After a cold and rainy practice, the infield track at Texas Motor Speedway dried enough to allow a large field of 53 drivers to complete their qualifying runs last night. The results are in and we have them here, with photos! Competition starts today (Saturday September 13) at 4:30pm Central time.
We are out here at Texas Motor Speedway for Formula Drift Round 6, and the Pro 2 qualifying results are in. It seems like every driver had an issue with the car, finding the right line, or going too hard and taking themselves out. Most were able to put together at least one run that got them in the Pro 2 Top 16 show to be held on Friday, Sept 12.
If you live in Southern California and are into motorsports, you know that safe and legal facilities to drive your car to its limits have become scarce over the past 10-15 years.Thursday Night Drift at the Irwindale Event Center is kind of a big deal to us. For all the young readers, let me explain why.
We’ve gotta admit, packing our gear to cover Top Drift round 4 was depressing, knowing it would be the last time we shot competition at Willow Springs until 2015. That being said, we were also super excited to cover some drifting on a track that’s been known to have some epic drift battles in the previous years. We were also eager to see who would kick everyone’s butt and podium, and also witness who would be moving on to Formula Drift by earning an FD license.
The 2014 No Coast Drift Party was the best drift event we have ever been to. The drifting was ooooooook, but the partying that followed was world class top notch insanity, and we are glad we were there!
You know how Formula Drift is basically drifting featuring a car show? Well, Nitto Tire’s Auto Enthusiast Day is just like that, but backwards. It is a car show featuring drifting.
Formula Drift Seattle was very cool. It was personally my first time working media for an FD event, and Seattle was an awesome place to experience it. Competition day is hard for everybody, drivers and media alike. Let’s go back to last weekend and break down all the runs that happened from Top 32 all the way to podium!
What’s better than being a spectator at a drift event? Right now I’d say being media, and that’s because I haven’t gotten to drive at an event. Top Drift Round 3 was my first event shooting as media, and it was awesome!
Top Drift Round 3 was a very difficult round to cope with, for drivers, staff, and media alike. It was extremely hot, breezy, and the sun pounded spirits to a pulp all day long. The main focus seemed to be staying cool and hydrated, while driving and winning came second. The combination of heat and broken spirits had drivers jumping in their tow rigs and heading home the moment they were knocked out of competition.
Our Formula Drift Round 4 Livestream Party was amazing. Since 2013, we’ve been gathering with friends within the drifting community to watch live drifting action from events we weren’t able to attend, and we have just as much fun as being there.