During the Formula DRIFT Round 4: All In event in Las Vegas the ID Agency helped coordinate the first annual Formula DRIFT Charity Blackjack Tournament. The tournament was held at the Aliante Hotel and Casino, the official hotel of Formula DRIFT Round 4, and called for drivers, sponsors, friends, and media members to make donations for entry that would go towards a good cause. 36 players joined the tournament including Formula DRIFT drivers champion Tanner Foust, Vaughn Gittin Jr., Chris Forsberg, and Ross Petty, Miss FD Miki Taka, judge Tony Angelo, the voice of Formula D, Jarod DeAnda, and of course a couple staff members and friends.
Generous sponsors donated prizes that would were awarded to the winners including XBOX 360, copies of Forza 2 video game, Puma gift cards, a Meister watch, Oakley sunglasses, Rogue Status Apparel, Attic apparel, and a 2-night stay at the Aliante.
After 3 rounds of competition the final table consisted of 6 players. Steve Choi, staff member of Formula DRIFT, walked away with the 1st place spot and his choice from the prize pool and elected to take the XBOX 360 and Forza 2 video game. 2nd place went to Formula DRIFT driver of the NOS Energy / Maxxis Tire Nissan 350Z and current points leader, Chris Forsberg who chose the PUMA giftcards and also received a Rogue Status apparel package. 3rd place went to ID Agency’s John Pangilinan, who received a Meister watch and Forza 2 game. Overall it was a very successful event for everyone including Formula DRIFT, Aliante, and of course the charity.
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As many of you have heard or seen or even been lucky enough to witness in person during the Round 4: All In event at Las Vegas Motor Speedway this past weekend during the tandem battle between Ryan Tuerck and Katsuhiro Ueo contact between the 2 cars was made and Tuerck’s Mobil 1 / Gardella Racing Pontiac Solstice performed now the infamous “bunny hop.” All 4 tires left the ground in dramatic fashion and Tuerck was able to continue on his way to battle it through the competition.
During the competition Formula DRIFT decided that a unique action sequence like this must of been captured with photo or video. An announcement was made by the voice of Formula D, Jarod DeAnda for all fans and media members that were able to capture this unique moment to submit the photo to Formula D for a chance to win a prize. The FD Twitter page also was going crazy with submissions and fans wanting to see more.
So due to popular demand here is the 1st Formula DRIFT Photo Contest. Formula DRIFT has teamed up with Fatlace F/Stop Channel to award 1 winner with a Fatlace Package. The winning submission will also be featured in an upcoming Formula DRIFT ad in Super Street, Modified, and Import Tuner. Submissions will be narrowed down and judged by Formula DRIFT official photographer and director of photography for Fatlace, J.Martinez.
For those that haven’t seen any footage here is a quick video submitted by a fan.
Here are the first round of submissions:
Submission #1 Clinton Lum – CSIpics.com
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