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 Pro Driver Matt Field to Unveil New Gears of War 4 Livery at Round 8: Title Fight This Weekend

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Formula DRIFT Pro Driver Matt Field to Unveil New Gears of War 4 Livery at Round 8: Title Fight This Weekend

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Matt Field will unveil a new Gears of War 4 livery in action in his Nissan 240SX this weekend during the Formula DRIFT finale at Irwindale Speedway. Gears of War 4 signage will adorn the track and a commercial will play on the Jumbotron during the live event.

Fans can get an early look at the new livery, which Matt Field will reveal on the Formula DRIFT Instagram (@formulad) during his Instagram takeover from now until October 6.

Xbox will also offer a bonus contingency prize of an Xbox One S console and $2500 to the highest-placing Formula DRIFT driver with a Gears of War 4 decal on their vehicle.
The award is open to any Formula DRIFT driver that places a provided Gears of War 4 decal on their vehicle. The highest finishing driver of the event will receive the prize.

In addition, Gears of War 4 will be sponsoring the “2016 Ace of the Year” award during the Formula DRIFT awards banquet on Sunday, October 9. The award will be given to the driver that had the most head-to-head victories during the season.

The highly anticipated Gears of War 4 will go on-sale worldwide on October 11 on Xbox One and Windows 10.

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Update: Here’s the new livery.

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