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I Will Break You – Formula Drift The Gauntlet

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They call it the Gauntlet for a reason. It’s a track where real automotive combat goes down. Cars break, wreck, catch fire, and only the strong survive. By the time the event is wrapped up, the track looks like a mini war zone / junk yard. Parts are everywhere. The rails are bent, tire pieces everywhere, broken bumpers, wings, etc. Even the media guys and some fans don’t leave un harmed (sun burn). This years Formula Drift round 4 at Wall Speedway was no exception. [click to continue…]

Into the Pits of Formula Drift Miami

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Formula Drift Miami. My title for Round 3 was crew for Nate Hamilton. My duties involved changing tires, mechanical work on the car, and working on pit lane ensuring that the car was ready to run. Due to the track layout, pit lane only offered a view of cars launching from grid, initiating drift, and quickly disappearing from view around the first corner. This means I would be seeing minimal drifting this weekend. Although this doesn’t sound ideal, I have learned that grid is an exciting world of its own that not many get insight into. Words by Max Fuerst Photos by Corey Denomy

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Formula Drift Round 2 Gets Rowdy

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Formula Drift Atlanta has always held the reputation of being a high energy event. Not only did Round 2 fulfill this stigma, it went beyond these expectations in every way. The fans, weather, and driving were all absolutely insane.

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12 Photos of Chris Jeanneret’s 1000 Horse Power Formula Drift Honda S2000

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We had the chance to take a few shots of Chris’ Speed Factory S2000 Formula Drift Car this past weekend. Chris was not able to get the car running in time for round 1 but we’re looking forward to seeing this S2k at Road Atlanta! He calibrated with Speed Factory this year, who is known for 1000+ hp drag racing Honda’s, so we can’t wait to see how it squares up against those V8′s. I’m sure Chris will have the huge Honda fan base cheering him on throughout the season. Awesome to see a Honda back in FD – We’re also stoked on those blue wheels – 18×9.5 Enkei NT03+M custom powder coated blue wrapped in Falken tires! Check out the photos and spec list after the jump! Feel free to share them with your friends.

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Janet’s Toyota AE86 Corolla GT-S Hatch

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We had the chance to have another one of Janet’s amazing cars in our WMD Formula Drift tent this past weekend! Last year, we featured her AE86 coupe. This time we had the pleasure of having this pristine 1985 Toyota Corolla GT-S AE86 Hatch! Thanks again to everyone who stopped by to check out this amazing piece of machinery! More pics and specs after the jump!

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2013 Champion Michael Essa Qualifies First at Formula Drift 2014 Season Opener

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Michael Essa scored almost a perfect run during qualifying Friday afternoon in Long Beach, California! Essa earned a 97 (out of 100 points). The 2013 champ came out swinging – let’s see who finishes on the podium tomorrow! Top 32 begins at 11am Saturday – gates open at 10 am. See you there! – WMD

Video: Ken Block’s Gymkhana SIX

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Ken Block is at it again with another great video. Check it out.

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Formula Drift: Michael Essa Crowned 2013 FD Champion & Daigo Saito Wins Rnd 7

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The 2013 10th Anniversary Formula Drift season ended at Irwindale Speedway in front of a sold out crowd this past weekend! Essa would ultimately end up winning the championship and Daigo would win round 7. But, not before a bit of a controversy.

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Video: Yaer Productions – Formula Drift Rookies Nate Hamilton & Rob Primo

A great video by Yaer featuring Formula Drift Rookies Nate Hamilton and Rob Primo. Check it out and make sure to share it with your friends!

“I feel like I get asked the question a lot, How did you become a pro drifter? The only way I answer it is, I did it! I decided I wanted to do it!” – Nate Hamilton

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Scott’s Twincharged 1JZ RX7 FC

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What you are looking at here is Scott Pham’s 1987 RX7. It started life as a Turbo 2 model with a turbo 13b that Scott proceeded to build out, but after having endless problems with the setup he decided to move on. Scott parted out the motor but kept the shell in his backyard because he was still in love with the chassis. There were stints with various other cars but one that stuck around for a while was a Cressida with a big turbo 1.5JZ. Scott loved the motor but wanted a change. A handful of cars later Scott also decided that he wanted to start competing in the local Evergreen Drift Pro Am series. The car? That old RX7 he had sitting in his yard but this time with a whole new monster of a JZ motor for it, the result being a twincharged 1JZ.

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Drift Video: Say Howdy! Get Rowdy! S2 Ep 4 – Chelsea DeNofa at Formula Drift New Jersey

Chelsea DeNofa walks you through his experience at Formula Drift round 4 in New Jersey. Watch episodes 1 through 3 after the jump. Do yourself a favor and watch this video in HD – don’t forget to turn up your speakers! – Alex

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Video: Game Of DRIFT II feat. Ryan Tuerck & Vaughn Gittin Jr: Tuerck’d Season 2 Ep 1

Season 2 of Tuerck’d kicks off with guest Vaughn Gittin JR and Game of Drift part 2. Click here to watch season 1.