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Daigo Saito in Planning Stages to Drift Lamborghini in D1GP This Year

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Thanks to the dozen people who sent us this rumor mill about Daigo Saito off the bat this evening first off before we dig into the story. I spoke to as many people as I could who would have inside authority about the situation and can confirm that Daigo Saito has a plan or intention to run this Liberty Walk Lamborghini in the D1GP season this year. It does sound like some things need to take place for it to be a 100% go at this point. Something tells us he is trying to not get outdone on Internet hype by Imamura who brought out a Lexus LFA earlier this year to run in D1GP as well. Also, we have heard some whispers of a possible Ferrari drift car coming out as well. This sure has become the most expensive drift car build year in history and we haven’t even hit February.

 

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Article source: http://www.wreckedmagazine.com/blog/2015/01/29/daigo-saito-in-planning-stages-to-drift-lamborghini-in-d1gp-this-year/


Tyler McQuarrie Returns to Falken Tire for 2015

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The big announcement of the week appears to be the return of Tyler McQuarrie to the Falken Tire tea/blue. He took to Instagram this morning to let everyone know he has made a great return to the brand for the 2015 season. No official word on the future of the current Falken Tire drivers such as Justin Pawlak and Dai Yoshihara’s tire plans for the future. Tyler McQuarrie never saw great success on the Hankook Tire through his career on it with the Chevrolet Camaro in the past so it will be interesting to see what his return to the Falken 615k will do for him in 2015. What do you think of the move?

Article source: http://www.wreckedmagazine.com/blog/2015/01/29/tyler-mcquarrie-returns-to-falken-tire-for-2015/


Formula Drift Announces a Branded Canada Series for 2015

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Formula Drift has licensed a complete series in Canada which will be known as Formula Drift Canada. DMCC has been dwindling to nothing over the past couple seasons so a new series seems to be needed that will travel around Quebec. No information appears to be available yet on how a FD Canada license will work when moved into the USA series as a Pro 1 or Pro 2 pass into the next season. Here is the tentative 2015 FD Canada calendar below:

Formula D Canada 2015 Calendar
Round 1: June 21, Autodrome St-Eustache
Round 2: July 18, Montmagny Autodrome
Round 3: August 7-8, Trois-Rivières Grand Prix
World Championship Round: September 6-7, Autodrome St-Eustache

Article source: http://www.wreckedmagazine.com/blog/2015/01/27/formula-drift-announces-a-branded-canada-series-for-2015/


Formula D Canada Unveils 2015 Calendar A series of 3 events and the Formula D World Championship

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Montreal, January 27, 2015. – Formula Drift Canada today unveiled the schedule for the season 2015. The series will include a total of three events, respectively, in Montreal, Quebec City and Trois-Rivières.  Formula D Canada will also present before the last round of the Formula Drift World Championship at Autodrome St-Eustache on 6 and 7 September. Last year, Formula D Canada held a first round of demonstrations in partnership with Formula DRIFT team at Autodrome St-Eustache. “With more than 25 pilots and 10 000 spectators, it is the leading drifting event ever held in Canada,” says Alan Labrosse, owner of the track and president of Formula D Canada. 18 drivers in the Formula D series Canada will take on the pros Formula Drift The Formula D series Canada held this year three events on Canadian soil. The top 16 drivers in the Formula D series Canada will each receive a license to participate in the ninth round of Formula D World Championship, to be held on September 6 and 7 at Autodrome St-Eustache. The public will also be invited to vote for the addition of two additional drivers on the websitewww.formulad.ca . In total, there are 18 drivers in the Formula D series that Canada will have the chance to compete against the pros Formula Drift.   Calendar Formula D Canada 2015 (times subject to change)

  • Round 1: June 21, Autodrome St-Eustache
  • Round 2: July 18, Autodrome Montmagny
  • Round 3: August 7-8, Trois-Rivières Grand Prix
  • World Championship: September 6-7, Autodrome St-Eustache

The Formula D World Championship is an international series of 10 events – 7 held in the USA and 3 held in Japan, Canada, and China respectively.  Currently, all drivers holding a Formula D pro license are admissible to the Formula D World Championship.  ‘In order to accumulate points in the World Championship, Formula D pro drivers will have to participate in at least 1 events outside of the US (Japan, Canada, or China),’  explains Jim Liaw, president and co-founder of Formula Drift.  Also, the winning drivers of a World Championship round, as well as the top 8 drivers in the general class following the Canadian round will have their transportation fees to the final World Championship round in China in November 2015 covered by the Formula D organisation.  It is during this event that the champion will be crowned.  The victor of the World Championship series, the winner of each championship round, and the ‘Triple Crown’ trophy recipient will share a prize total of $300 000. 

‘The inauguration of Formula D Canada with a World Championship round held on Canadian soil represents a whole new step in the evolution of drift in Canada.  This expansion is only possible due to the passion Quebecers and Canadians hold for the sport,’ – Ben Woo, vice-president of sales and marketing for Formula D Canada.

