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
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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
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VegasDrift hosted Vegas-ProAm Round One on March 13, 2010 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Bullring Lot. Local amateur drifters, as well as drivers from Utah, California, Arizona, and even Canada, went head-to-head in a Top 16 battle for points and prizes. Formula DRIFT Judge Ernie Fixmer was one the judges and Jarod Deanda also announced at this event.
2010 Vegas DRIFT Pro-AM Results
1st -Aurimas “Odi” Bakchis
2nd- Mike “Buckey” Laing
3rd- David Briggs
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