Long Beach, Calif. – January 29, 2014 – Formula DRIFT kicks off the eleventh season of competition beginning with Round 1: Streets of Long Beach on April 4-5. Tickets are now on-sale and can be purchased online via the Formula DRIFT website, www.formuladrift.com.
“This will be our seventh consecutive year drifting on the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Street Course,” said Jim Liaw, president and co-founder of Formula DRIFT. “With the new season brings new cars and new drivers to the Series and we are excited to kick off the action in April to another sell out audience.”
To satisfy the demand for seating over 2,000 reserved tickets seats have been added to the venue to ensure that fans can sit and enjoy the action. Tickets are available online for purchase with the option to select from any of the available grandstands. A new VIP experience is also being added for purchase. The FD VIP Experience will grant access to preferred seats in grandstand 18, a track-walk during opening ceremonies where fans will be inches away from the drivers, a line pass for the autograph session and a signature Formula DRIFT credential. No matter where fans sit they can also expect to see every inch of the course with the newly updated, massive jumbotrons at the facility.
Tickets are now available for Round 1: Streets of Long Beach on April 4-5, including reserved seating, 2-day ticket packages, and VIP tickets and can be purchased through www.formuladrift.com, Ticketmaster outlets, and the Long Beach Convention Center box office. Ticket prices start at $35 online with all seats reserved for Saturday’s competition day.
Round 1: Streets of Long Beach will feature the championship defense for Michael Essa and top contenders Chris Forsberg, Daigo Saito, Fredric Aasbo and Vaughn Gittin, Jr. in addition to new drivers and vehicles that will make their debut at the season opener. The season kickoff will also showcase the new Offset Kings car show.