Posts Tagged "Drift All-Stars"

James Deane and Piotr Więcek Set for Formula Drift 2017


The new has dropped from Europe that the two of the biggest superstars from the continent are heading to Formula Drift in 2017. James Deane won the 2016 Drift All-Stars championship and has continued the domination across Europe. Pitor Więcek in his Bud Auto car noted by the yellow paint scheme always is said to be one of the few drivers who can match James Deane’s incredible driving talent. They are both building new cars to bring over the Atlantic and compete in 2017!


Source: Speedhunters

Extreme Drift All-Stars Releases 2016 [SCHEDULE]


The guys at Extreme Drift All-Stars just released a solid 2016 schedule with stops in the Middle East, Asia, and Africa! They also rolled out a new title sponsor with Monster Energy for the 2016 season. Monster Energy will be bringing some of their star drivers with Steve ‘Baggsy’ Biagioni and Dmitriy Illyuk competing alongside the current EXTREME Drift Allstars roster of world class drivers.

Round 1. Abu Dhabi Drift GP Yas Marina Circuit April 7-8th
Round 2. British Drift GP Lydden Hill May 1-2nd
Round 3. Global Warfare EXTREME Drift Allstars Vs Irish Drift Championship @ Mondello Park July 2-3rd
Round 4. Estonian Drift GP-Laitse Rally Park July 29-30th
Round 5. Latvian Drift GP -Bikernieki Circuit August 5-6th
Round 6. German Drift GP August 12-13th
Round 7. Hungarian Drift GP August 26-27th – Trackwood Festival
Round 8 . Thai Drift GP Chang International Circuit October 21-23rd
Round 9 – South African Drift GP Cape Town December 16-17th


We have this schedule and many more on our Find An Event Page.

Drift All-Stars Sets Eye on International Round in Thailand


Drift All-Stars is looking beyond Europe in 2016 announcing that the first round of the championship will be taking place in Thailand! I find this a solid move to bring in an international stop as part of the regular series instead of an added on bonus like other organizations.This international stop brings them tothe world-class Chang International Circuit in Buriram, Thailand. The southeast Asia market has always seemed to do so well with drift events coming into town. They don’t have a date set for Thailand or the 2016 season but they promise a full schedule will be delivered shortly.


Drift All-Stars Bans Old Car From Series Starting in 2016


The Drift All-Stars series makes a ridiculous step and bans cars that are 1996 year model or older from the series. I sure hope drivers such as Nigel Colfer were given a heads up well in advance of this announcement. I get the idea of what the guys at Drift All-Stars is trying to do but I don’t think the series is in the place to make these demands on drivers and programs. They are also banning a large portion of the FD RX7, MK4 Supra, various BMW models and the Nissan 240sx market. It moves the grassroots and pro series further a part and leaves drivers worried about what could get banned next (assuming they weren’t given a good heads up). It is a bold move that I just tend not to agree with. How do you think this will effect Drift All-Stars and the sport of drifting in Europe moving forward?

2015 Drift All-Stars Poland and Season [RESULTS]


The 2015 Drift All-Stars season came to an end with an awesome stadium event in Poland. I almost attended this event on a last minute flight/trip with Pro 2 driver Faruk Kugay but couldn’t make it work out with my schedule sadly. The final battle with Kuba Przgonski and James Deane brought the stadium to its feet. The follow from Deane was just unreal. Here is a snapshot from it.


Final results from the Polish Drift GP – Round 6:
1st- Kuba Przygonski – Poland – Orlean Team
2nd- James Deane – Ireland – Falken Tyres/Level One Qatar
3rd- Grzegorz Hypki – Poland – PUZ Drift Team


Even with his second place finish in Poland – James Deane took home the 2015 championship which just continues to highlight the dominance of Ireland in European drifting. James Deane is now back to back champion and once again I wish he would get a seat in Formula Drift already! Here is how the 2015 championship finished-

1st- James Deane (497 Points)
2nd- Janis Eglite (437 Points)
3rd- Luke Fink (307 Points)
4th- Nigel Colfer (298 Points)
5th- Juha Poyatalskoo (284 Points)
6th- Piotr Wiecek (282 Points)

Drift All-Stars Round 2 in Sweden Complete Recap [VIDEO]

In case you didn’t have the time to watch the Drift All-Stars Sweden Livestream this weekend (mostly because you were drunk at a BBQ celebrating America’s birthday) the great guys at Drift All-Stars made a nice recap video for you to consume. The video runs through the best battles of the weekend from the super hot round in Sweden.

Kelsey Rowlings Heads to Drift All-Stars Round 2 this Weekend


Kelsey Rowlings is heading over to Europe to compete in the second round of Drift All-Stars this weekend. The event takes place in Sweden at the Eskilstuna MotorSportArena. You can tune into the Drift All-Stars Livestream and watch her qualify/compete this weekend here. Kelsey Rowlings is a new and upcoming girl drifter who is dedicated to running the Pro 2 series this season in her pink S14 Nissan 240sx pictured above. Here was her Pro 2 driver preview piece if you want to learn more about her.

2015 Drift All-Stars Round 1 in London [RESULTS]


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-

1. Luke Fink
2. Janis Eglite
3. James Deane

Formula Drift Pro 2 Driver Preview – Juha Rintanen


Bringing up the Finland front is Juha Rintanen and there was a lot of buzz surrounding him thanks to winning some of the biggest championships in European drifting; he was a Finnish Drift Champion, NEZ Drift Champion, and Drift Allstars European Drift Championship and his driving was impressive to boot. However, his first year in Formula Drift didn’t quite go to plan when he didn’t qualify at Wall Speedway and Evergreen Speedway, losing to Chris Forsberg at Texas Motor Speedway, and not qualifying again at Irwindale. He was then relegated to Pro2 for the 2015 season and many fans are hoping that the 2014 season was just a development year and he can finally prove himself as he has in Europe since 2007. Juha’s car is more than capable as his Nissan S14 is powered by a 2JZ producing 850-horsepower with a Garrett Turbo and suspension duties controlled by a Wisefab and BC Racing combo.

-by Justin Banner

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Formula Drift Meets with Group of European Drift Series in Paris, France


An interesting photograph popped onto my Facebook feed today showing Jim Liaw (Formula Drift Founder/Owner) having some drinks in Paris, France with several other drift organizations. I can identify the owners of the Polish Drift Federation, Drift All-Stars, King of Europe, and the French Drift Championship among those present.

Since Formula Drift launched a “World Championship” it has a gross lack of European presence considering it had the highest drift attendance by continent I am pretty sure as far the sport goes and the most professional level events. The World Championship right now only includes three new countries and one of those is Canada. The only overseas play is China/Japan which are both decent locations but lack a true world championship feel by excluding so many drivers/regions.

Formula Drift already showed a liking to the King of Europe series by honoring its champion Nikolett Szanto a license for the 2015 Formula D season even though she has been a no show. Their might be hope for this World Championship yet with some potential European expansion in the future.