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World Cup Starting XI if Drifting was a Nation

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So this post is clearly a parody to have some fun with the World Cup in Brazil going on right now. I picked the closest 11 drifting related doppelgängers that are playing in the World Cup. I ended up being able to build a team in a 4-4-2 formation which happens to be my favorite of them all! Here is our doppleganger World Cup XI with some past and present stars of Formula Drift. The team starts from goalie and goes forward to our strikers:
Stephan Papadakis – Formula Drift Team Owner (Pepe Reina / Spain) Club Team: Napoli
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Odi Bakchis - Formula Drift Driver as (Per Mertesacker / Germany) Club Team: Arsenal FC 
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Dean Kearney – Formula Drift Driver as (Gary Cahill / England) Club Team: Chelsea FC 
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No Star Bash Coming to Indianapolis June 28/29

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No Star Bash is going on June 28th/29th in Indianapolis, Indiana at Lucas Oil Raceway! The big weekend will feature drifting, camping, and bashing according to the series organizers. Spectators are $20 for a 1 Day Pass or $25 2 Day Pass. A few driver slots are still open as well! Get more details at the Facebook Event Page below! 

 

No Star Bash Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1396732190593865/?fref=ts

Formula D Pro 2 Driver Ryan Litteral’s Battle at Round 1 Miami [VIDEO]

The battle ended up being mostly with his RB25 powered S14 sadly over the weekend compared to the drivers on the track. I traveled across the country with Ryan to capture his Pro 2 weekend. Two blown transmissions put him at a major setback where he failed to qualify for Pro 2 after a cross country drive. The team and car will be ready for Round 2 of the Pro 2 series.

2014 Formula Drift Canada Qualifier [GALLERY]

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So many drivers wanted to run against the Formula Drift drivers later this year at St. Eustache the promoters in Canada held a qualifier. On the scene was our Canadian correspondent Jeremy Glover who captured all of these great images from the big weekend. Here is a list of the 8 drivers who have qualified with two wild cards to be added later on. Follow the link below for a ton of content from the best venue in all of Canada as these drivers threw down and put on quite a show for the fans.

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List of Qualifiers for Formula Drift Canada Main Event

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Formula Drift Canada will be officially here on September 1st (American Labor Day) where the Americans will do battle with the Canadians at the best track in Canada St. Eustache! Recently organizers held a qualifier to see who would represent the Canadian team! The Top 8 drivers from this event were guaranteed a place and the organizers will be picking two wild cards shortly to complete the roster of 10 drivers. Here is who you can see as of right now:

Martin Langlois
Kevin Morin
Tomy Boisvert-Bellemare
Alex Gosselin
Francis Tasse
Jonathan Guitard
Brad Carlton
Simon Schaffner

2014 Drift All-Stars Round 1 in the heart of London [GALLERY]

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Aerokit.Silvia JackShanahanJamie Rolls took the journey into the heart of London where the Drift All-Stars 2014 season kicked off. With a gorgeous backdrop of the Olympic Stadium the drifting was world class. The street course brought on some challenges and the k-rail really ate some cars. Follow the link below to see a complete gallery of the action!

 

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Daigo Saito and Robbie Nishida Heading to Irish Drift Championship Round 3

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The fans of the Irish Drift Championship will get a huge treat at Round 3 this month over at Mondeollo Park. Round 3 known as Global Warfare will feature both Daigo Saito and Robbie Nishida for a little one time only Irish drifting debut! They will join up with Achilles Radial teammate Dean Kearney and give the other Irishmen a run for their money all weekend! Limited grandstand tickets are still available but you should buy soon if you want a seat!

Geoff Stoneback Recaps Winning Pro 2 and Finishing in Great 8 in Miami [VIDEO]

Geoff Stoneback has arrived in Formula Drift this season with a bang! The rookie took the first ever pass in his car to the Top 32 at Streets of Long Beach. He took a huge jump in the ROTY race with Alec Hohnadell suffering again from mechanical issues. Watch the video as Geoff recaps winning Pro 2 and making an awesome run into the Great 8 in Formula Drift.

2014 Vegas Drift Round 4 – Great 8 to the Finals [RECAP]

TravisAvery.DriftThis is the Part 2 blog post about Vegas Drift Round 4. If you want to read an introduction and Top 16 recap written by Justin Banner just head here. Blake Olsen and Travis Avery were the first drivers off the line once the OMT of Hunter and Moore was done. The Road Boss lived up to his name and took out Blake in the Great 8. Kasey King and Rob Carlsen were next to find out who would enter the Final Four and Kasey would start to show off the skill that makes him part of that Triple Crown crew from Colorado!

DylanHummelNext was Patterson and Hummel and Patterson would take the win, increasing his point lead that much further. However, Cameron Moore would answer back after taking the win against Matt Dale! Matt looked great, but Cameron Moore was on a charge to gain points!

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2014 US Drift Pro Am Round 1 at Hyperfest Main Event [GALLERY]

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Dan Jenkins finished up his Hyperfest coverage by taking some awesome photos of the US Drift Round 1 competition. This was the main event at Hyperfest bringing all of the Saturday activities to a close before people set up camp and hung out for the weekend. Follow the link below and enjoy all the images from Top 16!

 

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