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Chinese Drift Event Shows Off Atrocious Safety

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Someone sent us photos from this Chinese drift event that appears to of taken on public streets somewhere in the country. Not a ton of details on the series organization or what was structured from the fans POV but we sure hope the fans have more separation than some caution tape secured to the trees nearby.  We do see some spaced out k-rails but they aren’t consistent around the course and these trees sure seem mean. Also, not quite sure how this car got so beat up from these photographs. Has anyone see video of this disaster or have details on what series it was? We would love to see more information on the event/incident/series.

Kyle Mohan Gets his FC Mazda RX-7 Smashed at All-Star Bash [VIDEO]

Kyle Mohan spins on Horse Thief Mile during a tandem train and the drift car with the camera mounted on it barrels right into Mohan’s FC putting some serious damage on it and his car. You will probably end up watching the contact a few times over and over again. That poor FC Mazda that just got a fresh paint/wrap.

The Nate Hamilton and Carl Rydquist Crash at Seattle [VIDEO]

So someone actually captured this Pro 2 Formula Drift practice incident on video. Nate Hamilton spun and stalled out on course and for whatever reason was unable to get his car fired back up in any quick fashion. During that time the next pair of drivers were sent and Carl Rydquist just drove straight into Nate Hamilton. Clearly with some better flaggers or some more solid communication to the start line the wreck could of been avoided. You can see one flagger trying to get the attention of the drivers by running towards them with a yellow flag. Even though the mistake was made by course workers could the wreck of been easily avoided in the first place? Tons of questions to be asked on this one which effected both cars going into Pro 2 qualifying. A tough break for both drivers regardless of what happened. Who do you think was mostly at fault here?

10 Things I Learned from Formula Drift Round 4 This Weekend

10. All the Rookies Dropped the Ball
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Up until this weekend the ROTY race has been beyond entertaining but no rookie qualified for the big show at Wall. This track is challenging and difficult but ROTY leader Geoff Stoneback should be the happiest of everyone when it came to nobody qualifying. He barely missed the cut off which gave all the other drives a huge opportunity to gain on the Rookie race but they all failed to qualify as well. Even European pro Juha Rintanen made his career debut this weekend form Europe crashed on his second practice lap and then couldn’t put it together for qualifying. Alec Hohnadell had a huge chance to capitalize on the Rookie championship but ran into car issues after crashing into the wall early on and his car didn’t seem 100% for his qualifying runs. It looks like this battle will move on to Seattle being very very close still.

9. Tyler Wolfson Reminded Us How UnForgiving This Track Can Be
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This qualifying round crash with Tyler Wolfson was borderline unwatchable. His FD Mazda Rx-7 enters the track and according to him a knuckle broke on the car and just steered him right into the bank wall. We have video of the incident on our Instagram if you can stomach it (VIDEO HERE). At Long Beach I touched on how incredible the HANS device was and I think this is another incident we can thank for this amazing safety feature. Tyler’s car literally came to an abrupt stop from decent speed on entry. Thankfully he walked away from this tragic event.

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Joon Maeng Confirms Car is Ready for Formula Drift Atlanta – We Relive His Wild Crash

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Joon Maeng got his 2014 season off to a really really bad start. In qualifying he smashed up his 240sx on the turn 10B wall in a big way. Joon showed off the car today confirming that he will be in attendance for Formula Drift Round 2 at Road Atlanta! Here is a slideshow of the crash in photos and video below:

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This Drift Is Going To Leave A Mark [VIDEO]

Back in 2009 we posted this insane drifting crash from Latvia where people went flying everywhere (graphic warning). This video isn’t as graphic but still just as gut wrenching! This guy just got creamed by this BMW drifting as he stood on the track! Ouch.

Huge D1SL Wreck from Round 1 at Bihoku [VIDEO]

A fan managed to capture this insane Silvia wreck from D1SL Round 1 at Bihoku! We have a results posts along with a video of the final battle from Round 1 at Bihoku here. The tires really sent this car on a ride!

E90 BMW Wrecks at Grassroots Drift Event in Ohio

Ouch! At the Drift Movement event in Columbus, Ohio someone brought out a E90 BMW M3 four door and hit the course. The good news is he saved the car from understeering straight into the big monster truck tire but smacked it on the exit pretty good. That is going to be an expensive one to fix!

Mazda Miata Flips at Desoto Drift Event ValenDrift

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Luckily this roll bar was installed on this Mazda Miata or this flip over at Desoto Drift could of been much uglier. Here are some pictures that hit the Internet today. We have our eye out for video, feel free to post any other content of the flip you have in the comments and we will add it or post!

Another Crash from D1GP Odaiba [VIDEO]

This R34 Skyline went for a ride while in tandem with Takahiro Ueno and his BMW. We have been digging around for results from this D1GP weekend and haven’t had any luck landing who was an actual winner and loser just yet. This was the second in several pretty crazy wreck videos we have found over the weekend.

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