Hold the Line Pro-Am Series

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For Immediate Release:

Tony Angelo is proud to announce his newest drifting endeavor, the Hold the Line Formula D Pro-Am series. Hold the Line (“HTL”) will fill the Pro-Am void that exists in the Northeastern US. HTL will be a four event series held at two of the best drift tracks in the region, the venerable Englishtown Raceway in Old Bride, NJ, and the fresh, state of the art Monticello Motor Club in Monticello, NY. Over the past 8 years, Englishtown has been the host of many groundbreaking drift events, while Monticello is a superbly appointed, state of the art facility that has only recently opened its doors to drifting.

“I’m really happy to announce the Hold the Line series to all the up and coming drivers from my neck of the woods, and I’m excited to be working with two world-class facilities to deliver what is surely going to be a fun and exciting series.” said Angelo.

The HTL program will deliver full FD licenses to the top series finishers. Hold the Line also boasts such features as Drift demos by some of the best competitors in the sport today, and a judging panel headed by Tony Angelo, himself. Hold the Line will work in conjunction with Clubloose at Englishtown, and D-Up! at Monticello Motor Club.

www.htldrift.com (coming soon)



Events: May 1 – Monticello Motor Club

July 16 – Englishtown Raceway Park

August 6 – Monticello Motor Club

September 10 – Englishtown Raceway Park

Formula DRIFT Returns to Panama City this Weekend

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Formula DRIFT will return for the third consecutive time to Panama City for the annual demo that is part of Xtreme Wheels & Drift.  The event will be held at the Figali Convention Center on February 12.

Panama has a growing car culture of enthusiasts and a large fan base for drifting, who first saw professional action 3 years ago.  The drift demo held by professional Formula DRIFT drivers is held to help continue the promotion of the sport within the region with the goal to hold a professional event at a racetrack.  Panama is a major focal point for commerce around the globe with over 14,000 ships, carrying over 300 million tons of cargo through the canal each year.

Formula DRIFT drivers that will be participating include Joon Maeng, Cyrus Martinez, John Russakoff, Charles Ng, Matt Field, and Patrick Mordaunt.

Driftstream.tv Finishes an Amazing Season with over 1,000,000 Viewers

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Long Beach, Calif. – Oct 6, 2010 – Formula DRIFT finished the inaugural season of DriftStream.tv brought to you by Justin.tv at Round 7: Final Fight at Irwindale Speedway and registered over 139,000 unique viewers watching the event live. This put the final total of over 1,000,000 unique viewers this season for the innovative DriftStream.tv program.

Formula DRIFT partnered with Justin.tv to distribute the LiveStream of Round 7: Final Fight at Irwindale Speedway. Over 128 countries tuned in to watch over 9,500,000 minutes! of action streamed this year live. Some other impressive stats included over 2,800,000 views and 32,000 Facebook messages sent.

“The new Driftstream was very successful reaching over a million viewers,” said Ryan Sage, Vice-President and Co-founder of Formula DRIFT. “We are excited to be able to bring Formula DRIFT into the homes of fans across the globe that may not have the chance to come out to a live event and interact with one another. We look forward to providing an even better experience next season.”

This program would not have been possible without our sponsors Discount Tire Company, Nitto Tires, Advanced Clutch, Motegi Wheels, Clutchmasters, Mishimoto, Need for Speed and Belle-1 Communications. We would also like to thank out media partners motoiq.com, speedhunters.com, drifting.com, deathmachines.net for hosting and promoting DriftStream.TV throughtout the entire 2010 season”

Goodyear Formula DRIFT Malaysia Revs Up For Another Exhilirating Showcase

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Holding event at the Dataran Merdeka to bring Motorsport fans closer to the thrilling drift action

25 October 2010 (Kuala Lumpur) – Counter steers, over steers, ‘donuts’ and screeching tires return to Kuala Lumpur as the adrenaline-pumping action of the Goodyear Formula DRIFT Malaysia 2010 returns to Malaysia on 18-19 December 2010

Following a successful event last year, ESPN STAR Sports (ESS) and Title Sponsor Goodyear Malaysia have today announced the return of the second edition that will be held at the rare and historic site of Dataran Merdeka to bring the event closer to Malaysian motorsport fans.

