Streetwise Drift came to a close with Round 4 at Metrolina Expo in Charlotte, North Carolina with some solid performances from the top drivers of the southeast. Here is how the podium wrapped up for the weekend in NC. Hit read more for qualifying results and link to full Top 16 video:
1st. Jonathan Nerren
2nd. Tommy Van Cleef
3rd. Taylor Hull
The Irish Drift Championship came to an end this weekend with Round 5 at Mondello Park. Two American drivers were special guests including Chris Forsberg and Vaughn Gittin Jr. who came to be the first foreigner to win an event in Ireland. Vaughn Gittin suffered car troubles and wasn’t able to turn a wheel for the weekend and Chris Forsberg was taking names all weekend until he hit car troubles in the final four and couldn’t run his final tandem battle versus James Deane. This was his lead run from his Great 8 battle with Duane McKeever which was just wild! All and all James Deane competed in two rounds, won both, and finished second in the championship. That final battle is one I wish we could of seen but here is how they finished:
1. James Deane
2. Chris Forsberg
3. Matt Carter
4. John McCarthy
Everybody loves a good Mercedes drift build. This happens to be a more unique setup then we normally see overseas. This is a 560 SEC which came from the factory with a 5.5L V8 engine to run an inline 6 cylinder. The driver is Ammar Hawwary with the testing going on in Jordan at the Smart Performance Center.
France won’t ever be the same we imagine after it was invaded by Vaughn Gittin Jr. recently. He took on the streets and found a track to have some fun at to really bring out the best of France. His European invasion already involved an event victory at King of Europe Valencia. Watch the French invasion video below!
Watch the video: http://youtu.be/lMlCn5FmGak
This awesome drifter from Peru Lucho Mendoza Jr. sent us a great video of him tearing up a track back home. Only a little content has come out of South America from the drift scene over the past few years but we hope to track and post more as time moves forward! Enjoy this MKIV Supra flying around a road course.
IDC is coming into a wild Round 5 this weekend with Japfest. The car is built/maintained by Darren McNamara and was used at Global Warfare by Matt Powers. Now that Vaughn Gittin Jr. walked out of KOE Valencia with a win we wonder if Chris Forsberg can back that up with a win this weekend for a true American takeover of the European drift world.
Ryan Tuerck is back with some Formula Drift Seattle, Dirtfish Racing school, and last but not least his Tuerck’d Bash day at PARC. We are so glad the new Tuerck’d season has come out with a bang! Go ahead and hit read more if you want to see some awesome images from the PARC event. Tons of fun tandem trains are packed into the video along with table game and drifting kickball.
Vaughn Gittin Jr. took out his european Ford Mustang to King of Europe which happened to be throwing an event in Valencia, Spain. To kick off the weekend Vaughn Gittin Jr. qualified first out of 33 drivers to start off his King of Europe debut with a big statement.
Vaughn had three tough battles to advance and win this round of competition. He took on his Monster Energy teammate Steve Biagioni in the great eight and was given the win. Then he matched up to battle Polish drift champion Bartosz Stolarsaki in the final four.
After the Forrest Wang POV received an amazing response I went ahead and dug up this Matt Field POV run showing how much insane angle he gets around the new Texas Motor Speedway layout at Formula Drift Round 6. His Vortech Supercharger sounds quite insane at full throttle! I also followed around Pro 2 driver Ryan Litteral this season which you can check out on my Vimeo page.
The Vegas Drift season wrapped up with its fifth round this weekend at LVMS. First, we will cover the championship results for the 2014 Vegas Drift season. The podium is featured above for the championship and they finished like this:
1. Brandon Patterson
2. Spike Chen
3. Cameron Moore
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