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2014 Midwest Drift Union Round 4 on Streets of Detroit [RESULTS]

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The Streets of Detroit were invaded for the second time during the Woodward Cruise weekend to run Round 4 of the Midwest Drift Union. Some great drift battles went down in this slower speed city course which resulted in Andrew Lewis taking home first place. Here is how the podium finished up:

1st Andrew Lewis
2nd Wade Odrey
3rd Brian Peter

2015 Ford Mustang RTR Renders Are Here

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The 2015 Ford Mustang is building some steam and making a big launch with three engine configurations including a turbocharged 4 cylinder, V6, and the traditional V8 engine. Vaughn Gittin Jr. will once again be releasing his RTR line and cars to purchase with the 2015 model. The renders don’t quite show off the new Ford Mustang’s look but gives a nice preview of what is to come.

Some Wild Team Tandem Qualifying Footage from DCA Series in Australia [VIDEO]

I know nothing about this DCA series that I guess just got going in Australia. A friend I made back at a Matsuri in 2009, Chris DeJager, sent me this video because he is in it. I watched it and want to go visit this drift series immediately. The video shows off these guys qualifying for team drift and it looks like more fun than anything I have seen in a long time.

Daigo Saito’s New Mark II Tearing up Ebisu Circuit [VIDEO]

Yep, this car sounds insane. You can check out some build and detail photos of the car in this post.

Kyle Mohan Putting Together 1000hp Engine Package for Rest of Formula Drift

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Check out what Kyle Mohan Racing is up to this week with Formula Drift Texas coming around next month. According to Kyle, he is shooting to make 1000hp to put down to the ground with his GT Radial SX2 tires at Formula Drift Texas. Kyle currently sits in 19th place so if this move works out for him he could finish in the Top 10 for this 2014 season. On the other hand, if the engine causes him problems he could fall out of the Pro license category as well. What do you think of his new 1000hp setup?

Drift Stage Brings the 80′s and Drifting to Gaming

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The game Drift Stage brings 80′s graphics and colors together wit modern exotic cars all ready to drift around neon filled downtown courses. The game looks like a ton of fun but it doesn’t seem to have an exact release date or system availability listed anywhere.

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On top of exotics they seemed to add in some cult classics like the AE86 for fun. Can we get a retro Formula Drift car pack soon? Regardless, it looks like a blast, somewhere between Ridge Racer, Outrun 2, and Cruisin USA maybe? We will keep you updated as more information comes out about the game! For now, enjoy a video of it in action below.

Daigo Saito Shows More Details of his D1GP Build

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Daigo Saito has already given us a peak at new 1000hp D1GP car earlier this summer but now you can check out some more detailed shots of the interior and exterior of the car. The rumor about this car is that somehow it manages to weigh just around 2,200lbs making it an insanely light if true. What do you think of his new D1GP build?

Drift All-Stars Estonia GP BMW Crash [VIDEO]

This crash from the Estonian GP at Drift All-Stars looked like a big hit. This BMW made contact with another car and whipped into the wall with a hard hit. Watch the two angles from the GoPro and an outside view of the car showing off the aftermath of the crash.

My Trip to the Dominican Republic for CDCD Round 3 [RECAP]

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I hopped on a plane to Santo Domingo without much expectation or information about drifting in the Dominican Republic. Jhonnattan Castro, running in Formula Drift, was the extent of my knowledge of drifting in the Caribbean as a whole. That is about as much information as most of you I would imagine. So I packed a couple things and hit LAX for a long journey to the Dominican. My first stop was JFK where I had a couple hour layover and linked up with Formula Drift judge Brian Eggert who was guest judging the same event.

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Here we are on the plane leaving from JFK. Brian was slated to be a guest judge for the weekend and he also didn’t know very much about the Dominican Republic series. So basically we were flying to the Caribbean and we didn’t know anything other than that Carlos, the series owner, was going to pick us up from the airport. We landed and were taken out to Boca Marina for some fish and then headed to Autodromo Mobil 1 to watch practice.

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The track itself sits right outside Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, and also is placed right along the gorgeous Caribbean Ocean. The far left of the course is a drag strip and part of the larger grand prix course here which the drifters do not use. The drifting starts right at the pit out area and heads towards the ocean around that big turn making an S onto the far right straight. Then the drifters take the kart track turn in to finish off the course with a slow technical element and shut down once they get back to the far straight.

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ChairSlayer Tests out his Hand Controlled S13 [VIDEO]

Check out a handicapped drifter Rob Parsons do some of his first testing with hand controls. His custom built S13 is pretty wild and his drifting is pretty good as well! Always wild to see a cool and unique drift build like this.