On November 23, legendary Japanese parts supplier and motorsports competitor RS-R will partner with Formula DRIFT and Formula DRIFT Japan to revive one of the first ever US drift events. Taking place in Irwindale in 2003 and Chicago in 2004, the events originally showcased what drifting was about and brought together some of the best drivers from the US and Japan. The 2023 RS-R Drift Festival will return to Japan where the sport was born and continue to feature the best drifting from both sides of the Pacific Ocean.
As an addition to the series last year, Utah Motorsports Campus near Salt Lake City, UT has become a favorite among many of the drivers. The high-speed track has an elevated status, not simply because it’s 4000ft above sea level, but also because it hosts the Final Round of the Formula DRIFT Link ECU PROSPEC Championship. And by default, it also hosts Round 7 of the PRO Championship, the penultimate event before the PRO title is decided at the Irwindale Final. With so much on the line, fans witness an intense weekend of drift action both in-person and via the series livestream, which is now available on MAV TV as well.
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Date: Thursday, September 14, 2023
Location: Utah Motorsports Campus, Grantsville, UT
Event: Formula DRIFT PRO Championship Round 7: Type S Elevated presented by AutoZone, and Link ECU PROSPEC Championship Round 4