Round 6 of Formula DRIFT took place in Hot and Steamy Las Vegas, just a 3 hr drive from my home base so I decided to head out to Sin City and check out the action. Traffic delayed my arrival so Friday Night I had to settle for shots taken from the crowds. The action on the track did not disappoint. Car sliding sideways and hot females in the crowd cheering them on.
With a new track configuration for this year’s event it was fun watching the drivers adapt, some quicker than others.
Fredric Aasbo in his Scion Racing TC was on point and took top qualifying, Rhys Millen in his Hyundai Genesis was right behind him in points.
It was really nice to see some of the creative lighting that some of the teams but together to show off some crazy sliding action.
Stay tuned for Pro Am and Top 32 action in upcoming post.
Long Beach, Calif. – August 15, 2012 – Tickets for the finale event of the 2012 Formula DRIFT season are on-sale now. Round 7: Title Fight on October 12-13, 2012 will be held at Irwindale Speedway.
Formula DRIFT will be the first major event to return to Irwindale Speedway since the new management group has taken over the day-to-day operations of the venue. The event has sold out for the past two seasons and to accommodate the growth in attendance expanded seating will be made available. Tickets are on-sale now and available on www.formulad.com. Tickets are expected to sell-out again and early purchase is highly recommended.
“Irwindale Speedway is hallow ground for drifting, something that we made it to be. So it’s significant not only to our Series but to the world drifting community,” said Jim Liaw, president and co-founder of Formula DRIFT. “We are both proud and excited to be able to continue to hold the finale of our ninth season at Irwindale and look forward to closing our tenth season there as well.”
Ticketing options include the following:
- $28 for Saturday Only when purchased online
- $33 for 2-day pass when purchased online
- Includes assigned / reserved seat
Start Line VIP
- $45 for a 2-day pass when purchased online
- Includes exclusive restroom and concession access for start line grand stand ticket holders and a FD gift
- $65 for 2-day pass when purchased online
- Includes exclusive restroom and concession access for trackside grand stand ticket holders and a FD gift bag
- First time access for Formula DRIFT fans available
- 30 passes to the event and access to the skybox
- 10 parking passes
- FD gifts
- Non-alcoholic beverages (NOS, SmartWater, and Vitamin Water)
With less than 63 points separating the top 5 drivers leading into Round 6: After Dark at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the chase for the Championship is as close as it has ever been. Round 7: Title Fight will also feature the revealing of the 10 year anniversary logo, announcement of the Tires.com Triple Crown winner, the Slammed Society car show, the Formula Drift ProAm All Star competition along with much more.
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Formula DRIFT returns to The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Aug. 24-25
Formula DRIFT (www.formulad.com) and the world’s best drivers will return to The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Aug. 24-25 for the sixth (and next-to-last) round of the 2012 season. Now in its ninth season, Formula DRIFT is recognized as the North American professional drifting championship. Formula DRIFT provides a forum for professional drifters to compete in seven events nationwide for the coveted Formula DRIFT championship crown.
Qualifying is set for Friday, Aug. 24 with eliminations on Saturday, Aug. 25.
General admission tickets are good for both days. Spectator gates will open at 5 p.m. both days.
The event also will include a car show, manufacturers’ midway and DJs. Fans may save money by purchasing tickets in advance at the LVMS ticket office, online at www.LVMS.com or by calling (702) 644-4444. Parking is free.
New for 2012 is the Thrill Zone VIP reserved-seat grandstand. Thrill Zone amenities include reserved seating, a cash bar, concession stand and private rest rooms.
Former Las Vegas resident Aurimas “Odi” Bakchis was the No. 1 Qualifier at the most recent Formula Drift event in N.J. The native of Lithuania drives a Nissan S14 and is sponsored by 702 Graphics of Las Vegas. Mustang driver Justin Pawlak of Gardena, Calif. currently leads the points chase.
Last year, Rhys Millen of Auckland, New Zealand defeated Ireland’s Darren McNamara in the final round of eliminations to claim the Formula DRIFT Round 6: After Dark title at The Strip at LVMS. Other past Las Vegas Formula DRIFT winners include: Tyler McQuarrie (2010) and Tanner Foust (2009). The series has attracted drivers from the U.S., Japan, Norway, Ireland, South Africa, Hong Kong, Lithuania and Canada.
Spectator admission (tickets are good for both Aug. 24 and 25):
Thrill Zone VIP: $50.
Advance-sale adult general admission: $30.
Day-of-show adult general admission: $35.
Advance-sale children’s (ages 6-14) general admission: $10.
Day-of-show children’s (ages 6-14) general admission: $15.
Kids 5 and under: Free.
FRIDAY, AUG. 24
5 p.m. – Spectator gates open.
4-6 p.m. – Pro/Am qualifying.
6-7 p.m. – Driver autograph session.
7-9 p.m. – Practice.
9-11:30 p.m. – Qualifying.
Midnight-1 a.m. – Practice.
SATURDAY, AUG. 25
5 p.m. – Spectator gates open.
5-6:30 p.m. – Pro/Am Top 16 competition.
6:30-8:30 p.m. – Main competition “Round of 32.”
10 p.m. – National anthem, opening ceremonies.
10:30 p.m. – Main competition “Round of 16 to Finals.”
12:30 a.m. – Trophy ceremony and closing.
For more information or to purchase tickets in advance, please call LVMS at (702) 644-4444. Follow LVMS on Facebook and Twitter.
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