Here is a preview of the 2014 Drift Allstars season that is set to take over Europe with an invasion of 7 countries and over 100 drivers set to compete in the series. You can view the 2014 Drift Allstars season schedule hereto look at where the new season will be bringing them. We also sit down with Niall Gunn from Drift Allstars this Thursday for the next episode of Wrecked Weekly to find out more about the state of the series.
Some more coverage is coming out of Australia with the growth of ADGP by driver Simon Michelmore and his S14. The car has a 500whp RB30DET engine and tears up this airport runway in his purple S14. The RB sounds awesome and the video has some quality cinematography.
A drift team in Brazil with the help of CWB Motoring put together this drift video simulating a Cops vs. Robbers scenario with a black/white Police S15 Silvia chasing another S15 Silvia and a Nissan 350z. While we don’t know a ton of information about the drift scene in Brazil we wish we did know more. Either way they put together a cool video of them running a mountain in Campo Largo.
This video has just one insane tandem train at YZ Circuit. This is more insane than anything we have really seen anywhere including Drift Matsuri! Check out this huge group of drift cars lead by MCR Factory as they fly around this circuit towards the end of the video.
We have been reporting on ADGP Round 2 that happened last weekend with special guests Andy Gray, Daigo Saito, and Robbie Nishida at Barbagallo Raceway. Here is a highlight reel put together by ADGP to show how much fun the series down under has become.
After bad weather somehow delayed this second run of the Drift UAE series they threw the event again on Friday night at the Yas Marina Circuit. Ahmed Alamri and Sami Haidar went at it in a great final battle but Alamri ended up spinning on the second run giving Sami the win in his Drift 965 S13. Here is how the top four finished up this weekend in the Emirate:
1. Sami Haidar (Kuwait)
2. Ahmed Alameri (UAE)
3. Mohammed Alasmi (Oman)
4. Mutah Alessa (Saudi Arabi)
The Just Car Insurance Australian Drifting GP series kicked off this December weekend at Barbagallo Raceway with some foreign visitors in the fix including Daigo Saito and Andy Gray. In the end Beau Yates managed to qualify in first place with his Toyota 86 (pictured above) with a score of 87 in a brand new drift build. Daigo Saito finished up in 19th in a V8 powered S15. Andy Gray did much better as the other foreigner with a 79 putting him in 5th place. Female drifter Kelly Wong tucked in just behind Daigo Saito in her Cefiro. Full list of qualifying scores is below.
The Round 2 results were quite a big shake up from Round 1 of the series putting the championship at large for anyone to take coming into Round 3. The winner of the round Matt Harvey from Tasmania took home his first ever podium with this victory in his Toyota Corolla after qualifying in 23rd place. Second place was another first time podium from Matt Russell who took his AE86 all the way from the 13th qualifying position. Dale Campaign was probably one of the biggest stories of the weekend because after grabbing third place he now sits in first place over the whole championship. Daigo Saito was eliminated in Top 32 and we haven’t been able to find out exactly what resulted in his early exit at this time. Here is how they finished:
The Drift Muscle series came about in Japan after a falling out within D1GP. A 10 minute preview video/commercial of the series final shows some content from the Muscle Class and the Ladys Class. Yes, they do spell it Ladys class and we know the proper spelling is Ladies but that is what Drift Muscle calls the series. Plug in and watch some familiar faces competing in the Drift Muscle series which lacks the big media/impact of the D1GP days of old. It still looks like the competition is quite entertaining at least.
Kyle Mohan is one of the few American drivers slated to compete in the Chinese World Drift series this season. He put together this summary video from the Louyang Grand Prix where he pulled off a top qualifying position and then suffered ebrake issues in tandem losing to a competitor from Asia.
This movie is long and I mean long as far as YouTube films go (1 hour 34 minutes and 04 seconds to be exact) about an adventure they took throughout Japan. They visit 326 Power, Bee-R, Suzuka, Meihan, and many more places on this long adventure. If you are a little spare on time skipping the first 20 minutes and watching it from then wouldn’t be the end of the world. Some of the drifting gets quite entertaining in the end of the video as well.