In collaboration with Red Bull, the PTT Achilles Drift Team now becomes Red Bull PTT Achilles Drift Team, with leading drifter Kiki Sak Nana. Looks like Red Bull Thailand is stepping it up with Kiki and Oat to chase the inaugural Formula Drift Asia Championship.
Formula DRIFT Launches New Website and Releases Archived Television Shows from Years Past
Long Beach, Calif. – February 18, 2010 – Formula DRIFT has revamped the company’s current website, www.formuladrift.com, with updates to current features as well as adding a new component to the website, “FDTV”.
The Formula DRIFT website redesign includes updated streaming news and press releases on the homepage, further optimization of the Pro Championship schedule component, and integration of Twitter updates from the Series and featured guests.
One of the most robust new features integrates a new video player on the homepage that incorporates both Vimeo and YouTube videos proprietary to Formula DRIFT. The viewer also acts as a player and browser for Formula DRIFT TV shows that have aired on G4, ESPN2, and SPEED. Formula DRIFT will progressively release TV shows to the player and fans can watch those shows directly from the Formula DRIFT website. The 2005 season featured on G4 has just been released and subsequent years will be released throughout the season.
“We are really happy to put out our older content for fans to view. In this age, DVDs just didn’t make sense for us and why let all the old shows collect dust after the shows have served the purpose both domestically and internationally,” said Ryan Sage, executive vice-president and co-founder of Formula DRIFT. “We believe this type of content engagement with fans and our content will not only increase our website traffic, but more importantly give new fans a look at the history of this amazing sport through the over 80 shows that we have produced. We also have huge plans to announce in the near future regarding for the new player on our homepage and how that will interface with our new content distribution outlook.”
The updated All Access Pass section, which will host this content also allows members to view exclusive content to the website including image galleries and wallpaper downloads. The main element of All Access is the new FDTV, which will feature archived episodes of Formula DRIFT programming beginning with the 2005 season. Featured episodes will be added monthly throughout the season. Membership for All Access is free.
Round 1: Streets of Long Beach tickets are available via the Formula DRIFT website at www.formuladrift.com, Ticketmaster outlets, and the Long Beach Convention Center box office. Ticket prices start at $27 online with reserved tickets available for Saturday’s competition day. 2-day packages are also available along with VIP ticket packages.
The long awaited game for Formula DRIFT has arrived on Wrecked Magazine. Once you register you become a Formula DRIFT general manager commanding a roster of four drivers. You can compete in public leagues where you can invite friends and have randomly assigned players join to fill the league. You can also run a private league which requires you to invite anyone you want to play into your game. So start a league with work, your drift buddies, or some degenerates from your favorite car forum and draft up for Long Beach!
The game will allow you to score one point for these 10 categories:
1.Top 32 (Anytime a Driver Of Yours Makes It Into the Top 32 You Will Receive One Point)
2.Top 16 (Anytime a Driver Of Yours Makes It Into the Top 16 You Will Receive One Point)
3.Top 8 (Anytime a Driver Of Yours Makes It Into the Top 8 You Will Receive One Point)
4.Podium (Anytime a Driver Of Yours Makes It On Podium You Will Receive One Point Regardless of what Place on the Podium)
5.Vehicle Malfunction (One point will be rewarded to your team if any driver on your team has some sort of vehicle malfunction)
Example: This could be anything from blowing a transmission to not starting at the line.
6.Wreck Tow Off (One point will be rewarded to your team if any driver on your team wrecks his car and must be towed off the course by a tow truck.)
7.Wreck Drive Off (One point will be rewarded to your team if any driver on your team wrecks and is able to drive off on his own will.)
Example: For your driver to qualify into this category he must leave some parts on the track. No bumper taps will count here.
8.One More Time (One point will be rewarded to your team if every time a driver on your roster participates in a One More Time battle regardless of what round he is in.)
9.UnderDog (One point will be rewarded to your team if every time a driver on your roster wins a tandem round of drifting against someone who qualified better than him at the current event.)
10.Team Tire Podium (One point will be rewarded to your team if any driver on your roster who shares a tire company with a driver on the podium.)
Example: Note that your own driver will not count for this. For example, if you have Michael Essa and he runs Maxxis Tires you will receive points at 2009 Irwindale Speedway Round 7 since Ryan Tuerck was on the podium.
If your not a Fantasy Game professional we understand and if the all the information is a little overwhelming theyhave made two tutorial videos on how to get going:
1. How to Register/Draft: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEpDcU-CGwE
2. How to Play the Game: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Rh3YRFIe7I