Formula DRIFT Asia Championship To Hold Final Round During the World Time Attack Challenge in Australia

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For Immediate Release

January 9, 2014

Formula DRIFT Asia Championship To Hold Final Round During the World Time Attack Challenge in Australia 

Long Beach, Calif. – January 9, 2014 – The Formula DRIFT Asia Championship will return to Australia during the World Time Attack Challenge (WTAC) at Sydney Motorsport Park on October 17 –  19, 2014. This event will be the finale of the Formula DRIFT Asia Championship season.

“Joining the WTAC to make for a mega international motorsports weekend is a great way for Formula Drift to return to Australia,” said Jim Liaw, president and co-founder of Formula DRIFT. “We are looking forward to making this a spectacular event and to forge a long term relationship, especially as Formula Drift’s international footprint grows and as we make plans for the launch of the Formula Drift World Championship in 2015.”

The Formula DRIFT Asia Championship will run on the South Circuit at Sydney Motorsport Park. This will involve an expansion into a 3-day event weekend with WTAC running over Friday and Saturday and Formula DRIFT Asia practice and qualifying to run on Saturday with the main competition to be held on Sunday along with full track demonstrations throughout the weekend.

“This will bring our event to another level altogether,” said Superlap CEO Ian Baker. “Formula D is without question the best professional drift operation in the world today and to have them run alongside World Time Attack will give fans a chance to experience something they will not forget for a long time. We look forward to working with the American based Formula D team to ensure the whole show exceeds everyone’s expectations. We expect a stellar line up of international superstars.”

Ticketing details will be announced soon and will include discounted multi-day passes.

For more information visit: www.formuladrift.com

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ABOUT FORMULA DRIFT

Completing its tenth season, Formula DRIFT is recognized as the North American professional drifting championship. Established on the streets of Japan, drifting has evolved into a worldwide competitive sport that challenges each driver’s driving ability and vehicle control. Formula DRIFT provides a forum for professional drifters to compete nationwide for the coveted Formula DRIFT Championship crown. As the first official series in North America, Formula DRIFT has taken competitive motorsports to the extreme, attracting fans and car enthusiasts from all walks of life and establishes itself as the world-wide leader for the Sport. For a competition schedule and ticket information, visit: www.formuladrift.com.

ABOUT WORLD TIME ATTACK CHALLENGE 

Established in 2010, the World Time Attack Challenge is the biggest event of its kind in the world. Attracting competitors from all around the globe, the two-day event is held annually at the Sydney Motorsport Park in Australia. The competition is broken into four classes each providing the competitors with a level playing field and close, exciting to watch racing. With a spectator-friendly format, WTAC is attracting record crowds and also features a display car show, a 500m rolling start race, Miss Time Attack contest and Turbo Legends vintage car race/display. From 2011 WTAC also includes a drift competition with its own dedicated circuit and pit area. With its unique format and blend of pop culture, lifestyle and motorsport, World Time Attack Challenge has been the dominant force in time attack racing since its inception. For more information and ticketing visit www.worldtimeattack.com.

SPEEDFACTORY RACING TO BUILD FORMULA DRIFT S2000

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For Immediate Release:

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

SPEEDFACTORY RACING TO BUILD FORMULA DRIFT S2000

Tacoma, WA – SpeedFactory Racing and Chris Jeanneret Racing have joined forces to build a new Honda S2000 drift car for the 2014 Formula DRIFT season.

SpeedFactory Racing, well known for their enormous success in import drag racing, has agreed to partner with Chris Jeanneret Racing to build a competition-worthy Honda S2000 for the 2014 Formula DRIFT season. “The SpeedFactory turbocharged K24 Honda S2000 will have an estimated 800hp and 700tq,” said General Manager, Matthew Hurlbut. “We’ve known Chris for a long time and we’re fully confident in his abilities to pilot this one of a kind drift car this year.”

Chris Jeanneret Racing’s partnership with SpeedFactory provides a new competitive outlet for him in the 2014 season. “SpeedFactory is known for building very powerful, reliable, competitive cars and I’m excited to be a part of their team for the 2014,” said driver, Chris Jeanneret. “This will be my second year as a pro in the Formula DRIFT series and I want to come out strong.”

The first stop in Formula DRIFT’s stateside 2014 competition is at the infamous Long Beach, CA race track on April 4th and 5th.

SpeedFactory Racing is a high performance tuning and race development shop located in Tacoma, WA, just outside of Seattle. Their mission is to continue pushing the envelope of the sport and provide their customers and partners worldwide with the highest quality service, parts, and custom work possible. Visit them online at http://www.speedfactoryracing.net or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/speedfactoryracing.

Chris Jeanneret Racing is based in Seattle, WA and is the official racing company for driver Chris Jeanneret. You can find him online at https://www.facebook.com/chrisjeanneret.

 

Breath Deeply: Formula Drift Pro Championship In Pictures by Larry Chen

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How is it possible to create new and interesting photographs of the same people in the same series after eight years? It’s simple, because Formula Drift is the most exciting motorsport to watch. Out of all the motorsports events that we covered on Speedhunters, Formula Drift Long Beach came out on top as the highest viewed story. Out of the top 50 event stories, FD Long Beach ranked 10th, only beaten by lifestyle and car culture stories. There is no question that it is the fastest growing motorsport, and at just ten years old, the series is still just a baby. There will be growing pains, but like the rest of the FD grid, we are going to stick with it till the bitter end. I wont stop shooting FD till you pry my camera out of my cold dead hands. Take a moment and enjoy this selection of photos from this past season.

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