Formula Drift Co-Founder Jim Liaw recently spent some time talking to Bill Wood of Tech House & Speed. They cover the hot topic of Irwindale Speedway’s bankruptcy and cancellation of the racing season. Jim sheds a lot of light on how Formula Drift may or may not be affected by this with the information that is available thus far.
We’ll be sure to keep everyone informed on this topic as more information is released from the venue.
Be sure to tune in to MotoIQ Radio tonight at 7pm PST/10pm EST. Justin Banner will be back riding shotgun on this drift show. As of right now, Tyler McQuarrie, winner of the event, Vaughn Gittin JR, 2010 champion, Jim Liaw, Co-founder of Formula Drift and Jarod DeAnda, the voice of drifting will all be on the show!
GT Channel interviews Formula Drift president & co-founder Jim Liaw after the press conference. Formula D announced it has partnered with DirectTV to offer programs in 3D, offer a Formula Drift magazine in 2011 and also expand to internationally by confirming an event in Abu Dhabi and news about an event in Brazil in the works.
Formula DRIFT took part in the Long Beach Skate Jam and Car Show this past weekend. Former Long Beach Council member, and now California Assembly Member Bonnie Lowenthal, New Long Beach Fire Department Chief Palatano, and Formula DRIFT president Jim Liaw addressed the kids that attended. Drivers Ken Gushi and Ross Petty also met with the kids and showed their competition vehicles along with the Tanaka Racing / Nitto Tires Corvette. Long Beach Fire Department also served hot dogs to all the skaters and BMX riders. Overall, great event that gave back to the community raising awareness for both action sports and drifting.
Visit the Michael K. Green Skate Park in Long Beach this Saturday. Formula D cars on display and giveaways.
The event is supported by the Long Beach Fire Fighters Association, Long Beach Parks and Recreation, Long Beach Police Department, Tony Hawk Foundation, Etnies, Long Beach Rescue Mission, and Formula D. This event encourages kids to stay in school and out of gangs, while the skate park offers an alternative positive activity for the neighborhood.
Location: Mike K. Green Skate Park in Long Beach on 14th Street at Pacific Avenue. Date: Saturday, July 24, 2010 Time: Noon to 4 PM What: Check out Formula D cars, meet the drivers including Ken Gushi in the Scion Racing / DTA (Rogue Status) Scion TC, giveaways, meet pro and upcoming BMX riders and skaters and more.