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Fuel pump issue ends Kyle Mohan’s Seattle weekend early

The drivers meeting for Seattle doesn’t start for another hour, but Kyle Mohan is already done for the weekend. In yesterday’s practice session, a fuel pump issue caused irrepairable motor damage to the Nexen Tire Mazdatrix RX8. Kyle has been riddled by issues this season, replacing two motors on the East Coast Swing. Kyle says he’ll be back in Vegas, looking to make a return to the city he crashed in last season at over 100mph. Kyle also had a pretty big crash last season in Seattle, so perhaps returning home with mechanical issues but all body panels intact isn’t such a bad weekend.

Article source: http://www.wreckedmagazine.com/blog/2012/07/20/fuel-pump-issue-ends-kyle-mohans-seattle-weekend-early/


Round 5: Throwdown – Rain or Shine

Just a reminder to all fans that Round 5: Throwdown is a RAIN or SHINE event. For more information and to purchase tickets online, CLICK HERE.

Tickets can also be purchased at will call.

Article source: http://www.formulad.com/blog/2012/events/round-5-throwdown-rain-or-shine-2/


Joon Maeng Not Competing in Seattle

Joon Maeng just posted on his blog that he will not competing in Seattle.  The vehicle he had been prepping for the last few weeks will not be complete in time. You’ll remember that  Joon and Bergenholtz Racing split ways about an moth ago.

Joon had this to say on his blog about missing Formula Drift Seattle.

We tried our very best to make it out to Seattle but having only two weeks to build a brand new drift car is quite a wild adventure. Evergreen Speedway is my favorite track and it hurts to miss Formula D round 5. This would be the first time missing an event since my drifting career in FD.

Article source: http://www.wreckedmagazine.com/blog/2012/07/19/joon-maeng-not-competing-in-seattle/



Formula D Seattle qualifying could be wet

While the majority of the US has been experiencing record highs and a drought this summer, the Pacific Northwest has remained calm and balmy. Peaking at the weather report, it looks like there’s a pretty strong chance of showers through most of the day on Friday in Monroe. We correctly predicted the showers in Wall, NJ last round. Luckily, the forecast for Saturday is much nicer, meaning we likely won’t have a repeat of the 2008 event at Evergreen which is still the only event to date that has rained during tandem. It may be a good idea to watch qualifying on the driftstream

Article source: http://www.wreckedmagazine.com/blog/2012/07/19/formula-d-seattle-qualifying-could-be-wet/



Chelsea Denofa’s new BMW drift car will be in Seattle [SPYSHOT]

Chelsea Denofa completed building a brand new Formula D chassis in just 3 weeks time, with the help of some very key sponsors. Although he will be driving the Bergenholtz RX8 in Seattle, he will still have his new competition BMW in the pits that he will use for demos and XDC events. Before they left, Denofa and his team were tuning at well-known BMW tuner Active Autowerke until the wee hours of the morning before they left for Seattle. Active Autowerke seems to be his new engine partner after splitting with Technica Motorsports earlier this month. It looks like Denofa went with a mostly-gold paint scheme on this chassis, instead of the black-on-gold scheme he had on his now-wrecked E36. Also, the headlights on his new car look a bit more like E46 headlights than E36 headlights. Conversion? new chassis? we’ll have to wait and see.

UPDATE: Another spyshot has been spotted:


Article source: http://www.wreckedmagazine.com/blog/2012/07/19/chelsea-denofa-is-heading-to-seattle-with-his-new-bmw-spyshot/


Eric O’Sullivan returns to the Driftstream

Our sources have told us that Eric O’Sullivan will be jumping on the driftstream over the weekend. He will be joining Jacob Leveton for commentary during the late top 32 practice on Friday as well as during most of the tandem rounds on Saturday. Eric’s insight in NJ was very enjoyable to watch, and we can’t wait to hear their commentary. Eric earned 2nd place in Seattle back in 2009, so he should have some tips on how to do well at this track. Qualifying will still be narrated by Jarod Deanda, the voice of Formula D.

Here’s the schedule of action for the weekend. All times are Pacific time (GMT -8)
1:00pm — 2:00pmFD: Open Practice – Session 1
2:00pm — 3:00pmFD: Open Practice – Session 2
3:00pm — 5:30pmFD: Qualifying
6:00pm — 7:00pmPro/Am: – Qualifying
7:00pm — 8:00pmFD: Open Practice – Top 32

Saturday, July 21, 2012 — Main Event

12:00pm — 1:00pmFD: Open Practice – Top 32
1:00pm — 2:30pmPro/Am: Top 16 Competition
3:00pm — 5:00pmFD: Main Competition – Round of 32
5:00pm — 6:30pmFD: “Halftime Break”
6:30pm — 6:45pmFD: National Anthem / Opening Ceremonies
7:00pm — 9:00pmFD: Main Competition – Round of 16 to Finals

Article source: http://www.wreckedmagazine.com/blog/2012/07/19/eric-osullivan-returns-to-the-driftstream/



Ryan Tuerck walks us through Wall Speedway [VIDEO]

Ryan Tuerck has been giving us some great walkthroughs of the tracks of Formula D this season, and the series continues with this walk-through at Wall Speedway. We love the insight from the drivers, and are glad that Ryan’s tire sponsor Maxxis Tires are willing to give us this inside look at their main sponsored driver. Tuerck is currently in 8th overall, just a half point behind Rhys Millen.

Article source: http://www.wreckedmagazine.com/blog/2012/07/18/ryan-tuerck-walks-us-through-wall-speedway-video/


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