Here is a great video piece from Charles Ng at Formula Drift Texas. He chats about his inspirational upbringing in Hong Kong and how he only use to watch racing on TV due to the lack of racetracks at home. All the while he is making it happen now in Formula Drift!
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?
Ryan Tuerck shows off his new street ready Scion FR-S on NetworkA and answers questions from fans. His car is looking pretty awesome and coming together better than we imagined.
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?
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.
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