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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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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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Drift Video: Network A’s Off Track – Formula D New Jersey

Off Track checks in with Formula Drift action from Round 4 in Wall, New Jersey! Host Jarod DeAnda, along with his all-star broadcast team of Danger Andy and Jensen Argyle III, takes you behind the ropes for exclusive driver interviews and insight! Meet driver and skateboarder Nate Hamilton, Ryan Kado earns this weeks GoPro drop cam, and Jensen Argyle III attempts to get Tuerck’d! Stay ’til the end for a hilarious Badass Battle between Chris Forsberg and Darren McNamara. Dude! Watch the door!

Drift Video: Formula Drift Palm Beach & Dai Yoshihara Vs. Matt Field: Off Track Ep. 3

Check out the latest Off Track episode! This one taking place at Palm Beach International Raceway during round 3 of Formula Drift. If you look closely, you’ll spot the WMD logo a few times. ;) We think these videos are awesome – hosted by our friend Jarod DeAnda. Check out episode 1 and 2 after the jump. – Alex

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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

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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Beat Connection – Sunburn

Formula Drift Rookie Nate Hamilton: Part 2

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Made my second stop at Nate Hamilton’s shop and as you can see, the engine made it in and was being worked on during my visit. Nate is using a LS7/LS3 built by LG Motorsport – a bigger motor than what he ran last year. It’s basically a LS7 head with a LS3 block. LG Motorsport will tune the car as well. This year, Nate picked up Holley as a sponsor so will be using Holley throttle body, fuel rails, etc. More photos after the jump.

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A Visit with Formula Drift Rookie Nate Hamilton

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Had a chance to catch up with Formula Drift rookie Nate Hamilton at his shop just outside of Dallas, Texas. Nate will begin his rookie season of Formula Drift this April in Long Beach. We’ve been following him around for a couple of years so definitely looking forward to his first run at the pro level. He’s building a brand new S13 similar to the one he ran last year in which he earned his Formula D pro license. Last year’s S13 will be used for demos, local stuff and perhaps some international events. More photos after the jump.

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Video: Nate Hamilton XDC Dallas

Nate Hamilton winds down the season and ends up winning third overall in the XDC season. He earned his pro license this year so expect to see him in Formula Drift next year! Congrats to Nate on a great season. – Alex

Video: Checking Up With Nate Hamilton

Catch up with Nate in Palm Beach, FL to start things off, then head to Summit Point, WV and finally end up in San Diego, CA at the Motor Union presented by Five and a Dime.