Vegas Pro-Am Round 1

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When: Saturday April 23rd 2011
Where: Las Vegas Motor Speedway Bullring Lot

Drivers Register HERE!

VegasProAm follows a Formula Drift style event format to help drivers get the feel of what will be expected from them at the next level of competition.

Schedule
7:00am –   Gates Open to Drivers and Teams
7:00am –   8:25am Tech Inspection
8:35am –   8:50am Drivers Meeting/Safety Briefing
8:50am –   9:00am Parade Lap
9:00am –   9:50am Practice Session 1
10:00am –  10:50am Practice Session 2
11:00am –  11:50pm Practice Session 3
12:00pm –  12:50pm Practice Session 4
1:00pm –   1:30pm Lunch
1:30pm –   1:50pm Drivers Staging in number order
2:00pm –   3:15pm Qualifying
3:30pm –   3:35pm Qualifying Results Drivers Meeting
3:40pm –   4:00pm Top 8/16 Practice
4:00pm –   5:00 or 530pm Top 8/16 Tandem Competition
5:30pm –   6:00pm Award Ceremony

Round 1 Event Prizes:
* VegasProAm Trophies will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place

1st Place
* Brian Crower is awarding a $300.00 Gift Certificate
* Godspeed is awarding a $300.00 Gift Certificate
* AIT Racing is awarding a $150.00 Gift Certificate
* RETAKS is awarding a $100.00 Gift Certificate
* Just Drift is awarding a Free Practice Session Voucher to 1st place
* Dstroyr T-Shirt or Product

2nd Place
* AIT Racing is awarding a $100.00 Gift Certificate
* RETAKS is awarding a $50.00 Gift Certificate
* Dstroyr T-Shirt

3rd Place
* Dstroyr T-Shirt

RETAKS will be awarding a Cash Prize for the most “Insane Entry”

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Kenda Tire Signs Formula Drift Rookie, Brad Hettinger

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COLUMBUS, OHIO (January 27, 2011) – Kenda Tire has signed Formula Drift rookie, Brad Hettinger, as the 2nd driver to compete in the Formula Drift Professional Drifting Series for 2011.

Brad, owner of Groundwerks Garage, is no stranger to competition.  In 2009 Brad finished in FD Pro AM 5th place qualifier and 13th overall. Hettinger, also qualified 7th in XDC New Jersey, running on Kenda Tires in 2010.

Brad will be joining team mate Dennis Mertzanis in a V8 powered Nissan S14 owned by LM Racing. To follow Kenda Tires and Brad Hettinger’s effort for the 2011 Formula D season, point your browsers to: http://www.groundwerksgarage.com & http://www.luismartinezracing.com

Kenda, a leading manufacturer of automobile, bicycle, motorcycle, ATV (All Terrain Vehicle), golf cart, lawn mower, industrial and trailer tires in the world, has maintained its North American headquarters in Columbus, Ohio for the last three decades. Since the inception of the company in 1962, Kenda has operated on core values of honesty, innovation, quality and customer service. For nearly 50 years, Kenda has continued to develop and expand its product selections to meet changing market demands.

Visit http://www.kendausa.com for more information.

Driver Profile: Chris Licup

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Formula D Pro Am driver Chris Licup was recently interviewed by OMGDrift about his plans for the 2011 Formula D season, obtaining his FD license, and the help of fellow FD drivers Mike Essa and Frederick Aasbo. Great interview for this up and coming drifter.

We sit down with Formula D up and comer Chris Licup! It was great to meet with Chris and talk to him about the upcoming season and see how he’s feeling about it all!

Drew Fishbein: What are your plans for the upcoming 2011 season?

Chris Licup: My plans for the 2011 Season is to run in the Formula Drift Series, try to compete in all of the events, if not, as many as possible. And build the car up to a competitive level. As well as do some amateur events, such as XDC Just Drift Top Drift just to keep me sharp.

DF: Well, fair enough. Any Sponsors on board yet?

CL: So far I have JimmyUp Clothing and Jeff Jordan Innovations!

DF: What’s in the cards for Licup racing 2011?

CL: I will be driving a 1995 Nissan 240SX aka an S14 with a SR20DET Motor, the motor is built, it should make around 400 horsepower and should be pretty reliable. I don’t want to go too agressive on horsepower, want to try to keep the car as reliable as possible, and still keep it competitive at the same time.

Read the rest of the interview with the Slide Assassin Chris Licup on OMGDrift.com