Formula DRIFT founders Jim Liaw and Ryan Sage have been recognized by Long Beach magazine in their annual Innovative Icons issue. The Formula DRIFT office is based in Long Beach and has worked closely with the city for their events including Round 1: Streets of Long Beach, Team Drift during the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, and the Red Bull Drifting World Championship held on the Port of Long Beach. Each event has brought revenue and exposure to the city and Long Beach Magazine has recognized them for their hard work, innovation, and commitment to the city.
The Team Drift teams began practice yesterday during the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. A couple cars had a rough start with Pat Mordaunt spinning out and Matt Powers close behind t-boning Mordaunt on the passenger side. Both drivers are ok, but Powers may not be able to compete this weekend due to damage to his car.
More Team Drift continues this weekend on both Saturday and Sunday. Stay tuned for more updates on the FD Blog!
At yesterday’s media day KTLA Ch. 5 News came down to check out the action. Reporter Gayle Anderson interviewed both 2-time Formula DRIFT champion Tanner Foust and 2-time Formula DRIFT champion Samuel Hubinette and hyped up this weekend’s season opening event!