James Deane wins 2015 Irish Drift Championships Round 5 and overall championship [RESULTS]


James Deane continued his incredible success this season by winning the Irish Drift Championship Round 5 event at Mondello Park and claiming the IDC overall championship title. The podium was an all-Irish affair, continuing the undefeated streak that they have on their home soil. Deane was sitting in 3rd overall in the championship entering this weekend, but early exits by youngsters Tomas Kiely and Jack Shanahan opened the door for Deane to take the title.

Here’s the final results from 2015 Irish Drift Championship Round 5 event at Mondello Park:

1st – James Deane – Ireland
2nd – Shane O’Sullivan – Ireland
3rd – Nigel Colfer – Ireland

Vaughn Gittin Jr. is Going to Miss Irwindale speedway


Well, Vaughn Gittin Jr. has made the news official that he won’t be making Irwindale Speedway next month per his FB. This leaves just Dai Yoshihara, Ken Gushi, and Chris Forsberg as the three drivers to compete in every Formula Drift event in history to date. It will be an odd thing to not see Vaughn Gittin Jr. turn a wheel at the House of Drift coming up next month. His backup car is currently on the way to Japan to compete in the D1GP Odaiba weekend. Here is a look at his crash from Texas Motor Speedway in case you missed it. He will probably fall to around 15th in the championship with a no show at Irwindale. He is reportedly in the process of building a new S550 chassis for Formula Drift 2016 now.

Prodrift Academy expands their operations to Saudi Arabia


The ProDrift academy, which was started in Ireland by the same team who founded the Prodrift Irish Championship drifting series, announced this week that they will be expanding their operations to Saudi Arabia. The Prodrift Academy helped train 15 year old Jack Shanahan, who is the 2015 British Drift Championships champion, and several current Irish Drift Championship drivers have been guest instructors during the off season. This year marks the third year that the Prodrift Academy has been in UAE, and sixth overall year of operation. Saudi Arabia’s car culture has been exploding recently, and Vaughn Gittin Jr. has even made a few trips to help promote the Ford Mustang over there.

Prodrift Academy has setup a new Facebook page for the new location, and should be hosting students in the next month or so. Looks like students will be driving a Mustang RTR in Saudi Arabia, which seems like a great car to learn in!

2015 British Drift Championship Round 5 at Anglesey Circuit [RESULTS]


The show down for the championship was a tad lack luster in the end with the championship chase drivers going out early. Jack Shanahan ended up being the 2015 champion even with major car troubles plaguing him throughout Round 5 at Anglesey Circuit. Once Mike Marshall failed to qualify it gave Jack an easy lock into the championship.

Here is how Round 5 finished-
1st. Martin Richards Drift Elite & Evergreen Tyres Drift Team
2nd. Simon Perry Lassa Tyres Drift Team
3rd. Brian Egan Dealtwidth

Street Driven Tour Brings it to Las Vegas Next Week

The Street Driven Tour is coming to invade the west coast in Las Vegas this upcoming weekend on September 26th! A huge roster of professional Formula Drift drivers combined with grassroots drifters from around the southwest and a StanceWars car show will have Las Vegas Motor Speedway going crazy on Saturday!


This big time drivers list includes Juha Rintanen, Andy Hateley, Brandon Wicknick, Alex Heilbrunn, Chris Forsberg, Danny George, Faruk Kugay, Pat Mordaunt, and Forrest Wang! It sounds like it will be truly a fun event and you can purchase discount tickets ahead of time through this tickets link.


The event also includes a big burnout contest dubbed the Tire Massacre to finish off the day and send everyone home covered in tire smoke. Drifting mini-games will also take place that include things such as Drift Soccer seen below.



2015 USDRIFT Pro AM Series Round 4 at VIR [RESULTS]


The 4th and final round of the 2015 USDrift PRO/AM Series took place at VIRginia International Raceway leaving only three drivers with a chance to walk away with the championship. Austin Meeks from Spartanburg, SC did everything possible in his Sikky Manufacturing swapped LSX powered 1996 Nissan 240SX on Achilles Radials to try and take the championship by qualifying first and winning the event, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the lead from Concord, NC native Jonathan Nerren going into the event. Nerren would end up qualifying second and finishing second at Round 4 in his 1995 Magnuson Superchargers Nissan 240SX on Zenna Tires, giving him the 2015 Championship by just a mere 21 points over Meeks. Yonkers, NY resident, by way of Ireland, Fred Keogh in his LS3 powered Nissan 350Z on Achilles Radials would enter the final round third in points, qualify third, finish the event in third, and end the season third overall in points. Nerren, Meeks, and Keogh also earned their 2016 Formula DRIFT PRO2 licenses after the event.

Here are the results:

USDrift RD4 Results:

  1. Austin Meeks [SC] – 116pts
  2. Jonathan Nerren [Concord, NC] – 105pts
  3. Fred Keogh [NY] – 95pts

USDrift 2015 Overall Season Standings:

  1. Jonathan Nerren [NC] – 396pts
  2. Austin Meeks [SC] – 375pts
  3. Fred Keogh [NY] – 328pts
  4. Chris Cotrupi [NC] – 264pts
  5. Tyler Nelson [NC] – 241pts
  6. David Bellomo [VA] – 212pts
  7. Thomas Palmerino – 191pts
  8. Troy Manners [PA] – 153pts
  9. Cody Doyle [NC] – 138pts
  10. Mateen Ahmad [VA] – 137pts

2015 Formula Drift World Championship in Canada [GALLERY]






Formula Drift Canada brought most of the big American stars over to compete in the World Championship Round. Jeremy Glover was on the scene for us in Canada capturing the performances of local and international drivers.

Check out the Gallery:

Drift 4K – Motorcycle vs. Car Drift Battle [VIDEO]

Go for a ride with Officer Dan Brockett to Mexico and Miami in an odd journey that involves drifting Ford Mustang’s and motorcycles. You will have to see this one to believe it including the guest appearance by Dax Shepard.


Clubloose Freedom Moves Media Thread


Here is a collection of content we found from the Clubloose Freedom Moves event at the famous Englishtown this past weekend. Feel free to submit any missing content you see in the comments below and we will work to keep this listed updated for a while.

Photo Gallery-
Chris O’Neil Photography – FB Gallery
ForeverFlyy Photographry – FB Gallery

Section 9 Video Clip with Forsberg and Chelsea DeNofa
Pat Mordaunt POV at Freedom Moves
E36 BMW w/ 5.0 Engine Swap GoPro
Chris Forsberg Missile Car POV Hot Laps

2015 Formula Drift Japan at Suzuka [RESULTS]


The second Formula Drift Japan event of 2015 finished up this weekend at Szukua. Andy Gray dominated the event with his great style and aggressive tandems. He even took home 500,000 yen ($4,162 US) for his victory. This was not a Formula Drift World Championship event so points don’t count towards anything. Dai Yoshihara was even in attendance for the weekend as a guest judge. Here is how they finished up –

1. Andy Gray
2. Seimi Tanaka
3. Toshimitsu Masuda