The D1 Grand Prix driver Tetsuya Hibino already has given his Toyota 86 one huge love smack on the wall at Odaiba today. We don’t have any more details outside of what we found hunting around the Internet but I am sure video will pop up soon. It looks like Hibino is running Cusco arms on the car. We will provide more reports from the first round of the D1GP as they come out!
Justin Shreeve took on Long Beach with a video titled No Mercy which shows off tons of highlights from the weekends Round 1. A great compilation of tandem battles featuring the event winner Justin Pawlak and some rookies like George Marstanovic who was caught blowing Santa’s hat straight off his head with a wall tap. Justin produced another great video to kick off the 2012 season.
Just like the video we put up last night of Darren McNamara crashing in about the same fashion as Robbie Nishida did in his Achilles Tires S13.5 Silvia. While tandeming against Conrad Grunewald he went in too deep into the wall which kicked the car out and right into the tire barriers. Robbie was alright and the car suffered much less damage than Darren McNamara who managed to hit the unprotected k-rail first and then make contact with the tires.
Follow Darren McNamara has he sends his Saturn Sky for a ride into the k-rail and tire barrier at Formula D Streets of Long Beach. The Saturn was eliminated after this round but we don’t think the ASD crew could of pieced the car back together in a good time frame to make it out for the next round. We are sure Darren is excited to head into the next round where he historically places very well.
We got sent this photograph through our contact form of Fredric Aasbo losing a wheel during the Scion Test Day at Irwindale Speedway. It looks like they had a small issue with the rear drivers side wheel causing it to come detached from body. A big bummer for Fredric Aasbo but better for him to happen during a testing instead of at Streets of Long Beach this weekend.
In case you ever tried to convince someone that drifting wasn’t just full of hooligan kids doing random hood-rat shit in the time between robbing liquor stores and mugging old ladies then please don’t show them this video. All joking aside this Bloodmasters Part 1 video shows off some intense skill and entertainment all focused around Raceway Park in Englishtown, New Jersey. The video features some Formula Drift drivers such as Ryan Tuerck, Chris Forsberg, and Tony Angelo who all seem to be driving “missile” car S13′s as they slam into each other, parts of the track, and about anywhere else you could think of around the race course. My favorite part of the video falls around 3:13 when they have a five car tandem (two cars going one direction on the track and three going the other way) all at the same time. This is shown in screen capture three above. Follow the link after the video to see a full list of credits for the Bloodmasters Bloodbath Part 1 video.
The team is half street gang and half missile drift crew which is composed of several Drift Alliance Members, a few Drift ALliance Aces, all mixed in with a few new bloods of the sport. The video boasts Ryan Tuerck, Chris Forsberg, and Tony Angelo tearing up Englishtown Raceway in what has to be one of the best drifting videos we have seen in a long time. While the Drift Alliance these days is all but dead (except for Rhys Millen joining the team) this just marks the feeling of 2004 Drift Alliance or dare I say the “Bad As Hell” days. Sit back and enjoy one awesome drifting video.
Former Formula Drift driver Jodin Lejeune sold his Infiniti G35 drift machine to a customer in Europe recently. The JDM Garage Infiniti G35 is now white with blue accents. Sadly someone sent us these photos of how much the poor former Formula D car got smashed up recently at a local event out in Europe. Hopefully they can get the car back together quickly after this accident!
I cannot really tell you much about this accident because the image just popped into my Newsfeed without any description titled to the photo. This red S13 looks like it got away from the driver and connected to a light pole. The scene of this accident looks like Harrah’s Casino in Tunica, Mississippi. Judging by the massive amount of tire tracks in the back left corner of the image this happened at some sort of sanctioned event/demo. Regardless that is a tough hit and damage done to a good looking S13 hatchback.
Check out the insane tandem battle between Chris Forsberg and Darren McNamara for 3rd place at Formula Drift Irwindale. Darren McNamara crashes into Forsberg on the first lap and then both guys crash so hard on the second lap. Darren McNamara made contact hard enough to remove the rear bash bar off the Saturn Sky.