Last Thursday night (12/13/12), our special charity event to benefit the American Red Cross’s Hurricane Sandy relief efforts at Irwindale Speedway helped raise over $7,000! Fans that purchased ride-along tickets were treated to the ride of their life by Mauricio Orneles Jr., Jeff Jones, Patrick Mordaunt, Dai Yoshihara, Justin Pawlak, Odi Bakchis, Danny George, Kyle Mohan and Ryan Kado. Many thanks to these drivers for coming out and partcipating.
Throughout the night, other current and former drivers such as Ken Gushi, Alex Pfeiffer and Tanner Foust were on hand to take photos with fans and show their support.
We’d like to thank the following supporters for their generous donations to the raffle that took place.
ACT, K&N, M7, Lucas Oil, Fatlace, Keep Drifting Fun, Falken, HPI, Discount Tire, Yoshihara Design, Motegi, Nitto Tire, Electric, Alpinestars, Tony Angelo, Vaughn Gittin Jr., LA Racing, Source Interlink, Modified Magazine, Import Tuner, Super Street, EBC Brakes, K1 Speed, Racers Edge, Scion, Scion Racing and Beach City Mustang Club.
We’d also like to show our appreciation to:
The Irwindale Events Center for donating the facility, Emergency Hookers, Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, ECO Boards, Everything Under The Sun and Belle-1 Racing Communications.
Thank you to all of our fans, drivers, teams and sponsors for helping making this event a great success!
Visit our All Access gallery for images from the event.
Formula DRIFT has announced a special charity event to benefit the American Red Cross’s Hurricane Sandy relief efforts on December 13 at Irwindale Speedway. Professional drift ride-alongs from Formula DRIFT stars will be for sale to the public with proceeds to going to the relief fund.
“Hurricane Sandy affected a lot of people on the East Coast and we realize the help that is needed to restore the quality of life for many,” said Jim Liaw, president and co-founder of Formula DRIFT. “The Series has many friends, fans and family living in the affected parts of the country and we invite everyone to come attend this special event to help support those in need.”
Formula DRIFT ride-alongs from the Series top drivers such as Daijiro Yoshihara, Justin Pawlak, Odi Bakchis, Kyle Mohan, Jeff Jones, Danny George and more will be available to give once in a lifetime ride-alongs that will be for sale.
Raffle tickets will also be on-sale at the event for a chance to win great prizes from Formula DRIFT partners including:
ACT, EBC Brakes, Electric, Fatlace, K&N, K1 Speed, Keep Drifting Fun, Motegi, Racers Edge, Tony Angelo, Scion Racing and Vaughn Gittin Jr.
Those that purchase a ride-along will be entered into a raffle for prizes donated by the following companies:
Alpinestars, America’s Tire, Falken Tire, K&N, K1 Speed, Fatlace, NItto Tire, Discount Tire Center and Racers Edge.
The event is FREE and open for all fans to attend from 6 – 9 PM. Companies and Individuals can purchase ride-alongs via the Formula DRIFT website: www.formuladrift.com. Donations are also welcome with all proceeds to be donated to the American Red Cross.
Schedule of Events:
6:00pm: GATES OPEN TO PUBLIC
6:00 – 6:30pm: Driver Practice / Warm-Up Session
6:00 – 6:30pm: Ride-Along Check-In
6:30 – 7:30pm: Ride-Alongs
7:30 – 8:00pm: Raffle Drawing
8:00 – 9:00pm: Additional Ride-Alongs
9:00pm: GATES CLOSE TO PUBLIC
For those of you who’ll be attending the 2012 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, here’s a list of where you can find some of the Formula DRIFT competition cars.
Ryan Tuerck – RETAKS Racing Nissan 240LS – Main Entrance Outside
Tyler McQuarrie – GoPro Mobil 1 Chevrolet Camaro – GoPro Booth (#S20353)
Luke Lonberger – Blu808 Chevrolet Corvette – Exedy Clutch Booth (#S20053)
Chelsea DeNofa – Nitto Tire BC Racing Mazda RX-8 – BC Racing Booth (#21625)
Fredric Aasbo – Team Need For Speed Scion tC – Hankook Tire Booth (#43061)
Kyle Mohan – Nexen Tire Mazda RX-8 – XXR Wheels Booth (#S45107)