Formula DRIFT Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Fundraiser Announced; Irwindale Speedway to Host Charity Drift Event on December 13

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Formula DRIFT has announced a special charity event to benefit the American Red Cross’s Hurricane Sandy relief efforts on December 13 at Irwindale Speedway. Professional drift ride-alongs from Formula DRIFT stars will be for sale to the public with proceeds to going to the relief fund.

“Hurricane Sandy affected a lot of people on the East Coast and we realize the help that is needed to restore the quality of life for many,” said Jim Liaw, president and co-founder of Formula DRIFT. “The Series has many friends, fans and family living in the affected parts of the country and we invite everyone to come attend this special event to help support those in need.”

Formula DRIFT ride-alongs from the Series top drivers such as Daijiro Yoshihara, Justin Pawlak, Odi Bakchis, Kyle Mohan, Jeff Jones, Danny George and more will be available to give once in a lifetime ride-alongs that will be for sale.

Raffle tickets will also be on-sale at the event for a chance to win great prizes from Formula DRIFT partners including:

ACT, EBC Brakes, Electric, Fatlace, K&N, K1 Speed, Keep Drifting Fun, Motegi, Racers Edge, Tony Angelo, Scion Racing and Vaughn Gittin Jr.

Those that purchase a ride-along will be entered into a raffle for prizes donated by the following companies:

Alpinestars, America’s Tire, Falken Tire, K&N, K1 Speed, Fatlace, NItto Tire, Discount Tire Center and Racers Edge. 

The event is FREE and open for all fans to attend from 6 – 9 PM. Companies and Individuals can purchase ride-alongs via the Formula DRIFT website: Donations are also welcome with all proceeds to be donated to the American Red Cross.


Schedule of Events:


6:00 – 6:30pm: Driver Practice / Warm-Up Session

6:00 – 6:30pm: Ride-Along Check-In

6:30 – 7:30pm: Ride-Alongs

7:30 – 8:00pm: Raffle Drawing

8:00 – 9:00pm: Additional Ride-Alongs


Formula DRIFT Exhibition at the MavTV 500 IndyCar Race

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This past Saturday, fans at the MavTV 500 IndyCar race at Auto Club Speedway were treated to multiple drifting demos by Odi Bakchis, Joon Maeng, Danny George and Conrad Grunewald.

In over 100 degree temperatures, the drivers put on a great show in front of thousands of fans as they roamed the paddock prior to the race.


Formula DRIFT Exhibition at Auto Club Speedway IndyCar Race Saturday, September 15, 2012

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Come see Formula DRIFT drivers Odi Bakchis, Conrad Grunewald, Joon Maeng, and Danny George to do a drift exhibition at MAVTV 500 IndyCar World Championship Race at Auto Club Speedway this Saturday, September 15, 2012.

MAVTV 500 INDYCAR World Championships – Saturday, September 15

7:00 a.m. – Parking Lots Open
12:30 p.m. – FanZone Gates Open to Ticket Holders *
12:30 p.m. – Mariachi Los Reyes performs on the DiscoverIE FanZone Main Stage
 1:00 p.m. – Formula Drift Exhibition in the DiscoverIE FanZone
1:00 p.m. – Randy Scott Band performs on the DiscoverIE FanZone Main Stage
1:30 p.m. – Metal Mulisha presented by Royal Purple in the DiscoverIE FanZone
2:00 p.m. – Dario Franchitti Walk of Fame Induction (Outside Gate 14)
2:00 p.m. – Formula Drift Exhibition in the DiscoverIE FanZone
2:00 p.m. – The Spazmatics performs on the DiscoverIE FanZone Main Stage
2:30 p.m. – All-Driver INDYCAR Autograph Session – INDYCAR Fan Village
2:30 p.m. – Firestone Indy Lights Driver Intros – Security Clear Pit Road
3:00 p.m. – Formula Drift Exhibition in the DiscoverIE FanZone
 3:00 p.m. – Firestone Indy Lights Race (50 laps)
4:00 p.m. – Metal Mulisha presented by Royal Purple in the DiscoverIE FanZone
4:00 p.m. – The Spazmatics performs on the DiscoverIE FanZone Main Stage
 5:00 p.m. – Formula Drift Exhibition in the DiscoverIE FanZone
5:00 p.m. – INDYCAR World Championship Driver Intros
 5:50 p.m. – MAVTV 500 INDYCAR World Championship Race (250 laps)

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[VIDEO] Drift into the Blue Episode 4

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