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

TEAM FALKEN AMPS UP INVOLVEMENT FOR 2017 FORMULA DRIFT

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TEAM FALKEN AMPS UP INVOLVEMENT FOR 2017 FORMULA DRIFT
Team will support six drivers and becomes Official Tire Sponsor of series

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA  – In conjunction with the launch of the latest version of Falken Tires’ competition-winning performance tire, the AZENIS RT615K+, Team Falken, a two-time Manufacturer’s Champion in the Black Magic Formula Drift Pro Championship and the 2016 winner of the prestigious Tire Manufacturers Cup, will return to the popular series in 2017 with a strong field of six drivers.

Additionally, Falken Tires becomes the Official Tire Sponsor of Formula Drift and will further activate its involvement through dealer hospitality, spokesmodel meet & greets, driver autograph signings and a learning center display through its Falken rig at most of the series eight rounds. Continue reading TEAM FALKEN AMPS UP INVOLVEMENT FOR 2017 FORMULA DRIFT