Thanks to several Internet sensations like Hert we already knew the FC Mazda RX-7 could rip a mean burnout…. This one that MACHETE is featuring has an awesome Japanese inspired livery and can also do burnouts so check it out!
US Drift wraps up this weekend with a big double round finale at Virginia International Raceway. The first event was Round 4 of the series which saw some great tandem battles turning into a wild podium. Here is how they finished:
1st. Jim Bissey
2nd. Steve Angerman
3rd. Jonathan Nerren
I made the trek a few weeks ago out to Xenia, Ohio to enjoy one awesome Street Life Tour x US Drift weekend. The event easily packed out 5,000+ fans and packed out all the grandstands at the oval track and drag strip for this big event. Just days after the whole venue was packed out for a great race day the track seems to of closed down. The track posted this statement below on its website -
“October 3, 2014 – Kil-Kare is being shuddered today. The racing activities for the rest of the season are cancelled. This includes all Test and Tunes, as well as Saturday points chase racing. The points chase stops where it is at. There will be no other racing events. the racers banquets will proceed as planned. Kil-Kare would like to thank all racing participants as well as spectators for your patronage and support. Kil-Kare would also like to thank everyone who has been on board as staff members for all of their hard work and dedication.”
Conrad Grunewald is driving at the Petit LeMans this weekend in Atlanta. A pretty cool deal to see a Formula Drift driver competing in such a high profile race over the weekend. The race can be found on FOX and FOX Sports 2 over the course of this weekend. Conrad will be one of the drivers in the 555 AIM Autosport Ferrari 458 Italia team car. Maybe he can drift the Formula Drift course in the Ferrari post race?
Formula Drift has two awards that are voted on by the fans! If you follow the link below you can cast a vote for fan favorite vehicle and fan favorite driver. The awards are issued the day after Irwindale Speedway and we will have posts for all the winners.
Rock the Vote: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/7PPQYTK
Jason Carroll took on Street Life Tour and produced some great content from an awesome weekend in Xenia, Ohio. We have a complete gallery of the door banging action from US Drift Round 3 which took place as the main event on Saturday. Tandem was fun, drifting was insane, and the crowd was probably the biggest you can find in drifting Pro Am history. Check out the gallery from the link below.
Check out the Gallery: http://www.wreckedmagazine.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=434
I went up to Northern California for the weekend to enjoy the last round of Golden Gate Drift Pro Am. My main focus was to highlight Kenneth Moen’s spotter Faruk Kugay as he finished up the GGD season. His 1JZ powered Nissan 240sx was super fast around the course and had a great setup with the help of WiseFab. Here is a quick POV video of him flicking into the bank and ripping around Stockton 99 Raceway. More content from Golden Gate Drift to come!
A tipster CobaltGriffin gave us this huge scope this morning about Daigo Saito building a Nissan GT-R. Someone from the Achilles Team virtually confirmed without confirming that this is his Formula Drift build for 2015. The car looks like it is going under a serious build with his old D1GP car peaking out in the back of some shots. It does also appear that HKS will be adding to his partners for 2015 based on some Google translating. The original photos we managed to trace back to here we think, an ameblo.jp blog post. What do you think of this new build?