FD Long Beach | 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...

FormulaD Long Beach | The Energy

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 | Season Opener

Formula D | Long Beach Season Opener 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 Beach | Qualifying

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...