A 120 minute documentary on Formula DRIFT driver Joon Maeng will air on January 8th and 9th in Korea on XTM TV. The trailer was just released and showcases Joon in action. For more info visit XTMTV.
The Full Tilt Poker Mazda Nitto Drift Team setup up the Mazda RX8 earlier this morning in preparation of IZOD’s “Race to the Party” event in Hollywood at 6PM tonight. Full Tilt Poker Mazda Nitto pilot Joon Maeng will be performing drift exhibitions during the event in promotions for the Long Beach Gran Prix. The exhibition will occur immediately in front of world famous Mann’s Chinese Theatre. Thousands of spectators are scheduled to attend as well as numerous media. “What a better place to hold a major press event for The Long Beach Gran Prix this weekend. It is simply amazing to see
the Full Tilt Poker Mazda RX8 in front of Mann’s Chinese theatre and on top of that a few steps away from the Kodak theatre. This is truly the center of Los Angeles. Maybe we’ll run into some movie stars and take them for a ride in the Full Tilt Poker Mazda Nitto RX8!” Said Ron Bergenholtz Team Manager of Bergenholtz Racing.
Right after the IZOD event in Hollywood, The Full Tilt Poker Mazda Nitto Drift Team will make its way to downtown Long Beach where it will compete in Formula Drift’s Team Drift competition in front of over 175,000 fans. In conjunction with the Long Beach Gran Prix, The Full Tilt Poker Drift Team will also be doing exhibition runs on all three days of the Gran Prix. “It is quite an amazing spectacle to be competing and exhibiting at the Long Beach Gran Prix. The fans love the drifting and can’t get enough of it during the event. It should be awesome!” Said Ed Bergenholtz Chief of Data
Analysis for Bergenholtz Racing.
Details for the great event can be viewed with this link: www.racetotheparty.com
The Full Tilt Poker Mazda Nitto Tire Drift Team met TV/Movie star Patrick Dempsey at the Long Beach/Formula D Media day in Long Beach. An avid Mazda enthusiast as well, Patrick Dempsey participated in the media event turning in practice laps in TriPoint’s World Challenge Mazda 6. In addition, Full Tilt Poker Mazda Nitto Drift Team was also giving ride-alongs to media people in the Full Tilt Poker Mazda Nitto RX8. Both Mazda race teams operated media day under the Full Tilt Poker Mazda Nitto Drift trailer. “I must admit I was pretty awe struck at first to meet Mr. Dempsey. Beyond his A-list Star power, it was just cool talking to a fellow Mazda racer. We talked about racecar dynamics, driving technique, and our own Mazda racecars we were piloting.” Said Joon Maeng pilot of the Full Tilt Poker Mazda Nitto RX8.
The media event was quite successful for the Full Tilt Poker Mazda Nitto Drift Team. Several high profile media companies were given exciting rides in the Full Tilt Poker Mazda Nitto RX8. Everything from TV media “E” Entertainment, The Best of Korea Channel, to media periodicals: Performance Racing Industry Magazine and The Korea Los Angeles Times experienced the outright exhilaration and thunderous sound of drifting in the Full Tilt Poker Mazda Nitto RX8. “Joon just about scared some of them on the racetrack. Some others wanted to go again and again as if though they were on a roller coaster. Overall, the media will crazy good things to write about and cover about the Full Tilt Poker Mazda Nitto Drift Team.” Said Brian Benson Crew Chief of the Full Tilt Poker Mazda Nitto Drift Team.