Author Archive: Nicole Ellan James

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About Nicole Ellan James

Nicole James has been involved in the automotive world her entire life. Her dream car is a 1965 Ford Mustang which she bought as her first car at the age of 16. She currently drives a 2005 Mustang affectionately known as Marilyn, and uses the car to participate in track events. Nicole is Editor-in-Chief of Car Street Journal, an online publication catering to the car enthusiast community, as well as an Editor and writer for, Fox Sports, and Autofluence. Follow Nicole on Instagram (@Nicole_ellan), Twitter (@nicoleeellan), and Facebook. Use her hashtags: #highheelsandhorsepower #V6withsomebite

Bear Rzesnowiecky emerged victorious, displaying strong car control in varying weather conditions in his final battle against Andy Hately, securing the win for Round Two of the the multi-state Formula Drift sanctioned 2016 Southwest ProAm series, June 12, hosed by VegasDrift.

The final podium finish was secured by Dr. Levi Wait, of Drift Colorado, after a battle against Steve Mass from South Dakota.

Round Three of the 2016 Southwest ProAm series hosed by VegasDrift is scheduled for August 27 at the Musselman Honda Circut in Tucson, Arizona.

Photography by Hans Marquez and Rebecca Nguyen

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Editorial Note: This is the third in a series of articles following Andrew Schulte through the multi-state Formula Drift sanctioned 2016 Southwest ProAm series hosed by VegasDrift. 

Andrew Schulte has proven to be a dominating force on the track in his 1993 Nissan 240SX during the first half of the 2016 Southwest ProAm series hosted by VegasDrift.

In Round One of the series Schulte qualified in 16th position resulting in a head-to-head against the number one qualifier. Calm and confident, Schulte was not going to give him and easy victory.

_DSC3738Round Two, held June 12, at Colorado National Speedway in Denver, Colorado, Schulte qualified in 14th position resulting in a battle against the number three qualifier, Bear  [...]

Editorial Note: This is the third in a series of articles following Austin Kregle through the multi-state Formula Drift sanctioned 2016 Southwest ProAm series hosed by VegasDrift. 

Austin Kregle, competing in his 1995 Nissan 240SX, set out to dominate the short-track oval of Colorado National Speedway in Denver, Colorado, June 12, during Round Two of the 2016 Southwest ProAm series hosed by VegasDrift.

Kregle was significantly more aggressive and noticeably more confident as he pushed his car to new limits that had not been seen during Round One of the series.

_DSC3734Looking very competitive, on his last practice run prior to qualifying runs Kregle crashed sustaining minimal damage. The decision was made to compete i [...]

Just announced: Forrest Wang is returning to Formula Drift for the remainder of 2016 season. 

Enthusiasts have been participating in a lot of discussion regarding Forrest Wang and his departure from the Formula Drift series after a questionable call during the recent New Jersey event. In a press release, Formula Drift stated they held off on making a public statement because “we first wanted to talk to Forrest and ensure we understood his perspective and view on the situation before addressing it. It’s important to the series that when we make public statements we do so with all the possible information available, and talking to Forrest was key before we made a public announcement.”

Formula Drift states they have “an open-door discussion policy” available to all participants in the series, adding, “if there are ways that we can help make parity and fairness better, we always strive for that without trying to take away from what makes

Roush Performance is celebrating their 40th anniversay in 2016 and in doing so, came out to the 2016 All-Ford Nationals hosted by Carlisle Events at the fairgrounds in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Car Street Journal met up with Mike Rey, Roush Performancee Marketing Manager, and his team, to get up close and personal with the 2016 Roush Stage 3 Mustang.

There is nothing quite as intense as the raw power of a 5.0L V8 engine and when you add the heart of a racecar, or in this case, a 2.3-liter TVS supercharger, the result is surly a force to be reckoned with at 670 horsepower.

That’s right, that’s more horsepower-per-liter than any other “stock” muscle car.

According to the Roush Performance team at the Ford Nationals, the 2016 Stage 3 Mustang is the most powerful and well-balanced production Mustang created yet, in part due to its many features, like the quad-Tip exhaust and three-way adjustable TrakPak coilover suspension system.

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