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Drift Shifters – The Action [VIDEO]

Drift Shifters went down this weekend in New Zealand with a gang of international stars competing in a pinball machine style drift contest. With Sam Hubinette, Daigo Saito, Matt Powers, and local Mad Mike Whiddett attacked this new and unorthodox course to score points in front of over ten thousand fans. If you want to see a technical video on how they did it or if you want to see who won just check out our results post. This short video really shows how much the concept Drift Shifters was.


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Matt Powers Wins 2012 NZ Drift Shifters [RESULTS]

Matt Powers managed to qualify first with a score of 1.8 million and just never really looked back this weekend in Auckland. Matt drove straight through a sensor and even hit the Achilles Rig at one point pushing his S14 to the limits. The stunt driver and former Formula Drift champion Sam Hubinette was the only one who could pace Matt Powers and give him a run into the finals. Mad Mike and Daniel ‘Fanga Dan’ Woolhouse were able to round out the final four of the event.

We covered earlier in the week how the event technically works which included video explaining what was happening inAuckland over the weekend. If you want to catch up on the event itself and how it works head over and check out the “Technical Video Post here.” Then here is how the top four finished:
1. Matt Powers
2. Sam Hubinette
3. Daniel ‘Fanga Dan’ Woolhouse
4. Mad Mike Whiddett

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Tis the Season of Giving Back with Formula D and Super Street!

Super Street Magazine has just announced a contest to coincide with our Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief event on December 13 at Irwindale Speedway. This is your chance to get a FREE ride-along with a Formula DRIFT driver AND help those on the east coast who are in need. Don’t miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity.

CLICK HERE for official contest rules and to enter.

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BC Racing Virtual Drift Cup in Forza Motorsport 4

Drifting in Forza 4 is stepping up its seriousness with a BC Racing sponsored event that allows you to win real prizes and parts for your virtual performance. The three judges include Formula Drift drivers Chelsea DeNofa, Jeremy Lowe, and Patrick Goodin who even released a 10 minute drivers meeting video walking you through the rules of the game and the virtual track Iberian Mini Reverse. This drivers meeting video can be found here.

Rulebook wise the game is pretty simple which limits you to RWD cars only. Engine, suspension, and tire modification have zero restrictions for this Forza contest. However, no positive camber is allowed with your suspension tuning of the vehicle. You also must run the BC Racing logo which is available in the storefront. Below is a link to the complete rulebook and how to enter and win free stuff.
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Luke Lonberger’s Chevrolet C6 Corvette Drift car [BUY THIS]

Here’s another chance to own a professional drift car. With plans for a new ride for the 2013 drift season Luke Lonberger has put his 2005 Chevrolet C6 Corvette up for sale. Not at all one of the cheaper Formula Drift builds available on the market but by far one of the most unique and cool builds available.


2005 Chevrolet C6 Corvette

Tires –Hankook R-S3

Mast Motorsports 416ci, 622 WHP 580 wtq
4 stage ARE dry sump pump,
ARE Dry sump tank,
ARE low profile Dry sump pump,
ARE filter block,
Push lock lines,
ATI harmonic dampener,
Callies Dragon slayer crank,
Clevite 77 bearings, ATL Billet main caps,
Arp main studs, Arp head studs,
Arp rocker bolts, Mast black label Cylinder heads,
Titanium valves,
Titanium retainers,
Mast Valve springs,
Mast rocker arms,
Mast rocker arm girdle,
Prototype Titanium push rods,
“Prototype” hydraulic lifters,
LG Motorsports G6XRR Camshaft
Billet Mast Cam sprocket
Mast Timing Chain
Blu808 billet engine mounts (solid)
FAST LXR Intake manifold
Aeromotive Fuel rails (billet)
Ls9 59Lb injectors
GM Map Sensor
GM AIT Sensor
GM LS9 throttle body
GM LS9 Coils
Mast Motorsports Spark plug wires with heat shields
NGK Iridium spark plugs
LG Carbon fiber intake system with KN filter
LG Motorsports Stainless Super Pro Long Tube headers
LG Motorsports stainless X pipe
Blu808 rear blast pipes

Exedy GT04XD Twin Disc clutch
GMR Torque tube bearings
DSS Aluminum driveshaft
RPM Transmissions Level 5 TR6060 6 speed with DSS Hardened main shaft, polished gears, added gear sprayer, internal pump, and cry treated gear set
RPM Transmissions Level 5 ZR1 Corvette Differential with added clutch plate and cone spring on each side.
RPM Transmissions 3.91 Cryo treated ring and pinion
DSS Hardened output shafts
DSS Level 5 1200hp axles with porsche flange adapters
SKF wheel bearings

LG Motorsports ALMS active piston coilovers,
Hyperco Springs,
Blu808 steering angle system,
Blu808 roll cage.
LG Motorsports Billet CNC uprights
New GMR Control arms and bushings

Chassis -
Blu808 tig welded 4130 Cromoly welded by AWS certified welder and approved for Formula D for 2013
Chassis was completely stripped during the build process and was painted with the body removed
Blu808 Steering column

C6 Z06 6 piston front 4 piston rear
Hawk HPS brake pads
Drilled rotors
Stainless lines
K sport hand brake
Wilwood proportioning valves
Power brake booster (GM)

Forgeline Ga3r with titanium hardware 18″ 9 included. 3 fronts, 6 rears. 2 need outer barrel replaced (easy)

