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2015 Midwest Drift Union Round 2 on Streets of Detroit [RESULTS]

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One of the most unique Pro Am events of the season is when Midwest Drift Union invades the streets of Detroit, Michigan each year. Some unique builds like this C6 Corvette showed up to drive making the day even more unique/special in my opinion. Where was that car for Street Driven STL? Kyle Cross took this awesome snap of Shane Whalley chasing down this C6 Corvette in downtown Detroit, Michigan. Here is how the results finished –

1. Riley Sexsmith
2. Shane Whalley
3. Nick Thomas
4. Sam Henry

Subject Media Takes on Detroit [VIDEO]

Midwest Drift Union visited the Streets of Detroit again and this was the aftermath. One awesome video put together by Subject Media really gives you a sense of what went down inside one broke city.

2014 Midwest Drift Union Round 2 in Iowa [RECAP]

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MDU really took the “midwest” part of our name to heart this year. We decided in the preseason that we would roll the dice and step out of our comfort zone and trek further west to put some of the racetracks in that part of the country to work.
First on the list was Mid America Motorplex in Pacific Junction, Iowa. It’s in an area so flat that when passing it on the interstate that runs immediately parallel to the track, it’s extremely easy to not even realize there’s a track there. However, even with the simple ambiance of a railroad and corn fields, MAM offers up an outstanding facility, track staff, and extremely rad road course. We knew the risk of going that far west, and the roster reflected that. But as soon as load-in began and the track walk was done, the drivers were hyped and the party began.

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The course layout was relatively simple with a drag race entry into 3 back-to-back sweepers, so practice went smooth and the tandem action started early. After a morning full of practice, qualifying went off without a hitch and, as opposed to R1 at Gateway, the Top 16 (actually 15) was set.

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2013 Midwest Drift Union Round 2 at Mid America [RESULTS]

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Round 2 of the Midwest Drift Union series took the drivers to Iowa. The battle at Mid America Motorplex went off with very similar faces rising to the top from Round 1. The full recap of Round 1 in St. Louis can be found here. In fact, the final battle was a rematch from Round 1’s final bout with a different winner taking home first place! Here is how they finished:

 

1. Rolando Alfaro
2. Brian Peter
3. Steve Topping

A Look at Midwest Drift Union Round 1 [RECAP]

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The following is a guest blog post written by the Midwest Drift Union owner Nick Swann:

Midwest Drift Union’s Round 1 of their 5 event competition series was held on Saturday, April 12th. MDU hosted their season opener at Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, IL just outside of St. Louis, MO.
With many cars not quite ready yet and others suffering from pesky troubles of insufficient time to test, the field was whittled down to a Top 8 instead of the usual 16 that MDU has done for years prior.
Gateway is a fast course and requires precision and commitment, so that’s exactly what the judges were looking for. Even though the competition wasn’t as full as it usually is, the level of excitement was at an all-time high. Seasoned MDU drivers such as Mike Feiock, Brian Peter, and Nick Thomas were out in full force and clearly focused on the first place trophy.

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2013 Midwest Drift Union Round 4 [RESULTS]

Another weekend of Pro Am racing brings in another win for Geoff Stoneback this weekend in Ohio. The StreetLifeTour was an intense event totaling some Nissan 350z’s and putting Geoff Stoneback on top of this event and the MDU championship in 2013. Here is how the podium finished up over the weekend:
1st Geoff Stoneback
2nd Jake Maturen
3rd Mike Pollard

James Evans Insane 350z Crash at Street Life Tour [VIDEO]

This GoPro footage shows the huge impact of James Evan’s Nissan 350z while in tandem at Street Life Tour. This was the final round of MDU but this was probably the last time James Nissan 350z ever sees a track again. We have a photo of the post carnage below. The items left on that track as you can see are his door and wheel. Ouch!

The Detroit Drone Takes on Midwest Drift Union’s Round 3 Streets Event [VIDEO]

Here is some awesome drone footage from the MDU Round 3 event that took place on the streets of Detroit just outside downtown. Some stunning videography covering every angle of the MDU event from the sky. Roosevelt Park gets pelted with smoke and tire rubber as drivers slide right past the famous Michigan Central Station in its current run down state.

2013 Midwest Drift Union Round 3 Streets of Detroit [RESULTS]

The streets of Detroit, Michigan were packed out as the Midwest Drift Union drifted straight around the city’s most noteworthy landmarks with tons of fanfare. Mike Skudlarek continued his dominance of the midwest with another big win on this new street circuit. Hopefully they can make it back out to Motor City soon. Here is how they finished:

1. Mike Skudlarek (Michigan)
2. Geoff Stoneback (Pennsylvania)
3. Josh Collins (Ohio)
4. Andrew Lewis (Missouri)

Who Cares Detroit is Bankrupt? Roosevelt Park is the new Home of a Pro Am Drift Event

The guys at Midwest Drift Union with the help of Import Image Racing are getting the streets of Detroit closed down for the third round of the Pro Am series. As far as we know this is the first Pro Am event taking place on a street circuit. The MDU event is $10 for spectators and kids under 12 are free. The event is capped at 40 drivers and we will keep you posted with track layouts/news on how things will be configured when it is released. Below is the Facebook event page for more info:

Event Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/540490716004538/?fref=ts

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