Formula DRIFT Teams Up with AutoCon To Produce Car Shows for Long Beach and Irwindale Rounds

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Formula DRIFT Teams Up with AutoCon To Produce Car Shows for Long Beach and Irwindale Rounds

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Long Beach, Calif. – February 17, 2017– The Black Magic Formula DRIFT Pro Championship presented by BlackVue has teamed up with AutoCon to produce car shows at the two Southern California events this season. The AutoCon car show will kick off the season at Round 1: Streets of Long Beach on March 31 – April 1 and conclude the year at Round 8: Title Fight at Irwindale Speedway on October 13 – 14.

“The car show element of our events is always a great addition for the fans,” said Ryan Sage, vice-president and co-founder of Formula DRIFT. “By working with AutoCon some of the best vehicles in the region will be put on display during the Long Beach and Irwindale events.”

The first AutoCon car show will be held on April 1 at the Streets of Long Beach event as part of the Formula DRIFT season opener. Fans will have the opportunity to view hundreds of unique custom vehicles on display, enjoy the live entertainment, and much more. For show car participants, vehicle registration is now open on the AutoCon website.

“We have always been fans of Formula D since its inception,” said Justin Fong, President and co-founder of AutoCon. “It is definitely a unique combination of the best of both worlds – drift and show. We are confident that this partnership will create an amazing experience for both our fans and audiences respectively.”

Additional car show information can be found at: http://www.autoconevents.com/autocon-long-beach-2017 and for vehicle registration visit: http://www.autoconevents.com/registration.

Formula DRIFT Announces Black Magic as the Title Sponsor for the Series

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Formula DRIFT Announces Black Magic as the Title Sponsor for the Series

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Long Beach, Calif. – November 10, 2016 – Formula DRIFT has announced an agreement with the Black Magic® car care brand to become the Title Sponsor of the Formula DRIFT Championship, now called the Black Magic® Formula DRIFT Championship presented by BlackVue Dash Cameras.

“This new partnership with Black Magic is not just great for Formula DRIFT, but for all of the hard working participants in the Series,” stated Jim Liaw, President of Formula DRIFT. “Black Magic will allow us to expand the Series as well as reinvest into strengthening our foundation. We are looking forward to this new era of Formula DRIFT.”

In addition to the entitlement sponsorship news, Formula DRIFT has announced the Black Magic® Championship Cup powered by Gumout®. Drivers will compete throughout the year to win the cup with the top driver taking home the trophy at the end of the season.

“Black Magic is excited about the partnership with Formula DRIFT,” says Rusty Waples, Group Brand Manager of Black Magic / Gumout. “Both brands are powerful with auto enthusiasts and a natural fit with Formula DRIFT. We can’t wait for the 2017 season to kick-off!”

The Black Magic Formula DRIFT Championship presented by BlackVue Dash Cameras will begin in April at Round 1: Streets of Long Beach for the 2017 season.

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

Round 1: Streets of Long Beach

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

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

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

Round 2: Invasion

April 28 – April 29 – Orlando, FL, USA

Round 3: Road to the Championship

May 12 – May 13 – Atlanta, GA, USA

Round 4: The 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 1- September 2 – Texas, USA (Option 1)

September 8- September 9 – Texas, USA (Option 2)

Round 8: Title Fight

October 6 – October 7 – Irwindale, CA USA (Option 1)

October 13 – October 14 – Irwindale, CA, USA (Option 2)

*Subject to Change

**Non-Championship Points Competition

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

Formula DRIFT PRO2 Round 4 at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park and PRO2 Championship Results

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Formula DRIFT PRO2 Round 4 at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park and PRO2 Championship Results;
Marc Landreville Wins Final PRO2 Event of the Season and Captures the PRO2 Championship

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Long Beach, Calif. – October 2, 2016 – Formula DRIFT PRO2 entered Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park for the first ever stand-alone PRO2 event, which was also the final event of the four event PRO2 Championship. Marc Landreville in the Perry Performance Nissan 240 took his third consecutive PRO2 victory to win the event and earn the PRO2 Championship.

