FD Introduces Miss Formula DRIFT 2009, Miki Taka

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Formula DRIFT Introduces Miss Formula DRIFT 2009, Miki Taka

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Long Beach, Calif. – June 16, 2009 – Formula DRIFT introduces the 2009 Miss Formula DRIFT, Miki Taka. Taka is an experienced model, TV host, and DJ has been chosen as the official spokesmodel for Formula DRIFT and will be at the remaining 4 events of the season.

Originally from Nagoya, Japan, Taka is a Japanese-American that currently resides in Columbus, OH. She is pursuing her degree in Criminal Law, while establishing herself as an import model with Prestigious Models. She has been featured in other events including NHRA, Goodguys, Hot Import Nights, Professional Bull Riders Tour (PBR), Tuaca Body Art Ball and now adds to her resume the title of Miss Formula DRIFT.

“Being chosen as Miss Formula DRIFT is a real honor,” says Miki Taka, 2009 Miss Formula DRIFT. “I am a huge fan of motorsports and look forward to this experience of a lifetime.”

Aside from modeling Taka has appeared in numerous television and film productions such as on VERSUS, Driftstyle on SPEED, and on Nickelodeon, where she interviewed celebrities. Taka is also a featured DJ at the hottest clubs around the country.

Miki is an avid automotive enthusiast and can be found wrenching on her own personal cars, a Lexus IS300 and Acura Integra.

“Miki is the perfect fit to be the 2009 Miss Formula DRIFT,” says Ryan Sage, vice-president of marketing and co-founder of Formula DRIFT. “Her passion for cars and motorsports makes her a great representative for the series.”

Fans can meet Miss Formula DRIFT all season long during the events with her next appearance at Round 4: All In at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, NV on July 10-11.

Formula D Cars at Spo Com

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Formula DRIFT Pro Drivers and vehicles had a strong presence over this past weekend’s Consumer Trade show, SpoCom which was held at the Long Beach Convention Center.

In addition SpoCom featured over 100 of the industry’s top manufacturers from Falken, AEM, HKS, Eibach, Sparco, Skunk2 and much more.

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Vegas Pro Am @ Formula D RD 4 Las Vegas

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Vegasdrift LLC is hosting Las Vegas’s First Formula DRIFT Pro Am Event

July 10th – 11th 2009

4 National Pro Am Invitations will be awarded.

Drivers that prove their ability to compete and portray themselves on a professional level at this Formula DRIFT /Pro Am event will be eligible to compete at the Championship Event held December 5th 2009 – Firebird International Raceway – Phoenix, AZ.

For Rules and Regulations visit: www.proamdrift.com

Register at: www.vegasproam.com

Questions Email: info@vegasproam.com
Tech Questions: tech@vegasproam.com

FD Vehicles Announced for Spo-Com This Weekend

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FORMULA DRIFT TEAMS THAT WILL BE DISPLAYING AT THE 2009 SPO COM SHOW

VEHICLE ON DISPLAY – DRIVER – BOOTH

ARK Performance/Swing Shift Motorsports Nissan S14 – Casper Canul – Eibach Booth
Rockstar Energy/Hankook Tire Scion tC – Tanner Foust – AEM Booth
Signal Auto/Maziora / Drift Emporium Nissan Skyline R34 – Kazu Hayashida – Tanabe Booth
Kyle Mohan Racing Mazda RX8 – Kyle Mohan – Mazda Booth
Mazda/Nitto Tire/Bergenholtz Racing Mazda RX8 – Justin Pawlak – Mazda Booth
Battle Version Lexus SC – Alex Pfeiffer – Rotora Booth
Drift Pro Toyota AE86 – Taka Aono – FORMULA D Booth
Tech Trix Motorsports/DTC Performance Mazda RX7 (FC) – Michael Essa – FORMULA D Booth
RS-R/Toyo/Scion Scion tC – Ken Gushi – FORMULA D Booth
Team KAAZ Toyota AE8 – Yasu Kondo – FORMULA D Booth
A’pexi / Hankook Tire Mazda RX-7 – Ryuji Miki – FORMULA D Booth
Rockstar Energy Drink/Hankook Tire Subaru WRX – Eric O’Suliivan – FORMULA D Booth
Garage Boso/Falken/A’pex Nissan Silvia S15 – Ross Petty – FORMULA D Booth
Bridges Racing/Toyo Tires Nissan S13 – Michihiro Takatori – FORMULA D Booth