Geoff Stoneback – The Future of Formula Drift

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Geoff Stoneback’s S14 is one of my favorite cars in Formula Drift. It really screams the spirit of drifting. Which has us pumped to be working with Geoff this Formula Drift season.

Geoff built this car himself with the help of R/T Tuning, who also provided tuning and alignment. Based on his Top 16 finish this past weekend at Formula Drift, they did a damn good job.

Of course it’s performance that matters most, but a classic Japanese inspired livery always helps to seal the deal. Graphics where done by D-Magic.

Geoff switched over to Enkei for wheels this season. These are the Enkei Tenjin Tuning Series MAT wheels. Unfortunately, they are not offered in white. I was a bit worried they would not match the look of the car but they turned out pretty amazing. Fronts are 17×9 and rears are 18×9.5 wrapped with Achilles Radial Atr Sport 2s and 123s. According to Geoff, these providing amazing traction on the field.

The chassis fabrication was done by Nate Dog Creations out of PA and sits on BC Racing NA ER type coilers with Powered By Max limit break front angle kit, rear arms and knuckles.

Let’s pop the hood shall we?

It has a RHS LSX block with All Pro LS7 heads, putting out 650WHP NA, it was built by Lon M.  At Compeition Engine Services in North Carolina.  It is paired up with a G-force four speed dog box and a Winters Quick Change differential from MA motorsports. 650WHP is under the norm in professional drifting these days but with Geoff’s aggressive driving style, it was enough to take out FD veteran Ken Gushi and landing him in top 16 after a one more time battle.

Stoneback was last season’s Rookie of The Year and also finished 2nd in Pro2 (only missing 1st by 6 points).

At last year’s round 3 in Miami, when Geoff finished in the Great 8, Bryan (FD’s Co-Founder) called him the future of Formula Drift.

We believed it then, and after a great 1st round in the streets of Long Beach, we believe it now. Best of luck this season man!

Geoff Stoneback and his team have dedicated this season to his good friend Mark Lenardon and his family. To donate, please visit Mark Lenardon’s Family Fund on GoFundMe. – Alex

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[COVERAGE] I Will Break You – Formula Drift The Gauntlet – By What Monsters Do

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They call it the Gauntlet for a reason. It’s a track where real automotive combat goes down. Cars break, wreck, catch fire, and only the strong survive. By the time the event is wrapped up, the track looks like a mini war zone / junk yard. Parts are everywhere. The rails are bent, tire pieces everywhere, broken bumpers, wings, etc. Even the media guys and some fans don’t leave un harmed (sun burn). This years Formula Drift round 4 at Wall Speedway was no exception.

Chris Forsberg 2014 Nissan 370z Formula Drift New Jersey

Things got off to a great start for Chris Forsberg who qualified in first place and is currently the points leader in the series. Chris would later put on a great performance and finish second on the podium. Continue reading [COVERAGE] I Will Break You – Formula Drift The Gauntlet – By What Monsters Do

[COVERAGE] Formula Drift Round 2 Gets Rowdy

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Formula Drift Atlanta has always held the reputation of being a high energy event. Not only did Round 2 fulfill this stigma, it went beyond these expectations in every way. The fans, weather, and driving were all absolutely insane.

Formula Drift Round 2 Road Atlanta 2014

Going into Thursday practice, everyone did their best to set up their cars but with a few variables in mind. A section of the track had been repaved and the weather called for rain on Friday and Saturday. The four hour practice session moved very slowly due to multiple cars going off track or suffering mechanical issues but by the end of practice most of the field had their cars completing “qualifying worthy” runs around the course.

Formula Drift Round 2 Road Atlanta 2014

Friday Practice. Group 1 goes into their practice session with a dry track but dark clouds looming over head. A quick look at the weather radar showed a massive storm cloud ready to sweep through Atlanta. Group 1 finished their practice and Group 2 starts to line up at the start line. Rain, and lots of it. The start grid is absolute madness. Visibility is low, every one is drenched, and the track is full of standing water. Group 2 practice proceeds with cars doing 360′s, going off track, or putting together very twitchy runs around the course.

Continue reading [COVERAGE] Formula Drift Round 2 Gets Rowdy