Peden Nielsen takes us around the Mondello Motorsports Park over last weekend’s Irish Drift Championships round 3. The event featured a full roster of drivers from around the world including Daigo Saito, Robbie Nishida, Dean Kearney, Darren McNamara, Matt Powers, and Phil Morrison. Eric O’Sullivan even stopped by for an appearance, but ColinTheCone is the real star of the show, as you’ll see in the video.
A cool look at the 2JZ powered Mazda Rx-7 that took over and won the final round of the D1NZ season by storm. The Mt. Smart course is tight and small and Daynom Templeman weighs in on his thoughts of the course setup and his overall performance on the weekend. The Rx-7 running Achilles looked a step above the rest all weekend. Daynom is also a driver we except to see at the upcoming Formula Drift Japan event this weekend.
Jeremy Glover put together some amazing photos for the big return to Circuit ICAR! Enjoy drivers flying right into the wall on a track that promises to always excite fans.
Check out the Gallery: http://www.wreckedmagazine.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=418
We finally got a hold of a much bigger drivers list for Formula Drift Japan this weekend. The drivers list looks quite strong even with D1GP throwing an exhibition event with Ken Block on the same exact weekend in Japan.
Shun Qi Liu
Ng Sheng Nain
Chi Lun Tang
S Chanatpon Kerdpiam
Muhammad Zaiham Hamdan
Wan Johan Rahim
Tsutomu Fujio Yuji Tanaka
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!
Sit back and flip through our gallery from Just Drift Round 3 shot by Matt Ulfelder. The California Pro Am series has some drivers going all out this season and now still find the championship rankings super tight after three rounds. Enjoy the excellent pictures from the gallery link below!
Streetwise Drift Round 2 at Orlando Speed World saw some carnage and also amazing performances from the south east drift region. Orlando Speed World offers some unique challenges with a big aggressive bank and long lap time. Here is how the podium finished up along with more details:
1st- Troy Manners
2nd- Taylor Hull
3rd- Eric Loomis
4th- Fellow Ambivero
Drift Mania Round 2 at Circuit ICAR made it a back to back victory for Jonathan Guitard in his Lexus SC300. Max Lemoine retired his Chevrolet S10 and performed amazing with his new Nissan 350z setup. Here is how the podium finished up for Round 2:
1st. Jonathan Guitard
2nd. Eric Paradis
3rd. Max Lemoine
As we mentioned in our introduction post three drifting drivers hit the hill to compete in the Pikes Peak Hillclimb. Out of 130 competitors they fared pretty well with one even getting on the podium for his class. Here is how they finished:
17th- (3rd in Class – Time Attack) Ken Gushi – 10:33.188
19th- (4th in Class – Time Attack) Toshiki Yoshioka – 10:34.564
123rd- (9th in Class – Pikes Open) Danny George – DNF