Posts Tagged "Drift"

Vaughn Gittin Jr. Shows off his Foxbody Mustang [VIDEO]

Vaughn Gittin Jr. walks you around his missile Fox which happens to be one awesome Foxbody Ford Mustang turned missile car. The thing is a bit haggard these days but sure makes a fun drift car. Vaughn does a walk around of the Mustang and takes it out for some fun at Clubloose!

2014 Formula Drift Round 4 – Wall Qualifying [RESULTS]

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Qualifying from Wall Speedway is in! One of the biggest (if not biggest) grid we have seen at Wall in history. Also, never have we seen so many ties in Formula Drift history. Almost 75% of drivers were on a point style that came down to style (style points denoted on tiebreakers. Style ties were broke by championship rank.) Here is how they finished up:

1. Chris Forsberg – 93
2. Chelsea DeNofa – 92
3. Michael Essa – 90
4. Dai Yoshihara – 89
5. Odi Bakchis – 87 (46 Style)
6. Tyler McQuarrie – 87 (45 Style)
7. Fredric Aasbo – 87 (44 Style)
8. Kenneth Moen – 85
9. Conrad Grunewald – 84 (43 Style)
10. Forrest Wang – 84 (41 Style)
11. Kyle Mohan – 83
12. Matt Field – 82 (42 Style)
13. Ryan Tuerck – 82 (41 Style)
14. Vaughn Gittin Jr. – 82 (40 Style)
15. Darren McNamara – 79 (42 Style)
16. Robbie Nishida – 79 (40 Style)
17. Marc Landerville – 79 (32 Style)
18. Pat Goodin – 78
19. Dennis Mertzanis – 76
20. Daigo Saito – 75 (37 Style)
21. Mats Baribeau – 75 (35 Style)
22. Justin Pawlak – 74 (35 Style)
23. Jhonnathan Castro – 74 (35 Style)
24. Karl Osaki – 74 (33 Style)
25. Ken Gushi – 73 (36 Style)
26. Tony Angelo – 73 (36 Style)
27. Charles Ng – 72 (36 Style)
28. Ryan Kado – 72 (33 Style)
29. Dave Briggs – 72 (32 Style)
30. Dean Kearney – 70 (37 Style)
31. Patrick Mordaunt – 70 (32 Style)
32. Joon Maeng – 68

 

 

LEFT BRACKET
Chris Forsberg vs. Joon Maeng
Robbie Nishida vs. Marc Landerville
Kenneth Moen vs. Ken Gushi
Conrad Grunewald vs. Karl Osaki
Dai Yoshihara vs. Dave Briggs
Ryan Tuerck vs. Daigo Saito
Odi Bakchis vs. Ryan Kado
Matt Field vs. Mats Baribeau

RIGHT BRACKET
Chelsea DeNofa vs. Patrick Mordaunt
Darren McNamara vs. Pat Goodin
Fredric Aasbo vs. Tony Angelo
Forrest Wang vs. Jhonnattan Castro
Michael Essa vs. Dean Kearney
Vaughn Gittin Jr. vs. Dennis Mertzanis
Tyler McQuarrie vs. Charles Ng
Kyle Mohan vs. Justin Pawlak

Formula Drift – A Look at Chevrolet V8 Engines in the Paddock Part 1 [VIDEO]

We take a detailed look at the variety of Chevrolet V8 engines in the Formula Drift series. The guys at SDparts.com really wanted us to highlight the variety of setups in the series so we walked around the paddock and did some quick interviews. Charles Ng shows off his Infiniti G37 with a Vortech Supercharged LS1 engine swap. Then Dennis Mertzanis pops the hood of his Hyundai Genesis to show off a Vortech Supercharged LS7 setup that is making 1000hp! Wrapping up Part 1 is Pat Goodin who brings out a turbocharged LQ9 engine setup into his Nissan 240sx.

10 Things I Learned from Formula Drift Round 3 This Weekend

10. Car-​to​-​ Car Contact ​i​​s Becoming More Common
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This is the best car -​to​-​car contact of the season to date! ​Chelsea ​DeNofa just managed to connect with Tyler McQuarrie wheel​-​to​-​ wheel​, throwing him airborne. Do you remember the accident that happened when these guys met at Wall Speedway in 2012? In case you don’t, here is the video. Quite a bit of other car ​-​to​-​car contact happened this weekend​,​ including some nice banging around with Matt Field and Chris Forsberg in the ​F​inal ​F​our. Keep an eye on this to be a theme through 2014.

