SWD Pro AM Press Release and Driver information

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Contact: Brian Phillips
Email: [email protected]

July 29th 2010


Street-Wise Drift has completed its Formula Drift Pro Am series for 2010.
Congratulations to Pro AM Driver Kiely Mackey for winning the SWD Pro AM Points Championship and earning an FD Pro Championship License for 2011. We are stoked to see Kiely moving into the professional ranks and look forward to watching his progress drifting with the pros next year.

SWD also has awarded its top Pro AM drivers from the 2010 Season with invitations to the Formula Drift Pro AM Finals in Irwindale, CA. This is where they will battle it out with the nation’s best pro am drivers for a shot at a 2011 Formula Drift Pro Championship license.

Invitation Winners:
Patrick Goodin
Zoltan Hajdu
Brad Heyl
Hayden Horton

Pro AM wrap up:
Street-Wise Drift ran 5 FD Pro AM events in 2010 along side its growing East Coast amateur event series. The Pro AM drivers stepped up their game early in the year during the March and April Pro AM rounds held at the famed Charlotte Motor Speedway road course.
SWD’s new blood Pro AM talent then continued to round 3 at Road Atlanta for a top 16 battle in front of thousands of fans in conjunction with Round 2 of the Formula Drift Championship Series. With only 2 more events to go, SWD’s Field of Pro AM drivers would soon face back to back competition events on Z MAX Dragway’s perfect surfaces, 85+ MPH entry’s speeds and technical sweepers that challenged not only the drivers but their cars as well. Its was a great season and we look forward to doing it again next year.

About SWD
Street-Wise Drift: www.streetwisedrift.com
SWD is based in Charlotte, NC and is run by Brian and Todd Phillips. SWD’s Leaders have over 20 years combined experience in grassroots motorsports. SWD runs both Amateur and Pro AM drifting events at challenging track locations in the SE and has built a strong presence in the region’s motorsports market since its start in early 2009.
SWD’s Focus is to provide opportunities for drivers and teams to develop and grow in the sport.
SWD also hosts local drift clinics, practice days, time attack competitions, gymkhana competitions, and Demos.

Series Rules and regulations questions: Contact Brian Phillips @ 704-577-3560 or [email protected]

Long Beach Skate Jam and Car Show Recap

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Formula DRIFT took part in the Long Beach Skate Jam and Car Show this past weekend. Former Long Beach Council member, and now California Assembly Member Bonnie Lowenthal, New Long Beach Fire Department Chief Palatano, and Formula DRIFT president Jim Liaw addressed the kids that attended. Drivers Ken Gushi and Ross Petty also met with the kids and showed their competition vehicles along with the Tanaka Racing / Nitto Tires Corvette. Long Beach Fire Department also served hot dogs to all the skaters and BMX riders. Overall, great event that gave back to the community raising awareness for both action sports and drifting.

Here are some photos from the event.

Skate Park Jam and Car Show in Long Beach this Saturday

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Visit the Michael K. Green Skate Park in Long Beach this Saturday. Formula D cars on display and giveaways.

The event is supported by the Long Beach Fire Fighters Association, Long Beach Parks and Recreation, Long Beach Police Department, Tony Hawk Foundation, Etnies, Long Beach Rescue Mission, and Formula D. This event encourages kids to stay in school and out of gangs, while the skate park offers an alternative positive activity for the neighborhood.

Location: Mike K. Green Skate Park in Long Beach on 14th Street at Pacific Avenue.
Date: Saturday, July 24, 2010
Time: Noon to 4 PM
What: Check out Formula D cars, meet the drivers including Ken Gushi in the Scion Racing / DTA (Rogue Status) Scion TC, giveaways, meet pro and upcoming BMX riders and skaters and more.

Link to LBPost.com Article