Thousands of fans were in attendance and 120,000 Livestream viewers tuned to watch the exciting Formula DRIFT PRO2 drivers charge the challenging track at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park to earn their Formula DRIFT Pro license.

Landreville took the victory after qualifying in first and besting Nate Hamilton, in the Enjuku Racing / Fortune Auto Nissan 240 in a One More Time battle, after Hamilton had to exit the competition due to a broken serpentine belt. Dirk Stratton in the Lingenfelter Performance Corvette C6 finished the event in third place.

“The event was great,” said Marc Landreville, 2016 Formula DRIFT PRO2 champion. “The car was great and I had some excellent drivers to go up against, so that made for tremendous competition to end the season on a high note.”

The PRO2 Championship concludes the 2016 season with new champion Marc Landreville. Finishing in second place is Jeff Jones in the DOC Racing Nissan 240 and Andrew Lewis in the Andrew Lewis Racing Nissan 240 in third place.

The 2016 Formula DRIFT Pro Championship will continue to Round 8: O’Reilly Auto Parts Title Fight sponsored by Gumout on October 7-8, 2016 at Irwindale Speedway. For more information visit, www.formulad.com and find Formula DRIFT on Instagram @formulad, Facebook www.facebook.com/formuladrift, Twitter @FormulaD, and Snapchat – formula_drift. Tune into Formula DRIFT on CBS Sports and check your local listings for airtimes.

PRO2 Round 4 Event Results

1. Landreville, Marc Perry Performance Nissan 240 Winner
2. Hamilton, Nate Enjuku Racing / Fortune Auto Built Nissan 240 2nd Place
3. Stratton, Dirk Lingenfelter Performance Chevy Corvette C6 3rd Place
4. Burkett, Dan Rad Dan Toyota Supra 4th Place
5. Waters, Randall Nissan 240 5th Place
6. Litteral, Ryan Ryan Litteral Racing Nissan 240 6th Place
7. Jones, Jeff DOC Racing Nissan 240 7th Place
8. King, Kasey Lexus SC300 8th Place
9. Madrigali, Matt Matt Madrigali Racing Nissan 240 9th Place
10. Hull, Taylor Aloha Green Tea Hawaii / Asphalt Anarchy Nissan 240 10th Place
11. Vankirk, Matt Nissan 240 11th Place
12. McGuire, Josh Enjuku Racing / Fortune Auto Built Nissan 240 12th Place
13. Brockaway, Donavan Red Baron Racing BMW E30 13th Place
14. Day, Aaron Achilles Radial Trademark Auto House Nissan 240 14th Place
15. Lawrence, Kevin Enjuku Racing Nissan 240 15th Place
16. Lewis, Andrew Andrew Lewis Racing Nissan 240 16th Place

2016 Formula DRIFT PRO2 Championship Results
1. Landreville, Marc Perry Performance Nissan 240 402.00 Points
2. Jones, Jeff DOC Racing Nissan 240 272.00 Points
3. Lewis, Andrew Andrew Lewis Racing Nissan 240 192.00 Points

Formula DRIFT Round 7: Showdown Results

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Formula DRIFT Round 7: Showdown Results;

Matt Field Earns His First Career Victory

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Long Beach, Calif. – September 10, 2016 – Formula DRIFT presented by BlackVue returned to Texas for Round 7: Autozone Showdown presented by Black Magic.  Matt Field in the Falken Tire / Driftcave Motorsports Nissan 240 takes his first ever victory.

Texas Motor Speedway played host for the action packed event. With only one event until the final event of the season the drivers put it all on the line in their chase for the championship.  Heading into the event only 15 points separated the Top 3 drivers.

“The competition tonight showcased the diversity and talent of the driver pool,” said Jim Liaw, President of Formula DRIFT.  “We had a mix of past champions and young guns drive their hearts out at a very high level on a challenging and competitive course.”

The event was highly competitive with many battles often too close to call for the judges leading to several “one more time” calls.  In the Great 8, returning champion Fredric Aasbo in the Rockstar Energy / Nexen Tire SR by Toyota tC, who entered the event second in points by only five points faced the 2-time champion and point leader, Chris Forsberg in the NOS Energy Drink / Hankook Nissan 370Z.  This battle was significant for the championship chase.  An over correction by Aasbo opened the door for Forsberg to enter the semi-finals.

