Falken | State of Stance

Formula D: Irwindale | Title Fight

Formula D: Irwindale Title Fight   Photography by Emil Garcia Press Release via John Pangilinan   Round 7: Final Fight at Irwindale Speedway Results; Daigo Saito Takes the Event Victory and Michael Essa is Crowned Champion Long Beach, Calif. – October 13, 2013 – Formula DRIFT presented by GoPro returned to Irwindale Speedway for the final event of the 2013 season. Daigo Saito in the Achilles Tire / Bridges Racing Lexus SC430 takes the event victory. Michael Essa in the GSR Autosport / Yokohama BMW M3 is crowned champion. Lexus wins the inaugural manufacturer’s championship and Hankook Tire wins the tire championship...

Formula D: Texas | Showdown

Formula D: Texas Showdown   Photography by Emil Garcia Press Release via John Pangilinan Round 6: Showdown at Texas Motor Speedway Results; Michael Essa Takes the Victory and the Points Lead   Long Beach, Calif. – September 15, 2013 – Formula DRIFT presented by GoPro entered Texas Motor Speedway for the first time. Michael Essa in the GSR Autosport / Yokohama BMW M3 takes the victory and the lead in the Pro Championship points chase heading into the final competition of the 2013 season. Round 6: Showdown saw a return to Texas with the first Formula DRIFT event in the Lone Star State since 2005. Texas Motor Speedway hosted...

Formula D: New Jersey | The Gauntlet

Formula D: New Jersey The Gauntlet   Press Release via John Pangilinan Photography Emil Garcia & Nelson Queralta Round 4: The Gauntlet at Wall Speedway Results; Daigo Saito Takes the Victory Long Beach, Calif. – June 22, 2013 – Formula DRIFT presented by GoPro returned to Wall Speedway in New Jersey for Round 4: The Gauntlet. Daigo Saito the driver of the Achilles / Bridges Racing Lexus SC430 increases his Championship point lead with his second victory of the season. For the second year in a row, Round 4: The Gauntlet showcased action in front of a sold out crowd in New Jersey. This event marks the half-way mark for the...

FD Palm Beach | Invasion

FD Palm Beach Invasion 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 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...