Formula DRIFT Motorsport Meets BMX Actionsport

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Filmer Andy Laputka has put together a great video that compares drifting and action sports through the eyes of professional BMX riders, Chad Kagy and Scotty Cranmer. Formula DRIFT drivers gave these BMX pro’s a shotgun ride along at Wall Speedway during the Round 3: The Gauntlet event weekend and the BMX guys returned the favor by taking them behind the scenes at the local BMX/skate park, The Incline Club.

Formula DRIFT drivers Ryan Tuerck, Vaughn Gittin Jr., Chris Forsberg, and even judge Tony Angelo took up the offer and tested out the foam pit. A comparison was made with Formula DRIFT and drifting being the next action sport…could we possibly see drifting in the X-games?

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Wu Tang Clan goes Drifting With Vaughn Gittin

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U-God of the Wu-Tang Clan was able to get a drifting ride along from none other than Vaughn Gittin Jr.   Jarod the voice of Formula DRIFT prepped U-God for the ride of a lifetime.

Also, be sure to check out U-God’s forthcoming album Dopium, set to release June 23, 2009 on Frank Radio / Babygrande. Dopium features an all-star supporting cast, including Wu-Tang affiliates GZA, Ghostface Killah, Method Man, Raekwon, Cappadonna and Killah Priest, and heavy hitters like Jim Jones, Large Professor, and Sheek Louch of D-Block. The album also includes exclusive bonus tracks by Yuksek and The Bloody Beetroots.

Falken Tire Guitar Giveaway Winners

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For the past 3 Formula DRIFT events, Falken Tire has chosen 1 lucky winner per event to receive a custom Fender guitar designed by Falken.

Round 1: Streets of Long Beach winner, James Warner received his Daijiro Yoshihara edition guitar.

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Round 2: Proving Ground’s winner, Bryan Cordova, won the Darren McNamara guitar.
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Round 3: The Gauntlet’s winner, Jorge Suaso Sr. won the Vaughn Gittin Jr. edition guitar.

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To enter for your chance to win a custom Falken Tire guitar visit the Falken Tire pits during the Formula DRIFT event and fill-out the entry form. The winner will be selected before the conclusion of the drift weekend and announced live during the event.

Here is a line-up of the next events and the custom design.
ROUND 4: Las Vegas, NV – July 10-11 – Guitar Designed by Falken Models
ROUND 5: Monroe, WA – August 7-8 – Guitar Designed by Tyler McQuarrie
ROUND 6: Sonoma, CA – September 12 – Guitar Designed by Calvin Wan
ROUND 7: Irwindale, CA – October 16-17 – Guitar Designed by Team Falken Tire