This render is for Italian driver Filippo Pirini who is showing off the look this his FC Mazda RX-7 powered by a 2JZ-GTE engine. Here is some progress of the build below and it will be set to unveil at Round 1 in England.
Issue 30 of Wrecked Magazine is now available on the virtual newsstand! We updated our software finally so you can view this issue on iPad, iPhone, or any Android or other mobile device. The complete issue functions now in HTML5! We have five awesome features and a new project car to kick off our 30th issue! We also kicked off the new software with a new feature focused format.
The build features inside this magazine are a 2JZ powered R34 Nissan Sklyine from D1NZ, C’s Garage Silvia from D1NZ, Enjuku Racing’s LS1 swapped Hyundai Genesis, a 2JZ powered 1994 Mazda RX-7, and to finish it all up Patrick Mordaunt’s Lexus SC430 from Formula Drift. We even introduce a new project car with R/T Tuning.
Read Issue 30 of Wrecked Magazine: http://www.wreckedmagazine.com/issues/Issue30/html5/index.html?page=1#
A few weeks ago was D1NZ Round 3 which saw Andrew Redward defeat Mad Mike Whiddett in the finals to bring home a victory in his Achilles Radial Mazda Rx-7. We recapped the whole race weekend here if you want to read about what happened or watch the recap following Andrew and his FC Rx-7 to victory!
Here is some complete coverage from David Atkinson from the D1NZ Round 3 event at ASB Park. We also made an event recap from D1NZ Round 3 if you want to read up on the event details. You can also see the complete results from this D1NZ Round 3 event. The gallery has 100 images from Mount Maunganui where they packed the grandstands for a drift event during the gorgeous summer in New Zealand.
Check out the Gallery: http://www.wreckedmagazine.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=376
To finish up the 2013 Formula Drift season privateer Pat Goodin finished as the highest ranked Falken driver at Irwindale Speedway. Pat Goodin won the Falken Cup which was a privateer prize for the top ranked Falken privateer. Now, they are flying out Pat Goodin to Las Vegas for the SEMA show and having him wheel the old Falken Mazda Rx-7 at a Discount Tire event as confirmed by his Instagram.
Regardless if Falken Tire plans to expand their program in 2014 of whatever the case may be for them in the future it seems like Pat Goodin is next in line to take someone’s ride or be part of team expansion. His performance this season in a privateer Nisasn 240sx certainly has shown he can have what it takes to compete at the highest level. What do you think of Pat Goodin as part of the Falken Tire future in Formula Drift?
Dave Gibson much better known as “Gangster Dave” sent out an email to the drift industry this weekend announcing he needs to step away for what he cited as personal reasons. This comes at a huge loss to the drifting community at large and Vaughn Gittin Jr. who uses him as a crew member in 2013. Dave was well known for his love/involvement in the Rx-7 community and opened a shop in the San Diego area over a decade ago. In 2005 Falken Tire hired and approached his shop to build Tony Angelo’s Mazda Rx-7 that was campaigned in 2005.
Then in 2007 he built a Mazda Rx-8 for Falken Tire and continued his relationship with the company and program. At a point in the near future he linked up with Ian Stewart and packed up to Charlotte, North Carolina to be a part of the ASD program. The rest is history as they say including a rewarding 2010 championship he was a part of with Vaughn Gittin Jr. and company. It will be interesting to see who they can slate to replace Dave in the pits for the rest of 2013 and into the future. Sorry about the old photo, it was all I could cough up from GangsterDave’s Instagram page.
We also grabbed Formula Drift rookie Nate Hamilton to talk about his upcoming season in the Enjuku Racing (rumormilled) / Hoonigan S13. Sadly his car was not present at tech day so we threw him in front of BG’s FC Rx-7 and started filming his interview. His car is currently getting a new wrap as we type this up preparing him for his rookie season of Formula Drift. Listen to him talk about his sponsors, partners, and what he learned following Chris Forsberg along during the 2012 season of Formula D.
Charles Ng has been attacking the WTCC circuit in Europe leaving his Rx-7 to sit in Southern California over the last season. The car is running a built LS3 with 490whp and a nice 4-speed straight cut dogbox. The car is currently sitting in Temple City, California ready for a new buyer. You can make all purchase inquiries to charlesngracing at gmail.com.
Here are the specs:
Fully built LS3 (dynoed at 490whp)
Tein Super Drift Coilovers
Nitto NT05s front 235/40/18 rear 275/40/18
Customized bladed front sway bar
Driveshaftshop rear axles
Kaaz 2 way Diff
Bride Racing Seats
4-speed straight cut Dogbox Transmission
Custom Knuckles and lower front control arm kit by Evasive Motorsport (enough angle to chuck a backwards entry)
Wilwood brakes with dual rear caliper setup
Lexan glass windows
FD legal cage and fire system
V-LED HID front lights
Notes:Car has body damages here and there but main frame is still good. Good for drifting comps. Car was capable of getting me to top 8 finishes in FD, or can do more with an even better driver!
Some off-season hype has been building about the Team Doorbangers / Chelsea DeNofa off-season pizza delivery video has finally arrived. Chelsea failed to deliver his pizza in less than 45 minutes whit his E46 BMW so luckily his backup job as a Formula Drift driver is still in place. The video even has a guest appearance from a pizza t-shirt wearing FC Rx-7 drifting BG who is attempting to steal the pizza from Chelsea in delivery. Sit back and enjoy some great off-season humor.
A run through the 2012 Formula Drift season with Enjuku Racing as they follow Florida all-star driver Jeremy Lowe. His unique American style replicates the famous and exciting Japanese style that drifting was built on back in the day. Here is a highlight reel of his season smashing bumpers and taking names for his rookie drift season.