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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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Drift Video: Chelsea DeNofa at Formula D West Palm Beach

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One of our favorite drivers in the Formula Drift series (and not because he’s rocking the WMD It Started in Japan tee ;)) runs through his experience at Formula Drift Round 3 Palm Beach International Raceway. You can check out our coverage of Formula Drift Round 3 HERE. – Alex

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Drift Video: Vaughn Gittin Jr.’s FIRE DRIFT

Vaughn Gittin Jr drifts through fire… hints the name Fire Drift. ;) Enjoy! – WMD

Michael Essa Wins Formula Drift Rnd 3 Palm Beach

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Formula Drift round 3 took place at Palm Beach International Raceway this past weekend where Michael Essa, driver of the GSR Yokohama Tire BMW E46, took the number one spot. Rain was expected throughout the weekend but only really came down during Friday night’s practice session – other than a few sprinkles off and on, the track was pretty much dry. Michael Essa might have only qualified in the 21st position but he came to win for Saturday’s main event. It was Essa’s first ever Formula Drift podium finish and it was a good one – winning first place! A breakdown of Essa’s winning night after the jump.

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Drift Video: Formula Drift Australia 2013 by YAER

An amazing production by the guys at Yaer. Formula Drift Australia.

Drift: Formula Drift Rnd 2 at Road Atlanta | Pt 1

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Most of us who follow Formula Drift around the country would agree, if you only had one round you could attend in the season, round 2 at Road Atlanta would be the one. One of, if not the most energetic Formula Drift crowd in the series combined with an awesome track with a crazy fast entry, can only make for an exciting event. Formula Drift’s first ever event took place here at Road Atlanta. Road Atlanta also built horse shoe part of the track specifically for Formula Drift. It’s one thing to convince a professional race track to host a drift event (specially in 2004), it takes exceptional foresight to make an addition to the course specifically for it. Anyway, Friday’s qualifying session gave a good feeling of what was to come for the weekend! Coming off an exceptional performance in Long Beach, Fredric Aasbo came out swinging during qualifying to take the number one spot with a score of 90.5.

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Drift Video: Nate Hamilton Progress Part 2

Check out this awesome video by Corey Denomy. Nate Hamilton gives an in depth walk around of the car that him and one44 motorsports built for their 2013 rookie season of Formula Drift. He talks about changes to the motor, new additions and sponsors from last year, and about the design and wrapping of the car. Looking fresh in that WMD Hachi Roku crewneck Nate! – WMD

Watch Part 1 HERE

Video: Targa Trophy at Formula Drift Long Beach 2013

Nice, short video from the guys at Targa Trophy. Features Nate Hamilton’s S13… you can spot the WMD Logo Sticker at about the 2:20 mark! – WMD

Janet’s Pristine Toyota AE86 at Formula Drift Long Beach

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A big thank you to Janet for letting us borrow her AE86 for the weekend. The people loved it and were amazed at how clean this Hachi Roku is. Definitely one of the top 3 cars at the event! Thanks again Janet. Also a big thank you to everyone who came by the tent at Formula Drift to say hello and pick up some gear! A couple of more photos of Janet’s Hachi Roku after the jump. – Alex

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Drift Video: Ford Mustang at Fomula D Round One

Ford releases a video with Vaughn Gittin JR and Justin Pawlak giving a rundown of their experience at Formula Drift Round 1. Includes in car footage from Justin Pawlak’s wreck during qualifying. – WMD

Drift: Dai Yoshihara Victorious at Formula Drift Round 1

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Formula Drift kicked off it’s tenth season in Long Beach, California. It was another amazing event with over 50 drivers competing to a sold out crowd! Competition was fierce with Dai Yoshihara not only qualifying in first place, but coming out victorious – with Vaughn Gittin JR in second and Chris Forsberg in third. More Formula Drift Round 1 action after the jump!

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Drift Video: Nate Hamilton 144 Goes Pro

Nate Hamilton and 144 Motorsports have been hard at work preparing for their debut pro season at Formula Drift.

In this video, Nate Hamilton explains the new car for his rookie season of Formula Drift. The team tests and tunes the new car at Willow Springs, just weeks before the first round in Long Beach, CA. Nate also touches on why they made certain changes to this car and how they are preparing for their first professional year of competition.

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Drift: Formula Drift Round 1 Top Three Qualifiers

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It was a great day for drifting today in Long Beach, CA with Dai Yoshihara qualifying 1st, McNamara 2nd, and Michael Essa 3rd. Formula Drift Round 1 Top 32 Qualifying Drivers list after the jump.

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