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Proving Ground | May 8-9

Formula DRIFT Returns to Road Atlanta Home of the Inaugural Formula DRIFT Event Back in 2004

Road Atlanta opened in 1970 and was home of the inaugural Formula DRIFT event back in 2004. The 2.54-mile, 12-turn track is owned by Panoz Motorsports and hosts many events throughout the year including Formula DRIFT.

Utilizing Turns 9, 10A, and 10B of the road course, cars slide sideways through the turns and then hit the loop before the Suzuki bridge and back towards Turns 10B, 10A, and then ends dramatically by drifting uphill on an incline.

Maserati vs Lotus

Round 2: Proving Ground at Road Atlanta will be on of the most anticipated events of the season. The event will be spread between 2 days of drifting action and new for 2009 a Top 32 head-to-head competition format. Drivers are tested on the fast entry and tight turns of the road course and will have to prove that they have what it takes to reach the podium.

Can we expect a battle of the Energy Drinks!?

Red Bull



Joon Maeng

Joon Maeng

Taka Aono made it to ATL!

Taka Aono

Signal R34

ATL gets approved by Ross Petty

Ross "Bosso" Petty

Some words of encouragement for the Falken Team….

"Win or ELSE"

here is the run down for todays Schedule:
10:00am – 10:00pm – GATES OPEN (Venue)
10:00am – 12:00pm – Pro/Am: Open Practice Track
12:00pm – 2:00pm – Pro/Am: Qualifying Track
1:30pm – 2:30pm – FD: MANDATORY – Autograph Signing TBA
2:30pm – 3:30pm – FD: OPEN PRACTICE – Drivers rank 16 & higher (Track)
3:30pm – 4:30pm – FD: OPEN PRACTICE – Drivers rank 17 & lower (Track)
4:30pm – 7:00pm – FD: QUALIFYING – All Drivers, reverse ranking order (Track)
8:00pm – 9:45pm – FD: OPEN PRACTICE – Top 32 (Track)
10:00pm – 8:00am – Clear Grid (NOISE ORDINANCE; NO REVVING ENGINES) (Venue/Track)

Stay tuned for more updates