Formula DRIFT Orlando Coverage by Boostiao


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Orlando Speed World is one of our most preferred Formula Drift championship stops, although it looks like a “simple” transition layout after its long banking is a challenge for all teams.


It is also the first date of the interesting category PRO2! Here Travis Reeder shows us that you can finish the course even if you lose a rubber.


Luis Lizardi would reach the top position of the classifier in the PRO2 but would fall in the first round of qualifiers of the top 16.


Jhonnattan Castro Joins Papadakis Racing


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Jhonnattan Castro Joins Papadakis Racing

Professional Formula Drift driver teaming up with series leader

Portland, OREGON (March 30 2016) – Jhonnattan Castro has officially announced the move and formation of a satellite team to Papadakis Racing, and with him will bring sponsorship from Nexen Tire and longtime sponsor Gerdau Metaldom, KW and Advan Racing.

As part of the new partnership Jhonnattan Castro Racing will take on an ownership role as a semi-works team to Papadakis Racing, and will be driving the 2016 Scion FR-S alongside current series champion Fredric Aasbo.

“I’m very excited and proud to be forming this strategic partnership with Papadakis Racing, this is the #1 team,” Jhonn shared. “I’m looking forward to taking my career to the next level and I’m grateful for the opportunity from Stephan to race with him and Fredric. Stephan Papadakis is a team owner who keeps winning and keeps surprising people, and always is advancing, and I’ve worked hard to make this a reality and I knew I needed to make a change if I was going to advance. I’m really looking forward to our future together.”

“It is our pleasure at Papadakis Racing to partner with Jhonnattan Castro and Nexen Tire with our organization,” said Stephan Papadakis, owner of Papadakis Racing. “We think Jhonn is a great addition to our team and a dedicated competitor, and we look forward to his success on the track in 2016, we expect this year to be his best season yet. We are also honored to welcome Nexen Tire and Gerdau Metaldom to our team alongside Jhonnattan, and we look forward to working with them and helping them maximize their results on and off the track.”

Jhonnattan Castro is managed by Motorsports Marketing Agency Drive Motorsports International.


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Jhonnattan Castro Signs E3 Spark Plugs as Co-Primary Sponsor for Formula Drift


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Long Beach, CA (April 7th, 2015) – Jhonnattan Castro is proud to be officially announcing his Co-Primary Sponsorship with E3 Spark Plugs for the 2015 Formula Drift season.

Jhonnattan Castro, 31, from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, is a multi-winning Dominican Drift Champion and part of Chris Forsberg’s powerhouse Nissan 370Z team—and a major up-and-comer in the Formula Drift scene.

“I am very happy and thankful to have such a strong partnership with E3 Spark Plugs and to finally announce our relationship. They offer the best product on the marketplace and their company values are at the highest levels,” said Jhonnattan Castro. “I’m honored that they see the value in me and my racing program and Formula Drift as a series—it shows how far we have really come. We are really looking forward to our future with E3 and are very eager and excited to compete for wins!”

“The demanding environment of the Formula Drift Series is the perfect fit for our patented DiamondFire design,” said Steve Joiner, Vice President of Sales/Marketing for E3 Spark Plugs. “We are thrilled to be involved with Jhonnattan Castro’s team.”

The deal was overseen and brokered by Motorsports Marketing Agency, Drive Motorsports International.

E3 Spark Plugs has long been known for the performance enhancements of its patented DiamondFire ground electrode, now incorporated into the company’s race line. E3 Spark Plugs is the official spark plug of NHRA, the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series and the Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League. E3 spark plugs are available for most automotive, small-engine, and powersports applications at automotive and home-improvement retail stores nationwide. For more information and complete test results, log onto

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