Posts Tagged "NASCAR"

Dean Kearney and Vaughn Gittin Jr. to demo at Formula Drift Canada Round 3 this weekend


Formula Drift Canada announced today via Facebook (in French, but luckily we were able to translate via BING) that Dean Kearney and Vaughn Gittin Jr. will be present to do some drifting demos at the event which also features round 7 of the World Rallycross Championships (known as RX in Europe), featuring some of the top drivers from all over Europe. The weekend will also feature the third round of the Formula Drift Canada series, with the points leaders after this round being invited to the finals in September that are part of the Formula Drift World Championship in September.


All of this is part of the Grand Prix de Trois Rivieres motorsports festival, which features World Rallycross and NASCAR Canada as the headline series. This was the same motorsports festival that got Gittin Jr. behind the wheel of a Canadian NASCAR car last year.

Kenji Yaminaka Returning to Formula Drift in 2015?

Kenji YaminakaThe rumors are flying around that Kenji Yaminaka is going to make a return to Formula Drift in 2015. A tipster named Dennis pointed out to us the car should debut at the 2014 SEMA Show. The engine program is rumored to be a Dodge R5P7 NASCAR motor to power this Silvia in a very competitive and high horsepower Formula Drift. It sounds like the Formula Drift team will be campaigned as Team Rocket Bunny Racing. 

Vaughn Gittin Jr. Goes NASCAR Racing This Weekend in Canada


Vaughn Gittin Jr. is always up to something interesting and this weekend he is racing in the Canadian NASCAR series in the #9 car courtesy of Kerry Micks in the NASCAR Canadian Tire series. Vaughn will be driving a Ford Fusion around the Grand Prix Trois-Rivières! He will also be doing some drift demos if you happen to be in Quebec and want to check it out.

Mike Phillips Puts the NASCAR in Formula Drift

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Mike Phillips built an awesome Nissan 240sx that is ready to debut in Formula Drift. With NASCAR style numbers on the roof and doors we cannot imagine many people are excited about this one build. I personally just love it! The car sits on RPF1 wheels and has sponsorships from Ozzy Motors, Competition Clutch, and Falken Tire.


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Tuerck’d – Live Free or Die with Michael Essa and Matt Powers [VIDEO]

While we don’t think the tourism board of New Hampshire will be promoting this video it shows off the wild time you can have in the northern state of New Hampshire. With Michael Essa and Matt Powers following along they go explore the great outdoors and then hit the NASCAR track New Hampshire Motor Speedway for some good times at the top of 4th gear drifting around the roads of the course. You can even see a cameo from the Takata Harness Scion FR-S as a camera car in the video.

Wrecked Magazine Releases Issue 26

Issue 26 of Wrecked Magazine highlights Fredric Aasbo and his great feats during Formula Drift. After he slayed the champion during Streets of Long Beach everyone put eyes on Fredric Aasbo so we sat down to interview him. He talks about his new RS*R Toyota FT-86 powered by a NASCAR engine. We talk to Melissa Miller who is a girl drifter with a Nissan 300zx in our Girl on Girl section. Our Mustang RTR gets suspension treatment and we go In Focus on the new cars of 2013. Jacob Leveton also answers 5 Questions you might have after the new season started.

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2013 Formula Drift Asia Round 1 – Australia Course Layout

Formula Drift is making a debut this weekend on a whole new continent in Australia and we got a hold of a course layout for the weekend. The weekend is in collaboration with ADGP giving fans two days with two different events. Fredric Aasbo is debuting the NASCAR V8 Scion FR-S sponsored by RS-R as Daigo Saito attempts to defend his title. What do you think of this course layout?

Daigo Saito Plans to Bring NASCAR Powered Dodge Viper to D1GP in 2013

So the new Option Video talks to the world about his NASCAR powered Dodge Viper heading to the D1GP series in 2013. While we don’t have a translation on the video we got some tips from an article at telling us about the motor set to power this Dodge Viper.

The article talks about the engine tech for this Nationwide Series Dodge 356ci V8 which received an EFI conversion and some help from AEM. If you want to dig into some hardcore tech with NASCAR motors or just read up more on what engine build Daigo will be taking to D1 this upcoming season read up on this great piece below.



RS-R Scion FR-S Heading to 2013 Formula Drift Asia with NASCAR V8

Fredric Aasbo today Instagrammed his Formula Drift Asia Australia round beast which happens to be a TRD NASCAR powered V8 engine shoved into a Scion FRS (Toyota 86). The car will do mixed duty between Max Orido and Fredric Aasbo in Formula Drift Asia. The NASCAR engine provides 700hp. Below are some additional views of the

Instagram Sources: Fredric Aasbo and Speedhunters Dino Dalle Carbonare 


Tony Stewart Drives GoPro/Mobil 1 Chevrolet Camaro Thanks to your Votes [VIDEO]

NASCAR driver #14 Tony Stewart was voted by our fans and others on the Mobil 1 Facebook page to step into Tyler McQuarrie’s GorPro/Mobil 1 Chevrolet Camaro in Charlotte, North Carolina. Check out how Tony Stewart did in the Chevrolet Camaro and watch Tyler instruct him as they continue through the day.