FD Palm Beach
Press Release by John Pangilian
Photography by Emil Garcia, Nelson Queralta & Michael Alvarado
Round 3: Invasion at Palm Beach International Raceway Results;
Michael Essa Takes the Victory
Long Beach, Calif. – June 1, 2013 – Formula DRIFT presented by GoPro returned to Palm Beach International Raceway for Round 3: Invasion. Michael Essa in the GSR Autosport / Yokohama Tire BMW M3 takes the victory and moves into third place overall in the standings.
Round 3: Invasion returned for the third consecutive season to South Florida to a capacity crowd. The fans were treated to exciting on-track action intermingled...
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...
FDLB | The Energy
Beyond the Track
Photography by Frank Leon
For those of you that don’t get so excited by the smell of burning rubber and the symphony of highly tuned engines chasing each other, Formula D has something for you too. Fatlace hosts a car show, Slammed Society, at each of the Formula D series events. Plus there are venders and manufactures lining the inner sections of the tracks with smiling models to greet you and tell you all about their products.
So make sure you come out to the next event and enjoy a little bit of everything.
Formula D | Long Beach
Photography By Nelson Queralta & Emil Garcia
Words by John Pangilinan
Round 1: Streets of Long Beach Kicked Off the Tenth Season of Formula DRIFT Presented by GoPro to a Sold Out Crowd;Daijiro Yoshihara Takes the Victory and Leads the Championship Points Chase
Long Beach, Calif. – April 13, 2013 – Formula DRIFT presented by GoPro begins the tenth season of competition with Round 1: Streets of Long Beach. Daijiro Yoshihara in the America’s Tire / Falken Tire Nissan S13 takes the victory and leads the championship points chase.
Round 1: Streets of Long Beach started off the tenth season of...
Formula D | Long Back 2013
Another Season Begins
Photography by Nelson Queralta
Another year of Formula D is here. As the qualifying rounds started, there were a few changes for the 2013 season. For starters, all drivers got two runs to make qualifying. The first run was your qualifying run. However, if a driver did not make the Top 16, they were given a second run to make the Top 32.
There were some surprises though as Nate Hamilton and Corey Hosford did not make qualifying. In addition Walker Wilkerson did not pass tech.
There was some excitement in qualifying as Justin Pawlak had a bad wreck. The car was repaired and he did make Top...
Photography by Frank Leon & Michael Alvarado
Specialty Equipment Market Association, or SEMA as the rest of the world knows it. Once again we attended SEMA and much to our surprise there was a resurgence of enthusiasm in the air. The past couple years at SEMA had been good, but it did not have that “WOW” factor, maybe it had something to do with a harsh economy or whatever.
This year there were so many manufacture builds that they overflowed into the outside parking and show areas, and not just slapped together garage builds, we saw a lot of quality built vehicles. There was also a continued growth...
Formula D Irwindale
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.
Mark My Words
Photography by Chris Cruz
Here is a car that we basically stumbled upon. It is one of those clean cars that can sometimes be overlooked, but once you notice it, you don’t stop looking.
The owner works at a local Hyundai dealership, buried in a sea of Korean engineering, this little German hides very modestly. That is of course until we spotted it.
She was not so shy once in front of the camera. It was then that we really were able to appreciate the smooth lines, air suspension and great fitment of this car.
Take a skim through the mod list and you’ll soon see that there is more than meets the...
Uzi Firing Squad
lower|wider ™ Styled Cabrio
Photography by Jared Houston
When one thinks about a Cabrio, they think top down, great weather, wind blowing through your hair and tunes jamming. Fuck that Ken & Barbie bullshit, this is the Uzi Edition Cabrio; and I don’t mean Modern Warfare styling. I’m talking slammed, tucking, poking, shining, and looking badass and clean styling.
Brian Cook, known to most as “Uzi”, built this 1998 VW Cabrio with the lower|wider™ mentality. This of course is not his first rodeo. He has built an MKIV, two MKIIs and an MKIII. When it came to this Cabrio, he noticed that not many people where...
Formula DRIFT Round 7: Title Fight Results;
Daijiro Yoshihara Wins the Championship and Tyler McQuarrie Takes the Event Victory
Long Beach, Calif. – October 8, 2011 – Formula DRIFT returned to the Toyota Speedway at Irwindale for the final event of the 2011 season. Daijiro Yoshihara in the America’s Tire / Falken Tire Nissan S13 won the championship, while Tyler McQuarrie in the Falken Tire Nissan 350Z took the event victory.
Round 7: Title Fight concluded the most successful season in Formula DRIFT history. The sold out crowd eclipsed attendance records for the Toyota Speedway at Irwindale and is now the largest Formula DRIFT event...
When Formula D came to Florida we wanted to go all out seeing as it was on our home turf. We enlisted the help of as much media personnel as John P. would let me. I called my friend Mikey Bajer, a film student, to come shoot a great video for us. Although he has never shot an automotive event before and the last drift event he attended was 7 years ago (Falken Drift Showoff at Homestead) after seeing some of his work I felt as if he was up to the challenge and would produce an amazing video. David Atash and Brian Clementi were also more than ready to run back and forth between the pro cars right before they take off to get some astounding...
Here are some shots from Day 1 (Friday) of Formula Drift Round 2 in Atlanta. Friday was the day for Pro Am Practice, Qualifying and Competition with some Pro practice and Qualifying mixed in. It was great to see all of the Florida drivers out there kicking butt…hell, 10 out of the 16 drivers that qualified in Pro Am and 2 of the 3 winners of the competition were Florida drivers. Really goes to show that Florida is making a name for itself and I can’t wait to see what happens next round on our own turf. See you at Palm Beach International Raceway guys!
(Click images or check out the gallery for better quality. For some reason the...
Here is the final and much anticipated part to the Formula D – Las Vegas series…Part 3 – The Goods / Action Shots. Hope that you enjoy them!
I would like to thank:
Josh S. (HellaCaliJosh)
Geoff Pitts from Thunder Drift in Nor Cal (www.thunderdrift.com)
Andrew Bohan from...
Events | Formula D – Las Vegas :: In The Pits
Words and Photos by: Frank Leon
Although I had a media pass and had access to any location that I could wander into, the great thing about this event is that you didn’t need a special pass to get into the pit area. The layout was awesome,...
Words & Photos: Frank Leon – FAL Photo
I had the great pleasure of flying out to Las Vegas this past weekend to cover the Formula D event they were holding at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. I met a lot of great people, bumped into some familiars from Florida (randomly), and had a...
JDM Styles | One SUPRA-sized Build
Words by: Leo Diaz
Photos by: FAL Photography & Squeek Studios
As State of Stance continues to grow you will start to see more and more features on the site. These features will range from full race cars with sik track stance all the way to complete street cars with sik hardpark’d stance. Rest assured that we will only bring you features of cars that will make you want to just stare at the pictures over and over again.
This car is one of those cars; sitting right in the middle of the spectrum. Not quite a full race car, but far from a daily driver. This 1997 15th Anniversary Edition Toyota Supra is a...