Round 7: Title Fight Qualifying Results

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Driver: Car #:
1 D. McNamara #8 8
2 C. Forsberg #64 64
3 D. Yoshihara #9 9
4 R. Tuerck #44 44
5 T. Foust #34 34
6 V. Gittin #25 25
7 S. Hubinette #77 77
8 R. Millen #6 6
9 M. Whiddett #111 111
10 J. Maeng #51 51
11 F. Aasbo #151 151
12 C. Grunewald #79 79
13 J. Pawlak #13 13
14 K. Mohan #99 99
15 M. Waldin #23 23
16 T. McQuarrie #17 17
17 R. Nishida #31 31
18 M. Takatori #5 5
19 M. Powers #665 665
20 K. Gushi #33 33
21 S. Verdier #12 12
22 T. Aono #86 86
23 J. Deane #16 16
24 Y. Kondo 52
25 E. O’Sullivan #35 35
26 I. Fornier #11 11
27 N. Konstantinov #403 403
28 J. LeJeune #333 333
29 R. Miki #26 26
30 M. Field #777 777
31 B. Sherman #22 22
32 A. Pfeiffer #88 88

Formula DRIFT and DIRECTV Team Up to Produce the World’s First Drifting Event in 3D

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Formula DRIFT and DIRECTV Team Up to Produce the World’s First Drifting Event in 3D

Long Beach, Calif. – Oct. 5, 2010 – Drift fans will want to buckle up for the DIRECTV broadcast of the world’s first drifting event in 3D. Produced by Formula DRIFT and DIRECTV, the program will focus on a series of battles from Formula DRIFT’s “Round 7, Title Fight” and will be aired exclusively on DIRECTV’s 3D channel, n3D™, Powered by Panasonic, later this year.

“Formula DRIFT has always been on the forefront of technology,” said Ryan Sage, vice-president and co-founder of Formula DRIFT. “We were the first drifting series to provide HD television programming, live streaming event content via the DriftStream, and now we are adding 3D technology for our tech savvy audience.”

“3D is the perfect way to showcase what a Formula DRIFT event is all about,” said Jim Liaw, president and co-founder of Formula DRIFT. “Drifting is a very visual motorsport with high-horsepower vehicles sliding sideways with precision, often inches from the wall and each other in dramatic fashion. 3D technology will capture all of the action and excitement and bring it directly into the living rooms of the fans.”

“DIRECTV customers may need bucket seats and a good harness when they sit down to watch the Formula DRIFT event in 3D, because it will be an exhilarating viewing experience,” said Chris Long, senior vice president, Entertainment, DIRECTV. “The drifting race event is a great opportunity to engage viewers with our exclusive n3D™ channel and show them why we’re so committed to 3D TV, and whet their appetite for more.”

DIRECTV’s exclusive 3D channel ,n3D™ powered by Panasonic, is available at no additional cost to millions of DIRECTV HD customers. In addition to the 2010 MLB All-Star Game, the NASCAR Coke Zero 400, and ESPN’s 3D coverage of the Summer X Games 16, n3D customers also have access to exclusive, original 3D programming such as “Guitar Center Sessions” with Peter Gabriel and Jane’s Addiction.

DIRECTV HD customers received a free software upgrade that enables them to have access to the 3D channels on DIRECTV. DIRECTV HD customers will need a 3D television set and 3D glasses to view 3D programming on DIRECTV.

Final Event Round 7: Title Fight Tickets On-Sale Now

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Formula DRIFT Tickets On-Sale for Round 7: Title Fight;
2010 Championship to be Determined at Final Round

Long Beach, Calif. – September 10, 2010 – Formula DRIFT Round 7: Title Fight tickets are on-sale now. Tickets can be purchased online with both general admission and VIP tickets available.

“Tickets are now available to purchase for what will be the biggest drifting event of the year,” said Ryan Sage, executive vice president and co-founder of Formula DRIFT. “We expect another sell-out event in Irwindale and recommend fans to purchase their tickets in advance.”

The 2010 season will come to a close on October 9 and a new Formula DRIFT champion will be crowned. 13 nations will be represented on the competition field at the famous Toyota Speedway at Irwindale also known as the “House of Drift.” Formula DRIFT has become the focal point and center of international drifting showcasing the best drifters from around the globe. With the merger of the FD ProAm Nationals into the Formula DRIFT Pro Championship series finale, the rising stars of the sport will share center stage and have the chance to showcase their talent at the biggest drifting event of the season.

“Less than 100 points separate the top drivers from the championship and its still anyone’s for the taking,” said Jim Liaw, president and co-founder of Formula DRIFT. “With the Formula DRIFT championship on the line and the Triple Crown winner to be determined at this event the level of competition is at all all-time high and the action on track will be exciting as it has ever been. This will be one drifting event not to miss.”

The event will also feature the Fatlace One of One Showcase car show, driver autographs, open pits, huge vendor village, free giveaways from sponsors, and more. Round 7: Title Fight tickets are available via the Formula DRIFT website at Ticket prices start at $27 online with reserved tickets available for Saturday’s competition day. 2-day packages are also available along with VIP ticket packages.