Tony Angelo Signs With Scion Racing For 2012


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Jan 26, 2012
For Immediate Release:

TAngelo Racing is happy to announce a return to drifting in 2012 with  factory support from Scion Racing. After three years as a Formula Drift judge and technical manager, Tony’s long awaited return to competition is met with personal excitement and lots of hype from his fans.

Tony will be driving the #33 Scion Tc from 2011, with a whole new look and feel. The crew will consist of drifting favorites, “DA Aces” Lindsay Ross as spotter, and Mike “Carluch” Edwards wrenching on the car. While Tony has been keeping active in overseas competition and driving with “Bloodmasters,” a drifting gang producing explosive missile car videos out of Englishtown, NJ, he’s psyched to return to FD competition.

“I couldn’t be more excited to get back into the drivers seat for 2012,” Tony said. “Scion is a brand that is very active in drifting, and is doing really fun things for 2012. I’ve always been impressed by their presence in FD, and I am totally pumped to be part of the Scion Racing Family.”

Scion Racing is excited for the partnership as well. “We’re happy Tony’s coming to drive for us. He’s a well-known and iconic American drifting figure. Having him represent Scion Racing is going to be great. We can’t wait to see what the future holds.”

Tony Angelo and the crew are determined to lead a team focused on fun, making noise, and taking the “handsomest drift team” title away from NFS. Be sure to keep up with team on Twitter ( @TAngelodrift ) and facebook ( ) to see what Tony Angelo has in store for 2012.

Supporting the team further will be: Alpinestars, Electric Sunglasses, Exedy, Drift Alliance, Brian Crower (BC) and much more TBA!

Alpinestars & Need For Speed Present “Play a Pro” Sweepstakes


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Torrance, CA – Alpinestars and Need for Speed™ are joining forces to bring you a “Play a Pro” sweepstakes, presented exclusively with Tilly’s.  Alpinestars is giving you a unique opportunity to play SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED™, the latest entry in the critically acclaimed Need for Speed™ simulation series, against drift driver Vaughn Gittin Jr. at Formula Drift’s first 2011 event.  The highly-anticipated SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED will be released March 29th in North America.
One lucky winner will receive an all expenses paid trip to the Formula Drift event April 8th-9th with Alpinestars and Need for Speed.  They will experience a ride-a-long with Team Need for Speed and Alpinestars Formula Drift driver Matt Powers, have VIP access to Team Need for Speed and Alpinestars hospitality areas, and play SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED against Alpinestars Formula Drift champion Vaughn Gittin Jr.  The winner will also receive Alpinestars and Need for Speed prize packs.  Don’t miss your chance to enter this sweepstakes!

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Art of Formula D: A 2009 Season Retrospective Event Summary


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Art of Formula D: A 2009 Season Retrospective

The ID Agency and Formula DRIFT present the Art of Formula D: A 2009 Season Retrospective. Sponsored by NOS Energy Drink, Alpinestars, Seibon Carbon, Izod IndyCar Series, Belle-1 Communications, and OC Weekly and held at the Phantom Galleries LA at the Pacifica Building in Downtown Long Beach.

Entering the seventh season of competition the Formula DRIFT series has grown to become the most recognizable drifting series in the world. Drifting calls for drivers to control high-horsepower vehicles through tight turns and often inches away from the wall and other drivers. This gallery represents the bond between man and machine and the sheer beauty that is drifting.

In 2009, Chris Forsberg became the first driver in the history of Formula DRIFT to win both the championship and the Triple Crown. Witness and re-live his journey round by round though the eyes of Formula DRIFT staff photographer, Jose Martinez,’s Linhbergh Nguyen, and LA’s own infamous Estevan Oriol.

The gallery features a photographical round by round account of the 2009 season and a champion’s wall featuring NOS Energy Drink / Seibon / Alpinestars driver Chris Forsberg and his Nissan 350Z Roadster. A never before seen video by Will Roegge highlighting the 2009 season was premiered. Alpinestars has displayed a collection of rare race suits including Formula DRIFT champion Chris Forsberg, IndyCar’s Danica Patrick, and Formula 1 driver Michael Schumacher. Seibon will display a championship hood and memorabilia from Chris Forsberg Racing.

The gallery will be up through the month of April and open for viewing during select hours during this weekend’s Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.