Posts Tagged "Long Beach"

Mad Mike to return to Formula Drift, but will miss Long Beach [CONFIRMED]


In a release from Red Bull, we got confirmation that Mad Mike will be returning to Formula Drift US, but unfortunately won’t be able to make it to the Long Beach round due to delays at the port.  It’s unfortunate that he won’t be able to tackle the streets of Long Beach in the 1,000+ HP 4-rotor Mazda Miata MX5 he built in New Zealand, but Atlanta will be an appropriate track to properly stretch the legs of the car. The first rumors of Mad Mike making a return to FD started all the way back in November at SEMA, and hype has been building ever since. We’re excited to see him get back on track in a fully-built car as opposed to the RX-8 which, as admitted in the Red Bull PR, was more of a street car than fully built proper drift car.

2015 Formula Drift Schedule

1 Formula D Long Beach USA April 10-11th
2 Formula D Atlanta USA May 8-9th
3 Formula D Orlando USA June 5-6th (PRO 2)
4 Formula D Wall USA June 26-27
5 Formula D Seattle USA July 24-25th (PRO 2)
6 Formula D Texas USA August 21-22nd (PRO 2)
7 Formula D Irwindale October 9-10th (PRO 2)

World Championship Rounds
Japan – Fuji Speedway July 11-12
Canada – September 4-5th
China – November TBA

Formula Drift Pre Party at Federal Bar – April 3rd @ 6:00pm


Formula Drift will be throwing the second best party of the Formula Drift Streets of Long Beach weekend on Thursday from 6:00pm-10:00pm. The party is just up the streets from the track on Pine Avenue. Our Wrecked Magazine party takes place on Wednesday night starting at 7:45pm and can be found here on Facebook.

When: April 3rd, 2014
Where: The Federal Bar
Address: 102 Pine Ave. Long Beach, CA 90802
Doors Open: 6:00pm to 10:00pm

2013 Formula Drift Streets of Long Beach with KW Suspension [VIDEO]

KW Suspension shows off its 2013 drift team including Chris Forsberg, Dai Yoshihara, Ken Gushi, Ryan Tuerck, and Matt Powers round out the big 2013 team. This interview highlights the team, the changes they made to programs in the new year, and what KW suspension they are running. Sit back and enjoy what the team has to say.

2013 Formula Drift Long Beach – Even More Photos [GALLERY]

We sent out David Moore to also capture the action that was happening at Streets of Long Beach. The veteran motorsports shooter traveled around the Streets of Long Beach capturing all the moments from a unique perspective. We really enjoyed all of his images he put together from Round 1.


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2013 Formula Drift Round 1 – Streets of Long Beach Qualifying/Practice [GALLERY]

The 2013 season is underway with an intense but very long and delayed qualifying session. Justin Pawlak wrecked his first run and got his car back and rallied to a 23rd place. Tyler McQuarrie snuck in at 32nd after 0 practice time and two blown steering racks on his Camaro. He is not spending the night swapping engines in the car.


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Steve Aoki’s Drifting Birthday Bash with Matt Powers [VIDEO]

Matt Powers and the Driftparty released some passenger camera footage from his drift day with Steve Aoki that just recently took place. The event was Nitto Tire Steve Aoki Birthday Bash which they held at the Long Beach Convention Center with Matt Powers and his Formula Drift competition car. Matt was even bold enough to let Steve get behind the wheel of his comp car during the event. The video footage is all ReplayXD camera footage captured by Matt during the event.

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Project 2013 Mustang RTR Visits the Mustangs at Queen Mary

Our Project Mustang has been under the knife since we picked it up in July with visits to Paxton supercharger, Energy Suspension, ACT Clutch, and many others getting R&D parts for her big debut at the 2012 SEMA Show. We will be revisiting some of the installations on the car coming up but we put her together for a the Mustangs at Queen Mary Show in Long Beach, California. Tony Brakohiapa had his Formula Drift car in the K&N booth along with Vaughn Gittin Jr. who was doing autograph signings all day in the RTR Mustang booth.


Above is some product previews of our front Wilwood brake kit, Steeda suspension, and Paxton supercharger on the car. Here are some other pictures from the show. Vaughn Gittin Jr. even stopped by to check out our Mustang and we staged some photographs:


A Complete Look at the 2012 Formula Drift Look Book [GALLERY]

The 2012 Formula Drift look book was put together by Linhbergh and our gallery features 60 images shot for the 2012 clothing now available from Formula Drift. The gallery features images all around Long Beach, California (where Formula Drift HQ is located) and features co-founder Ryan Sage and sales/marketing man Bryan Olfert from Formula Drift as well.

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Jeff Jones At Willow Springs with Odi Bakchis in Pursuit [VIDEO]

Formula Drift drivers Jeff Jones and 2011 Rookie of the Year Odi Bakchis were at the Just Drift event this weekend having a blast with some tandem video competition. The video is led by Jeff Jones in his CX Racing 240sx and shot by Larry Chen. This is a great video piece that should be getting you excited for the 2012 Formula Drift season at Streets of Long Beach.