Carl Rydquist 2014 Road Race Engineering and Berk Technology Livery

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2014 is a big year for Road Race Engineering, Berk Technology and our driver Carl Rydquist. Formula Drift has become more competitive than ever and nowadays in order to be competitive, the cars have to be extremely developed, the driver exceptionally talented and the teams must bring pro level experience. We’re working on all
of these fields:

Currently the tech crews at RRE and Berk are working double duty to get the RRE Berk Nissan 350Z V8 Turbo as competitive as possible for the 2014 season. We’re keeping our 6.0 liter V8 and building a custom Garrett GTX4088R single turbo setup that will let us pass the magic 1000 hp limit. With that comes several other updates to make the car light and quick, including a C&R Racing Nascar dogbox transmission. More spec details will be released soon or simply swing by the shop if you can’t wait!

We have also committed to run BOTH the Formula Drift PRO Championship and FD Pro2. This will maximize Carl’s seat time and helps close the experience gap to the long time front runners in drifting. There’s no lack of speed or talent in our tall Viking driver “Sweedness” but when the option presented itself to add competitive drifting experience and exposure in front of the fans for all of our sponsors, it was a golden opportunity.

Below is a rendering of the car in the trademark Road Race Engineering colors that we will use this season. Until our title sponsorship is completely negotiated and signed on the dotted lines, we want to emphasize our love and support for Reach Out World Wide which is a globally acting first response relief team that jumps into action when a disaster strikes. was founded by our great friend and inspirer Paul Walker.




[PRESS RELEASE] Formula DRIFT Surpasses a Million Fans on Facebook

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For Immediate Release

November 25, 2013

Formula DRIFT Surpasses a Million Fans on Facebook

Long Beach, Calif.  November 25, 2013.  Formula DRIFT is celebrating a milestone after its Facebook page achieved over 1 million likes from its fans around the world. The Formula DRIFT Facebook page ( provides information on the Series, drivers and more.

“We would like to thank our fans for supporting the Series and helping our Facebook page organically grow to reach over 1 million fans,  said Jim Liaw, president and co-founder of Formula DRIFT. “Our young tech savvy fans challenge those of other motorsports for being the most active and engaging fans on social media.

Growth to 1 million Facebook fans has been done organically without the help of social media agencies, purchases of “likes or special Facebook promotions. Additionally, the fan count from Formula DRIFT Asia Facebook page was not taken into account, which currently has over 100,000 Facebook fans.

Comparatively, to other motorsport Facebook pages, Formula DRIFT ranks amongst the top for quantity of fans. NASCAR currently has 3,711,205 fans, Formula 1 has 1,448,735, World Rally Championship (WRC) has 1,074,102 and IndyCar with 173,531 fans on Facebook.

During Formula DRIFT event weekends the Formula DRIFT Facebook page receives over 2 million impressions. The Facebook platform is a key component in Formula DRIFT’ cross-media portfolio, which also includes Twitter and Instagram.