Forsberg met the young gun, Alec Hohnadell in the Enjuku / Get Nuts Lab / Nexen Tire Nissan 240, in the semi-finals.  Hohnadell had car issues throughout the competition, which got the best of him helping to advance Forsberg into the Finals.  Matt Field faced Kristaps Bluss in the HGK / Mast / Motul / Achilles BMW M3.  A major mistake by Bluss on his chase run took him off course to give Field the win.  Forsberg and Field met in the Finals.  Forsberg drove aggressive, but that lead to him running into Field and that ultimately gave Field his first Formula DRIFT victory.  This marks Forsberg’s sixth consecutive podium and he now leads the chase for the championship by 36 points with one event remaining.

“I knew we could do it, it took a little while, but we are there,” said Matt Field, winner of Round 7: Showdown.  “We did it. We got the “W.”  Thank you to everybody.”

The 2016 Formula DRIFT Pro Championship will continue to Round 8: O’Reilly Auto Parts Title Fight sponsored by Gumout on October 7-8, 2016 at Irwindale Speedway.  For more information visit,www.formulad.com and find Formula DRIFT on Instagram @formulad, Facebook www.facebook.com/formuladrift, Twitter @FormulaD, and Snapchat – formula_drift.  Tune into Formula DRIFT on CBS Sports and check your local listings for airtimes.

Round 7: Showdown Event Results

 

1. Field, Matt Falken Tire / Driftcave Motorsports Nissan 240 Winner
2. Forsberg, Chris NOS Energy Drink / Hankook Tire Nissan 370Z 2nd Place
3. Hohnadell, Alec Enjuku / Get Nuts Lab / Nexen Tire Nissan 240 3rd Place
4. Bluss, Kristaps HGK / Mast / Motul / Achilles Tire BMW M3 4th Place
5. Aasbo, Fredric Rockstar Energy Drink / Nexen Tire SR by Toyota tC 5th Place
6. Bakchis, Aurimas Ark Performance / Feal Suspension / Falken Hyundai Genesis 6th Place
7. Wang, Forrest Get Nuts Lab / Hankook Tire Nissan 240 7th Place
8. Whiddett, Mike Red Bull / Nitto Tire Mazda MX5 8th Place
9. Gittin, Vaughn Monster Energy / Nitto Tire Ford Mustang RTR 9th Place
10. Tuerck, Ryan Gumout / Nameless Performance / Hankook SR by Toyota FRS 10th Place
11. Gushi, Ken GReddy Racing / Nexen Tire SR by Toyota 86 11th Place
12. McQuarrie, Tyler Mobil 1 Chevy Camaro 12th Place
13. Yoshihara, Dai Falken Tire / Turn 14 Subaru BRZ 13th Place
14. Pawlak, Justin Roush Performance Ford Mustang 14th Place
15. Stoneback, Geoff CFR / Hankook Tire Nissan 370Z 15th Place
16. Essa, Michael Loudmouth Exhaust / Achilles Tire BMW M3 16th Place
 

2016 Formula DRIFT Championship Presented by BlackVue Standings After 7 Events

1. Forsberg, Chris NOS Energy Drink / Hankook Tire Nissan 370Z 503.00 Points
2. Aasbo, Fredric Rockstar Energy Drink / Nexen Tire SR by Toyota tC 467.00 Points
3. Gittin, Vaughn Monster Energy / Nitto Tire Ford Mustang RTR 443.00 Points
 

2016 Manufacturer Championship Standings After 7 Events

1. SR by Toyota 828.00 Points
2. Nissan 677.00 Points
3. Ford 639.00 Points
4. BMW 441.00 Points
5. Mazda 314.00 Points
6. Chevrolet 258.00 Points
7. Dodge 221.00 Points
8. Infiniti

9. Lexus

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2016 Tire Championship Standings After 7 Events

1. Nexen 915.00 Points
2. Falken 905.00 Points
3. Hankook 817.00 Points
4. Nitto 683.00 Points
5. Achilles 621.00 Points
7. GT Radial 356.00 Points