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A Look at Drift All-Stars Kick Off in London [RECAP]

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The Brits are a bunch that do things with precaution and order: Milk in tea to not crack the “China”, signs that tell you to mind the gap in the subway, “look right” painted at the beginning of cross walks. London in particular is one of the oldest civilized and modern cities in the world. Within the sea of shuffling bodies there is a sense of risk assessment engrained into the masses. Unlike America, extraordinary events in amazing venues are easier to make possible. Through these truths, the opening round of the Extreme Drift Allstars was able to hold their first round in the heart of London at a venue nestled next to the Olympic Stadium!
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The opening round of the Extreme Drift Allstars brought premier European drifting to a custom made street track. Drift Allstars (DA) utilized the multi layered car park of Westfields to design a wall encompassed track that would prove to be technical and challenging for the top drivers of Europe.
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The cars and drivers in this year’s DA line up are absolutely amazing. This is the year of new builds and returning competitors. The return of James Deane to the series in his freshly prepared 2jzgte powered Falken S14 has brought his super aggressive style back to the battles. Unfortunately, his weekend would be cut short after having transmission issues early on in the bracket.
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Another Irish man, Nigel Colfer, built a brand new 180sx for 2014. Powered by a Garrett turbo charged 2jzgte and rolling on Wisefab, Nigel knew that he would have to step up his power and suspension game to compete with the envelope pushing field of this season.
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Janis Eglite is a multiple championship winner in his native country of Latvia. Traditionally piloting an underpowered vehicle, he also stepped up and built a brand new weapon over the winter. His 2014 Zeetex E46 gets its ponies from a turbo ls1 and, like Colfer and Deane’s cars, is fully equipped with Wisefab suspension. The BMW hadn’t turned a wheel before practice on Saturday and still managed a 2nd place finish.
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The podium was decided through mechanical fortitude. Piotrek Wiecek from Poland in his bright yellow Budmat S14 qualified first, then finishing off the event at the top of the podium without a final battle. He had no challenger as Eglite grenaded the engine of his E46 after winning his top 4 battle. Third place was also won in the pits, as Ingemars Jekabsons has an unrepairable crash in the top 4 battle he lost, letting Dan Chapman walk away with 3rd place.
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If the opening round is any hint at how this season will be, I can’t wait for the rest of the 2014 Drift Allstars season. Wrecks, exploding engines, fires, awesome fans and fantastic driving made this event absolutely riveting, and I can’t wait to give you guys a write up from Round 2 in the Czech Republic!
Words: Faruk Kugay
Photos: Jamie Rolls
Full Gallery: http://www.wreckedmagazine.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=412

Irish Drift Championships – Round 3 – Colin The Cone [VIDEO]

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.

Daynom Templeman 2JZ powered Mazda RX7 Wins D1NZ [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.

2014 Drift Mania Round 2 Circuit ICAR [GALLERY]

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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

 

Bigger Drivers List for Formula Drift Japan Has Arrived

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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
Zhuo Liu
Fredric Aasbo
Ng Sheng Nain
Chi Lun Tang
Daynom Templeman
Oat Krerpradab
Masao Suenaga
Saranon Pronpatanarak
S Chanatpon Kerdpiam
Emmanual Amandio
Robert Whyte
Muhammad Zaiham Hamdan
Wan Johan Rahim
Kazuto Ichiyanagi
Mike Whiddett
Yoshiaki waki
Michihiro Takatori
Kiyotaka Yamazaki
Masataka Kawashima
Manabu Fujinaka
Yuki Inaoka
Kunihiko Teramachi
Tsutomu Fujio Yuji Tanaka
Koji Yamaguchi
Kazuya Bai
Daisuke Hasegawa
Yoshifumi Tadokoro
Tadahiro Fukada
Ikuo Saito
Noritsugu Totani
Seimi Tanaka
Masashi Yokoi
Atsushi Taniguchi
Hirohide Tanaka
Daigo Saito
Yuichiro Takahashi
Nobuhisa Sone
Katsuhiro Ueo
Takeshi Mogi
Robbie Nishida
Toshimitsu Mauda
Mito Shinnosuke
Masaki Kasahara
Shinji Minowa
Kitashiba Tomoyuki
Kuroi Takamasa
Shinozaki Yoshinori
Iizuka Kazuya
Takahashi Kuniaki

Garage Tours with Chris Forsberg – Episode 1 at MA Motorsports [VIDEO]

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!

2014 Just Drift Top Drift Round 3 [GALLERY]

BlakeOlssenJustDrift.BMW STR.240sxSit 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!

 

Source: http://www.wreckedmagazine.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=417

2014 Streetwise Drift Round 2 at Orlando Speed World [RESULTS]

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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
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2014 Drift Mania Round 2 at Circuit ICAR [RESULTS]

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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

How the Drifters Stacked Up at Pikes Peak Hill Climb

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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