DriftStream2010.com Launches Hub for Formula DRIFT Fans

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Drift Stream 2010

Long Beach, Calif. – May 26, 2010 – Formula DRIFT launches DriftStream2010.com as a hub for all content of the Live Stream.

Driftstream2010.com is the next step of development for our live stream partnership,” said Ryan Sage, co-founder of Formula DRIFT. “This will be the central place where all things pertaining to the live stream will be centrally located. Our approach is to make the viewing experience of the live stream as easy, seamless, and fun as possible.

The new DriftSteam2010.com site has been created to specifically house both Live Coverage and On-Demand footage of the 2010 Formula DRIFT Schedule as well as the following elements:

* Live Interactive Hub for all DriftStream 2010 action
* On-Demand section with all DriftStream 2010 coverage
* Integrated Toolbar Section
* Flickr Gallery
* YouTube Gallery
* LiveFeed Beacon
* Twitter Integration
* Facebook Integration
* Formula DRIFT Blog Timeline
* DriftStream 2010 Schedule
* Built-in Chat Feature
* Language Translation Feature
* iPhone App link

The new site features a user-friendly interface, while providing new and archived content pertaining to Formula DRIFT. The dynamic features of the site will engage fans to interact with one another and become socially active.

“The main goal for the development of this site was to create an easy to navigate experience while still providing all relevant streams of content for the FD fanbase,” said Tom Masiero, co-founder of YoParts.com.

The Drift Stream will continue at Round 3: The Gauntlet on June 4-5 in Wall, NJ when Formula DRIFT returns to Wall Speedway.

Formula DRIFT Releases Codes and Applications for This Weekend’s Live Stream

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For Immediate Release

Formula DRIFT Releases Codes and Applications for This Weekend’s Live Stream

1. Live on the Formula DRIFT Website home page and on the landing page www.formulad.com/live

2. Facebook Application
– Watch inside facebook and chat with your friends

3. Iphone App

4. Direct landing page on Live Stream to grab embed codes: Live Stream Website

Any webmasters that are interested in the Direct Iframe Embed and custom sizing for
their particular website can contact [email protected]

Coverage commences on Friday, May 7th at 2pm for the first session of qualifying
during Round 2: Road Atlanta on May 7-8 2010 on www.formuladrift.com

Team Drift This Weekend at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach

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For more info visit Grand Prix of Long Beach

Schedule of Events

Art of Formula D: A 2009 Season Retrospective Photo Gallery
Will be open to the public during the Grand Prix Weekend.
150 The Promenade N. – corner of Broadway and Promenade
10 AM – 6 PM – April 16 – 18

Friday, April 16
9:35 AM – 10:00 AM – Team Drift Practice

Saturday, April 17

8:55 AM – 9:20 AM – Team Drift Practice

Sunday, April 18
3:40 PM – 3:55 PM – Team Drift Competition

Team Drift Participants

Team 1 | Drift Alliance
Chris Forsberg
Justin Pawlak
Joon Maeng

Team 2 | Team Awesome
Kyle Mohan
Patrick Mordaunt
Cyrus Martinez

Team 3 | The Rollaz
Yasu Kondo
John Russakoff
Taka Aono

Team 4 | Wild Side
Matt Powers
Cody Parkhouse
Tommy Roberts

Team 5 | Team America
Samuel Hubinette
Andrew Picard
Alex Pfeiffer

Team 6 | Team Canul / Essa / Pina
Casper Canul
Michael Essa
Dan Pina

Past Team Drift Winners

2009 | Drift Alliance
Chris Forsberg – Nissan 350Z
Justin Pawlak – Mazda RX-7
John Russakoff

Race to the Party – Formula DRIFT Demo on Hollywood Blvd

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The IZOD IndyCar Series is celebrating racing, fashion and music during this FREE event:

Thursday, April 15, 2010 from 12:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. PST
Hollywood & Highland Central Courtyard

