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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

King of Europe Round 3 at Lydden Hill UK [RESULTS]

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King of Europe ventured into the United Kingdom this weekend for Round 3 which took place at Lydden Hill circuit. Paul Smith of Team JapSpeed was very impressive with a solid qualifying run and just as impressive run through tandem. The Italians all fell on back luck with Francesco Conti falling out due to mechanical failure and Nicolo Rosso lost in the Top 16. Federal Tire had something special for drivers this weekend by producing a third victory in a row with driver Adam Kerenyi. Here is how the rest of the podium finished up:

1st. Adam Kerenyi
2nd. Paul Smith (Team Japspeed)
3rd. Michael Marshall

2014 Just Drift Top Drift Round 3 at Willow Springs [RESULTS]

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Just Drift went down at a hot race weekend at Willow Springs over the weekend. With so many drift events happening over this weekend the Just Drift event was one of the few ones you couldn’t watch over a Livestream. Don’t worry as we have some great photos coming soon from Matt Ulfelder of the race weekend. Here is how the podium finished up:

1st. Dan Burkett
2nd. Matt Madrigali
3rd. Jeff Groff

2014 Triple Crown Drift Week at Pikes Peak Intl. Raceway [RESULTS]

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I managed to watch this whole event on LiveStream minus the Pro Am battles. The course was huge and the drivers were all judged by a panel including Chris Forsberg, Odi Bakchis, and Corey Hosford. Brandon Wicknick was in a loaner SR20 Nisasn 240sx and looked pretty solid until he was eliminated by Forrest Wang (video of battle below). The Colorado drift scene actually impressed me over the weekend with some of the young talent they have which was full on display. Here is how the Pro podium finished up:

1st. Forrest Wang
2nd. Frank Cundari
3rd. Kasey Kole

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Darren McNamara Shows Off New Look to MCNSPORT AE86

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Darren McNamara brought out his refreshed MCNSPORT 86 for Global Warfare at Mondello Park. Tomorrow he will be squaring up against other Formula Drift drivers such as Daigo Saito, Robbie Nishida, and Matt Powers who have all traveled to Ireland to do battle. You can also tune into the Livestream tomorrow morning which we detailed here.

2014 Drift AllStars Round 2 – Czech Drift GP [RESULTS]

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Round 2 of the Drift Allstars series came to a close just now at the  Sosnova Circuit! The final battle of the weekend ended with James Deane going out on a mechanical failure. Otherwise we saw some pretty solid battles throughout the weekend. Here is how the Final Four finished:

1st. Dawid Karkosik – Budmat Auto RB Team Poland
2nd. James Deane – Falken Motorsports Ireland
3rd. Marek Wartalowicz – STW Drift Team
4th. Harold Valdma – VAK RACING Estonia

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Full List of LiveStreams Showing Drifting This Weekend


Morning: King of Europe Round 3 @ Lydden Hill UK (6:00am PST / 9:00am EST)
47 drivers will take on one of the UK’s toughest drift tracks this weekend known as Lydden Hill. Francesco Conti looks to defend his current hold he has on the championship while others plan to knock him down.

Watch Here: http://www.kingofeurope.net/live/

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Afternoon: Drift All-Stars Round 2 @ Sosnova Circuit (11:00am PST / 2:00pm EST)
You can see some of the top European talents all come together in the Czech Republic in the afternoon in America. The event kicks off at 8:00pm local time and by some Google research I found that Czech was a -9 from America (you probably want to check my math and logic before banking on the event starting when I have it listed). You will see James Deane, Dmitriy Illyuk, Nigel Coffer, and Piotr Więcek all banging doors on this impressively laid out road course. Keep an eye out for Benjamin Boulbes (pictured above) who is looking to make a strong showing in the main event as well.

Watch Here: http://live.drift-allstars.com/
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Evening: Triple Crown Drift @ Pikes Peak (2:00pm PST / 5:00pm EST)
To finish off the big drift Saturday you can watch some good old American drifting at Pikes Peak International Raceway. We haven’t found an official drivers list but Formula D driver Matt Field won the round last year and Tony Angelo found his way to the podium. We do know that Chris Forsberg and Odi Bakchis will be in attendance for the event tomorrow as well. The drift event will be streamed on this website for free tomorrow.

Watch Here: http://watchtcs.com/index.asp.html

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Night Cap: Streetwise Drift Round 2 @ Orlando Speed World (4:30pm PST / 7:30pm EST)
Streetwise Drift Pro Am Round 2 appears to be the only Formula Drift Pro Am event of the weekend with a Livestream. The 4:30/7:30 kick off denotes Top 16 but they will also air all the practice runs so you can pretty much tune in all day and see drifting from OSW. Plenty of familiar Pro Am level drivers will be in competition fighting for a Formula Drift license.

Watch Here: http://new.livestream.com/accounts/1430667/events/3127168

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Sunday Morning: Irish Drift Championship Round 3 @ Mondello Park (4:00am PST / 7:00am EST)
The early morning drift fans will be treated to some amazing drifting at Mondello Park for IDC Round 3 Global Warfare. This is the closest track to Dublin and has some of the best fans you can find in Europe. If you need another reason to wake up early tomorrow is that you can find Daigo Saito, Robbie Nishida, Darren McNamara and Dean Kearney who American drift fans might be familiar with. The Irish drivers really have some local talent that will be on display as well.

Watch Here: http://www.irishdriftchampionship.com/livestream/#

2014 Drift All-Stars Round 2 Czech Drift GP Qualifying [RESULTS]

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Drift Allstars has kicked off Round 2 in Czechoslovakia with huge fan fare! You can catch the Livestream tomorrow morning in America if you want to see some European drifting competition. Here is how they qualified today:

1. James Deane (Ireland)- 99.6
2. Dawid Karkosik (Poland)- 96.6
3. Marek Wartawolic (Poland)- 95.6
4. Piotr Wiecek (Poland)- 95
5. Martin Richards (UK)- 90.6
6. Stevey Carzasty (Poland)- 90.3
7. Maciej Bochenek (Poland)- 88.6
8. Bartosz Stolarski (Poland)- 87.6
9. Johannes Houtondji (Germany)- 86.6
10. Nigel Coffer (Ireland)- 85.6
11. Elias Hountondji (Germany)- 84.6
12. Marcel Uhlig (Germany)- 82
13. Harold Valdma (Estonia)- 81.3
14. Max Heidrich (Germany)- 81.3
15. Arthur Opiela (Poland)- 79.6
16. Christer Halverson (Norway)- 79.6
17. Rasmus Peerson (Denamrk)- 79.6
18. Marco Zakouril (Czech)- 79
19. Maciej Jarkiewicz (Poland)- 78
20. Dmitriy Illyuk (Ukraine)- 75.6
21. Mateusz Fijal (Poland)- 75.6
22. Krisztian Szili (Hungary)- 70.3
23. Pawel Bednarczyk (Poland)- 68.6
24. Rene Portz (Germany)- 67.6
25. Mark Kuvvas (Estonia)- 58

Daigo Saito Shows off New Car for D1GP

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So here is Daigo Saito’s new D1GP car. As you might of heard his old one had a little issue so Daigo has put together this fresh build which will be used in D1 Grand Prix this season. I bet a small part of him wishes this was his Formula Drift car for the rest of the 2014 season. Haha, not quite sure that is the case but he does have sponsorships with Sunoco and Achilles over in Japan.

 

Thanks to everyone that tipped us this story. Achilles Radial USA, Aeschlimann Samuel, Dennis Ho, and Brendan Dougherty!
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