Las Vegas Motor Speedway – April 15, 2017 – Southwest Drift ProAm Series Round 1 hosted by Vegas Drift was a huge success for Arizona drivers Nick Gross and Austin Kregle. However, Los Angeles driver of the 2008 Mitsubishi RWD Evolution: Raz Naor earned 1st overall with Gross in 2nd and Kregle in 3rd.
Presented by BlackVue Dash Cameras and O’Reilly Auto Parts, the 2017 Formula DRIFT Black Magic Pro Championship season opener took place on a beautiful, sunny, Los Angeles weekend with highs of 75 degrees—unlike last year’s gloomy rainy weather.
Why should you look out for Nick? He is an up and coming contender for the Southwest Drift Pro-Am series. After his first event in December 2014, he has caught the fever to drive sideways. This passion has driven Nick to push his talent, and thus, he now competes in the Pro-Am Series.
On Thursday Matt Haugen from Street Standard stopped by the Car Street Journal conference room at Sema. Matt has been attending Sema for 8 years, and for 7 of those years he has had one of his cars in the Sema show. Matt got into working on cars with his dad when he was young. Helping work on Hot Rods and such at home. Matt’s first Sema he brought his Toyota Tundra. Years later Matt was thinking about starting his own business and build some bad-ass cars. With the help from Cory Hosford, they came up with Street Standard. Street Standard is a car performance go to shop. They can get anything from body kits from Liberty Walk and Rocket Bunny down to Wilwood Brakes. Matt has 2 personal cars here at Sema this year. Which are a 1 of 1 Liberty Walk Lamborghini and a Rocket Bunny Nissan 350z.
June 21st, 2014- Wall Speedway in New Jersey, also known as “The Gauntlet”, is brutal. Known for being harsh for drivers and fans alike, and round 4 was absolutely no exception. Attracting the largest crowd yet, Wall proved itself as drivers fought tooth and nail not only against each other, but finishing the course relatively unscathed.
With a great start, number one qualifier and points leader, Chris Forsberg fought very hard and put up a very strong performance. The Hankook 370z pitting a very strong battle against the gauntlet. In a close race, it was Hankook 370z versus Hankook tC, and Fredric Aasbo, who came out on top, forced Forsberg to take a very close second on the podium. This was a huge victory for [...]
Long Beach marks the beginning of another season for Formula Drift, with over 10 years under their belt and more drivers running higher horsepower vehicles, this season promises to be faster and more exciting than ever before.
One of the biggest changes that was made for this 2014 season is the qualifying format which now requires every driver to run twice as opposed to last year where the top 16 qualifying drivers would only be required to run once. Additionally, the judging criteria was adjusted to allow for less ‘zeroes’ in the event of ‘corrections and straightening’ which now only cause point deductions. One of the most criticized changes this season was the removal of the consolation battle for 3rd place which is now decided by points.