THURSDAY NIGHTS GO “SLIDEWAYS” at IRWINDALE Speedway June 11, 2015

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Thursday night June 11,  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:

  • June 11
  • July 9
  • 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

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 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

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Group B Requirements: plus listed above

  • Suspension: Coilovers or Non OEM suspension
  • Differential: Welded or clutch type
  • E-Brake: Functioning, cable or hydro

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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

 

Updated Formula DRIFT Round 3: Unchartered Territory Results

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Formula DRIFT Round 3: Unchartered Territory Results;
Ryan Tuerck Takes the Victory

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Long Beach, Calif. – June 6, 2015 – Formula DRIFT presented by GoPro entered Orlando Speed World for the first time for Round 3: Unchartered Territory. Ryan Tuerck in the Retaks / Maxxis Scion FR-S takes the event victory and moves into second place in the standings.

Round 3: Unchartered Territory lived up to its moniker as the Series entered Orlando Speed World for the first time. 637,000 viewers tuned into the Driftstream during the weekend and were not disappointed. Despite the inclement weather, the action on track was very competitive. The new track would prove to be challenging even for the most seasoned of veterans.

“We were happily surprised with the at capacity crowd attendance for our first time at Orlando Speed World,” says Jim Liaw, President of Formula DRIFT. “Florida has always been a key demographic for the Series and now I think we have found a sweet spot in Central Florida.”

The event was full of upsets and surprises. The semi-finals was a rematch from the last event with defending champion, Chris Forsberg in the NOS Energy Drink / Hankook Tire Nissan 370Z and Ken Gushi in the GReddy Racing / Hankook Tire Scion Racing FR-S going head to head. On Forsberg’s lead run contact was made that was ruled to be Gushi’s fault giving him a zero. During the same run, but unrelated to the cars’ contact, Forsberg’s vehicle caught on fire which forced Forsberg to utilize his fire suppression system. That then led to his car being non-operational from that point forward. Forsberg was awarded the win over Gushi and was set to meet Tuerck in the Finals, but unable to continue through the competition due to the complications with his car, Forsberg was forced to bow out giving Tuerck the victory to move him into second place in the standings. Gushi moves up to fourth place and Forsberg into third place overall while securing both their second consecutive podium finishes.

“The weekend had its ups and downs. We barely moved on in the Top 32 and then moved on against Yokoi when his car caught on fire. The only battle we then had was in the semi-finals against Matt Field. Then against Forsberg’s car caught on fire and he couldn’t continue and I got the win on a technicality,” said Ryan Tuerck, winner of Round 3: Unchartered Territory. “A wins a win. Thanks to my team they worked hard regardless and it feels good to secure a little bit of a points gap.”

The 2015 Formula DRIFT season will continue to Round 4: The Gauntlet on June 26-27 at Wall Speedway in New Jersey. For more information visit: www.formuladrift.com and find Formula DRIFT on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Tune into Formula DRIFT on CBS Sports and check your local listings for airtimes.

Round 3: Unchartered Territory Event Results
1. Tuerck, Ryan Ryan Tuerck Racing / Retaks / Maxxis Scion FR-S Winner
2. Forsberg, Chris NOS Energy Drink / Hankook Tire Nissan 370Z 2nd Place
3. Gushi, Ken GReddy Racing / Hankook Tire Scion Racing FR-S 3rd Place
4. Field, Matt CX Racing / Yokohama Tire Nissan S14 4th Place
5. Mordaunt, Pat DriftPaddock.com / Falken Tire Nissan 350Z 5th Place
6. Gittin, Vaughn Monster Energy / Nitto Tire Ford Mustang RTR 6th Place
7. Yokoi, Masashi D-Max Nissan S15 7th Place
8. Hohnadell, Alec 11 Racing Nissan S14 8th Place
9. McQuarrie, Tyler GoPro / Mobil 1 Chevrolet Camaro 9th Place
10. Bakchis, Aurimas Feal Suspension / ARK Performance / Nitto Nissan 240SX 10th Place
11. Whiddett, Mike Red Bull Mazda MX-5 11th Place
12. Nishida, Robbie Achilles Radial Infiniti G37S 12th Place
13. Evans, James SIKKY Racing Nissan 350Z 13th Place
14. Moen, Kenny Bridges Racing / Achilles / Gatebil Nissan S14 14th Place
15. Kearney, Dean Oracle Lighting / Achilles Motorsports Dodge Viper 15th Place
16. Castro, Jhonnattan E3 / Hankook / Progreso Nissan 370Z 16th Place
2015 Formula DRIFT Championship Presented by GoPro Top 3 Standings After Three Events
1. Bakchis, Aurimas Feal Suspension / ARK Performance / Nitto Nissan 240SX 223.00 Points
2. Tuerck, Ryan Ryan Tuerck Racing / Retaks / Maxxis Scion FR-S 208.00 Points
3. Forsberg, Chris NOS Energy Drink / Hankook Tire Nissan 370Z 189.00 Points
Manufacturers Championship Standings After Three Rounds
1. Scion 471.00 Points
2. Nissan 261.00 Points
3. Ford 234.00 Points
4. Chevrolet 179.00 Points
5. Mazda 125.00 Points
6. Toyota 87.00 Points
7. Infiniti 85.00 Points
8. Dodge 70.00 Points
9. BMW 52.00 Points
Tire Championship Standings After Three Rounds
1. Hankook 449.00 Points
2. Nitto 362.00 Points
3. Maxxis 188.00 Points
4. Falken 278.00 Points
5. Achilles 272.00 Points
6. Yokohama 259.00 Points
7. GT Radial 143.00 Points

