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!
There was no short supply of FRS love at this year’s SEMA show. There are said to be over 100 Scion FRS / BRZ’s at the show show this year but we were able to collect at least 30 of them. The Scion booth was 100% FRS including the much celebrated Evasive FRS as well as the Fatlace one. The Rocket Bunny blessed one above was one of our favorites but hit the jump to see the other 32 FRS photos! – WMD
If you ever want to prove to your friends or doubters in general that Drifting is a big deal, there’s no better place to take them than the final round of Formula Drift at the house of drift! It was another exciting and dramatic round at Irwindale Speedway where after many twists and turn in events, FD rookie Daigo Saito came out on top of not only round 7 but the over all series. Daigo has been the talk of the series since round one in Long Beach. Some of that talk has been a mixture of bad and good as some of the FD drivers are not too fond of Daigo’s style. But love him or hate him, Daigo made history this past weekend by becoming the first FD rookie to win the Formula Drift Championship. A few highlights of the night after the jump.
Had a chance to stop by Lone Star Drift this past Sunday in in Houston. I only had about an hour to catch some of the action before I had to head back to Dallas but was able to snap a few practice runs. A decent crowd showed up despite the rain early in the AM and it’s always nice to see people having fun in drifting! I don’t have much of a write up for you but hope you can enjoy the photos. A big thank you to Aaron of Fabricated Motorsports for the media pass; will definitely check out the Mineral Wells event later this month. Also would like to shout out Art, who I ran into at the event as he was rockin one of the WMD “We Are The Media” shirts! Good to meet WMD friends. More photos after the break. – Alex
It was another exciting Formula Drift event in Seattle this past weekend with Vaughn Gittin JR taking the top spot on the podium for the second consecutive round! Gittin also qualified first the day before. Catapulting him to the top spot in points for the season. An amazing accomplishment considering he had a rough start to this years Formula Drift season. Ryan Tuerck takes Second Place after a close battle with Gittin which I believe could have gone either way. Rhys Millen won third place after taking our Ken Gushi’s Scion FRS in the battle for third place. Looking forward to Formula Drift round 6 in Las Vegas next month as Daigo Saito is only a few points behind Gittin! More pics after the jump (photos by Richard Fong). – Alex
Hey WMD! I just got back to Tokyo from the wettest race I’ve ever experienced! This morning I woke up bright (actually, not so bright) and early to make the drive over to Fuji Speedway to shoot the qualifying for Round 2 of Super GT here in Japan. A day full of some pretty sketchy practice sessions and an awesome Super Lap qualifying battle and I am beat. The best part is tomorrow’s race day and I get to do it all over again! The forecast calls for clear skies all day and I can’t wait to hit the track again. Keep tuned for more coverage.
Better late than never. Had a great time in Austin for CCM12 (Cupcake Meet) a few weeks back. A lot of people, a lot of cars, and a lot of drinking afterwards! A lot of dope cars and sadly a few not too dope cars but all in all a great showing and all for a good cause. Make sure you follow them on Facebook more info on upcoming meets. Enjoy the photos.
I was in Toronto for this years Canadian Motorsports Expo a couple of weekends ago and though there weren’t many imports there were a few. Including this Porsche at the SportsCar Boutique booth. The show is mainly designed for wholesalers to show off their product to retail shops so it was somewhat of a mini PRI. But, I picked out a few pics more inline with what we’re into. Check the pics after the jump. [read more…]
Chicago is called the windy city. It is an accurate nick name because not only is it windy but it is the opposite of suck. Chicago is awesome.
The convention center was absolutely massive- this was just a section of it where the show was held. MORE PICS –> [read more…]