BlackVue Sponsors Formula Drift Driver Ken Gushi and GReddy Racing

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Seoul, Korea – April 28, 2017 – As a new Formula Drift Pro Championship season just started, presenting sponsor BlackVue announces new sponsorship.

During its first year as presenting sponsor, the representatives of BlackVue, the dash cam brand designed and manufactured by Pittasoft in South Korea, had the chance to be introduced to great personalities from the drift scene. Chief among them was Ken Gushi, driver of the number 21 Toyota 86 for GReddy Racing. Continue reading BlackVue Sponsors Formula Drift Driver Ken Gushi and GReddy Racing

Formula DRIFT PRO 2 Round 1 Orlando Results

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Formula DRIFT PRO 2 Round 1 Orlando Results;
Hometown Hero Kevin Lawrence Takes the Victory

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Long Beach, Calif. – April 28, 2017 – The Formula DRIFT PRO 2 season kicked off in Orlando Speed World. The hometown favorite, Kevin Lawrence in the Enjuku Racing / BC Racing / Hankook Tire Nissan 240 takes home the victory.

PRO 2 kicked off the season in sunny Orlando, Florida with the first of four competitions. The action packed event had many highlights throughout the day and showcased the talent of the rising stars of the sport.

“The level of talent within the PRO 2 rankings is quite impressive,” said Jim Liaw, President of Formula DRIFT. “What started as a stepping stone for many American drifters has now blossomed into an international field of drivers competing at a high level for their chance at a Pro license and the chance to drive against the best drifters in the world.”

The quarter-finals featured door to door action that was often too close to call. The competition between Brandon Schmidt and Kevin Lawrence had two “One more time,” battles with Lawrence eventually getting the call to move into the Finals. In the other half of the quarter-finals, Travis Reeder met Josh Robinson and in one of the most exciting moments of the day, Reeder while having a debeaded tire managed to maintain drift to move into the Finals, while Robinson secures the third place finish. In a close final battle, the Orlando native, Lawrence was able to edge out Reeder to get the victory and take the lead in the PRO 2 points standings.

“I couldn’t do this without the support of my team and partners including Enjuku Racing, Hankook Tire, BC Racing, Competition Clutch and Konig wheels and without these guys I wouldn’t be out here driving, ” said Kevin Lawrence, winner of PRO 2: Orlando. “To all my team that is just here throughout the day – changing tires and just sweating it out with me is all I can ask for.”

Formula DRIFT continues to Round 3: Road to the Championship at Road Atlanta on May 12-13. 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.

Formula DRIFT PRO 2: Orlando Results

1. Lawrence, Kevin Winner
2. Reeder, Travis 2nd Place
3. Robinson, Josh 3rd Place
4. Schmidt, Brandon 4th Place
5. Waters, Randall 5th Place
6. Goble, Brody 6th Place
7. Stratton, Dirk
7th Place
8. Szilveszter, Gyorgy 8th Place
9. Lizardi, Luis
9th Place
10. Beechum, Trenton
10th Place
11. Rowlings, Kelsey 11th Place
12. Kiriakopoulos, George
12th Place
13. Vankirk, Matt
13th Place
14. George, Danny 14th Place
15. Meeks, Austin
15th Place
16. Brockway, Donovan 15th Place

Motorsport Network Join Forces with Formula DRIFT as Media Partner

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Motorsport.com sites now ‘Official Digital Media Company’ for popular motorsport series

Long Beach, Calif. – April 19, 2017 – Motorsport Network the owner of Motorsport.com and Autosport.com, continued its North American strategic growth today by launching a new content agreement with Formula DRIFT.

This new relationship with one of America’s most popular forms of motorsports will enhance coverage for fans and followers of the unique series. Through the new relationship with Motorsport Network, fans can turn to Motorsport.com and Motor1.com for exclusive content from the series.

Formula DRIFT officials look forward to advantages the new partnership can provide to its organization and dedicated followers.

“Formula DRIFT already has the second largest social media profile in all of American motorsports,” said Jim Liaw, president of Formula DRIFT. “This partnership with Motorsport.com and Motor1.com will help grow our fan base even more via added reach and the ability to provide coverage in multiple languages – which is very much needed to our international appeal.”

The 2017 Formula DRIFT schedule includes eight locations in the United States and Canada.

Exclusive content agreements are part of an overall business plan for Motorsport Network according to North American Director of Business Development Hector Scarano.

