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Drift Video: Nate Hamilton Progress Part 2

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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

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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: 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! Top 16 competition included Matt Powers going against the 2011 champ Dai Yoshihara in an S14 vs S13 battle. After two good run's Dai took the win. Both Aasbo and 2012 FD champion Daigo Saito were on...

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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. Darren McNamara qualified second. Michael Essa qualified third. The full list of qualifying drivers.

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Drift Video: Ryan Tuerck's New 2JZ FRS for Formula Drift

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Ryan Tuerck is switching over from his S13 to a 2JZ powered FRS this 2013 Formula Drift season. Check out this video of his first test session at Pat's Acres. The Formula Drift season get's going this weekend in Long Beach, California - can't wait to hear this thing scream in person! - Alex Maxxis Tires driver Ryan Tuerck brings you to his first test session at Pat's Acres with the new Retaks backpacks, Maxxis tires, Enjuku racing, Air Force, Scion FRS built by Portland Speed Industries that he will be competing with in the 2013 Formula Drift championship.

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