DriftStream2010.com Launches Hub for Formula DRIFT Fans

Posted on

Drift Stream 2010

Long Beach, Calif. – May 26, 2010 – Formula DRIFT launches DriftStream2010.com as a hub for all content of the Live Stream.

Driftstream2010.com is the next step of development for our live stream partnership,” said Ryan Sage, co-founder of Formula DRIFT. “This will be the central place where all things pertaining to the live stream will be centrally located. Our approach is to make the viewing experience of the live stream as easy, seamless, and fun as possible.

The new DriftSteam2010.com site has been created to specifically house both Live Coverage and On-Demand footage of the 2010 Formula DRIFT Schedule as well as the following elements:

* Live Interactive Hub for all DriftStream 2010 action
* On-Demand section with all DriftStream 2010 coverage
* Integrated Toolbar Section
* Flickr Gallery
* YouTube Gallery
* LiveFeed Beacon
* Twitter Integration
* Facebook Integration
* Formula DRIFT Blog Timeline
* DriftStream 2010 Schedule
* Built-in Chat Feature
* Language Translation Feature
* iPhone App link

The new site features a user-friendly interface, while providing new and archived content pertaining to Formula DRIFT. The dynamic features of the site will engage fans to interact with one another and become socially active.

“The main goal for the development of this site was to create an easy to navigate experience while still providing all relevant streams of content for the FD fanbase,” said Tom Masiero, co-founder of YoParts.com.

The Drift Stream will continue at Round 3: The Gauntlet on June 4-5 in Wall, NJ when Formula DRIFT returns to Wall Speedway.

Dai Yoshihara Launches New Blog

Posted on

Daijiro Yoshihara, known as Dai, announces today the release of his new blog website. The new blog is the newest addition to his current website, www.daiyoshihara.com. As with his current website, the new blog site will be constantly updated with new blog entries.

The blog site was developed to allow people to follow the day and life of Dai on and off the track. “I want to be able to communicate more with my sponsors and especially my fans, so this is a good way to show them what I do daily,” explains Dai about his new blog site. The blog site consists of daily comments and photos of on going experiences in Dai’s life. This site also consists of several different website links to sponsor pages and a photo gallery.

To connect with Dai and to check out the new website, please visit www.daiyoshihara.com/blog.

Two Podium Results in Mosport for McQuarrie and Lotus

Posted on

Photo: Formula Drift star Tyler McQuarrie in the No.19 LPL Lotus Exige S on his way to his second podium finish of the weekend in Mosport. (Mark Webber photo).

May 23, 2010 (Mosport, Ontario) – For the second straight day, Formula Drift star Tyler McQuarrie wheeled the No.19 LPL Lotus Exige S to a second-place finish in the World Challenge GTS class at the Victoria Day Speedfest presented by Optima Batteries at Mosport International Raceway.

Unlike Saturday, however, McQuarrie secured pole position with a blistering 1:30.478, his second GTS pole position in three races. Gridded right behind him was Saturday winner John Heinrecy and multi-time champion Peter Cunningham, setting up an interesting race among three cars with differing levels of power and handling capabilities.

McQuarrie made the best start but was unable to stay in the lead on the first lap, as the Lotus Exige S could not match the power of Heinrecy’s Corvette down the long Andretti Straightaway. McQuarrie was able to catch and pressure Heinrecy throughout the rest of the course, but each lap Heinrecy would pull out an advantage on the straightaway.

As the race wore on, McQuarrie had to defend second position from Cunningham, whom he had a race-long battle with in Saturday – and much like Saturday, the two traded positions and ran side-by-side through several corners. And, like Saturday, McQuarrie crossed the finish line in second place, taking his third podium in three World Challenge GTS races.

“There wasn’t much I could do about the power of the Corvette,” said McQuarrie. “We had him covered everywhere else but he was able to stay ahead and then get a big gap down the straightaway. When Peter caught me it made for a really fun race, we ran side by side through half the track. I got a great run down the back straightaway and got underneath him in turn nine.

“We had the speed to win, but just couldn’t make it work on this track. But I’m glad the LPL and DRS guys have scored two more podium results and the Lotus was consistently fast throughout the weekend.”

His results move McQuarrie to third place in the GTS points standings, and he is the highest placed rookie in the championship.

LPL Motorsports is currently planning to continue with the World Challenge season and welcomes inquiries from drivers interested in partnering McQuarrie in a second Exige S. For more details about the LPL Motorsports program, contact Efrain Olivares at efrain@shiftgroup.net.