Corey Hosford is an up and coming Formula Drift rookie for the 2012 season. Here is the K-Sport Nissan 350z that will be his competition car for next season. His tire sponsor shows Falken Tire and this orange 350z should stand out on the grid. Follow Corey next season on his pursuit for the 2012 Formula Drift Rookie of the Year run. Also don’t forget to follow Corey Hosford on Facebook & Twitter.
What is the Formula Drift Pro Am All Stars Competition?
The 2011 FD ProAm program continue to push and evolve how a driver becomes a pro. Each of the 8 regional FD ProAm affiliates staged a multi-round championship. At the end of their respective seasons, the top drivers were awarded FD Pro Licenses. Unlike in previous years when it was just a one-day “search”, making it almost a gamble for drivers if they had a good day or not. This current program makes drivers learn to function as a team; budgeting their season and planning for multiple events. Through a more rigorous program, FD rookies are making an impact immediately like 2011 Rookie of the Year leaders Odi Bakchis and Walker Wilkerson.
The 2011 Competition:
Now that each FD Affiliate Series has concluded their seasons, the newly awarded drivers have all been invited to attend the biggest drifting competition of the year, Formula Drift, Round 7: Title Fight at Toyota Speedway at Irwindale on October 7-8, 2011. Drivers representing their home Series and region will be competing for new fans, new sponsors, media attention and bragging rights. Come support these guys and watch the rising stars of Formula Drift. Official entry list will be announced shortly.
Tickets are available for Round 7: Title Fight on October 7-8, including reserved seating, 2-day ticket packages, and VIP tickets. Ticket prices start at $26 online. Click here if you haven’t purchased your tickets to Round 7 – “Title Fight” Toyota Speedway at Irwindale
Champion – Mike Phillips
2nd – Chris Jeanneret
3rd – Andrew Coomes
4th – Kory Keezer
2011 marks Evergreen Drift’s fourth year in affiliation with the Formula Drift ProAm series. We’ve grown from a single driver invite in 2008 to a full-fledged five round series. Locals compete on the same course that Formula Drift pros battle on during the Seattle round at Evergreen Speedway.
Walker Wilkerson, Roland Gallagher, Nikolay Konstantinov, Ian Fournier, Kyle Pollard, and others all earned their way into the Formula Drift pro ranks through this series.
This season saw twenty-one unique drivers gun for the championship and four Formula Drift Pro licenses. Championships require dedication and consistency and the top four guys had to overcome major crashes, mechanical issues, or both to compete in all five rounds.
Evergreen Drift is proud to give you the 2011 Evergreen Drift ProAm Presented by NOS Champion and Formula Drift Pro license recipients.