9. Matt Field Deserves a Tip of the Hat
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I will never forget the day the world discovered Matt Field as a serious American drifter. It was back at Irwindale Speedway when he sent Daigo Saito into a two OMT battle before finally ​losing to Saito. Something interesting I have noticed since then is ​Field does exceptionally​ well at new tracks where all drivers start without data. Look back to 2013 at Texas Motor Speedway and this weekend at Homestead. This tells me​, as he drives these tracks and learns what he needs to make things work​, ​​he will be a championship contender.
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Irwindale Speedway Now Has Thursday Night Drifting Sessions Under the Lights

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Formula Drift and the House of Drift Irwindale Speedway have launched Thursday night drifting! All on track drifting will be under the control of the same officials and tech staff as the professional Formula Drift series. Entrants of the Thursday night Irwindale events will be grouped into three skill divisions based on experience. There will be three courses set up, each progressively faster and more difficult with the final course being the full Pro Drift course that is used for the series when it visits Irwindale.

“We’re very excited about being able to offer drivers a chance at some very important practice time at Irwindale, and just as pleased that we’ll be able to have our great fans out for an insider’s behind-the-scenes look at the art of Drifting 2014,” said Jim Liaw. Thursday night sessions will be open to the public. Admission to the track grandstand will be $10 and parking is free. Fan gates will open at 4:00pm and the Drift sessions will run until 9:00pm

Irwindale Formula Drift 2014 Schedule
June 12th
July 24th
August 14th
September 25th
November 13th
December 18th

Ryan Litteral Preps for Formula Drift Pro 2 in Miami [VIDEO]

Check out an introduction video to Ryan Litteral who is now on his way to Miami for Formula Drift Pro 2! His Borgwaner turbocharged Nissan was prepped just in time to compete in Formula Drift Pro 2! Enjoy his team prepping for the start of the Pro 2 season.

A Look at the Drift Layout for Formula Drift Round 3 at Homestead

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Here is a preview of the Formula Drift course we have received from some sources. This map even marks items such as where the jumbotron will be located. I imagine it is going to be very hard to see the whole track from a single vantage point but that is just speculation from looking at this angle. Even better, Corey Zornes from Florida provided us a video of a driver running the Homestead proposed course.

Drift All-Stars Round 1 London – Drone’s Eye View [VIDEO]

Dan Buck Joyce has been around the European drift scene for as long as I can remember in time. He went out to visit Drift All-Stars Round 1 and put together some awesome practice footage with his aerial drone over the track. It’s super smooth footage and makes the backdrop of London look even more impressive than in pictures we have seen to date!

Grab These at Falken Tire Booth this Weekend at Formula Drift

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Falken Tire previewed some free goodies you can grab at the Falken Tire booth this weekend at Formula Drift Round 2. You can find these available for all the main Falken Tire drivers including Dai Yoshihara, Justin Pawlak, and Darren McNamara. Head over to the Falken Tire booth early during the event as supplies will be limited!

King of Europe Kicks Off Pro Series Round 1 in Austria [RESULTS]

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King of Europe kicked off in Greinbach, Austria with more than 10,000 spectators in attendance! Qualifying at the Greinbach PS Racing Center was wild with Adam Kerenyi taking home first place followed by Francesco Conti and Benjamin Boulbes in third. Shockingly Dmitry Illyuk qualified outside the Top 10 which is unlike him! His Monster Energy teammate Steve Biagioni managed to lock in 7th at his first ever event on this Austria circuit. 

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Moving into the main event Francesco Conti, 2013 KOE champion, was eliminated in Top 16 when he made a big mistake in this battle. On the way to a big victory Adam Kereyni managed to eliminate big name drivers in Europe such as Calin Ciortan and took Dmitriy Illyuk to an OMT when Illyuk blew his engine! Benjamin Boulbes, who was still trying to get used to his new LS engine, made it all the way up to the semifinals,where he was defeated by Monster driver Steve Biagioni! 

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Dmitriy Illyuk inspected his engine after the issue in his Final Four battle and discovered a rod bearing went out. This prevented him from running in the third place battle with Benjamin Boulbes so he went on to take 3rd place at Round 1. The final offered the audience an all-out battle, between Adam Kerenyi and Steve Biagioni. Both drivers displayed an excellent set of skills while out on the track, but Adam managed to just stay above Steve, and took the win in both runs, thus winning the event itself. 

1. Adam Kerenyi
2. Steve Biagioni
3. Benjamin Boulbes
4. Dmitriy Illyuk

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