Behind the Scenes at Tech Day at UTI


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Formula DRIFT held their annual Tech Day at Universal Technical Institute at their Rancho Cucamonga campus.

This marked the debut of many vehicles for the upcoming season and fresh looks to many of the competition vehicles including the Samuel Hubinette Racing Dodge Challenger, Michael Essa’s BMW 335i powered with an M5 (V10) motor, the BMI Racing 4 rotor Mazda RX-8, Taka Aono’s Nexen Tires AE86 in a candy purple, Ross Petty in an updated “Rasta” livery, Dai Yoshihara’s America’s Tire / Falken Tires Nissan S13 and more. Nitto Tires made announced their 4 car team for the 2010 season which included Alex Pfeiffer in the Tanaka Racing C5 Corvette, Joon Maeng in the Full Tilt Poker Mazda RX-8, Matt Powers in the Nitto Tires Nissan S14, and Michael Essa in the new BMW 335i. Hundreds of fans came out to meet the drivers, see the cars, and find out what it takes to pass inspection to compete in the series.

Check out the photos in the gallery below