For Immediate Release
November 25, 2009
Evergreen Drift announces 2010 Pro-Am Affiliate Championship Series sanctioned by Formula Drift at Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, WA
Evergreen Drift is excited to announce plans for the 2010 season that include a Pro-Am championship series sanctioned by Formula Drift.
Evergreen Drift hosted a highly successful Pro-Am event for the first time in 2009. Fourteen drivers took to the track competing for the four available invitations to compete in the Pro-Am National Championship that took place at Toyota Speedway in Irwindale, California this past week. Evergreen Drift was represented by a total of six drivers at Nationals as two of Evergreen’s drivers earned their invitations at the Vegas Drift Pro-Am earlier in the season.
The Formula Drift Pro-Am Nationals was the last stop of the season for the top Pro-Am drivers from across the country where they battled to earn a license to compete in the Formula Drift professional series. Evergreen Drift is very pleased to announce that Evergreen Drift competition veteran Ian Fournier was the overall event winner and Pro-Am National Champion. Of the six drivers representing Evergreen Drift at the 2009 Nationals four earned their professional Formula Drift Championship Series license.
Building on that success Evergreen Drift has been asked to partner with Formula Drift to expand our Pro-Am program for the 2010 season. Evergreen Drift is honored to become a Formula Drift Pro-Am Affiliate Series with a 5 to 6 event Pro-Am championship series held at Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, Washington.
The champion of the 2010 Evergreen Drift Pro-Am series will be awarded a Formula Drift professional license and positions 2 through 4 will receive an invite to the Pro-Am National Championship event with one additional wild card invite to be decided by Evergreen Drift.
All Evergreen Drift Pro-Am competitions will take place on Evergreen Speedway’s 5/8’s mile oval, the same track utilized by the professional Formula Drift circuit. This demanding course is a crowd favorite on the Formula Drift calendar with 4th gear 90 mile-per-hour entry speeds and drivers skimming inches from concrete walls which adds up to heart stopping drifting action. The drivers and cars are routinely pushed to the limit and beyond, which makes this track an excellent proving ground for the future stars of the Formula Drift professional series or the amateurs who just want the challenge and excitement of competition drifting.
The series will be governed by the official Formula Drift Pro-Am rules. The Evergreen Drift Pro-Am series competitions will follow the prescribed Pro-Am judged tandem event format. This includes Formula Drift style qualifying and tandem judging. The three member judging team will be led by either an FD judge or an FD approved judge.
Drifting fans will be able to experience the most exciting drifting action in the Northwest and cheer on their favorite local drivers. The backing and resources of the Formula Drift organization adds additional exposure to the series providing increased value to teams and series sponsors.
Evergreen Drift wishes to acknowledge the incredible amount of support we have received from our sponsors without whom this would not have been possible. KPR Engineering is the titled sponsor and has emerged as a powerful force on the Northwest drifting scene. Longacre Racing Products was one of the first to jump behind us with their support. Canyons Restaurant provides us with excellent food and drink as the official after event party spot. Northwest Nissans for their promotion of Evergreen Drift and Running Projects our official media partner who provides us with stellar video work and graphic design.
Evergreen Drift has sponsorship packages available to suit any business need. With Evergreen Speedway as our venue your business has the opportunity to not only reach fans of drifting, but all forms of motor sports including everything from NASCAR Late Models to demolition derbies. To learn more about having your business featured at the track with the highest attendance in the Northwest and the home of Formula Drift’s only stop in the Northwest then please contact Kelly Hale at [email protected]. All other inquires should be directed to [email protected].
Please visit our website at www.EvergreenDrift.comto keep up to date with all news, rules, and information regarding not only the Formula Drift Pro-Am series, but local competitions and open drifting as well.
Event Sponsors //
KP Race Engineering
For additional information / media / inquiries contact:
Email: General Inquiries – [email protected] / Marketing & Sponsorship – [email protected]
ABOUT EVERGREEN DRIFT
Evergreen Drift is the Northwest’s Formula Drift Pro-Am Affiliate series located at Evergreen Speedway, the home of Formula Drift’s Seattle round. Heading into our sixth season, Evergreen Drift’s events include a Formula Drift sanctioned Pro-Am Affiliate championship series, open drift events, a local amateur competition series, and an instructional drifting school. These events provide a complete program for drivers of all skill levels to participate and advance their skills from beginner to professional. Evergreen Drift’s challenging track and competitions attract the best drivers from Washington, Oregon, British Columbia, and beyond providing intense drifting action enjoyed by our dedicated fans.
All the latest news and information about the Evergreen Drift program can always be found at www.EvergreenDrift.com.
Evergreen Drift | 14405 179th Ave SE | Monroe, WA 98272 | [email protected]