2016 USDrift RD4 and Season Results

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USDrift and Midwest Drift Union joined forces earlier this month for their first ever BRO/AM collaboration event at the newly opened Dominion Raceway road course for both of their fourth and final rounds of the 2016 season. Each series would run their own Top 16 brackets with the winners from each series’ event competing against each other for bragging rights of the best on this side of the Mississippi River, as well as winning their weight in Smartmouth Brewing Company beer.

Repeating a similar end to that of the 2015 season, Austin Meeks from Spartanburg, SC would win the last event of the USDrift season again. This time Meeks would win in his Committed Service Brand swapped LSX V8-powered 1996 Nissan 240SX running on Achilles Radial Tires. Riley Sexsmith, from Hamilton, Ontario in his 2007 NV Auto 2JZ powered Subaru Impreza STI running on Achilles Radial Tires would take the win in the last event of the Midwest Drift Union season. Continue reading 2016 USDrift RD4 and Season Results

Midwest Drift Union, the region’s official Formula Drift pro-am licensing body, announces its expansion into the Southeast region for 2017.

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10/21/2016
Indianapolis, IN

In it’s quest to expand its reach and develop a new field of talented drivers, Midwest Drift Union, the region’s official Formula Drift pro-am licensing body, announces its expansion into the Southeast region for 2017.

“We’re humbled and very excited to move into this new era, into the Southeast, and growing awesome drivers and building the future generation of Formula Drift drivers,” said MDU co-founder and president Edgar Sarmiento.

Along with co-founder Jon Gillatt, Sarmiento formed Midwest Drift Union as an evolution of the Drift Indy brand in 2009, holding its first competition series in 2010. Since then, they have developed the Smashed USA apparel line utilizing Gillatt’s experience as founder of Enthusiast Apparel, along with the new Street League Drifting series. Now, the duo announces the development of the Drift Group, which will focus on building a new region in the company’s first foray into Southeast territory.

“We really enjoy sharing what we know and preparing drivers for the next step of the Pro 2 Formula Drift world,” Sarmiento said.

Formula Drift pro driver Geoff Stoneback, along with Pro 2 drivers Dirk Stratton and Andrew Lewis, have earned their licenses through the MDU program. Now, the series hopes to build the driver base in a new area.

“We’ll be bringing another side of the professionalism we bring to the table to the Southeast and running a fair, fun competition series for our friends in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, the Carolinas and beyond,” Sarmiento said.

As of this release, no venues have been confirmed, but Sarmiento stated there would be four to five events spread out around the Southeast in addition to MDU’s traditional Midwest series.

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Formula DRIFT PRO2 Round 4 at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park and PRO2 Championship Results

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Formula DRIFT PRO2 Round 4 at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park and PRO2 Championship Results;
Marc Landreville Wins Final PRO2 Event of the Season and Captures the PRO2 Championship

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Long Beach, Calif. – October 2, 2016 – Formula DRIFT PRO2 entered Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park for the first ever stand-alone PRO2 event, which was also the final event of the four event PRO2 Championship. Marc Landreville in the Perry Performance Nissan 240 took his third consecutive PRO2 victory to win the event and earn the PRO2 Championship.

Thousands of fans were in attendance and 120,000 Livestream viewers tuned to watch the exciting Formula DRIFT PRO2 drivers charge the challenging track at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park to earn their Formula DRIFT Pro license.

Landreville took the victory after qualifying in first and besting Nate Hamilton, in the Enjuku Racing / Fortune Auto Nissan 240 in a One More Time battle, after Hamilton had to exit the competition due to a broken serpentine belt. Dirk Stratton in the Lingenfelter Performance Corvette C6 finished the event in third place.

“The event was great,” said Marc Landreville, 2016 Formula DRIFT PRO2 champion. “The car was great and I had some excellent drivers to go up against, so that made for tremendous competition to end the season on a high note.”

The PRO2 Championship concludes the 2016 season with new champion Marc Landreville. Finishing in second place is Jeff Jones in the DOC Racing Nissan 240 and Andrew Lewis in the Andrew Lewis Racing Nissan 240 in third place.

The 2016 Formula DRIFT Pro Championship will continue to Round 8: O’Reilly Auto Parts Title Fight sponsored by Gumout on October 7-8, 2016 at Irwindale Speedway. For more information visit, www.formulad.com and find Formula DRIFT on Instagram @formulad, Facebook www.facebook.com/formuladrift, Twitter @FormulaD, and Snapchat – formula_drift. Tune into Formula DRIFT on CBS Sports and check your local listings for airtimes.

