Geoff Stoneback - The Future of Formula Drift April 15 2015, 0 Comments
Geoff Stoneback's S14 is one of my favorite cars in Formula Drift. It really screams the spirit of drifting. Which has us pumped to be working with Geoff this Formula Drift season.
Geoff built this car himself with the help of R/T Tuning, who also provided tuning and alignment. Based on his Top 16 finish this past weekend at Formula Drift, they did a damn good job.
Of course it's performance that matters most, but a classic Japanese inspired livery always helps to seal the deal. Graphics where done by D-Magic.
Geoff switched over to Enkei for wheels this season. These are the Enkei Tenjin Tuning Series MAT wheels. Unfortunately, they are not offered in white. I was a bit worried they would not match the look of the car but they turned out pretty amazing. Fronts are 17x9 and rears are 18x9.5 wrapped with Achilles Radial Atr Sport 2s and 123s. According to Geoff, these providing amazing traction on the field.
The chassis fabrication was done by Nate Dog Creations out of PA and sits on BC Racing NA ER type coilers with Powered By Max limit break front angle kit, rear arms and knuckles.
Let's pop the hood shall we?
It has a RHS LSX block with All Pro LS7 heads, putting out 650WHP NA, it was built by Lon M and swapped using Sikky motor mounts. At Compeition Engine Services in North Carolina. It is paired up with a G-force four speed dog box and a Winters Quick Change differential from MA motorsports. 650WHP is under the norm in professional drifting these days but with Geoff's aggressive driving style, it was enough to take out FD veteran Ken Gushi and landing him in top 16 after a one more time battle.
Stoneback was last season's Rookie of The Year and also finished 2nd in Pro2 (only missing 1st by 6 points).
At last year's round 3 in Miami, when Geoff finished in the Great 8, Bryan (FD's Co-Founder) called him the future of Formula Drift.
We believed it then, and after a great 1st round in the streets of Long Beach, we believe it now. Best of luck this season man!
Geoff Stoneback and his team have dedicated this season to his good friend Mark Lenardon and his family. To donate, please visit Mark Lenardon's Family Fund on GoFundMe. - Alex