Photography by Eric Lopotosky
Shane Thumma, owner/operator of STD Customs hand a wrench in his hand as soon as he could make a fist. With his father a mechanic, Shane was always around cars and usually bad ass customs.
When Shane was 11 he built his first small block all by himself, with his father watching over his shoulder. His love for cars and his Dad always working on them, allowed Shane to hone his craft in the custom car field. While in junior high school Shane got his hands on the finishing end of a street rod due to his father being incapacitated.
Although he may do this work alone, inspiration is also...
Words and phots by Eric Lopotosky
Tucked in the scenic hills of Snoqualmie Washington on what used to be a lumber mill is what Travis Pastrana called; “The best rally roads I have ever driven on…” and “…a big skateboard park for adults.”
This is the DirtFish Rally School, three hundred plus acres breathtaking views, old buildings, gravel, dirt, water and a hell of a lot of fun. This school is loaded with all you need to have a blast from the 2 hour Taste of Rally introduction which I participated in to the full blown 3 day advanced rally techniques.
I have to say to date this is the most fun I have ever had but I must...
As drifting continues to mature and grow from what once was a grassroots sport to professional level competitions, Xtreme Drift Circuit (XDC) is catering to both fans and drivers all across the nation. We, of course, plan to be there to bring you all the action.
Enjoy the shots of this weekend’s event while we wait on official results to update...
Photos By: Eric Lopotosky
Words By: John Pangilinan (FD Press Release)
Formula DRIFT Round 5: Throwdown Results;
Daijiro Yoshihara Takes the Victory and the Lead in the Standings
Long Beach, Calif. – July 23, 2011 – Formula DRIFT returned to Evergreen Speedway for Round 5: Throwdown. Daijiro Yoshihara in the Discount Tire / Falken Nissan S13 takes the victory and the lead in the overall Pro Championship points standings. Attendance records were broken as the event reached capacity for the venue.
Round 5: Throwdown reached capacity as fans came in droves to Evergreen Speedway. Attendance was up over 10% from last season continuing the...