· IZOD IndyCar Pit Stop Challenge (12:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.) – Witness the speed and agility of an IZOD IndyCar Series pit stop challenge, learn how races are won and lost in the pits during this live demonstration

· Formula DRIFT Show (6:00 p.m.) – Watch as Formula DRIFT drivers compete down the world famous Hollywood Boulevard

o List of Drivers (tentatively):

· Samuel Hubinette | 2010 Dodge Challenger

· Mad Mike Whiddett | 2003 Mazda RX8

· Joon Maeng | 2003 Mazda RX8

· Justin Pawlak | 1989 Mazda RX7

· Michael Essa | 2008 BMW 350R

· IZOD IndyCar Driver Autograph Session (7:30 p.m.) – Meet the stars behind the cars of the fastest race in the world

· Hollywood Blvd Concert

o Rival Sons (7:30 p.m.) – Los Angeles based four-piece rock band that’s sweeping the nation with their soulful rock performances

o Camp Freddy (8:30 p.m.) – The greatest rock stars playing the greatest rock songs featuring Dave Navarro (Jane’s Addiction), Billy Morrison (The Cult), Matt Sorum (Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver), Donovan Leitch (son of legendary folk singer Donovan), and Chris Chaney (Jane’s Addiction, Alanis Morissette)

· Life-size Hot Wheels cars – (All day) Guests can get their pictures with life sized Hot Wheels cars and the IZOD IndyCar 2-seater, experience the fan zone featuring vintage cars throughout the decades, and much more

Formula Drift Star Tyler McQuarrie set to debut in World Challenge at Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach

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April 12, 2010 (Newport Beach, Calif.) – Formula Drift star Tyler McQuarrie is already familiar with three of the turns on the eleven-turn temporary road course of downtown Long Beach, but next weekend he’ll have to figure out eight more as he makes in debut in the World Challenge series, part of the 2010 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, April 16-18.

In so doing, McQuarrie will become the first driver to compete in both the Formula Drift Pro Championship’s Streets of Long Beach event – which utilizes turns nine, ten, and eleven of the TGPLB circuit – as well as a professionally sanctioned road race at the TGPLB in the same year. While other Formula Drift drivers have competed in the weekend’s Pro/Celebrity race, none have ever contested the Formula Drift round as well as a professionally sanctioned road race at the Grand Prix.

McQuarrie, from Walnut Creek, Calif., will contest in the GTS class in a Lotus Exige Cup that is supported by LPL Motorsports, Dynamic Racing Solutions, SwitchCars.com, and the Lotus Challenge Series. LPL Motorsports will provide trackside support and technical assistance throughout the weekend.

Although he is now best-known as one of the top wheelmen in Formula Drift, McQuarrie’s driving resume includes time spent in England racing Formula Vauxhall, FF2000, USTCC, American Le Mans, several runs in the 25 Hours of Thunderhill – in which he won his class in 2009 – and a championship in Redline Time Attack.

As part of the Falken Tires team in Formula Drift, McQuarrie finished third in the 2009 championship and is considered a favorite for the 2010 championship, as well of one of the sports’ most recognizable personalities.

“I couldn’t be more excited to have the chance to compete in the World Challenge race in Long Beach,” said McQuarrie. “After being away from professional road racing for some time, I am thrilled to get behind the wheel of the Exige in Long Beach. The Long Beach Grand Prix is simply one of the best races in North America, and one that every driver wants to compete in. After how exciting the Formula Drift opener was in Long Beach last weekend, I can’t wait to see how exciting the Grand Prix weekend will be.”

For more information about Tyler McQuarrie, visit www.tylermcquarrie.com. Fans can receive updates throughout the race weekend at twitter.com/tylermcquarrie (@tylermcquarrie).

The World Challenge race will start at 4:45pm PST on Sunday, April 18 and will air on VERSUS May 1, 2010, from 4:30pm-6:00pm.