KMC Wheels Super Drift Challenge – Event Info and Drivers List

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The KMC Wheels Super Drift Challenge, which will take place both nights on the eastern end of the race circuit – turns 9, 10 and 11 – will feature 13 of the sport’s top cars and drivers.

Friday’s action will include practice and qualifying runs, while Saturday will see the teams compete for a $25,000 prize purse. On Sunday, the Super Drift Challenge cars will drift the entire race circuit after the featured IndyCar Series race.

Grand Prix fans that purchase any admission ticket for Friday or Saturday racing activities will be able to see that night’s KMC Wheels Super Drift Challenge. Seating for the Super Drift Challenge will be in Grandstands 16, 18, 24, 25 and 26 on a first-come, first-serve basis beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Drivers List
Odi Bakchis
Joon Maeng
Mike Essa
Robbie Nishida
Dean Kearney
Brandon Wicknick
Forrest Wang
Conrad Grunewald
Charles Ng
Jeff Jones
Alec Hohnadell
Kyle Mohan
Justin Pawlak

Friday, April 17             

7:00 AM          Gates Open
7:45 AM          TUDOR Championship Practice
8:00 AM          Lifestyle Expo Opens
10:45 AM        Pirelli World Challenge Practice
11:45 AM        Pro/Celebrity Race Practice
12:30 PM        Verizon IndyCar Series Practice
1:30 PM          Indy Lights Practice
2:00 PM          Verizon IndyCar All Driver Autograph Session in INDYCAR Paddock (open to all spectators)
3:00 PM          Pro/Celebrity Qualifying
3:45 PM          Verizon IndyCar Practice
4:45 PM          TUDOR Championship Qualifying
6:00 PM          Lifestyle Expo Closes
6:45 PM          Tecate Light Fiesta Concert (Concert Stage)
7:00 PM          KMC Wheels Super Drift Challenge Practice (Turns 9-10-11)
7:45 PM          KMC Wheels Super Drift Challenge Qualifying

Saturday, April 18

7:00 AM          Gates Open
7:55 AM          SPEED Energy Off-Road Series Practice & Qualifying
8:00 AM          Lifestyle Expo Opens
8:30 AM          Pirelli World Challenge Qualifying
9:15 AM          Indy Lights Practice
10:00 AM        Verizon IndyCar Practice
11:40 AM        Pro/Celebrity Race
12:55 PM        Indy Lights Qualifying
2:00 PM          Verizon IndyCar Qualifying & Firestone Fast 6
3:30 PM          TUDOR Championship Pre-Race
4:05 PM          Tequila Patron Sports Car Showcase (Race #3 of the 2015 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship – 100 min)
6:00 PM          Lifestyle Expo Closes
6:45 PM          Rock-N-Roar Concert Starring Vince Neil of Motley Crue (Concert Stage)
7:00 PM          KMC Wheels Super Drift Challenge Finals (Turns 9-10-11)

 

Sunday, April 19                                                                                                        

7:00 AM          Gates Open
7:20 AM          SPEED Energy Off-Road Race #1
8:00 AM          Lifestyle Expo Opens
8:38 AM          Indy Lights “Drivers Start Your Engines”
8:45 AM          Indy Lights Race
10:00 AM        Verizon IndyCar Warm Up
11:20 AM        Mothers Exotic Car Parade
11:50 AM        SPEED Energy Off-Road Race #2
1:30 PM          Verizon IndyCar “Drivers Start Your Engines”
1:37 PM          TOYOTA GRAND PRIX OF LONG BEACH (Race #3 of the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series)
3:55 PM          Drifting Demonstration
4:30 PM          Pirelli World Challenge Race  (1 hour)
5:30 PM          Lifestyle Expo Closes

*Schedule subject to change without notice

CLICK HERE for more information about the entire Grand Prix of Long Beach weekend.

 

Deezy the Dragon: The First ever Drifting Book for Children

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Deezy the Dragon: The First ever Drifting Book for Children!

April 6, 2015 (Los Angeles, CA)— Awesome Zoo Crew and Formula Drift present Deezy the Dragon. The first ever Drifting book for children! The hard-cover, illustrated 32 page picture book (ISBN# 978-0-9852168-6-3) is the perfect gift for any young child ages 0-10 interested in animals, music, racing, and action-sports. This is the fourth release from the Awesome Zoo Crew book series and is available for $14.99 (Hard Cover) pre-order at www.DeezyDragon.com. A $2.99 (E-Book) version can be found on iTunes, iBooks, and Amazon Kindle.

Follow the adventures of Deezy the Drifting Dragon and crew as he learns the ropes of drifting for his first time. Kids will learn valuable lessons along the way such as teamwork, never giving up, sportsmanship, and facing your fears. The hard cover comes with stickers, and a souvenir flyer of Deezy Dragon. The #DeezyDragon theme song can be purchased for $0.99 on iTunes and Amazon.

You can also follow, and watch Deezy Dragon on his YouTube channel www.youtube.com/DeezyDragon or Facebook www.facebook.com/DeezyDragon and Instagram www.Instagram.com/DeezyDragon

Deezy the Dragon is much more than a children’s book character. Aside from a theme song, App, coloring book, video game, music video, and merchandise line in development, we have a life size dragon costume of Deezy who meets, interacts, and plays with the children. Be on the lookout for Deezy at a Formula Drift event near you!

For pricing, events, merchandise and more information contact

Brian Allen

323-364-3361

DeezyDragon@yahoo.com

Jhonnattan Castro Signs E3 Spark Plugs as Co-Primary Sponsor for Formula Drift

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Long Beach, CA (April 7th, 2015) – Jhonnattan Castro is proud to be officially announcing his Co-Primary Sponsorship with E3 Spark Plugs for the 2015 Formula Drift season.

Jhonnattan Castro, 31, from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, is a multi-winning Dominican Drift Champion and part of Chris Forsberg’s powerhouse Nissan 370Z team—and a major up-and-comer in the Formula Drift scene.

“I am very happy and thankful to have such a strong partnership with E3 Spark Plugs and to finally announce our relationship. They offer the best product on the marketplace and their company values are at the highest levels,” said Jhonnattan Castro. “I’m honored that they see the value in me and my racing program and Formula Drift as a series—it shows how far we have really come. We are really looking forward to our future with E3 and are very eager and excited to compete for wins!”

“The demanding environment of the Formula Drift Series is the perfect fit for our patented DiamondFire design,” said Steve Joiner, Vice President of Sales/Marketing for E3 Spark Plugs. “We are thrilled to be involved with Jhonnattan Castro’s team.”

The deal was overseen and brokered by Motorsports Marketing Agency, Drive Motorsports International.

ABOUT E3 SPARK PLUGS
E3 Spark Plugs has long been known for the performance enhancements of its patented DiamondFire ground electrode, now incorporated into the company’s race line. E3 Spark Plugs is the official spark plug of NHRA, the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series and the Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League. E3 spark plugs are available for most automotive, small-engine, and powersports applications at automotive and home-improvement retail stores nationwide. For more information and complete test results, log onto www.e3sparkplugs.com.

ABOUT JHONNATTAN CASTRO
For More Information on Jhonnattan Castro please visit him on www.jcastroracing.com, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.