KMC Wheels Super Drift Challenge – Event Info and Drivers List

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The KMC Wheels Super Drift Challenge, which will take place both nights on the eastern end of the race circuit – turns 9, 10 and 11 – will feature 13 of the sport’s top cars and drivers.

Friday’s action will include practice and qualifying runs, while Saturday will see the teams compete for a $25,000 prize purse. On Sunday, the Super Drift Challenge cars will drift the entire race circuit after the featured IndyCar Series race.

Grand Prix fans that purchase any admission ticket for Friday or Saturday racing activities will be able to see that night’s KMC Wheels Super Drift Challenge. Seating for the Super Drift Challenge will be in Grandstands 16, 18, 24, 25 and 26 on a first-come, first-serve basis beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Drivers List
Odi Bakchis
Joon Maeng
Mike Essa
Robbie Nishida
Dean Kearney
Brandon Wicknick
Forrest Wang
Conrad Grunewald
Charles Ng
Jeff Jones
Alec Hohnadell
Kyle Mohan
Justin Pawlak

Friday, April 17             

7:00 AM          Gates Open
7:45 AM          TUDOR Championship Practice
8:00 AM          Lifestyle Expo Opens
10:45 AM        Pirelli World Challenge Practice
11:45 AM        Pro/Celebrity Race Practice
12:30 PM        Verizon IndyCar Series Practice
1:30 PM          Indy Lights Practice
2:00 PM          Verizon IndyCar All Driver Autograph Session in INDYCAR Paddock (open to all spectators)
3:00 PM          Pro/Celebrity Qualifying
3:45 PM          Verizon IndyCar Practice
4:45 PM          TUDOR Championship Qualifying
6:00 PM          Lifestyle Expo Closes
6:45 PM          Tecate Light Fiesta Concert (Concert Stage)
7:00 PM          KMC Wheels Super Drift Challenge Practice (Turns 9-10-11)
7:45 PM          KMC Wheels Super Drift Challenge Qualifying

Saturday, April 18

7:00 AM          Gates Open
7:55 AM          SPEED Energy Off-Road Series Practice & Qualifying
8:00 AM          Lifestyle Expo Opens
8:30 AM          Pirelli World Challenge Qualifying
9:15 AM          Indy Lights Practice
10:00 AM        Verizon IndyCar Practice
11:40 AM        Pro/Celebrity Race
12:55 PM        Indy Lights Qualifying
2:00 PM          Verizon IndyCar Qualifying & Firestone Fast 6
3:30 PM          TUDOR Championship Pre-Race
4:05 PM          Tequila Patron Sports Car Showcase (Race #3 of the 2015 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship – 100 min)
6:00 PM          Lifestyle Expo Closes
6:45 PM          Rock-N-Roar Concert Starring Vince Neil of Motley Crue (Concert Stage)
7:00 PM          KMC Wheels Super Drift Challenge Finals (Turns 9-10-11)

 

Sunday, April 19                                                                                                        

7:00 AM          Gates Open
7:20 AM          SPEED Energy Off-Road Race #1
8:00 AM          Lifestyle Expo Opens
8:38 AM          Indy Lights “Drivers Start Your Engines”
8:45 AM          Indy Lights Race
10:00 AM        Verizon IndyCar Warm Up
11:20 AM        Mothers Exotic Car Parade
11:50 AM        SPEED Energy Off-Road Race #2
1:30 PM          Verizon IndyCar “Drivers Start Your Engines”
1:37 PM          TOYOTA GRAND PRIX OF LONG BEACH (Race #3 of the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series)
3:55 PM          Drifting Demonstration
4:30 PM          Pirelli World Challenge Race  (1 hour)
5:30 PM          Lifestyle Expo Closes

*Schedule subject to change without notice

CLICK HERE for more information about the entire Grand Prix of Long Beach weekend.

 

Motegi Racing Super Drift Challenge Results

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Motegi Racing Super Drift Challenge Results;
Daigo Saito Takes the Victory

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Long Beach, Calif. – April 12, 2014 – Formula DRIFT hosted the Motegi Racing Super Drift Challenge during the 40th annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Daigo Saito in the Achilles Radial Lexus SC430 takes the victory.

The Motegi Racing Super Drift Challenge for the second consecutive year brought motorsports action under the lights during the annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach with a filled capacity within Turns 9, 10, and 11 of the famous street course. Sixteen of the top Formula DRIFT drivers competed for a $25,000 prize purse. Eight vehicle manufacturers and seven tire companies were represented in the competition.

“It is an honor to be able to bring drifting to the masses during the 40th annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach,” stated Jim Liaw, president and co-founder of Formula DRIFT. “And to be able to showcase our sport for the second year in a row under the lights on the city streets is something special.”

The action under the lights along with ever changing track temperatures proved to be a test of driver skill. Number one qualifier, Forrest Wang in Get Nuts Lab / Hankook Tire Nissan S14 finishes in third place. Daigo Saito met teammate Kenny Moen in the Bridges Racing / Achilles Radial Nissan 240SX in the finals. Saito, the 2012 Formula DRIFT champion, was able to edge out Moen to take the victory. For the second consecutive weekend, Moen takes the second spot on the podium.

“Last weekend at Round 1 of Formula DRIFT was no good for me, but this week with a few modifications on the vehicle I was able to get the win,” said Daigo Saito, winner of the Motegi Super Drift Challenge. “I am happy with the win and look to continue the momentum into the next round.”