Automotive journalist Chris Harris recently had a short lived opportunity to test drive the highly anticipated Toyota GT 86 on a track in Spain. They put the 86 through the paces to find out whether or not it’ll drift. Most of you already know the answer to this after seeing Ken Gushi hammer on the Scion FR-S in Japan but be sure to check out the Chris’ take on the new Toyota.
There is a lot of excitement surrounding the debut of Ken Gushi‘s new car this year so be sure to get your tickets to Round 1: Streets of Long Beach to see it in action!
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Road Atlanta is holding a contest to find the person who can design the most creative Drift Atlanta logo. We are looking for a unique and exciting logo with a new twist to use as the icon for this event! All submissions must be turned in via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 14th at 5pm.
Provide your first and last name, street address, no post office boxes, city, state, zip code, telephone number and email address.
The winner will receive:
- Four General Admission tickets to the 2012 Drift Atlanta event and one parking pass
- VIP seating for the winner only in the Announcer Tower (not offered to public)
- Drift car ride for the winner only with a pro driver on track (only for the winner, not offered to public)
- The total value of the contest winnings is $750
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Earlier this morning, Scion sent out some very exciting news about Ken Gushi set to drift the FR-S during the 2012 season.
“The FR-S is an amazing display of Scion’s ability to produce an affordable performance vehicle. Until now, the Scion tC has been the main platform for motorsports and racing. We’re excited to announce that Scion Racing and GReddy Racing have teamed up to create the ultimate FR-S drift car for the 2012 Formula Drift season! Make sure to keep your eye on Ken Gushi and the Scion Racing team, who will be piloting the FR-S in the upcoming season.”
This Saturday 1/7, don’t miss Auto A Fondo’s coverage of Round 7: Title Fight airing on the Azteca America USA network at 1:30pm PST. Be sure to check your local listings and note that this broadcast will also be airing in Spanish.
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Huntington Beach, California, December 12, 2011 - The rumor mill has been
churning ever since Daigo Saito was seen strolling through the pits at the Formula
D Las Vegas event during the 2011 season. Drift fans across the country
immediately began speculating that a new driver was possibly going to be joining
the Formula D competition.
Bridges Racing is excited to announce that Daigo Saito will be bringing his
aggressive driving style stateside to, in his words, “test his skills against some of the
finest drivers in the world.” Daigo will be joining Robbie Nishida and the Bridges
Racing team for the 2012 Formula Drift season.
After winning the 2008 D1 Championship and narrowly missing a 2nd D1
championship by a mere couple points in 2011, Daigo has taken the 2011 Formula
Drift Asia Series by storm by winning 3 consecutive events. He is excited to
compete in the United States Formula Drift series and hopes to make a lasting
impression on fans stateside.Daigo is renowned for his accomplishments with the
JZX100 in D1, but we have yet to announce what he will be driving during the
2012 Formula Drift season.
“We are elated that Daigo and Robbie are part of the Bridges Racing team for the 2012 season. We are excited to see what 2012 has to offer. After having the pleasure of working with Robbie during 2011Formula Drift season, the addition of Daigo to our team is another invaluable asset. Our goals are set pretty high this year, “ said team owner, Bryan Bridges.
We will be announcing more information regarding car builds and new sponsors in the coming weeks.
Huntington Beach, CA