PRO2 Round 4 Event Results

1. Landreville, Marc Perry Performance Nissan 240 Winner
2. Hamilton, Nate Enjuku Racing / Fortune Auto Built Nissan 240 2nd Place
3. Stratton, Dirk Lingenfelter Performance Chevy Corvette C6 3rd Place
4. Burkett, Dan Rad Dan Toyota Supra 4th Place
5. Waters, Randall Nissan 240 5th Place
6. Litteral, Ryan Ryan Litteral Racing Nissan 240 6th Place
7. Jones, Jeff DOC Racing Nissan 240 7th Place
8. King, Kasey Lexus SC300 8th Place
9. Madrigali, Matt Matt Madrigali Racing Nissan 240 9th Place
10. Hull, Taylor Aloha Green Tea Hawaii / Asphalt Anarchy Nissan 240 10th Place
11. Vankirk, Matt Nissan 240 11th Place
12. McGuire, Josh Enjuku Racing / Fortune Auto Built Nissan 240 12th Place
13. Brockaway, Donavan Red Baron Racing BMW E30 13th Place
14. Day, Aaron Achilles Radial Trademark Auto House Nissan 240 14th Place
15. Lawrence, Kevin Enjuku Racing Nissan 240 15th Place
16. Lewis, Andrew Andrew Lewis Racing Nissan 240 16th Place

2016 Formula DRIFT PRO2 Championship Results
1. Landreville, Marc Perry Performance Nissan 240 402.00 Points
2. Jones, Jeff DOC Racing Nissan 240 272.00 Points
3. Lewis, Andrew Andrew Lewis Racing Nissan 240 192.00 Points

Lone Star Drift: Formula Drift Pro-Am Series 2016 Schedule Released

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The Texas based Formula Drift Pro-Am Series, Lone Star Drift, is back for 2016! Round 1 takes place March 19 at Gulf Greyhound Park near Houston, TX.  New for 2016, the series now consists of seven rounds versus only six in the past. Two events are to be held at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, TX – a venue many will recognize from the professional Formula Drift circuit.

About Lone Star Drift

The Lone Star Drift: Formula Drift Pro-Am Series offers amazing drifting in the state of Texas. Winners of the seven round points-series are eligible to progress to Formula Drift. Each event includes Saturday practice followed by trackside parties at sundown. Sundays include morning practice and afternoon competition. Spectators will be able to attend all events of the Lone Star Drift Series for a reasonable admission.

In addition to Formula Drift Pro-Am, Lone Star Drift also runs the Texas Street Legal (TXSL) series. Both series competitions are held during the same two-day events. TXSL is designed as a more affordable series for drivers who want to compete in fun, reliable, and street-able cars that can be driven to and from events.

Although all events include a competition, new and beginner drivers are encouraged to show up, practice, and have a blast. To learn more about the Formula Drift Pro-Am or TXSL series visit Lone Star Drift on Facebook or check out Lonestardrift.com.

Event Schedule

Round 1 of the Lone Star Drift Series, March 19-20 – Gulf Greyhound Park, La Marque, TX

Round 2 of the Lone Star Drift Series, April 16-17 – Mineral Wells Airport, Mineral Wells, TX

Round 3 of the Lone Star Drift Series, May 28-29 – Gulf Greyhound Park, La Marque, TX

Round 4 of the Lone Star Drift Series, July 9-10 – Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, TX

Round 5 of the Lone Star Drift Series, Aug 20-21 – Mineral Wells Airport, Mineral Wells, TX

Round 6 of the Lone Star Drift Series, Sept 17-18 – Gulf Greyhound Park, La Marque, TX

Round 7 of the Lone Star Drift Series, October 15-16 – Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, TX

*Visit the Lone Star Drift Facebook Events page for more details and info on non-competition events.

Sponsors

Lone Star Drift is sponsored by BC Racing, Spec Clutch, Enkei, Turbo by Garrett, Kenda Tires, ECU Master, WhatMonstersDo.com and Non-Stop-Tuning.

Media Request Contact

For media inquiries regarding Lone Star Drift contact Tobias Gros at 512.698.0713 or tobiasdanielgros@gmail.com.

Spectators and drivers please contact Lone Star Drift via the Facebook page or learn more at Lonestardrift.com.

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