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
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.
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.
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!
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
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As you probably know, F1 has made some substantial changes to the rule book. Here is Daniel Ricciardo and Sebastian Vettel from the Redbull team to explain a few of those changes.
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