Formula DRIFT launches content studio: FD Studios

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Formula DRIFT – the world’s premier drifting series – is excited to announce FD Studios. This new enterprise will generate original content for all Formula DRIFT digital platforms and television properties.

FD Studios has been formed in association with Send It Productions, the producers of the Formula DRIFT series of TV shows over the last decade. It marks an investment by the series organizers in digital content in order to provide more original videos for its huge online audience.

“Content is where we thrive and where our audience is,” said Formula DRIFT president, Jim Liaw. “Just look at our livestream and social media numbers, which are second only to NASCAR in the U.S. and the biggest in the millennial category. We want to ensure that our young fanbase receive the best content, not only during event weekends, but throughout the entire season.”

“The concept for FD Studios is to give fans access to the wonderful narratives we see in the series on a regular basis,” said Formula DRIFT vice-president, Ryan Sage. “We are investing heavily in telling those stories, so that FD fans are able to see and hear meaningful stories of drivers, teams and major events in our amazing sport.”

Formula DRIFT has committed to producing more than 100 hours of new content for digital distribution as well as maintaining a strong presence on TV with CBS Sports for the 2019 season.

The 2019 Formula DRIFT series kicks off on April 5-6 with the O’Reilly Auto Parts Streets of Long Beach presented by Permatex. Visit formulad.com for event details, ticket purchases, driver profiles and livestream information.

Napoleon Motorsports: New Champion Pilot for EL1

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Napoleon Motorsports: New Champion Pilot for EL1
Napoleon Motorsports welcomes 2018 Formula DRIFT Pro 2 Champion, Travis Reeder! Reeder will be piloting the breakthrough Napoleon Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro EL1 for the 2019 PRO1 Formula Drift Series.

“I’m beyond stoked to have the opportunity to partner with the team over at Napoleon Motorsports! Every aspect of this program is going to push the limits, for not only the team and I, but the sport of drifting as a whole. Formula Drift Pro 2019, LETS JAM!”, Travis Reeder.

Napoleon Motorsports has a rich heritage and passion for motorsports. From its short track racing roots to its recent success as 2017 West Coast Champions in the The Trans Am Series. 

Napoleon Motorsports will be attacking the 2019 PRO1 Formula Drift Series in their revolutionary 2019 Chevrolet Camaro EL1 backed by TurnKey Industries.

Napoleon Motorsports: Attacking 2019 PRO1 Formula Drift Series

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Napoleon Motorsports has a rich heritage and passion for motorsports. From its short track racing roots to its current successes in the The Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli, Napoleon Motorsports is proud to announce that they will be attacking the 2019 PRO1 Formula Drift Series. 2015 Lone Star Drift Champion Randall Waters will be piloting the Napoleon Motorsports 2019 Chevrolet Camaro EL1. “This is going to a revolutionary racecar and a first of its kind in Formula Drift. Our innovations with the Camaro will be the example of what the future of racecars will be. We are super excited to compete in Formula Drift!” Said Team Owner Joe Napoleon.

Napoleon Motorsports is working diligently to complete the vehicle as soon as possible. Anderson Composites has partnered with the team and has supplied its high quality carbon-composite panels on the Camaro EL1. In addition, Napoleon Motorsports Lead Chassis fabricator, Robert Quezada is nearing completion of the cage. “We are working non-stop on this breakthrough project. Cage is just about done and I’m about to get started with engine mounting and suspension. This is sure to be one of the craziest racecars I have ever been a part of.” Said Robert Queszada.

Local Houston Texas native, Randall Waters will be piloting the breakthrough racecar. Randall Waters competed in Formula Drift PRO2 in 2017 and finished TOP5 earning his PRO1 license. He will be making his PRO1 debut in 2019 in the Napoleon Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro EL1. “I am so stoked to get back in the fight for the FD series in 2019. I am thankful Napoleon Motorsports is giving me this opportunity to pilot this “one of a kind” racecar. I can’t wait to get out there and compete with the best of the best in the world of FD.” said Randall Waters pilot of the Napoleon Motorsports Camaro EL1.

What is it like to compete in the Formula Drift Link ECU PRO2 Drift championship?

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A top professional drifter does not just come out of nowhere. In a sport that takes a lot of skill, experience and of course, sponsorship, to win at the elite level, a driver often competes for many years before reaching the Pro class.

This is where the feeder series’ come to the forefront.

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