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7 Years of Seattle [RETROSPECTIVE]

Back in 2006, we ventured up to Seattle filming the Slide America DVD and witnessed one of the most dramatic crashes in Formula D to date when Seigo Yamamoto and Yokinobu Okubo collided mid-bank. Since then, Formula D has returned to Seattle 5 more times, and each year, we’ve learned to expect the unexpected. Seattle is one track that has had some of the most diverse podiums. We decided to look back at the last 6 years that Seattle has taken place as we prepared for our seventh trip to the track this weekend.

2006 Podium:
1st – Yokinobu Okubo – Signal Auto Nissan Skyline
2nd – Seigo Yamamoto – Falken Tire Toyota Chaser
3rd – Rhys Millen – Red Bull Pontiac GTO

2007 Podium:
1st – Dai Yoshihara – Rockstar Energy Nissan S15
2nd – Vaughn Gittin Jr – Falken Tire Ford Mustang
3rd – Kenji Yamanaka – JIC Magic Nissan S15

2008 Podium:
1st – Rhys Millen – Red Bull Pontiac Solstice
2nd – Sam Hubinette – Mopar Dodge Viper
3rd – Robbie Nishida – Hankook Tire Nissan 350Z

2009 Podium:
1st – Chris Forsberg – NOS Energy Drink Nissan 350Z
2nd – Eric O’Sullivan – Rockstar Hankook Tire Subaru STI
3rd – Tyler McQuarrie – Falken Tire Nissan 350Z

2010 Podium:
1st – Tanner Foust – Rockstar Energy Scion tC
2nd – Ryan Tuerck – Mobil 1 Gardella Racing Pontiac Solstice
3rd – Darren McNamara – Falken Tire Saturn Sky

2011 Podium:
1st – Dai Yoshihara – Discount Tire Falken S13
2nd – Chris Forsberg – NOS Energy Drink Nissan 370Z
3rd – Freddy Aasbo – Need for Speed Scion tC

Who is your pick for the 2012 podium?

Article source: http://www.wreckedmagazine.com/blog/2012/07/17/7-years-of-seattle-retrospective/


Vaughn Gittin Jr launches 2013 version of the RTR Mustang

Vaughn Gittin Jr is launching the 2013 version of the RTR Mustang with the above video and information about the new ‘Spec 1′ and ‘Spec 2′ packaging that can be applied to any 2010 thru 2013 V6 or V8 Mustang. The Spec 1 package is mostly a looks package with the lip kit, exhaust, and lowering springs, while the Spec 2 package includes adjustable shocks, a Ford Racing Tune, sway bars, a chassis brace, and an adjustable panhard bar. There’s also a ‘track slayer’ package which is being scheduled for release next month. Check out more details at MustangRTR.com, or click HERE for the press release.


Article source: http://www.wreckedmagazine.com/blog/2012/07/17/vaughn-gittin-jr-launches-2013-version-of-the-rtr-mustang/


2012 Gatebil Drifting Shootout [GALLERY]

Christoffer “Coffe” Johansson got us this sweet gallery of the drifting action at the Gatebil event over in Norway over the weekend. Mad Mike, Darren McNamara, and Fredric Aasbo all brought their drift cars, while James Deane, Shane O’Sullivan, and many other European stars all made the trip over as well. This is one of the events that’s definitely on our bucket list to attend!

Click Here To View The Gallery

Article source: http://www.wreckedmagazine.com/blog/2012/07/16/gatebil-drifting-shootout-gallery/


[VIDEO] Behind the Smoke 2 – Ep 11 Superstitions – New Jersey Formula D

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Daijiro is known to be quite superstitious. In this episode we take a closer look at Daijiro and his team’s superstitions to see if they are really connected to his success. We also asked several other professional Formula D drivers if they believe in following certain things to help the outcome of their performance.

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Article source: http://www.formulad.com/blog/2012/video/video-behind-the-smoke-2-ep-11-superstitions-new-jersey-formula-d/


Gatebil drifting shootout [RESULTS]

After being forced to modify his car to meet the sound regulations, “Mad” Mike Whiddett took 1st place in the drifting shootout at the Gatebil festival at the Rudskogen race track in Norway, defeating his Need for Speed teammate Darren McNamara

1: “Mad” Mike Whiddett – Need for Speed Madbul RX7
2: Darren “D-Mac” McNamara – Need for Speed RE-86
3: Ismael Salih – White E30 Bmw with a pirate flag

Article source: http://www.wreckedmagazine.com/blog/2012/07/16/gatebil-drifting-shootout-results/


Gatebil Drifting Shootout [GALLERY]

Christoffer “Coffe” Johansson got us this sweet gallery of the drifting action at the Gatebil event over in Norway over the weekend. Mad Mike, Darren McNamara, and Fredric Aasbo all brought their drift cars, while James Deane, Shane O’Sullivan, and many other European stars all made the trip over as well. This is one of the events that’s definitely on our bucket list to attend!

Click Here To View The Gallery

Article source: http://www.wreckedmagazine.com/blog/2012/07/16/gatebil-drifting-shootout-gallery/



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