Full Tilt Poker Mazda Nitto Drift Team setting up at IZOD’s “Race to the Party” Event in Hollywood

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The Full Tilt Poker Mazda Nitto Drift Team setup up the Mazda RX8 earlier this morning in preparation of IZOD’s “Race to the Party” event in Hollywood at 6PM tonight. Full Tilt Poker Mazda Nitto pilot Joon Maeng will be performing drift exhibitions during the event in promotions for the Long Beach Gran Prix. The exhibition will occur immediately in front of world famous Mann’s Chinese Theatre. Thousands of spectators are scheduled to attend as well as numerous media. “What a better place to hold a major press event for The Long Beach Gran Prix this weekend. It is simply amazing to see
the Full Tilt Poker Mazda RX8 in front of Mann’s Chinese theatre and on top of that a few steps away from the Kodak theatre. This is truly the center of Los Angeles. Maybe we’ll run into some movie stars and take them for a ride in the Full Tilt Poker Mazda Nitto RX8!” Said Ron Bergenholtz Team Manager of Bergenholtz Racing.

Right after the IZOD event in Hollywood, The Full Tilt Poker Mazda Nitto Drift Team will make its way to downtown Long Beach where it will compete in Formula Drift’s Team Drift competition in front of over 175,000 fans. In conjunction with the Long Beach Gran Prix, The Full Tilt Poker Drift Team will also be doing exhibition runs on all three days of the Gran Prix. “It is quite an amazing spectacle to be competing and exhibiting at the Long Beach Gran Prix. The fans love the drifting and can’t get enough of it during the event. It should be awesome!” Said Ed Bergenholtz Chief of Data
Analysis for Bergenholtz Racing.

Details for the great event can be viewed with this link: www.racetotheparty.com

Race to the Party – Formula DRIFT Demo on Hollywood Blvd

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The IZOD IndyCar Series is celebrating racing, fashion and music during this FREE event:

Thursday, April 15, 2010 from 12:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. PST
Hollywood & Highland Central Courtyard

· IZOD IndyCar Pit Stop Challenge (12:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.) – Witness the speed and agility of an IZOD IndyCar Series pit stop challenge, learn how races are won and lost in the pits during this live demonstration

· Formula DRIFT Show (6:00 p.m.) – Watch as Formula DRIFT drivers compete down the world famous Hollywood Boulevard

o List of Drivers (tentatively):

· Samuel Hubinette | 2010 Dodge Challenger

· Mad Mike Whiddett | 2003 Mazda RX8

· Joon Maeng | 2003 Mazda RX8

· Justin Pawlak | 1989 Mazda RX7

· Michael Essa | 2008 BMW 350R

· IZOD IndyCar Driver Autograph Session (7:30 p.m.) – Meet the stars behind the cars of the fastest race in the world

· Hollywood Blvd Concert

o Rival Sons (7:30 p.m.) – Los Angeles based four-piece rock band that’s sweeping the nation with their soulful rock performances

o Camp Freddy (8:30 p.m.) – The greatest rock stars playing the greatest rock songs featuring Dave Navarro (Jane’s Addiction), Billy Morrison (The Cult), Matt Sorum (Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver), Donovan Leitch (son of legendary folk singer Donovan), and Chris Chaney (Jane’s Addiction, Alanis Morissette)

· Life-size Hot Wheels cars – (All day) Guests can get their pictures with life sized Hot Wheels cars and the IZOD IndyCar 2-seater, experience the fan zone featuring vintage cars throughout the decades, and much more