Formula Drift Asia 2011: Driftpac Awards Dinner


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To celebrate the end of the 2011 Formula Drift Asia season, Driftpac organised a private dinner for drivers and VIPs last night at Estate, a cosy restaurant bar at the ground level of The Intermark, the same building as DoubleTree by Hilton.

Co-founder of Formula Drift Ryan Sage and co-founder of Formula Drift Asia Marcus Lim gave a short address, to sum up the season and also to thank everyone for their support.

Congratulations to the winners of the overall awards:

Formula Drift Asia 2011
Overall Drivers’ Championship – 1st
Daigo Saito, SPARK Achilles Team

Formula Drift Asia 2011
Overall Drivers’ Championship – 2nd
Saranon Pornpatanarak, M150 Overdrive Team

Formula Drift Asia 2011
Overall Drivers’ Championship – 3rd
Somchai Aroonrung (Ju), Red Bull Drift Team Thailand

Formula Drift Asia 2011
Overall Team Championship – 1st
SPARK Achilles Team
(received on behalf by drivers Daigo Saito and Robbie Nishida)

Formula Drift Asia 2011
Rookie of the Year
Joshua Edwin Ian Boettcher, GT Radial Team

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Formula DRIFT Malaysia Pre-Race Conference Highlights


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The VIP panel for the press conference included Encik Zulkifli Bin Ibrahim, Deputy Director General of Planning for Kuala Lumpur City Hall (Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur is the local authority charged with the administration of Kuala Lumpur); Mr Edward Mamahit, Head of Global Marketing & Business Development, PT Multistrada Arah Sarana Tbk (Achilles); Mr Harvey Davis, Vice President (Event Management Group), ESPN STAR Sports; and Mr Marcus Lim, Co-Founder of Formula Drift Asia and Driftpac.

Joining the panel on stage were drivers Daigo Saito, Robbie Nishida, Kiki Sak Nana, Josh Boettcher, Muhammad Rulli Armando, Manabu Orido, Ariff Johanis, Lim Zee King, Tan Tat Wei and Ivan Lau.






























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Bridges Racing 2012 Driver Press Release


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For immediate release:

Huntington Beach, California, December 12, 2011 – The rumor mill has been
churning ever since Daigo Saito was seen strolling through the pits at the Formula
D Las Vegas event during the 2011 season. Drift fans across the country
immediately began speculating that a new driver was possibly going to be joining
the Formula D competition.

Bridges Racing is excited to announce that Daigo Saito will be bringing his
aggressive driving style stateside to, in his words, “test his skills against some of the
finest drivers in the world.” Daigo will be joining Robbie Nishida and the Bridges
Racing team for the 2012 Formula Drift season.

After winning the 2008 D1 Championship and narrowly missing a 2nd D1
championship by a mere couple points in 2011, Daigo has taken the 2011 Formula
Drift Asia Series by storm by winning 3 consecutive events. He is excited to
compete in the United States Formula Drift series and hopes to make a lasting
impression on fans stateside.Daigo is renowned for his accomplishments with the
JZX100 in D1, but we have yet to announce what he will be driving during the
2012 Formula Drift season.

“We are elated that Daigo and Robbie are part of the Bridges Racing team for the 2012 season. We are excited to see what 2012 has to offer. After having the pleasure of working with Robbie during 2011Formula Drift season, the addition of Daigo to our team is another invaluable asset. Our goals are set pretty high this year, “ said team owner, Bryan Bridges.

We will be announcing more information regarding car builds and new sponsors in the coming weeks.

Huntington Beach, CA
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