Formula DRIFT Announces Black Magic as the Title Sponsor for the Series
Long Beach, Calif. – November 10, 2016 – Formula DRIFT has announced an agreement with the Black Magic® car care brand to become the Title Sponsor of the Formula DRIFT Championship, now called the Black Magic® Formula DRIFT Championship presented by BlackVue Dash Cameras.
“This new partnership with Black Magic is not just great for Formula DRIFT, but for all of the hard working participants in the Series,” stated Jim Liaw, President of Formula DRIFT. “Black Magic will allow us to expand the Series as well as reinvest into strengthening our foundation. We are looking forward to this new era of Formula DRIFT.”
In addition to the entitlement sponsorship news, Formula DRIFT has announced the Black Magic® Championship Cup powered by Gumout®. Drivers will compete throughout the year to win the cup with the top driver taking home the trophy at the end of the season.
“Black Magic is excited about the partnership with Formula DRIFT,” says Rusty Waples, Group Brand Manager of Black Magic / Gumout. “Both brands are powerful with auto enthusiasts and a natural fit with Formula DRIFT. We can’t wait for the 2017 season to kick-off!”
The Black Magic Formula DRIFT Championship presented by BlackVue Dash Cameras will begin in April at Round 1: Streets of Long Beach for the 2017 season.
2017 Black Magic Formula DRIFT Championship presented by BlackVue Dash Cameras
Round 1: Streets of Long Beach
March 31 – April 1 – Long Beach, CA, USA
Invitational: Super Drift Challenge at the Grand Prix of Long Beach**
April 7 – April 8 – Long Beach, CA, USA
Round 2: Invasion
April 28 – April 29 – Orlando, FL, USA
Round 3: Road to the Championship
May 12 – May 13 – Atlanta, GA, USA
Round 4: The Gauntlet
June 2- June 3 – Wall, NJ, USA
Round 5: True North
July 14 – July 15 – Montreal, Quebec, CANADA
Round 6: Throwdown
August 4- August 5 – Monroe, WA, USA
Round 7: Showdown
September 1- September 2 – Texas, USA (Option 1)
September 8- September 9 – Texas, USA (Option 2)
Round 8: Title Fight
October 6 – October 7 – Irwindale, CA USA (Option 1)
October 13 – October 14 – Irwindale, CA, USA (Option 2)
*Subject to Change
**Non-Championship Points Competition
For more information visit, www.formulad.com and find Formula DRIFT on Instagram @formulad, Facebook www.facebook.com/formuladrift, Twitter @FormulaD, and Snapchat – formula_drift. Tune into Formula DRIFT on CBS Sports and check your local listings for airtimes.