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During Formula Drift‘s first Florida event last weekend, there were many bobbles, a few spins, and even a couple of wrecks. The new layout on Palm Beach International Raceway proved to be a challenge for drivers, event organizers, and media personnel alike. The slippery track was slightly technical, with a high speed and high angle entry, and rounded off with a smoky finish. (more…)
For the first time Formula DRIFT
history, the war was brought to the battlegrounds in Florida
at the Palm Beach International Raceway (PBIR)
. Locals got to witness a "Battle of the Mustangs" as Justin "JTP" Pawlak
took another victory this year in his Falken Tires Ford Mustang
against last year's champion, Vaughn Gittin, Jr.
and his Monster Energy/Falken Tires Ford Mustang
. Darren McNamara
(who qualified 2nd) and his Falken Tire Saturn Sky
ended up in 3rd place after defeating number one qualifier Chris Forsberg
and his NOS Energy Drink Nissan 370Z
. Florida was very very good to Falken Tires! In fact, Florida was very good - period. Read more...
This weekend, Formula Drift brings the third round of the championship series to an all new venue, Palm Beach International Raceway
in Jupiter, Florida. I managed to shoot a few photos while filming random shenanigans around the track. I really liked the high speed entry to this new track, flowing into a long transition on a rumble strip.
Formerly known as Moroso Raceway
, the high speed capability of PBIR's road course did present a problem, however - the course layout led a lot of high speed drifting right into the fans laps
. Since this was the very first time that the Formula Drift series would be running at Palm Beach, they certainly didn't expect these types of results from their initial course layout! However, since Formula D is a responsible professional organization, they decided to reverse the course layout
mid day in the interest of driver safety. Read more...
Right now I'm sitting in the media tower at Road Atlanta
while practice continues just over the hill on the course. That's right, Allen Iverson, we're talkin' about practice! Not the game, but practice. With that being said, even though it was
practice, the drivers were pushing it to the limit and beyond. Many cars ended up in the kitty litter on the initiation corner and some went into the wall. Read more...
With the Formula Drift series starting up in only three and a half weeks, this means that the Pro-Am series will be starting up as well. New drivers from around the country will be competing for an opportunity to drive on the next level. One such an event, is Thunder Drift, held just outside Willows California. Read more...
It all started at six o'clock, the morning of Saturday the 18th, waking up to the sound of my alarm. I would have had to pack my gear, drive to Justin Shreeve
's house, pick him up, and then start the 3 1/2 hour drive down to Willows, California for the Team Tandem Battle at Thunderhill… but i slept in.
Luckily for us, it was a two day event, so we tried again on Sunday. Haha! About two hours into the drive, we debated whether or not it was a good idea to make the trip. The clouds had been pouring rain, hail, and snow the entire time with no signs of it stopping any time soon. (Check out this proof of the amazing weather on our way home - Snow Drift Pt. 2
) As we pulled into Willows and towards the track, we noticed the vibrant blue sky and a familiar sun peeking through the clouds just above Thunderhill. Read more...