Rutledge Wood of Top Gear USA fame was a guest on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast last week and brought up drifting on more than one occasion in the show. If you are unfamiliar with the Joe Rogan Experience it is a show (also podcast you can download through proper radio means) where he has guests over from all walks of life and chats about interesting topics. Rutledge Wood is the proud owner of the DTA 2JZ powered Scion XB that Pat Mordaunt took drifting around Willow Springs back in the day. If you are lazy, skip to about 35 minutes and tune in for a while.
Top Canadian drivers like Marc Landreville, Pat Cyr, and Dany ‘Babu’ Bernier are all participating in the first competitive season of Formula Drift Canada. The sanctioning body has put out the first episode of their “Inside Angle” video series on Youtube, chronicling these three drivers as they participate in the series. The first event is happening this weekend at Autodrome St. Eustache, known affectionately as the Canadian House of Drift, this video was pushed out as a lead up to this first event. Luckily for us, the video is translated into both French and English.
Well known European driver Karolina Pilarczyk had a tough accident with her 240sx at King of Touge in France. A crazy hit (we are looking for a video – post in comments if you find) of her big accident. Sadly, we still haven’t seen the other famous European girl drifter make her Formula drift debut but I have heard Irwindale could be her big debut in a rented car perhaps. Karolina Pilarczyk seems to have an awesome attitude about the crash posting the car is coming back better and faster than ever. Check below for a more crash photos.
This is just a fantastic video following Matt Coffman around Formula Drift Orlando Speed World. I am curious to see how Coffman carries himself into the other oval tracks such as Evergreen Speedway and Irwindale as the season moves forward.
The Midwest Drift Union series kicked off with a wild airport event! In the end Jonathan Nerren continued his domination of Pro Am in 2015 and won the event. He already won US Drift Round 1 at VIR last month. Here is how the podium wound up:
1. Jonathan Nerren
2. Charlie Quatmann
3. David Mesker
4. Stu Kelly
Need for Speed has tapped into the industry with this new game release. Vaughn Gittin Jr’s 2015 Mustang RTR in flat silver released last year shows up drifting along with a ton of other familiar customized builds. What do you think of the newest Need for Speed game?
The Drift All-Stars kicked off its 2015 season with an awesome event. The new blood from Australia smacked everyone into shape with the Low Brain Drifters S13 and won the event. Here is a video of him following James Deane which was INSANE. Here is how the boys finished as the series heads to Sweden for Round 2-