Posts Tagged "Gymkhana Grid"

Ryan Tuerck Driving 72 Escort MK2 at Gymkhana Grid


Ryan Tuerck is set to drive Ken Block’s 1972 Ford Escort MK2 debuted this week by Hoonigan. Gymkhana Grid is this weekend at Santa Pod Raceway in the United Kingdom. Ryan Tuerck will be behind the wheel of this 72 Escort MK2 that features a 330HP naturally aspirated engine mated to a 6speed sequential transmission. Exterior wise the car features a custom ‪‎Rocket Bunny‬ kit and some amazing wheels by Fifteen52.

Vaughn Gittin Jr. – 2013 Year in Review [VIDEO]

Vaughn Gittin Jr. travels around the world in 2013 from Norway, Spain, Mexico, and China to compete and drift around the world with his Ford Mustang. Above is a four minute recap of his journey through the whole 2013 calendar year.

Vaughn Gittin Jr. Visits Spain for Gymkhana Grid Finals

Vaughn Gittin Jr. flew out to Spain to run the Gymkhana Grid to hang out with his Monster Energy drink family/friends over in Europe. While doing so he hopped on the track and put down the second fastest RWD time of the weekend 50.2 falling just shy of Luke Fink. His time even ran close to Ken Block who was just 1.44 seconds faster in the AWD category. Vaughn is now traveling to SEMA for the week to provide demos in the Ford Out Front category of the show.

Joon Maeng’s Lucas Oil S13.5 is on the Market [FOR SALE]

In case you need a last minute drift gift for the ultimate fan Joon Maeng has put his old competition car up for sale. This S13.5 has run in Gymkhana Grid, MotoIQ Tuner Series, and plenty of drift events. The car debuted in 2007 and was the same chassis Joon Maeng drove green. Below is a list of his modifications and information so you can be the next owner of Joon Maeng’s Nissan 240sx hatchback. If you need more information or want to make an offer reach out to Joon at: joon.drift AT


FD Spec Roll Cage
Fire Extinguisher w/ mount
Black clean dash board
Painless Wiring and switch
Apexi Power FC ECM
Apexi Gauges Oil Pressure, Temp, RPM etc.
Seibon Fiberglass doors
Seibon Carbon Fiber hood
Megan Carbon Fiber Spoiler
AIT wide body rear
Origin wide front fenders
AIT Racing Uras body kit
S15 front end
Full AIT Racing body kit
Fully Built SR20Det w/ Garrett GTX Turbo
Sard 550 Fuel Injectors
New Engine Harnesss
Greddy BOV
Sparco Steering Wheel
Z33 6 Speed transmission
Locked Differential
Mishimoto Aluminum Intercooler
Koyo Aluminum Radiator
Custom piping fabricated
Megan Coilovers 32 Way Adjustable RS-Spec w/ Camber plates
18 X 9.5 15 offset Ti 5 spoke wheels
Adjustable suspension arms
Custom MA Motorsports knuckles for more steering angle
Tein Rods
Carbon fiber sun roof
Setrab Oil Cooler kit AN fittings
Oil Filter relocation kit K&N Filters
Megan Racing Exhaust manifold
Custom Exhaust built at Road Race Engineering
Fog Lamps
Water Spray System
LS Auto Tow Straps
Ran Lucas Oil Racing Oil Only

HP: 400
TQ; 380

Capable of more HP with bigger turbo. Made 500hp easily with a GT3071

Tony Brakohiapa Running Hankook Tires at Gymkhana Grid

Did anybody else notice that Tony Brakohiapa was running Hankook Tires this weekend at Gymkhana Grid and not Cooper Tires? The Ford Mustang looked basically the same in design but notably the big Hankook Logos with a white backdrop. Will Tony Brakiohapa being joining Rhys Millen, Chris Forsberg, and Ken Gushi as another new driver for team Hankook next year?

Gymkhana Grid 2010 – Irwindale Speedway [GALLERY]

We visited Irwindale Speedway this weekend to check out the first ever Gymkhana Grid / Ken Block invitational. The Formula Drift drivers in attendance swept the event taking home first place in every category from AWD, RWD, and the burnout contest. Our extensive 450+ image gallery covers all the classes running ,the burnout contest, and non Formula Drift stars like Ken Block attacking the course in his AWD Ford Fiesta. Enjoy of all the action!

Check Out the Gallery: Gymkhana Grid 2010 – Irwindale Speedway


Tanner Foust Wins AWD Gymkhana Grid Class

Tanner Foust was able to take home the AWD class title at Gymkhana Grid this weekend at Irwindale Speedway. Tanner was the top qualifier on Friday and took home the win on Saturday after consistently running the fastest times in the AWD class.



Daijiro Yoshihara Wins RWD Gymkhana Grid Class

The Discount Tire S13 driven by Daijiro Yoshihara took home the win at the first Gymkhana Grid event in history. The crowd was light, the competition was tight and this V8 powered S13 dominated the event from start to finish. The driving skill of Dai Yoshihara and suspension/mechanic skill of Mike Kojima marks such a winning combination.

Gymkhana Grid Boasts More Formula Drift Drivers Than Before [UPDATE]

We have had a ton of drivers/teams hitting me up because they are missing from our Gymkhana Grid list that we pulled from the video was not quite complete. Here is a list from the website of what Formula Drift drivers will be attending in full. Here is the list of Formula Drift drivers PLUS I have been told that Toshiki Yoshioka is in attendance driving the Driftspeed S15. I know we have upset some people calling the event Formula G and auto-x cone drifting at Irwindale Speedway but the longer the events go on the more it just seems to be a Formula Drift moment of fame. They are at the House of Drift, a grid that is well over 50% Formula Drift drivers (per the website), they are using the Voice of Formula D Jarod DeAnda on the microphone so I don’t feel like my assumptions/words in the department are too harsh.

I also would link you to the website but the terms and conditions of the website restrict that under the section “LINKS TO THIS WEBSITE” which states this exactly, “You may not create a link to any page of this website without our prior written consent. If you do create a link to a page of this website you do so at your own risk and the exclusions and limitations set out above will apply to your use of this website by linking to it.” So uhh if you want more information about tomorrows event take the name of the event, put it together and add a .com to the end and you might find the information your looking for. Don’t worry, I screen capped their terms/conditions in case they remove it and claim I made it up.

Here is the drivers list of Formula Drift Stars:
Cody Parkhouse – APEXi Lexus SC430
Kyle Mohan – FC Mazda Rx-7
Toshiki Yoshioka – Driftspeed S15
Daijiro Yoshihara
Stephan Verdier
Jon Russakoff
Patrick Mordaunt
Joon Maeng
Tony Brakohiapa
Matt Powers
Michael Essa
Ross Petty
Jeff Jones
Calvin Wan

Vaughn Gittin Jr. Driving 1978 Ford Escort Mk2 at Gymkhana Grid

Check out the announcement that Vaughn Gittin Jr. just made about his Gymkhana Grid car this weekend. He will be driving Ken Block’s old 78 Ford Escort Mk2 around Irwindale Speedway this weekend. The car looks pretty cool and is setup in a traditional Ken Block style graphic package while running the #25 for Vaughn Gittin Jr. and his name in the rear window.