240SX | State of Stance

Formula DRIFT Round 2: Unchartered Territory; Orla...

  What would you be thinking coming into Rd 2 with high stakes on the table after Deane took top of the podium in Rd 1? Well, the Pro 1 field of cars were here to rock the pavement and put the pressure hard into doors. With Orlando Speed World giving one wild bank to ride, the hesitations to tap wall here were nonexistent! We always love this track’s ability to let the fans get up close and personal in turn one.   The shake down runs in practice Friday morning showed that everyone was on their A-game. To no surprise, qualifying went just as smooth. But competition is when things got hot and heavy. James Deane, coming...

Formula DRIFT Streets of Long Beach

Formula DRIFT Round 1: Streets of Long Beach 7 years dormant from the series, James Deane returns and takes the podium.     The Streets of Long Beach brought out the big burners through turns 9-11 once again. With it’s 14th season kicking off in the traditional, beautiful weather of Southern California, the stakes were driven deep in taking the first round of Formula DRIFT. And the drive could be seen in the aggression of these drivers. The drivers weren’t the only folks ready to clutch kick this season into gear. These fans came in the thick. They filled every seat in the stands to root on their favorite names behind...

Formula D: Atlanta | Road to the Championship

Formula D: Atlanta Road to the Championshiop Release by John Pangilinan Photography by Emil Garcia & Roly Dee Round 2: Road to the Championship Results; Daigo Saito Takes the Victory  Long Beach, Calif. – May 11, 2013 – Formula DRIFT presented by GoPro continued to Round 2: Road to the Championship at Road Atlanta. Defending 2012 champion, Daigo Saito in the Achilles / Bridges Racing Lexus SC430 takes the victory. Round 2: Road to the Championship returned for the tenth consecutive season to the home of the inaugural Formula DRIFT competition at Road Atlanta. This is the only course on the circuit that has paved a custom section...

Formula D Irwindale | Title Fight

Formula D Irwindale Title Fight Release by John Pangilinan Photography by Emil Garcia Daigo Saito is Victorious at Round 7: Title Fight and is Crowned the 2012 Formula DRIFT Champion Long Beach, Calif. – October 13, 2012 – Formula DRIFT returned to Irwindale Speedway for the 2012 season finale. Daigo Saito in the Achilles Tire / Bridges Racing Lexus SC430 takes the event victory and wins the 2012 Formula DRIFT Championship. Round 7: Title Fight at Irwindale Speedway showcased drifting in its finest form. For the first time in Formula DRIFT and Irwindale Speedway history the event sold out before the gates opened to the public. “Last...

Formula Drift Round 6 | Vegas After Dark

Formula Drift Round 6 Vegas After Dark Release by John Pangilinan Photography by Emil Garcia   Rhys Millen is Victorious at Formula DRIFT Round 6: After Dark; Championship Will Come Down to Final Event of the Season Long Beach, Calif. – August 26, 2012 – Formula DRIFT returned to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway for Round 6: After Dark. Rhys Millen in the RMR / Hankook Hyundai Genesis Coupe takes the victory and moves up to third place in the overall points standings leading into the final event of the season. Round 6: After Dark brought drifting back to Sin City and treated fans to a night spectacle that included the Vegas ProAm...