Formula DRIFT Charity Blackjack Tournament

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During the Formula DRIFT Round 4: All In event in Las Vegas the ID Agency helped coordinate the first annual Formula DRIFT Charity Blackjack Tournament. The tournament was held at the Aliante Hotel and Casino, the official hotel of Formula DRIFT Round 4, and called for drivers, sponsors, friends, and media members to make donations for entry that would go towards a good cause. 36 players joined the tournament including Formula DRIFT drivers champion Tanner Foust, Vaughn Gittin Jr., Chris Forsberg, and Ross Petty, Miss FD Miki Taka, judge Tony Angelo, the voice of Formula D, Jarod DeAnda, and of course a couple staff members and friends.


Generous sponsors donated prizes that would were awarded to the winners including XBOX 360, copies of Forza 2 video game, Puma gift cards, a Meister watch, Oakley sunglasses, Rogue Status Apparel, Attic apparel, and a 2-night stay at the Aliante.



After 3 rounds of competition the final table consisted of 6 players. Steve Choi, staff member of Formula DRIFT, walked away with the 1st place spot and his choice from the prize pool and elected to take the XBOX 360 and Forza 2 video game. 2nd place went to Formula DRIFT driver of the NOS Energy / Maxxis Tire Nissan 350Z and current points leader, Chris Forsberg who chose the PUMA giftcards and also received a Rogue Status apparel package. 3rd place went to ID Agency’s John Pangilinan, who received a Meister watch and Forza 2 game. Overall it was a very successful event for everyone including Formula DRIFT, Aliante, and of course the charity.

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FD Returns to Las Vegas Motor Speedway for RD 4: All In

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For Immediate Release

June 30, 2009

Formula DRIFT Returns to Las Vegas Motor Speedway for Round 4: All In;
Professional and Amateur Drifters to compete at the 2-day event on Friday, July 10 and Saturday, July 11

Long Beach, Calif. – June 30, 2009 – Formula DRIFT will return to Las Vegas Motor Speedway for Round 4: All In on July 10-11. Featured events will include the Formula DRIFT Pro Championship and Pro Am competition.

Formula DRIFT returns to Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Friday, July 10 will serve as a preview day with both Pro Am and the Formula DRIFT Pro Championship practice, qualifying, and driver autograph signing. Saturday, July 11 is the main event and will feature both the Pro Am Top 8 competition and Formula DRIFT Pro Championship Top 32 competition. The Top 32 format is new for the 2009 season and features more action and excitement than ever before. Gates open at 4:00 PM on both days with action continuing throughout the evening.

The Pro Am competition will feature the top drifters from the region and those hopeful to become a Formula DRIFT professional driver. Registration is still open and drivers can still register for this event. More information on registration can be found on

Along with the on-track activities the vendor village and team pits will be open and fans can meet the drivers during the autograph session at 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM on Friday, July 10. 2009 Miss Formula DRIFT Miki Taka will be in attendance for the event as well. Additionally, the Auto Gallery car show will take place on Saturday and fans can see some of Las Vegas’ hottest show cars. For drag racing fans the Wicked HP E.T. Bracket Series will be holding an event on the drag strip. And to add to the excitement of the event weekend, DJ Dynamixx will be providing music throughout the midway and a Bikini Jam will be held following the Formula DRIFT trophy ceremony hosted by Miss Las Vegas Drift Nationals, Jessica Barton.

To kick-off the event weekend, Formula DRIFT will be holding a free “Meet and Greet” with competition cars on display and drivers there on Thursday, July 9th from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM, with driver autographs from 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM at the Town Square Mall located at 6639 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Formula DRIFT will also be holding the first ever charity blackjack tournament at Aliante Hotel and Casino on Thursday night. Participants will compete for prizes, while all the proceeds will go to charity. More information will be disclosed at a later date.

Tickets are still available for this event and start at $24 online and 2-day ticket packages are available. Tickets can be purchased via the Formula DRIFT website at

Round 4: All In – Schedule of Events
(as of 6.29.09)

Friday, July 10, 2009
4:00 PM – Gates Open to the Public
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM – FD Pro Am Qualifying
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM – Formula DRIFT Autograph Signing
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Formula DRIFT Open Practice
9:00 PM – 11:30 PM – Formula DRIFT Qualifying
12:00 AM – 1:00 AM – Formula DRIFT Open Practice

Saturday, July 11, 2009
4:00 PM – Gates Open to the Public
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM – FD Pro Am: Top 8 Competition
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Formula DRIFT Competition: Round of 32
8:00 PM – 9:30 PM – Half-Time Break
9:30 PM – Opening Ceremonies
10:00 PM – Formula DRIFT Competition: Round of 16 to Finals