On February 19, NOS Energy Drink filmed a commercial featuring ’09 Formula Drift Champion Chris Forsberg at Willow Springs Raceway in Rosamond, CA. The commercial, slated to begin airing later this month on select NASCAR broadcasts, also highlights Forsberg’s crew and Jarod DeAnda, the voice of Formula DRIFT. 2010 will be the second season of the Forsberg-NOS partnership. For more information including air-times and schedule please visit www.drinknos.com.
The long awaited game for Formula DRIFT has arrived on Wrecked Magazine. Once you register you become a Formula DRIFT general manager commanding a roster of four drivers. You can compete in public leagues where you can invite friends and have randomly assigned players join to fill the league. You can also run a private league which requires you to invite anyone you want to play into your game. So start a league with work, your drift buddies, or some degenerates from your favorite car forum and draft up for Long Beach!
The game will allow you to score one point for these 10 categories:
1.Top 32 (Anytime a Driver Of Yours Makes It Into the Top 32 You Will Receive One Point)
2.Top 16 (Anytime a Driver Of Yours Makes It Into the Top 16 You Will Receive One Point)
3.Top 8 (Anytime a Driver Of Yours Makes It Into the Top 8 You Will Receive One Point)
4.Podium (Anytime a Driver Of Yours Makes It On Podium You Will Receive One Point Regardless of what Place on the Podium)
5.Vehicle Malfunction (One point will be rewarded to your team if any driver on your team has some sort of vehicle malfunction)
Example: This could be anything from blowing a transmission to not starting at the line.
6.Wreck Tow Off (One point will be rewarded to your team if any driver on your team wrecks his car and must be towed off the course by a tow truck.)
7.Wreck Drive Off (One point will be rewarded to your team if any driver on your team wrecks and is able to drive off on his own will.)
Example: For your driver to qualify into this category he must leave some parts on the track. No bumper taps will count here.
8.One More Time (One point will be rewarded to your team if every time a driver on your roster participates in a One More Time battle regardless of what round he is in.)
9.UnderDog (One point will be rewarded to your team if every time a driver on your roster wins a tandem round of drifting against someone who qualified better than him at the current event.)
10.Team Tire Podium (One point will be rewarded to your team if any driver on your roster who shares a tire company with a driver on the podium.)
Example: Note that your own driver will not count for this. For example, if you have Michael Essa and he runs Maxxis Tires you will receive points at 2009 Irwindale Speedway Round 7 since Ryan Tuerck was on the podium.
If your not a Fantasy Game professional we understand and if the all the information is a little overwhelming theyhave made two tutorial videos on how to get going:
1. How to Register/Draft: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEpDcU-CGwE
2. How to Play the Game: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Rh3YRFIe7I
Where to Bookmark For the 2010 Season:
Today Bergenholtz Racing revealed Full Tilt Poker as the 2010 Title Sponsor for the Mazda RX-8 as well as unveiled the new look of the competition vehicle that will debut at Formula DRIFT Round 1: Streets of Long Beach on April 9-10. Members of the media and industry gathered at Bouchee’s at Smooth’s in Downtown Long Beach to hear the big news. After Ed Bergenholtz made the major announcement driver Joon Maeng drove the new Full Tilt Poker / Mazda / Nitto RX-8 down Pine Ave to the waiting crowd.
Be sure to check the car out at Round 1: Streets of Long Beach.
February 8, 2010
Bergenholtz Racing and Enkei Wheels established a marketing partnership for the 2010 Formula Drift race season. With the latest announcement of Joon Maeng as the new Official driver, Bergenholtz Racing is also implementing the all new light weight Enkei PF01 to its Mazda RX8. The Enkei PF01 is designed to be an ultra-light weight wheel. For more sizing and more info on the new ENKEI PF01, visit Enkei Wheels
“It is quite an honor to be working with Enkei Wheels. Both Bergenholtz Racing and Enkei Wheels have been known for performance and racing. It is a perfect partnership. We are extremely excited to be working with a great company.”
-Ron Bergenholtz Team Manager of Bergenholtz Racing.
The ENKEI PF01 is the newest addition to Enkei’s Racing Series line of wheels. With its light weight, the PF01 is the hottest racing wheel for 2010. Made with Enkei’s MAT technology, the PF01 is a light, racer friendly wheel. Sized from 15” to 18”, with plenty of clearance for large brake calipers. The new Enkei PF01 is a high quality, very lightweight wheel offered at a competitive price.
“Enkei wheels are engineered to the highest degree to deliver the best in performance. Simply mounting up the PF01’s to the NITTO NT05’s will increase the agility and acceleration of the Mazda RX8 immediately. It’s like having horsepower and and a suspension upgrade built into a wheel! I can’t wait to try them on track. The Mazda RX8 is going to do some amazing things with the Enkei PF01’s.”
-Joon Maeng pilot of the Bergenholtz Racing/Nitto Mazda RX8.
Win DVS Shoes & Gear with Eric O’Sullivan
2009 Formula Drift Rookie of The Year, Eric O’Sullivan, has teamed up with his good friends and sponsors at DVS Shoes to offer drift fans a shot at winning a collection of DVS gear. The winner will receive new DVS Shoes & clothing to ensure he/she is freshly dressed for the start of the 2010 Formula Drift Season. Its free and easy to enter the competition, here’s the deal.
All you need to do is sign up for the Eric O’Sullivan news letter. Those that register between today and end of February will be put into a hat and one winner will be picked at random.
The winner will receive a fresh pair of DVS Shoes, new DVS hoodie and Tshirt + some other bits and pieces that we can manage to squeeze into the package.
To sign up to Eric’s email subscription you can click here. The email address that you submit will receive an activation email. Usual process, click the link contained within the activation email and you’re all done.
This competition is open to international audience, postage & packaging is included in prize. Best of luck to all subscribers.