“We’re very excited to add Formula DRIFT to our family of partnerships with racing organizations throughout North America,” Scarano said. “We look forward to having Motorsport.com and Motor1.com help grow awareness of this unique and very popular series to new fans throughout the world.”

Motorsport.com and Motor1.com readers can view exclusive content on the both websites and accompanying social media platforms. The next round of the Formula DRIFT Championship will be held in Orlando from April 28-29.

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Motegi Racing Super Drift Challenge Friday Night Results

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Motegi Racing Super Drift Challenge Friday Results;
Matt Field Takes His Second Consecutive Motegi Racing Super Drift Victory

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Long Beach, Calif. – April 7, 2017 – Formula DRIFT returned to Long Beach to host the Motegi Racing Super Drift Challenge as part of the 43rd Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Matt Field in the Falken Tire / Vapetasia / ARK Performance Nissan 240 goes back to back at the Motegi Super Drift Challenge.

The Motegi Racing Super Drift Challenge for the fifth consecutive year brought motorsports action under the lights during the annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach within Turns 9, 10, and 11 of the famous street course. Drivers competed on Friday night in front of a capacity crowd for a chance at the prize purse and bragging rights.

“For the first time we decided to hold a doubleheader Top 16 competition over the course of the Grand Prix of Long Beach weekend,” said Jim Liaw, President of Formula DRIFT. “For our 11th consecutive year bringing drifting action on the Streets of Long Beach we wanted to showcase even more competitive action for the fans on both Friday and Saturday night.”

On night one of the doubleheader weekend drivers were placed at random into the Top 16 bracket. The Top 4 saw returning Motegi Racing Super Drift winner, Matt Field against Justin Pawlak in the Roush Performance Ford Mustang. Field outdrove his opponent to move into the Finals. Forrest Wang in the Get Nuts Lab Nissan 240 faced off against Alex Heilbrunn in the IMR / Nitto Tire BMW M3. Heilbrunn fresh off his second place finish last weekend at the Formula DRIFT season opener on the same track, kept his streak alive taking the win to move into the Finals. Forest Wang finishes in third place. The final battle was dramatic as Heilbrunn and Field collided on the first turn of the first run. Judges deemed fault to Heilbrunn giving Field the advantage. Field, after fixing the significant damage sustained from the run 1 collision kept a clean and safe follow run to take the first victory of the doubleheader.

“We went back to back!” said Matt Field, winner of the Motegi Super Drift Challenge. “There’s day two tomorrow and we’re going to try to win that too. This event was strong and it feels good to get back into a car that’s in working manner after struggling last weekend, but we’re back.”

The action continues on Saturday night for the second night of the Motegi Racing Super Drift Challenge during the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. 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.

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Motegi Racing Super Drift Challenge – Friday Night Results

1. Field, Matt Falken Tire / Vapetasia / ARK Performance Nissan 240 Winner
2. Heilbrunn, Alex IMR / Nitto Tire BMW M3 2nd Place
3. Wang, Forrest Get Nuts Lab Nissan 240 3rd Place
4. Pawlak, Justin Roush Performance Ford Mustang 4th Place
5. Hamilton, Nate Team Enjuku, BC Racing, Hankook Tire S13.4
5th Place
6. Rintanen, Juha STR Racing / Nexen Tire Nissan 240 6th Place
7. Kearney, Dean Oracle Lighting Dodgle Viper 7th Place
8. Beechum, Trenton Beechum Racing Ford Mustang 8th Place
9. Castro, Jhonnattan Gerdau Metaldom/ Nexen / Toyota GT86
9th Place
10. Essa, Michael Achilles tire, Essa Autosport M3
10th Place
11. Litteral, Ryan NRG Innovation / Federal Tire Nissan 240 11th Place
12. Burkett, Dan RAD Industries, Nexen Tire, Toyota Supra
12th Place
13. Jones, Jeff DOC Nissan 240 13th Place
14. Mohan, Kyle Built 2 Apex / Mazdatrix / KMR 2016 MX-5
14th Place

Motegi Racing Super Drift Challenge Event Information

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The Motegi Racing Super Drift Challenge, which will take place both nights on the eastern end of the race circuit – turns 9, 10 and 11. Grand Prix fans that purchase any admission ticket for Friday or Saturday racing activities will be able to see that night’s Motegi Racing Super Drift Challenge. Seating for the Super Drift Challenge will be in Grandstands 16, 18, 24, 25 and 26 on a first-come, first-serve basis beginning at 7:00 p.m.

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