Spectators this year can look forward to catching up to 50 competitive drivers from across the Asia-Pacific region pushing their rear-wheel-drive cars to the limit with impeccable precision and vehicle control. This year’s edition will see the return of some familiar international faces such as Ryuji Miki from Japan and Daniel Woolhouse from New Zealand as well as local crowd favourites, Ariff Johanis, Azrina Jane, Michael Gan and Hanizam bin Hazmah from Team Goodyear. This combined with a host of fresh faces from the region will surely elevate the standards of professional drifting to new heights in Malaysia.

“We are thrilled to stage another spectacular Goodyear Formula Drift Malaysia event after such a hugely successful showing last year. The high calibre of world-class drivers is testament to the elite level of competition and we’re excited to bring the event closer to spectators at Dataran Merdeka,” said Harvey Davis, Vice President, Event Management Group, ESPN STAR Sports.

Goodyear’s involvement in drift began three years ago with the Goodyear Speedfest in Bukit Jalil in 2007. Since then, its support for the fastest growing motorsport in Asia and Malaysia continues to grow through its sponsorship of Formula Drift Singapore (2008-2010), Formula Drift Thailand (2009-2010) and closer to home Goodyear Formula Drift Malaysia for the second consecutive year.

“Drift in the ASEAN region is one of the fastest growing motorsports in the region today and we’re delighted to be renewing our affiliation with Formula Drift. This year, Team Goodyear Malaysia will be drifting using Goodyear’s Ultra High Performance (UHP) tires – the Eagle F1 Asymmetric tire – designed to enhance driving performance by providing maximum traction especially when taking corners,” said Nasution Abdul Rahman, Managing Director, Goodyear Malaysia.

“Goodyear has always had a rich heritage in racing. Its legacy is derived from an association with different forms of racing all over the world for over 100 years which has enabled Goodyear to extract significant learning, relative to tire performance that can be ultimately passed on to our consumers. We are proud to be showcasing the results of these learning at Formula Drift Malaysia,” he added.

YBhg. Datuk Seri Ahmad Fuad bin Ismail, Mayor of Kuala Lumpur also commented at the press conference saying, “I am extremely pleased to see events such as Goodyear Formula DRIFT event take place once again on Malaysian shores. Not only does this increase the profile of our country in hosting international events and as a major motorsport hub, it energisers our sporting calendar and indirectly contributes to our tourism initiatives which benefits not only sports fans but the entire country.”

Goodyear Formula DRIFT Malaysia has become a highlight on the sporting calendar, attracting regional interest and talent, as well as world-class drivers hailing from Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, China, Hong Kong, Japan and New Zealand. Fans in Malaysia can expect a thrilling experience as top-class drivers burn up the course two-at-a-time, often only inches apart, featuring aggressive side-by-side action, nail-biting power slides and spectacular drifting along a series of tight corners as powerful engines roar and tires bellow smoke.

The Goodyear Formula DRIFT Malaysia will be the climax of the three-part Formula DRIFT Series, which blasted off with the Formula DRIFT Singapore ProAm Series 2010 in April, followed by the upcoming Goodyear Formula DRIFT Thailand on November 20 – 21, to be held in Bangkok. For more information, log on to the official Formula DRIFT web site www.formuladriftasia.com.

The Goodyear Formula DRIFT Malaysia is organized by ESS and supported by Goodyear as the Title Sponsor. The event is supported by BHpetrol as Main Sponsor, MYEG as Presentation Sponsor, and Mazda as the Official Car, brought to you by Bermaz/Prima Merdu – the official franchise holder and importer. ESPN STAR Sports is the official broadcaster for the Goodyear Formula DRIFT Malaysia, and highlights will be aired across its networks, covering 24 countries to a cumulative reach of more than 300 million viewers in Asia