In order to welcome the large number of spectators expected for the Formula D World Championship, the St-Eustache Autodrome will augment its seating capacity.  The event will also be live streaming on the Formula D website: www.formulad.com./live/

SCION CANADA – Formula D Main Sponsor

Scion Canada has been supporting Formula D Canada since its inception in 2014 and has become its main sponsor in 2015.   Scion Canada also supports drift pilot Pat Cyr and his Scion FR-S.  In 2015, his race car will be receiving a brand new 2JZ-GTE engine capable of 1000 horse power.  It also possesses a Wisefab made exclusively for the FR-S which produces an exceptional power and direction.

About Formula D Canada

Launched in 2014, Formula D Canada is a Canadian drift racing series officially sanctioned by Formula Drift.  The organization is comprised of a team with much experience in automotive sport and drift:  Alan Labrosse – president, Ben Woo – vice president of sales and marketing, David De Somma – event director, and Alexandre Crépault – director of communications.  For more information, visit www.formulad.ca

About Formula Drift

Formula Drift is currently in its 12th season and is renowned and recognized as the international leader of drift championships.  After having started in the streets of Japan, drifting has evolved to become a worldwide automotive sport which challenges driver skills in vehicle control.  Formula Drift provides a platform for professional dirft racers to compete on a national level to claim the coveted Formula Drift champion crown.  As the world leader in drift racing, Formula Drift pushes the sport to its extreme and attracts all levels and types of auto enthusiasts.  To obtain more information on the calendar of events and tickets, visit www.formuladrift.com.

 

Article source: http://www.formulad.com/blog/2015/press-releases/formula-d-canada-unveils-2015-calendar-a-series-of-3-events-and-the-formula-d-world-championship/


Alec Hohnadell Partners Up with Get Nutz Lab for 2015 Formula Drift Season

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Alec Hohnadell announced his partnership with Forrest Wang and the Get Nutz Lab crew for the 2015 drifting season. We have already reported on Forrest Wang’s new car plans/rumors for 2015. The partnership looks pretty interesting and could help both drivers advance forward. No word on if Alec will be undergoing other major changes like sponsorships and if Forrest Wang will be helping Alec advance on the driving side of things as well. We imagine the partnership can be huge dividends for both teams. Forrest Wang really took the world by storm this year with some mind blowing qualifying runs such as the one he threw down at Texas Motor Speedway this year.

Article source: http://www.wreckedmagazine.com/blog/2015/01/26/alec-hohnadell-partners-up-with-get-nutz-lab-for-2015-formula-drift-season/


Kelsey Rowlings Top Qualifying Run at Three Palms Drift [VIDEO]

Here is a cool video we found showing Kelsey Rowlings #1 qualifying run at Three Palms Drift over the past weekend. This was Round 2 of the new Pro Am series which saw Kelsey exit early due to a strong contact on the bank which forced her to straighten up and go out in competition. Regardless, her qualifying fun was pretty wild and very aggressive and high on the bank compared to others who ran that day.

Article source: http://www.wreckedmagazine.com/blog/2015/01/26/kelsey-rowlings-top-qualifying-run-at-three-palms-drift-video/


Victor Madera – The First Man to Drift in Haiti [VIDEO]

Check out this video of Victor Madera taking the first drift laps in Haiti’s history as a country. Not many people can make an official claim to complete the first drifting laps in a country but Victor got that chance earlier this year. The vide shows them drifting on Circuit 9 in the country which is on the same island as the Dominican Republic for you geographically challenged. The Dominican has an awesome drift scene if you are visiting on vacation during one of it’s CDCD events. Great drivers and an insane crowd that cheers and screams all night. Formula Drift pro Jhonnathan Castro built up his skills in the country before coming stateside.

Article source: http://www.wreckedmagazine.com/blog/2015/01/25/victor-madera-the-first-man-to-drift-in-haiti-video/


Three Palms Drift Pro Am Round 2 [RESULTS]

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Three Palms, the Florida Formula Drift Pro Am series, put to bed its second ever round of Pro Am competition. The track in western Florida offered some challenges to drivers and featured Formula Drift judge Brian Eggert to oversee the festivities. Kelsey Rowlings qualified first but didn’t manage to secure a podium spot at the end of the weekend. Here is how the drivers finished:

1. Ignacio Mendoza
2. Fello Ambivera
3. Kevin Lawrence

Article source: http://www.wreckedmagazine.com/blog/2015/01/25/three-palms-drift-pro-am-round-2-results/



Pat Mordaunt Leaves ARK Officially After One Season

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We have heard word that Patrick Mordaunt and the ARK Drift Team has split ways for 2015. Patrick Mordaunt was given the underpowered lambda v6 version of the twin ARK drift cars for the 14 season. He looked awesome in Long Beach when the motor on the car just let go. Instead of the team getting the car fixed it remained MIA for basically the whole entire season to just repair an engine issue. Meanwhile, we heard a rumor that Pat even rented the Retaks S13 out of his own pocket to keep going to gain points for 2014. If he didn’t, he would of easily lost his FD Pro 1 license like his teammate Dennis Mertzanis did. The whole program left us scratching our heads before the season even started if you remember correctly. Why did they build two identical looking cars? Why did these identical cars have vastly different engine setups and builds in every other aspect? It seems like the program got in way over its head for last year and it will be curious to see what they attempt to do in 2015 along with both drivers.

Article source: http://www.wreckedmagazine.com/blog/2015/01/22/pat-mordaunt-leaves-ark-officially-after-one-season/


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