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Formula DRIFT Revs up for 8th Championship Season; Round 1: Streets of Long Beach April 8-9, 2011 ; Tickets On Sale

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Formula DRIFT prepares to begin the eighth professional championship season. Round 1: Streets of Long Beach on April 8-9 to feature world class drifting action, debut of new cars and drivers, vendor midway, driver autographs, open pits, car show and more. “We are especially excited to kick-off the new season in Long Beach,” said Jim Liaw, president and co-founder of Formula DRIFT. “This will be our fifth consecutive year utilizing the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Street Course, which is the only street course on the circuit. With new drivers, new competition vehicles and non-stop drifting action we are...

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Texas Mile 2011 Contestant; Civic CR-X Build Part 1

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Texas Mile 2011 Contestant; Civic CR-X Build Part 1

What's up, everyone! I stopped by Matt's Shop last night on my way to our Fat Tuesday celebrations to take a peek at Dusty's Alamo Autosports Texas Mile Civic CR-X! Pretty much a shell at the moment as the new Hickam Series built roll cage and (purple) parachute are being installed. The car ran a 190 last year but Dusty is shooting to not only hit the 200 mph but to break it with a 210 mph run. For the motor, the CR-X will run a similar set up to last years with a single cam turbo four-cylinder. As far...

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Car Feature: XDC Driver Nate Hamilton's Drift Nissan 240SX

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Car Feature: XDC Driver Nate Hamilton's Drift Nissan 240SX

I met with local drift guy Nate Hamilton last Friday for a quick photo shoot in North Dallas.  Though It was tough finding a good spot to shoot during rush hour on a Friday, I finally found what I though at the time was a abandoned mechanic shop.  Turns out it only looked abandoned.  The owners also have another shop across the street and while I was waiting for Nate to show up, they cam over and interrogated me for a few minutes.  There I was with my tripod set up, taking pics of the shop, checking to see if...

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A Spy Photo of Stephan Verdier’s Rally Subaru STi!

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A spy photo of Stephan Verdier’s rally Subaru STi! I had the pleasure of watching Stephan drive at Summer X-Games last year in Los Angeles... check out some video I took of his exciting driving below. Looking forward to seeing this thing on the track again. Thanks for the pic Costa! - Alex

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2011 Formula Drift Official Schedule

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formula drift 2011 schedule with von gittin jr driver of the monster falken drift mustang
Formula DRIFT Announces 2011 Pro Championship Schedule; Palm Beach International Raceway Added to List of Venues Formula DRIFT has announced the official 2011 Pro Championship Schedule of Events. Palm Beach International Raceway has been added to the list of venues and will host Round 3 on June 3-4, 2011. “Formula DRIFT consistently pushes to grow the sport of drifting and entering our eighth year as a professional series we are proud of where we have been able to take the sport,” said Jim Liaw, president and co-founder of Formula DRIFT. “We are fortunate to work with the top venues for motorsports in the nation and provide quality entertainment to fans across the country.” 2011 Formula Drift Schedule Round 1 – Streets of Long Beach – Long Beach, CA – April 8-9 Round 2 – Road to the Championship – Road Atlanta – Atlanta, GA – May 6-7 Round 3 – Invasion – Palm Beach International Raceway – Palm Beach, FL – June 3-4 Round 4 – The Gauntlet – Wall Speedway - Wall, NJ – June 17-18 Round 5 – Throwdown – Evergreen Speedway - Monroe, WA – July 22-23 Round 6 – After Dark – Las Vegas Motor Speedway – Las Vegas, NV – August 26-27 Round 7 – Title Fight – Toyota Speedway at Irwindale – Irwindale, CA - October 7-8 ABOUT FORMULA DRIFT Entering its eighth season, Formula DRIFT is recognized as the North American professional drifting championship. Established on the streets of Japan, drifting has evolved into a worldwide competitive sport that challenges each driver's driving ability and vehicle control. Formula DRIFT provides a forum for professional drifters to compete in 7 events nationwide for the coveted Formula DRIFT Championship crown. As the first official series in North America, Formula DRIFT has taken competitive motorsports to the extreme, attracting fans and car enthusiasts from all walks of life and establishes itself as the world-wide leader for the Sport. For a competition schedule and ticket information, visit: www.formuladrift.com.


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