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2015 Formula Drift Long Beach Condensed Top 16 to Final [VIDEO]

Some saint in the universe took the long and dragged out Formula Drift Round 1 event from 2015 and edited it down to a strong 27 minutes. Watch every run from the Top 16 to podium in 27 minutes with no breaks, gaps, or commercials. In case you are just itching for qualifying to happen tomorrow I think this is a nice hold over. I watched it today and it just flew by.

Jeff Jones Brings DOC into Formula Drift for 2016

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Jeff Jones is returning for the 2016 Formula Drift season with DOC energizing drink. DOC is an energy soda with a powerful pepper taste. Jeff Jones has some new sponsors for the 2016 season including ACT Clutch, CPR Engines, and Sticker City. Jeff Jones has been busy launching a new website called drifthacks.com. Jeff has also opened a drift modification shop in Sun Valley, California and is launching a Drift 101 video series with new videos being released each month. Let us see how he will do for the 2016 Formula Drift season as it starts this weekend.

Dai Yoshihara Shows Off New Subaru BRZ Look for Formula Drift 2016

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Here is a great look at Dai Yoshihara’s new Subaru BRZ for the 2016 Formula Drift season. Dai has kept with a ton of his old partners including KW Suspension and Falken Tire. Dai now carries Turn 14 Distribution as his title sponsor. The car has a new look with baby blue and some white/black splash graphics. His team has put some serious work into the car during the offseason including converting the car to RHD.

RHD cars have always done exceptionally well at Long Beach due to the driver positioning so I am going to hold my opinions to Road Atlanta before I deem the RHD conversion a true success for his work. Dai took a big presence with McLeod Clutch this year which we have the installation documented below! How do you think Dai will do this season?

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Hoonigan Shows Off Four Driver 2016 Formula Drift Team

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The Hoonigan team released four cars today that will carry them through the 2016 Formula Drift season. Alec Hohnadell is the number one car debuted from them who features some big changes for the new season. Alec has moved to Nexen Tire and carries Enjuku Racing as a title sponsor for 2016. He carries brands such as ChaseBays and WiseFab with his new gorgeous build.

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Chris Forsberg keeps dark look with orange/blue highlights for the 2016 season. He maintains his NOS Energy Drink title sponsorship and most of his same sponsors from seasons before. We have heard that Chris Forsberg added a NOS system setup to his Nissan for this Formula Drift season giving him the option of more horsepower.

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Geoff Stoneback is coming into Formula Drift for his third season and is now under the CFR program with an insane Z34 Nissan build in his hands. Geoff looks to be running BC Racing for his suspension choice and is carrying Enkei as a wheel option instead of SSR like Forsberg. Geoff has made the move to Hankook Tire for his new season leaving Achilles. The car looks good and only time will tell if this build can put him in a Top 5 for the new year.

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Pat Goodin is bringing his old school Nissan 240sx back to the grid in 2016 with a new red/white/blue livery that looks just stunning. Pat Goodin is back on Falken Tire and now is running a huge BC Racing sponsorship for the new Formula Drift season. Pat Goodin has swapped clutch companies and is now with McLeod to put his insane V8 horsepower to the ground.

 

 

Thanks for the help Hoonigan. Go buy some clothes now readers. Thanks!

Kyle Mohan Shows off His Mazda MX-5 for Formula Drift

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Looks like we called the prediction that Kyle Mohan would be in a Mazda MX-5 for the 2016 Formula Drift season. Kyle Mohan debuted his Mazda today that I say is his best looking build to date. The car looks like it makes some serious angle from WiseFab this year! Kyle runs Ignite Racing Fuel and continues his partnership with Mazdaspeed and GT Radial for 2016. How do you think Kyle will do in this new build?

Matt Field Shows off 2016 Formula Drift Livery

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Matt Field keeps his highlighter yellow look for his 2016 Formula Drift livery! Matt still lacks the presence of a big title sponsor on the door but he did bring in Falken Tire for 2016. He continues other partnerships such as Vortech Supercharger and Rotiform for this season as well. I expect to see a great performance from him this season. How do you think he will do?

Jhonnattan Castro Shows Off Toyota 86 Livery for 2016 Formula Drift

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We provided an update on Instagram showing off the build in progress for Jhonnattan Castro’s 2016 Formula Drift build. He has released his livery for the 2016 season showing off Nexen Tire as a main sponsor for the new season. His program will be run by Papadakis Racing and carry sponsors such as Gerdau Metaldom, KW and Advan Racing.“It is our pleasure at Papadakis Racing to partner with Jhonnattan Castro and Nexen Tire with our organization,” said Stephan Papadakis. Time will tell how well Jhonnattan can do with this new setup for the 2016 season.

Vaughn Gittin Jr. Drag Races his Competition Cars [VIDEO]

Vaughn Gittin Jr. took his two competition cars out for a good old fashioned drag race! His new 2016 Competition-Spec Ford Mustang RTR sure looks like a fast machine. That speed won’t matter so much at Long Beach but it seems other drivers will be scrambling to chase him at rounds such as Road Atlanta. This race is essentially 10 years of development in the old car with a straight axle in the rear versus one year of development in the new car with the Ford Mustang’s all new Independent Rear Suspension. Vaughn is set to debut his new car at the Streets of Long Beach for the opening round of Formula Drift on April 9th.

2016 Lonestar Drift ProAm Round 1 [RESULTS]

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Lonestar Drift held their first round of ProAm a few weeks back at Gulf Greyhound Park, which featured a complete elimination of qualifying. The event went over well with the drivers, who were slotted into ‘divisions’ and tandem battled from the start. In the end, some familiar names finished on the podium as Josh McGuire took home the win in his Enjuku Racing S14. McGuire already has his Pro 2 license, and likely used this event as a tune-up for the Pro 2 season which starts in Atlanta in May.


Here’s a look at the full podium results:

1st – Josh McGuire
2nd – Jeff Kurtz
3rd – Chris Tyrone
4th – Randall Waters

Ken Gushi Shows Off 2016 Formula Drift Livery for Scion FR-S

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Ken Gushi released a look very similar to his old livery with a couple new sponsors resulting the biggest changes. His big move this season was to Nexen Tire. The Scion Racing brand has been kept under the closing of Scion and is now SR by Toyota. Ken Gushi remains with KW Suspension, Greddy, and Rays for the new season as well. Ken had his best season in career history in 2015 and is surely looking to win a championship in 2016.