THE SOUTHWEST DRIFT SERIES – a Formula Drift Pro/Am Licensing Affiliate Series

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 1st 2015
THE SOUTHWEST DRIFT SERIES – a Formula Drift Pro/Am Licensing Affiliate Series

The Southwest Drift Series is a 5-event Pro/AM travel points series that was built off of the success of Vegasdrift’s Pro/Am Series. Local up-and-coming drifters and aspiring Formula Drift Pro 2 drivers will have the opportunity to compete in Top16 competitions across four different states to develop their skills on a variety of tracks and course configurations. The Southwest Drift Series kicks off the 2015 season with Round 1 – Phoenix Pro/Am in Chandler, Arizona at Bob Bondurant’s West Road Course on February 14th. This driver development series will provide aspiring professional drivers and grassroots track day enthusiasts a higher level of drifting.

Formula Drift Pro 2 Licensing
The top 3 Drivers in series points will earn a Formula Drift Pro 2 License.

The Southwest Drift Series – Season Event Schedule
Round 1 – 2/14/2015 Phoenix Pro/Am at Bondurant West, Arizona
Round 2 – 4/26/2015 Vegas Pro/Am at The Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Nevada
Round 3 – 5/30/2015 Vegas Pro/Am at The Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Nevada
Round 4 – 6/28/2015 Denver Pro/Am at Colorado National Speedway, Colorado
Round 5 – 9/5-6/2015 Albuquerque at Napa Speedway, New Mexico W/ NO COAST BASH!

Judges/Judging Format
The Southwest Drift Series Judging Staff includes current Formula Drift Drivers, previous VegasProAm series champions / licensees, and Special Guest Media Judges. A five-judge 2- location format has been established to provide competitors with multiple live judging angles. A new FM radio modulation system will provide spotters and teams with live scoring information from the judging tower. Current judges include Forrest Wang, Odi Bakchis, Brandon WIcknick, George Marstanovic, Tommy Suell and Ernie Fixmer.

Live Stream Beta Testing
A basic Live Stream Beta Testing Program will commence with Phoenix Pro/Am Round 1 (Regionally Based), and will continue to be developed through a CDN partnership with The GT Channel, and technical support from our communications partner Belle-1Communications.

Car Shows
At selected rounds, Car Street Journal (AZ) and LV Racing Scene (hosts of the Las Vegas Car Show “EOS”) will host their signature car shows bringing street style and some truly amazing builds out to the track paddocks.

The Southwest Drift Series is currently sponsored by 702 Graphics, Megan Racing, STR Racing Wheels, Garrett Turbos, CP/Carillo, Kaaz, Brian Crower, ACT, Belle-1 Communications, Get Nuts Laboratory, Maverick Motorsports, Battle Version, Baker Performance, and FatLace.

For more information, visit http://www.vegasdrift.com. Competitors with rulebook and technical questions should contact [email protected] Interested media please apply online at http://www.vegasdrift.com/registration/media-application/

General event questions, sales and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Nicholas Dizon –

[email protected]