Posts Tagged "Vegas Drift"
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Another great event went down in Las Vegas this weekend with Round 3 of the Pro Am series taking place! Forrest Wang took home the win who is now a Vegas local. The Las Vegas Motor Speedway track was driven on into the late hours of the night with a ton of fans coming out even with the 100+ degree heat. Here is how the podium stacked up:
1. Forrest Wang (Nevada)
2. Alex Villabrille (California)
3. Derrick Lopez (Utah)
Another great Vegas Drift weekend called Heating Up was a great representation of the drift action and local weather here in Las Vegas. This green S13.4 coupe took home top honors over the weekend with a great first place finish beating former Formula Drift/XDC driver Forrest Wang. This is how the podium finished up.
1. Garret Nikolich
2. Forrest Wang
3. Brandon Wicknick
Vegas Drift kicked off its series this weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with a huge turnout of drivers and fans. Formula Drift drivers Odi Bakchis and Tommy Suell were both judges for the Pro Am drift weekend. Round 1 Breaking Point is in the books with former Formula Drift driver Andrew Hateley taking home a victory. Here is how the top four finished.
1- Andrew Hateley
2- Garret Nikolich
3- Shawn Smith
4- Daniel Kuo
Vegas Drift threw Vegas Drift 022 which took place at Las Vegas Motor Speedway the day after the 2011 SEMA Show featuring tons of local and western United States talent. The event was part of the North American Festival of Speed and was a great time for drivers all around. Thanks to Nick from Vegas Drift who always runs great events and even let us keep our LS3 powered S13.4 at the event for storage until we could come retrieve it. Here is how the podium ended up for the event:
1st: Brandon Wicknick – Purple 1jz S13 Coupe
2nd: Buckey Laing – Red 13b-t RX-7 FC
3rd: Gary Ganotisi – Rootbeer SR’d S13 Hatch
Vegas Drift Round 3 finished up with a great event at the Bullring Lot over the weekend. The photo above shows George Marstanovic (which scored 2nd) at the Vegas Drift event. The winner was a California Pro Am driver in his green S14. The top four drivers in the series will get an invite to the Pro Am Finals at Irwindale Speedway.
1st – Mauricio Ornelas
2nd – George Marstanovic
3rd – Corey Hosford
The Las Vegas Motor Speedway venue was invaded for late April to kick off the Vegas Drift Pro Am series. Sa Jamil Hogan grabbed a camera and documented the Round 1 event for the website. The top chargers of the Saturday event included the winner Andrew Hateley and local star Joshua Guild. This event just happened north of the XDC Phoenix event that was going on at Firebird Raceway.
Check out the Gallery: http://www.wreckedmagazine.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=223
The 2011 season is in full swing all around the world now and Am series are no exception to the mix. Former Formula Drift driver Andrew Hateley took home the victory at the Bullring Lot yesterday. Las Vegas Motor Speedway throws it all at the young drivers as one of the harder and faster Am courses in the country. The number #1 qualifier for the day and winner of the Retaks “Insane Entry” award was Eugene Remishevskly. Here is how the podium cleaned up below.
1. Andrew Hateley
2. Joshua Guild
3. Tony Cisneros
One of our favorite Am/local series out of Las Vegas, Nevada has announced it’s new 2011 series. The guys in Vegas Drift have a four round Am series and two bonus event. We attended the Nelis Air Force Base event in the past and it clearly looked like the most fun you could have in a drift car.
VegasProAm Rd 1 – April 23rd
Nellis Air Force Base – May 7th
VegasProAm Rd 2 – June 11th
VegasProAm Rd 3 – July 30th
Formula Drift Rd 6/VegasProAm Rd 4 (Final Round) – August 26-27
Best of Vegas Practice/Competition – November 5th
The Vegas Drift finals took place just before Formula Drift this weekend. Here is a gallery from Justin Kaehler that was shot during the competition. The event had just a few drivers willing to brave the Formula Drift course put on quite a performance for the people who braved the idea of sitting around in the mid day heat.
Check out the Gallery: http://www.wreckedmagazine.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=191
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