Fox 5 Atlanta came to Road Atlanta to check out some of the drifting action today. They wanted to gather a few of the champions together so Chris Forsberg, Tanner Foust, and Samuel Hubinette put on a show for the cameras. Co-Founder Jim Liaw was also interviewed to explain the history of the sport and what Formula DRIFT is all about. If you’re in the Atlanta area be sure to check out the footage during the news broadcast around 6:50 PM, 10:45 PM or 11:20 PM time frame.
Well, I am actually writing this latest entry as I am now back in LA after a 20 hour trek back across the Pacific from Singapore. I took quite a bit of video on the final day in Sing so I will be working on a small video blog that will hopefully encapsulate the competition and the dominant win by Malaysia’s Tenku Djan. Here are a few pics from our last day and a cool vid of our sound guy singing some GNR. This guy was pretty epic. He told us he was a lounge singer so of course we were provoking him to belt out some choons all day. Guy had a wicked good voice.
So, we are entering day 4 here in Singapore, which for the U.S. boys is really day 6 when you consider the traveling and what not. My slowly diminishing number of photos in comparison to the other days is a direct reflection of the event days getting crazier and us getting more tired. The feeling of being here in this amazing country is slowly being taken over by the fact that when we get back to our hotels and hit the pillow, it’s an extremely quick fade to black operation.
That being said, today is game day and we have seen some really good drifting. This track is very challenging for the drivers as it has a little bit of World Championship, a little bit of Long Beach and a little bit of Atlanta all in the same track as Andy and I were talking about yesterday. Our number 1 qualifier was Miki but Djan is showing signs that he is not messing around either. His first qualifying run was one of the most ridiculous things I have ever seen pretty much ever, but he just could not quite pull off the angle and had to settle for a more conservative second run.
Anyway, should be a great day!
Video of Djan Entry. I messed it up because I was so excited, but you’ll get the idea.
Last Friday, Formula DRIFT was featured on FOX 5 in Atlanta. Here are the videos from that news feature that included Jim Liaw, president and co-founder of Formula DRIFT, Ryan Tuerck (current Formula DRIFT points leader), Samuel Hubinette (2-time Formula DRIFT champion), Daijiro Yoshihara and his new Falken / Discount Tire Lexus IS350, and Rhys Millen (Formula DRIFT and Drifting World Champion.)