Thursday night September 10, Irwindale’s own Formula DRIFT open practice sessions will resume on the course that the entire civilized world now knows as the legendary “House of Drift” … aka: Irwindale Speedway right at the top of the 605 freeway.
2015’s action-packed Thursday night under-the-lights practices will be held monthly with events now set for:
- September 10
- October 1
- November 12
- December 10
Each of the Thursday night sessions will start with a (public invited) technical inspection for the competition vehicles at 4PM and drift practice will run flat out from 5 to 8PM. The fan gates open at 4PM and there’s plenty of close-free parking.
Open to the public (fans can watch from the stands and visit the pits as well) admission is only $10 per person. These will be nights when fans can see some of the best of the best getting tuned-up for the 2015 season as well as catching the acts of some of new, upcoming Drift talent as they test their driving skills and machines against the established pros.
Anyone can run their properly-equipped* car for $75 and they can register right at the track on Thursday night.
Thursday Night Drift Requirements
Group C Requirements:
- Helmet: No open face, SA2010, SA2005
- No loose items: Interior, trunk
- Fire Extinguisher: secure mount, 2lb min
- Fluid Leaks: No Fluid Leaks
- Catch cans: Coolant, Oil if non OEM
- Gas Cap: Present and sealed
- Fuel line: check hose clamps and fittings
- Battery: Secure mount, positive covered
- Brake light: Min 2 functioning
- Brake pedal: good feel maintain pressure
- Key or Master cutoff operation, location marked
- Lug nuts: Present and secure
- Steering: Smooth, no binding
- Tow hooks: Front and rear (OEM at own risk)
- Hood and Trunk: Securely latched
- Windshield: OEM or Lexan secure mounting
- Seat: OEM with stock belts or FIA with harness
Group B Requirements: plus listed above
- Suspension: Coilovers or Non OEM suspension
- Differential: Welded or clutch type
- E-Brake: Functioning, cable or hydro
Group A Requirements: plus listed above
- 6 point roll cage: 5”x0.095 DOM
- Door Bars: Nascar or X on both doors
- Harness bar and Diagonal
- Seat belts: 5 point minimum required
- Fire Suit: SFI 3-2A/5 with fire resistant gloves and shoes
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By Della Domingo
Formula DRIFT, the leading international drifting organization, will conduct live drift demonstrations at the2015 SEMA Ignited event, taking place Friday, November 6, 3:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m., at the Las Vegas Convention Center Gold Lot.
SEMA Ignited is the official SEMA Show after-party, where consumers are invited to connect with Showgoers and vehicles from the premier automotive trade show in the world. While the four-day SEMA Show is a business event that is not open to the public, SEMA Ignited makes it possible for auto enthusiasts, fans and families to be a part of the SEMA Show excitement. The inaugural SEMA Ignited event that took place in 2014 featured nearly 500 one-of-a-kind, customized cars and trucks, as well as nationwide television taping, celebrities, entertainment, music, food and fun.
“We’re thrilled to partner with Formula D to bring SEMA Ignited attendees with first-class drifting demonstrations,” said Peter MacGillivray, SEMA vice president of communications and events. “Formula Drift brings a new and exciting element to an already great schedule of events.”
Seating will be available for spectators to view the drifting demonstrations, which will begin at 3:00 p.m. and continue until the close of the event at 10:00 p.m. Other activities and entertainment at SEMA Ignited include a unique collection of vehicles from the SEMA Show, celebrity appearances, music and more.
To learn more about the event or to purchase consumer tickets, visit www.semaignited.com.
Prior to this weekend’s Formula Drift Canada round, only nine drivers had qualified for the World Championship by driving in the Formula Drift Japan round. In order to be in contention for the World Championship title, drivers must drive in one of the three international rounds (Japan, Canada, and the yet TBD China round). However, the China round is invite-only, so drivers really only had two options. After the Texas round, here’s the current standings in the World Championship among the 9 drivers who are in contention:
Fredric Aasbo – 480 Points
Odi Bakchis – 396 Points
Masashi Yokoi – 309 Points
Matt Field – 263Points
Daigo Saito – 257 Points
Dean Kearney – 205 Points
Charles Ng – 175 Points
Robbie Nishida – 144 Points
“Mad” Mike Whiddett – 141 Points
The drivers list for this weekend’s round contains an additional four names that will be added to this list.
Here’s a look at the Formula Drift USA drivers who will be attending the Canada round:
Already in the Championship:
Note: Andy Gray drove in Formula Drift Japan, and will be driving at Formula Drift Canada, but is not eligible for the championship as he is a Pro 2 driver.
A wild Formula Drift Round 6 weekend in Texas brought out the heat and some crazy competition. Ryan Lopez was on the scene to capture some great Pro 2 and Pro content with the new Texas Motor Speedway layout. The longest Top 16 in Formula Drift history finally came to an end well into the night. Check out all the images through the link below.
Check out the Gallery: http://www.wreckedmagazine.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=460
Wrecked Magazine is proud partners with LS Fest for years and we just got sent the drivers list for 2015! It is the strongest drivers list we have seen to date. Several pro drivers including Joon Maeng, Nate Hamilton and Pat Goodin will be in attendance to entertain the huge amount of fans. A strong list of Pro 2 drivers and talented LS powered drivers around the country are rolling into Kentucky (more info)- Check out the drivers list below.
Jonathan Cash Hurst