FD Returns to Las Vegas Motor Speedway for RD 4: All In

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For Immediate Release

June 30, 2009

Formula DRIFT Returns to Las Vegas Motor Speedway for Round 4: All In;
Professional and Amateur Drifters to compete at the 2-day event on Friday, July 10 and Saturday, July 11

Long Beach, Calif. – June 30, 2009 – Formula DRIFT will return to Las Vegas Motor Speedway for Round 4: All In on July 10-11. Featured events will include the Formula DRIFT Pro Championship and Pro Am competition.

Formula DRIFT returns to Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Friday, July 10 will serve as a preview day with both Pro Am and the Formula DRIFT Pro Championship practice, qualifying, and driver autograph signing. Saturday, July 11 is the main event and will feature both the Pro Am Top 8 competition and Formula DRIFT Pro Championship Top 32 competition. The Top 32 format is new for the 2009 season and features more action and excitement than ever before. Gates open at 4:00 PM on both days with action continuing throughout the evening.

The Pro Am competition will feature the top drifters from the region and those hopeful to become a Formula DRIFT professional driver. Registration is still open and drivers can still register for this event. More information on registration can be found on www.formuladrift.com

Along with the on-track activities the vendor village and team pits will be open and fans can meet the drivers during the autograph session at 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM on Friday, July 10. 2009 Miss Formula DRIFT Miki Taka will be in attendance for the event as well. Additionally, the JTuned.com Auto Gallery car show will take place on Saturday and fans can see some of Las Vegas’ hottest show cars. For drag racing fans the Wicked HP E.T. Bracket Series will be holding an event on the drag strip. And to add to the excitement of the event weekend, DJ Dynamixx will be providing music throughout the midway and a Bikini Jam will be held following the Formula DRIFT trophy ceremony hosted by Miss Las Vegas Drift Nationals, Jessica Barton.

To kick-off the event weekend, Formula DRIFT will be holding a free “Meet and Greet” with competition cars on display and drivers there on Thursday, July 9th from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM, with driver autographs from 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM at the Town Square Mall located at 6639 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Formula DRIFT will also be holding the first ever charity blackjack tournament at Aliante Hotel and Casino on Thursday night. Participants will compete for prizes, while all the proceeds will go to charity. More information will be disclosed at a later date.

Tickets are still available for this event and start at $24 online and 2-day ticket packages are available. Tickets can be purchased via the Formula DRIFT website at www.formuladrift.com

Round 4: All In – Schedule of Events
(as of 6.29.09)

Friday, July 10, 2009
4:00 PM – Gates Open to the Public
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM – FD Pro Am Qualifying
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM – Formula DRIFT Autograph Signing
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Formula DRIFT Open Practice
9:00 PM – 11:30 PM – Formula DRIFT Qualifying
12:00 AM – 1:00 AM – Formula DRIFT Open Practice

Saturday, July 11, 2009
4:00 PM – Gates Open to the Public
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM – FD Pro Am: Top 8 Competition
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Formula DRIFT Competition: Round of 32
8:00 PM – 9:30 PM – Half-Time Break
9:30 PM – Opening Ceremonies
10:00 PM – Formula DRIFT Competition: Round of 16 to Finals

Formula D Announces Schedule Change for 2009 Season

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June 25, 2009

Formula DRIFT Announces Schedule Change for 2009 Season;
Round 6: Locked and Loaded to be Added to the Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma on August 21-22, 2009

Long Beach, Calif. – June 25, 2009 – Formula DRIFT has announced a schedule change for the 2009 season. Round 6: Locked and Loaded at Infineon Raceway will be re-scheduled from September 12 to August 21-22. Formula DRIFT has been added to the Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma race weekend.

“Formula DRIFT continues to bring drifting to the big leagues with the addition of our event to the Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma,” said Jim Liaw, president and co-founder of Formula DRIFT. “Motorsports fans will be able to experience the 110+ mph average speeds of open wheel racing and all the sideways action of Formula DRIFT in one weekend.”

Formula DRIFT drivers will be amongst the biggest stars in IndyCar racing, including Helio Castroneves, Danica Patrick, Dario Franchitti, Marco Andretti, Graham Rahal, and more. Fans will be treated to both drifting and IndyCar Series racing during the Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma weekend. Tickets may be purchased on the Formula DRIFT website, 2-day Friday/Saturday pass will run $35. Special ticket discounts will be available through various Formula DRIFT media and promotional partners.

The Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma will be held on the weekend of Aug. 21-22 at Infineon Raceway. The Formula DRIFT Pro Championship Round 6: Locked and Loaded is scheduled for August 21 and 22. The change in the schedule will open up a longer break heading into the Finals in Irwindale on October 16-17 leaving time for teams to prepare and for Formula DRIFT to organize promotional activities leading into the Finals.

The remaining 2009 Formula DRIFT Pro Championship Schedule (as of June 25, 2009)

Round 4: All In – Las Vegas Motor Speedway – July 10-11
Round 5: Breaking Point – Evergreen Speedway – August 7-8
Round 6: Locked and Loaded – Infineon Raceway – August 21-22
Round 7: Judgment Day – Toyota Speedway at Irwindale – October 16-17

Team Retaks on Sons of the Fallen TV

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Team Retaks took part in the filming of a new TV pilot called “Sons of the Fallen,” with Bill Goldberg and actor Ryan Merriman.  The show takes kids of soldiers that passed away and takes them on a once in a lifetime adventure.  Team Retaks was able to give the kids a ride in a drift car with Formula DRIFT driver, Bill Sherman.


Sons of the Fallen, this two hour television special produced by Emmy Award winning Producer Conrad Ricketts (Currently the Executive Producer of “Extreme Makeover Home Edition”) and Co-Executive Producer/Director Jack Cannon (Former Director of “Extreme Makeover Home Edition”, Gone Country) will reveal the stories of 26 boys who all have something in common, their Fathers paid the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country.


All Access: FDTV Speedhunters “The Story So Far”

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Speedhunters.com has just uploaded a new video titled, “The Story So Far,” as part of their new Speedhunters Mediascape style of videos.

This video chronicles The Story So Far from rounds 1-3 of Formula Drift 2009. Great job by the SpeedHunters team.

Be sure to sign-up for Formula DRIFT All Access for more great videos on FDTV, image galleries, and the new Miss FD fan page.