Posts Tagged ‘FormulaD’

[VIDEO] KDF | New Jersey 2012

July 18th, 2012 by Robert

Check out some killer footage taken by Keep Drifting Fun!

[VIDEO] Formula DRIFT Insider 2012 Ep.6

July 13th, 2012 by Robert

[VIDEO] Riding the Wall (Powers NJ)

July 6th, 2012 by Robert

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[VIDEO] Jersey Streets | Chris Forsberg | Wall NJ

July 6th, 2012 by Robert

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FormulaD: Rd4 – The Gauntlet

June 27th, 2012 by Elusive Media

Wall Speedway, with a 16 degree banked oval into a straightaway, then into 2 30 degree horseshoe turns, you can see why Round4 is named the Gauntlet. With a little bit of rain during Qualifying on Friday and perfect weather on Saturday, spectators filled the grandstands for a sold out main event.

With a tight battle to the end, Vaughn Gittin, Jr. in the Monster Energy / Falken Tire Ford Mustang, takes his first win of the season, while Daigo Saito, in the Achilles Tire / Bridges Racing Lexus SC430 takes 2nd and Chris Forsberg in the NOS Energy / Hankook Tire Nissan 370Z take 3rd. North-East fans were excited to see two local drifters, Gittin and Forsberg on the podium!

Date: June 22nd-23rd 2012
Location: Wall Speedway, NJ
By: Erik & Scott
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Formula DRIFT Round 1: Streets of Long Beach – (Coverage)

April 14th, 2012 by Robert

Formula DRIFT 2012 season started off this year in wonderful Long Beach California. Perfect weather was in place to kick start this season record number of rookies (19) took part in this round of competition.

Ken Gushi debuted his new Scion Racing FR-S, this is going to be the hottest platform to hit the import market. High amounts of aftermarket support will follow the release of this car.

Rookie driver Daigo Saito from ASIA Formula DRIFT came out in full force. His Achilles Tire/Bridges Racing Lexus SC430 this guy is going to bring it HARD this season!

As always the FormulaDRIFT presented a great event for all to come and enjoy!
The stands were packed and the pits were more packed with fans!

Make sure to check out http://www.formulad.com/ for the latest action and schedule to upcoming events!

RD2 will take place in Atlanta May 11-12 so if you are in the area make sure to check it out you won’t be disappointed.

Date: April 6-7
Location: Long Beach GP Street Course
By: Robo
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Formula DRIFT Round 1: Streets of Long Beach

April 8th, 2012 by Robert

April 7, 2012

Formula DRIFT Round 1: Streets of Long Beach Results:
Justin Pawlak Wins the Season Opener for the Second Consecutive Season

Long Beach, Calif. – April 7, 2012 – Justin Pawlak in the Falken Tire Ford Mustang earns the victory at the first event of the 2012 Formula DRIFT season. Daijiro Yoshihara in the America’s Tire / Falken Nissan 240SX takes second place while Formula DRIFT rookie Daigo Saito, in the Achilles Tires / Bridges Racing Lexus SC430 rounds out the podium.

Round 1: Streets of Long Beach kicked off the 2012 season to a sold out audience. The largest driver pool participated in the two-day event with the largest rookie field of any season with 19 rookies.

“Starting the season to a sold out crowd is a great feeling,” says Jim Liaw, president and co-founder of Formula DRIFT. “The drivers stepped up and provided a highly competitive event that sets the tone for the rest of the year. We’re looking forward to how the season will unfold.””

Justin Pawlak found the top of the podium for the second consecutive season in Long Beach taking the lead to start the 2012 Pro Championship season. Pawlak battled the 2011 Formula DRIFT champion, Daijiro Yoshihara, in a hard fought battle to win the event. Yoshihara defeated Formula DRIFT Asia champion and rookie Daigo Saito in the Top 4 to move on to Finals eventually taking second place. Saito defeated Matt Powers, who finished in third place in 2011, in the consolation round to find the podium in his very first Formula DRIFT Pro Championship event. Saito is now leads the new X-Mini Rookie Challenge.

“Its just amazing to come back to Long Beach and put down another win 2 years in a row,” said Justin Pawlak, winner of Round 1: Streets of Long Beach. “This is a great way to start the season and go for the championship.”

The 2012 Pro Championship season continues for Round 2: Road to the Championship at Road Atlanta on May 11-12. Tickets are available to purchase online now.

For more information visit: http://www.formuladrift.com
Formula DRIFT Professional Championship 2012 Point Standings After 1 Event
1. Pawlak, Justin Falken Tire Ford Mustang 106 Points
2. Yoshihara, Daijiro America’s Tire / Falken Tire Nissan S13 92 Points
3. Saito, Daigo Achilles Tire / Bridges Racing Lexus SC430 78.50 Points
4. Powers, Matt Need for Speed / Nitto Nissan S14 69.50 Points
5. Tuerck, Ryan Team Retaks Nissan 240SX 66 Points
6. McQuarrie, Tyler Mobil 1 Camaro 64 Points
6. Millen, Rhys Hankook / Rhys Millen Racing Hyundai Genesis Coupe 64 Points
8. Forsberg, Chris NOS Energy Drink / Hankook Nissan 370Z 63 Points
9. Gushi, Ken Scion Racing Scion FR-S 62 Points
10. Moen, Kenneth Lutz Performance Nissan 350Z 61.50 Points
11. Grunewald, Conrad Hankook Tire Chevy Camaro 57 Points
12. Aasbo, Fredric Need for Speed / Papadakis Racing Scion TC 57 Points
12. Kado, Ryan Ryan Kado Racing Nissan 350Z 56 Points
14. Mohan, Kyle Nexen Tire / Mazdatrix Mazda RX-8 55 Points
15. Bakchis, Aurimas “Odi” Bakchis Motorsports Nissan 240SX S14 54.25 Points
15. Yoshioka, Toshiki RS*R Nissan Silvia S15 54.25 Points
Round 7: Title Fight Event Results
1. Pawlak, Justin Falken Tire Ford Mustang Winner
2. Yoshihara, Daijiro America’s Tire / Falken Tire Nissan S13 Second Place
3. Saito, Daigo Achilles Tire / Bridges Racing Lexus SC430

Stay tuned for complete coverage.

Formula D; Round 4 – The Gauntlet

July 1st, 2011 by Elusive Media

Formula DRIFT hit Wall Speedway for Round 4 aka “The Gauntlet” on June 18th. This year was an exciting race where the Gauntlet lived up to it’s name and claimed many cars during qualifications and the main competition with their 30 degree embankments and 16 degree banked ovals along the straightaways. Conrad Grunewald (Hankook Chevy Camaro) took the 1st place victory from 2nd place Justin Pawlak (Falken Ford Mustang) in a very tight “classic American muscle car” competition – Mustang vs Camaro. The battle for 3rd went to Daijiro Yoshihara (Discount Tire/Falken Nissan 240SX) after Ryan Tuerek (Mobil 1/Gardella Racing Chevy Camaro) crashed into the wall in the initial turn. Formula DRIFT and Wall Speedway showcased an excellent race to a near sold-out capacity event proving that this highly competitive sport is growing every season.

Date: June 18th, 2011
By: Glenn
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