Posts Tagged "MSC"

Formula Drift Japan / MSC Round 1 – Tsukuba [RESULTS]


Although we didn’t see any sort of official press release, it looks like this year’s entire Drift Muscle / MSC series will be branded as Formula Drift Japan. The first event took place over the weekend at Tsukuba, and former FD USA driver Kuniaki Takahashi took the win in his big body Toyota Mark X. Round 2 will take place in July at Fuji and will count towards the Formula Drift World Championship.

1st – Kuniaki Takahashi
2nd – Kazuki Hayashi
3rd – Daigo Saito

Masashi Yokoi is the Next Japanese Driver Heading into Formula Drift


Masashi Yokoi, who dominated Formula Drift Japan last year, is now heading to Formula Drift for the 2015 season. He had some insane style over at FD Japan in December sweeping up everyone who got in his way and finishing in front of Formula Drift top ranked drivers Daigo Saito and Fredric Aasbo to get the win. Back in the FD Japan results page we hinted at rumors that he was filing for a Formula Drift petition and it seems that the series has accepted it. He is now listed on the Formula Drift website as a Pro 1 driver with a rookie class that currently features Nikolett Szanto. Not a ton of details have been released about what he will be driving and who his partnerships are but we will keep you updated as soon as we know anything. Videos below.
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Formula Drift Japan Takes on Fuji Speedway July 4th [RUMORMILL]


During the broadcast of Formula Drift Thailand the announcer Jarod DeAnda first mentioned a Formula Drift Japan event at Fuji Speedway which was a huge shock to everyone in our office! He then mentioned it again about 5 minutes later saying the Formula Drift Japan event at Fuji Speedway in collaboration with MSC will take place over the Independence Day weekend here in America (July 4th). Haven’t seen any news or posting of this event anywhere else but Jarod has been announcing drift events for 10+ years now and we can imagine he is a reliable source for this information. More updates if they become available. This Fuji Speedway event will seemingly be the one in collaboration with the Formula Drift Asia series for the 2014 calendar championship.

2014 Drift Muscle in Japan [SCHEDULE]

The 2014 Drift Muscle schedule seems to be all the more exciting to the world drifting stage as Formula Drift sets to release a schedule with MSC next month. The Drift Muscle schedule is full of American Formula Drift conflicts meaning that they will most likely avoid conflicts with the MSC / Formula Drift collaboration series. Also, no driver is going to be running a full season in either of these for 2014. They have 3 Formula Drift conflicts and one D1GP event conflict in this 8 event schedule:

Round 1: Nikko Circuit (March 8/9)
Round 2: Maze Circuit (April 12/13)
Round 3: Sports Land Sugo (May 17/18)
Round 4: Honjo Circuit (June 21/22)
Round 5: Tsukuba Circuit (July 26/27)
Round 6: Maze Circuit (September 13/14)
Round 7: Fuji Speedway (October 25/26)
Round 8: Nikko Circuit (November 29/30)


Complete Drift Calendar Here:

Formula Drift Announces that Formula Drift Japan is Coming

File this under things we didn’t expect to here just before the Christmas Break!? Starting in 2014 MSC and Formula Drift are doing a joint venture under a three year deal in Japan. “It’s very exciting to be taking our brand to the birthplace of drifting with MSC. MSC is a reputable company that has been involved in drifting for many years. We feel that this is a great way to expand our brand as it fits with our global aspirations,” said Jim Liaw.

Launching in 2014 will be two competition events held as a pre-cursor to the 2015 Formula Drift Japan Championship. One of the 2015 Formula Drift Japan rounds will also be a Formula Drift Asia points round for the season. The 2015/2016 season will be a minimum of a four round championship as announced by Formula Drift.

Japanese motor sport icons Nobuteru Taniguchi and Max Orido have committed to judging the events, notwithstanding any other racing obligations. The three-year plan will include a groundbreaking marketing and promotions campaign never done before in Japanese drifting such as a weekly television show, live stream of the event competitions and a media partnership with Kotsu Times.


Formula DRIFT Japan details will be announced at the official launch at the 2014 Osaka Auto Messe on February 14th.

2013 MSC Challenge Series Round 1 at Suzuka Twin [VIDEO]

The MSC series is well known for its team tandem competitions and less corporate/political vibe than other professional series around the world. Here is a video from TriangleXhamadajyuku showing off team tandem clips and some insane first turn entries by various cars. This one flat black S15 with the largest rear wing I have ever seen on a drift car performs a few entries that are impressive including the one at the closing of the video.

New Section of Wrecked Magazine Live Today – Find A Drift Event

Check out newest addition to the header above which has a new slot for “Find an Event” showing a complete calendar of events for 2012. We have over 20 drift series worldwide listed currently and are welcome to event submissions regardless of how big or small your drift event is.

Right now we are giving away some gifts from Slide America, Drift Alliance, and Drift Tengoku for people who are sending up a Facebook like (1 prize entry) and a Facebook share (5 prize entries) of our new page. We will close out this contest at the end of this week. No matter what we hope this calendar encourages drivers to show up to more events and fans to find their way from the Internet to a physical drift event by the end of this season.




Ebisu Circuit Live Cameras – Drift Matsuri is 24/7 [VIDEO]

If your not out at a bar or having way more fun (playing Forza 4, working graveyard, or sleeping) then check out the Ebisu Circuit Live Cameras. The night time drifting right now is pretty busy as it sits around 7:00pm right now. If your a diehard drift fan this live stream camera from Ebisu Circuit will keep you entertained for hours. Follow the link below:

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2007 MSC Drift Event from YZ Circuit

The Japanese parts shop MAX provided the footage for this great piece of MSC footage from the fast entry YZ Circuit. Don’t miss all the great executions of drift entry along with some that aren’t so great. This is a long one but a goodie from the 2007 MSC Drifting series in Japan.

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NOB Taniguchi’s Aristo with a new front end

No One Better (NOB) Taniguchi looks like he put this Aristo to quick work after the last round of MSC that we just photographed this car at. With the help of his sponsor Vertex it looks like he has slapped an updated front end on his old car. In America the front end comes from a GS series Lexus either a GS 300 or GS 430 which debuted in 2006 and is still in production to current time. This was an update for NOB from his second generation GS series Lexus front end was in production from 1998 to 2005. You can see in the third picture that Taniguchi is sporting the Lexus emblem as well on the new front end conversion. From what we know his amazingly tuned car is not going to change and we cannot wait to see him ripping up MSC in 2009!