Formula DRIFT PRO 2 Orlando Speed World Results

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Formula DRIFT PRO 2 Orlando Speed World Results;
Alex Heilbrunn Takes the Victory

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Long Beach, Calif. – June 5, 2015 – Formula DRIFT PRO 2 began the season at Orlando Speed World with the first of four rounds of competition. Alex Heilbrunn in the IMR BMW 3-Series takes the victory and the lead in the standings.

PRO 2 kicked off the season with the first event at Orlando Speed World. This marks the first PRO 2 event to be held at the venue.

“In its second year, PRO 2 has proven to be a great way for drivers to get acclimated to the tracks and the level of competition,” says Jim Liaw, President of Formula DRIFT. “Alex Heilbrunn is a great example of an international driver, hailing from Lima, Peru, who made his way through the Pro-AM Series and now has found success in PRO 2.”

Heilbrunn met Andy Gray in the DriftEbisu.com / Achilles Tire Toyota Chaser, a regular of Formula DRIFT Japan, in the Finals. Heilbrunn remained consistent throughout the night and out drove his opponents to gain his first victory in Formula DRIFT PRO 2 and gain the lead in the standings in the first of four events for the season. Rounding out the podium was Jeff Jones in third place in the DNA Motoring Nissan S14.

“We are super excited to be here at Formula DRIFT PRO 2 for the first time,” said Alex Heilbrunn, winner of Round 1 of 4 events of PRO 2 Championship. “We qualified first and got the win, so it was a perfect weekend for me. I want to thank my team and everyone that made it possible.”

The 2015 Formula DRIFT season will continue to Round 4: The Gauntlet on June 26-27 at Wall Speedway in New Jersey. For more information visit: www.formuladrift.com and find Formula DRIFT on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Tune into Formula DRIFT on CBS Sports and check your local listings for airtimes.

 

PRO 2 – Round 1 of 4 – Orlando Speed World Event Results

1. Heilbrunn, Alex IMR BMW 3-Series Winner
2. Gray, Andy DriftEbisu.com / Achilles Tire Toyota Chaser 2nd Place
3. Jones, Jeff DNA Motoring Nissan S15 3rd Place
4. Briggs, Dave Briggs Racing Nissan S14 4th Place
5. Wolfson, Jeff Scion FR-S 5th Place
6. Wicknick, Brandon Chase Bays / RUN2JZ Nissan S13 6th Place
7. Patterson, Brandon Damascus Apparel Nissan S14 7th Place
8. Rintanen, Juha Nissan S14 8th Place
9. Evans, James Sikky Racing Nissan 350Z 9th Place
10. Lawrence, Kevin Nissan S13 10th Place
11. Cleef, Tommy Van Van Cleef Motorsports Toyota Supra 11th Place
12. Goble, Brody Indy Speed Shop V8 Nissan 240SX 12th Place
13. Hull, Taylor Nissan S14 13th Place
14. Kugay, Faruk Nissan S14 14th Place
15. Litteral, Ryan Nissan S14 15th Place
16. Rowlings, Kelsey Nissan S14 16th Place
 

2015 Formula DRIFT PRO 2 Top 3 Standings After One Event

1. Heilbrunn, Alex IMR BMW 3-Series 107.00 Points
2. Gray, Andy DriftEbisu.com / Achilles Tire Toyota Chaser 83.00 Points
3. Jones, Jeff DNA Motoring Nissan S15 67.00 Points