Formula DRIFT Announces Partnership With App Developer Hopscotch

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Long Beach, Calif. – March 30, 2017– Formula DRIFT has announced the launch of a new app available now for iOS and to come on Android devices. The app will be an all-in-one hub for Formula DRIFT.

“We are excited to introduce this brand new mobile app that will include everything an FD fan would need right in their pocket,” said Ryan Sage, Vice-President and Co-Founder of Formula DRIFT. “The app will also provide easy ways to earn free stuff for, just being a fan!”

The mobile app will contain information from the Formula DRIFT website including FD news, stats, driver roster, standings, a social media hub in an easy to use, all-inclusive application.

Additional features include:

– Live scoring alerts and stats

– Exclusive Formula DRIFT content

– Breaking news alerts

– Ability to purchase tickets

– Geo-fencing to support on-site programs for sponsors

– The new Formula DRIFT fan rewards program

“Formula DRIFT has an incredibly passionate, young fan base, and we are excited to deliver a new and better way for Formula Drift to engage those fans,” said Laurence Sotsky, founder and CEO, Hopscotch. “Their new app will not only help activate their fans and sponsors directly on their mobile devices, it will also transform their fan’s race day experience.”

The Formula DRIFT app can be downloaded now in the App Store for iOS devices.

For more information visit, www.formulad.com and find Formula DRIFT on Instagram @formulad, Facebook www.facebook.com/formuladrift, Twitter @FormulaDrift, and Snapchat – formula_drift. Tune into Formula DRIFT on CBS Sports and check your local listings for airtimes.

Worthouse Drift Team set for Formula DRIFT debut in Long Beach

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Worthouse Drift Team set for Formula DRIFT debut in Long Beach

The new Worthouse Drift Team’s duo of Piotr Więcek and James Deane will make their debut in the Formula DRIFT Pro Championship in Long Beach, CA this weekend aiming to make their mark on the US drifting scene after years of dominating in Europe.

The Worthouse Drift Team is set to take part in all eight rounds of the world’s premier professional drifting competition with a pair of Falken Tire-shod, 900 hp Nissan Silva S15s maintained by Bridges Racing and driven by Piotr Więcek, a 27-year-old Pole and three-time, reigning Polish Drift Masters GP Champion, as well as the 25-year-old James Deane from Ireland, a five-time Irish and European Drift Champion. Continue reading Worthouse Drift Team set for Formula DRIFT debut in Long Beach

Formula DRIFT 2017 Pro Championship Season Kicks Off in 4 Days in Long Beach

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Formula DRIFT 2017 Pro Championship Season Kicks Off in 4 Days in Long Beach

Long Beach, Calif. – March 27, 2017 – The Formula DRIFT Black Magic Championship presented by BlackVue Dash Cameras will kickoff the 14th Pro Championship season beginning with Round 1: Streets of Long Beach in 4 days.

On March 31 – April 1, drifting will return to city streets in Long Beach, CA. 3-time Formula DRIFT champion, Chris Forsberg in the NOS Energy Nissan 370Z will look to defend his championship and has teamed up with top driver Ryan Tuerck. Also joining forces this season will be Vaughn Gittin Jr. and Chelsea DeNofa, the winner of Round 1 last season, who will be piloting the second Ford Mustang RTR. Fredric Aasbo will aim for another championship in a brand new vehicle. Returning to the Series is top European contender, James Deane, who will be joined by top Polish driver Piotr Wiecek.

The event will also feature the AutoCon car show, vendor village, and open paddock for the fans. Each ticket holder will have access to their nearly 100 teams, displays, and vendors.

Tickets for events in Long Beach, Orlando, Atlanta, New Jersey, Montreal, Seattle, and Texas are on-sale now via www.formulad.com/tickets.

2017 Formula DRIFT Black Magic Championship presented by BlackVue Dash Cameras Schedule

Round 1: O’Reilly Auto Parts Streets of Long Beach

March 31 – April 1 – Long Beach, CA, USA

Invitational: Motegi Racing Super Drift Challenge at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach**

April 7 – April 8 – Long Beach, CA, USA

Round 2: Unchartered Territory

April 28 – April 29 – Orlando, FL, USA

Round 3: Advance Auto Parts Road to the Championship

May 12 – May 13 – Atlanta, GA, USA

Round 4: Advance Auto Parts Gauntlet

June 2- June 3 – Wall, NJ, USA

Round 5: True North

July 14 – July 15 – Montreal, Quebec, CANADA

Round 6: Throwdown

August 4- August 5 – Monroe, WA, USA

Round 7: Showdown

September 8- September 9 – Texas, USA

Round 8: O’Reilly Auto Parts Title Fight

October 13 – October 14 – Irwindale, CA, USA

*Subject to Change

**Non-Championship Points Competition

Fredric Aasbo to drive the all new Rockstar Energy Drink / Nexen Tire Toyota Corolla iM in Formula Drift. #RockstarD

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Champion driver Fredric Aasbo and Papadakis Racing unveil new competition car

Rockstar Energy Drink / Nexen Tire Toyota Corolla iM to debut in Long Beach

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HAWTHORNE, California (March 27, 2017) — The most winning team in Formula Drift history surprised fans on Monday with the unveiling of their latest Formula Drift competition machine. Champion driver Fredric Aasbo will pilot the all-new Rockstar Energy Drink / Nexen Tire Toyota Corolla iM in the 2017 Formula Drift series.

“We know we kept people guessing in the off-season as we built our 2017 car, and we couldn’t be happier to finally have a chance to show it off,” said team owner Stephan Papadakis. “Corolla is an iconic nameplate in drifting and we’re proud to bring it back to the championship.”

The vehicle was unveiled in a short online video titled Rockstar D, a live-action, shot-by-shot remake of the opening credits of the cult Initial D anime series. Continue reading Fredric Aasbo to drive the all new Rockstar Energy Drink / Nexen Tire Toyota Corolla iM in Formula Drift. #RockstarD