift didn’t quite go to plan when he didn’t qualify at Wall Speedway and Evergreen Speedway, losing to Chris Forsberg at Texas Motor Speedway, and not qualifying again at Irwindale. He was then relegated to Pro2 for the 2015 season and many fans are hoping that the 2014 season was just a development year and he can finally prove himself as he has in Europe since 2007. Juha’s car is more than capable as his Nissan S14 is powered by a 2JZ producing 850-horsepower with a Garrett Turbo and suspension duties controlled by a Wisefab and BC Racing combo.
Looking to be the first girl in Formula Drift Pro Drifting since Hiromi Kajikuma in 2006 to qualify in Top 16 competition, Kelsey Rowlings finished in fourth place in the Streetwise Drift Series in 2014. However, it’s her performance in the Three Palms Drift Series that caught everyone’s attention as she came in second place to earn her Formula Drift Pro license. The “DriftChick” and her pink, Mazworx-built SR20 powered S14 look good in testing and we can’t wait to see what she does in Pro2. We’re pretty sure she’ll have a better start than Nikolett Szanto, who has yet to qualify but it is her first year in the US. If Kelsey can repeat her performance from Pro Am, we’re going to see big things from her in 2015.