LG Motorsports ALMS Carbon fiber wing with Billet Airfoil mounts,
Extreme Dimensions ZR1 front fenders
Extreme Dimensions ZR1 rear fenders
LG Motorsports World Challenge hood
Extreme Dimensions ZR1 front bumper
LG Motorsports Carbon ZR1 front splitter
LG Motorsports Carbon side skirts
Tow hooks

Sparco EVO seats
Sparco Harnesses
Sparco Steering wheel
Woodward quick release
Aim digital data logging dash display

Jordan innovations mil spec chassis harness
Jordan innovations switch panel
Mast Motorsports Bosch adaptive learning ECU system with mil spec harness
Aim digital data logging dash display

Fuel system-
Aeromotive Stealth fuel pump system with A-1000 pump
Stainless lines throughout
Aeromotive billet fuel filter
Aluminum hardlines
XRP aluminum A/N fittings
Aeromotive billet fuel regulator
Aeromotive Y fittings
Aeromotive Billet fuel rails

Cost of just the parts alone is about $90,000
Labor was about 3000 hours not including development
Cost of car before building was $18,000

Asking $120k OBO

Car has a clean California Title

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Formula Drift the Movie – A Pretend Cast for a Nonexistent BioPic

One day our the beginning days of drifting will be nothing but distant memories we tell our grandchildren it hopes that they think we are actually cool or at least were cool. The old days were full just about everything, expect great drifting, and the paddock stories of car surfing after hours at clubs, bar brawls in Northern California, along with a good mix of pranks and shenanigans would be great on the big screen one day. Well Redline360 released a cast list for the biopic featuring quite a few members of the drift community and who would play them. Sadly I got stuck with Phillip Seymour Hoffman when I was hoping for Fred Savage to play me one day (just ANYONE but Ben Savage makes me happy in the end). Here is how the casting stacks up so far:

Jarod DeAnda – Vince Vaughn
Ryan Sage – Jason Statham
Matt Powers – Mark-Paul Harry Gosselaar (Zack from Saved by the Bell)
Walker Wilkerson – Jimmy Fallon
Danny George – Jack Black
Vaughn Gittin Jr. – Randy Quaid
Mike Kojima – Masi Oka
For more cast members follow the link below.


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Inaugural Formula DRIFT Super Drift Challenge to Run at 2013 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach

Inaugural Formula DRIFT Super Drift Challenge to Run at 2013 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach;
Invitation-Only Formula DRIFT Event to Become Grand Prix’s First Night Race

Long Beach, Calif. – December 5, 2012 – LONG BEACH, Calif. (Dec. 4, 2012) – For the first time in its 39 years, the world-famous Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, April 19-21, 2013, will offer night racing with the inaugural Formula DRIFT Super Drift Challenge on Friday and Saturday nights during race weekend.

The Formula DRIFT Super Drift Challenge, which will take place at 7 p.m. on the eastern end of the race circuit – turns nine, 10 and 11 – is expected to feature 16 of the sport’s top cars and drivers including 2012 Formula DRIFT champion Daigo Saito, 2011 champ Daijiro Yoshihara, plus Frederic Aasbo, Aurimas Bakchis, Michael Essa, Conrad Grunewald, Ken Gushi, Tyler McQuarrie, Robbie Nishida, Justin Pawlak, Matt Powers and others to be announced. Friday’s action will include practice and qualifying runs, while Saturday will see the teams compete for a $25,000 prize. On Sunday, the Super Drift Challenge cars will drift the entire race circuit after the featured IZOD IndyCar Series race.

Grand Prix fans that purchase any admission ticket for Friday or Saturday racing activities will be able to see that day’s Super Drift Challenge.

Seating for the Super Drift Challenge will be in Grandstands 16, 18, 24, 25 and 26 on a first-come, first-serve basis beginning at 6:30 p.m.

“We are excited to change up the drifting action during the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach weekend from an exhibition show to a competition. By doing this we will be able to showcase the true form of competition drifting to the Grand Prix fans,” said Jim Liaw, president and co-founder of Formula DRIFT. “The icing on the cake comes in the form of night time drifting on the streets. We are truly honored to be the first Series to be competing on the streets of Long Beach at night!”

“The Grand Prix has enjoyed a long and productive relationship with Formula DRIFT and this newly designed event takes it to a new level,” said Jim Michaelian, president and CEO of the Grand Prix Association of Long Beach. “And all this added excitement will be presented at no additional cost to our race attendees. Plus, because of its unique location, there will be no impact in any way on the businesses around the rest of the track.”

Ticket prices for the three-day event range from $28 for a Friday General Admission ticket to $130 for a three-day ticket that includes Sat./Sun. reserved seating in grandstand upper levels. Pre-paid parking packages are also available, along with handicapped seating, IndyCar Paddock passes, Super Photo tickets and a wide variety of Hospitality Club packages. Fans can select and pay for their 2013 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach seats, parking and paddock passes online at the new Ticket orders can also be placed by calling the toll-free ticket hotline, (888) 82-SPEED.

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ACT Clutches 100k Giveaway

The race is on, Advanced Clutch Technology has announced it’s 100k Giveaway. Upon reaching their goal of 100,000 likes on their Facebook fan page, ACT will be giving away clutch kits to 10 lucky entrants. There’s a condition however, the 100,000 likes need to be in place before December 31, 2012. This is no small feat, but if anybody can pull it off, it’s ACT. Find the important links below.

Click here to enter

ACT Fan Page

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