The Midwest Drift Union returned to the Streets of Detroit in a big way! Jason Carroll of Square 1 photographer captured these awesome images for us over the weekend. The Streets of Detroit enjoyed another takeover during the Woodward Dream cruise weekend! Follow the link below for all the images.
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Chris Forsberg hopped in his missile car and headed out to Englishtown Raceway to complete the first taser drift challenge. Drift Alliance teammate sat in the passenger seat of his missile car zapping him with a taser in the throttle leg, heart, and shifting arm as he attempts to drift around a course.
The step into the 2014 Formula Drift season has been no easy or cheap task. With even more dedication to a top notch chassis build and time to test/ tweak a new chassis shall never be underestimated. With missing Long Beach back in April our focus was shifted towards the remainder Pro 1 rounds and also Pro2 now even more seriously. With the addition of Pro2 it really made a great show and more so track experience for us the drivers on track. Most of the Pro2 field is made up of the bottom 32 Pro1 bracket and also some dedicated drivers that are solely competing in Pro2.
The inaugural round of Pro2 in Miami yielded tons of track time and we loved it. The track flowed good and every lap was another one for the books as we gained more and more data on ourselves and opponents. With paid practice for Pro1 and then practice/qualifying for Pro2 there was no excuse to have the line down, and with that qualified 4th overall. For Fridays competition it meant I would face Doug Van Den Brink who was driving a borrowed E46 from Chelsea Denofa. He faced many mechanical problems and wasn’t able to make it to the line. My second round pairing would be Nate Hamilton. we had qualified close to each other but hadn’t practiced together and this showed when the lights went out and I got walked at the line. He had approximately 3-4 cars on me by initiation. This gap was to large for me to make up within my lead run and I lost in the great 8.
Finally I made a return back onto Formula Drift Nation yesterday live with 2013 champion Michael Essa. We talked about who we all think should win the end of season awards. Tune in to see what we both had to say along with Ryan Sage and the fans who chimed in using the #FDNATION hashtag.
Jason Scott covered the final round of the Lone Star Drift series which saw stars from the D1GP series even make the trip to watch this Pro Am final round. Dewayne Ramsey won the event and almost won the whole series over the weekend at Mineral Wells. Sit back and enjoy a ton of photos from the weekend.
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The fifth round of Drift Mania is in the books with Pat Cyr putting his Scion FR-S on the podium which we think is the first FR-S podium in North America. His thunder was stolen for the weekend by Jeff Laflamme who took home a victory in this Lexus IS300. Here is how they finished on the podium:
1st. Jeff Laflamme
2nd. Kevin Morin
3rd. Pat Cyr
Matt Powers is heading over to France to join them for Round 6 of the French Drift Championship. He will actually be driving a LHD Ford Mustang owned by Jerome Vassia. The event takes place in the French Alps and is a touge style course. The French series does use a cool telemetry model in addition to the three judges. Check the video below to see how the series went last year.
The Lone Star Drift series wrapped up this weekend with a big event at Mineral Wells. Josh McGuire was eliminated early over the weekend but managed to win the series by 3 points! Here is how this rounds podium wound up:
1. Dewayne Ramsey
2. Aaron Losey
3. Ignacio Mendoza
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
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.
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