Don’t forget to watch Formula DRIFT Episode 1 – Long Beach on Wednesday, May 6 at 8:30 PM EST on CBS Sports Network
Thursday night May 14, Irwindale’s own Formula DRIFT open practice sessions will resume on the course that the entire civilized world now knows as the legendary “House of Drift” … aka: Irwindale Speedway right at the top of the 605 freeway.
2015’s action-packed Thursday night under-the-lights practices will be held monthly with events now set for:
- May 14
- June 11
- July 19
- August 13
- September 10
- October 1
- November 12
- December 10
Each of the Thursday night sessions will start with a (public invited) technical inspection for the competition vehicles at 4PM and drift practice will run flat out from 5 to 8PM. The fan gates open at 4PM and there’s plenty of close-free parking.
Open to the public (fans can watch from the stands and visit the pits as well) admission is only $10 per person. These will be nights when fans can see some of the best of the best getting tuned-up for the 2015 season as well as catching the acts of some of new, upcoming Drift talent as they test their driving skills and machines against the established pros.
Anyone can run their properly-equipped* car for $75 and they can register right at the track on Thursday night.
Thursday Night Drift Requirements
Group C Requirements:
- Helmet: No open face, SA2010, SA2005
- No loose items: Interior, trunk
- Fire Extinguisher: secure mount, 2lb min
- Fluid Leaks: No Fluid Leaks
- Catch cans: Coolant, Oil if non OEM
- Gas Cap: Present and sealed
- Fuel line: check hose clamps and fittings
- Battery: Secure mount, positive covered
- Brake light: Min 2 functioning
- Brake pedal: good feel maintain pressure
- Key or Master cutoff operation, location marked
- Lug nuts: Present and secure
- Steering: Smooth, no binding
- Tow hooks: Front and rear (OEM at own risk)
- Hood and Trunk: Securely latched
- Windshield: OEM or Lexan secure mounting
- Seat: OEM with stock belts or FIA with harness
Group B Requirements: plus listed above
- Suspension: Coilovers or Non OEM suspension
- Differential: Welded or clutch type
- E-Brake: Functioning, cable or hydro
Group A Requirements: plus listed above
- 6 point roll cage: 5”x0.095 DOM
- Door Bars: Nascar or X on both doors
- Harness bar and Diagonal
- Seat belts: 5 point minimum required
- Fire Suit: SFI 3-2A/5 with fire resistant gloves and shoes
For Technical Inquiries: Kevin@formulad.com
KMC Super Drift Challenge Results;
Conrad Grunewald Takes the Victory
Long Beach, Calif. – April 19, 2015 – Formula DRIFT hosted the KMC Super Drift Challenge during the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Conrad Grunewald in the Always Evolving / Replay Camera Chevrolet Camaro takes the victory.
The KMC Super Drift Challenge for the third consecutive year brought motorsports action under the lights during the annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach with a filled capacity within Turns 9, 10, and 11 of the famous street course. Sixteen of the top Formula DRIFT drivers competed for a $25,000 prize purse.
“We were excited to be able to showcase competition drifting under the lights on the streets of Long Beach,” stated Jim Liaw, president and co-founder of Formula DRIFT. “Then to see a capacity turn out for the fierce competition capped off an eventful Saturday at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.”
The action under the lights along created a unique and competitive environment for the drivers. Number one qualifier, Forrest Wang in Get Nuts Lab / Hankook Tire Nissan S14 finishes in third place for the second consecutive year. Conrad Grunewald met Robbie Nishida in the Achilles Motorsport / Bridges Racing Lexus SC300 in the finals. Grunewald outmatched Nishida to take the event victory.
“I’d like to start off by thanking my partners because without them I wouldn’t be here. I couldn’t be happier with wining tonight,” said Conrad Grunewald, winner of the KMC Super Drift Challenge. “It’s almost surreal to be running at night in Long Beach. It’s an honor to walk away with a win amongst such great competitors.”
Formula DRIFT continues to Round 2: Road to the Championship at Road Atlanta on May 8-9, 2015. Tickets are available and can be purchased via www.formuladrift.com.
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!
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