Formula DRIFT Invades Hollywood Recap

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Last night the IZOD Indycar Series invited Formula DRIFT to participate in the “Race to the Party” event in Hollywood. Hollywood Blvd was shut down in front of Mann’s Chinese Theatre and the Kodak Theatre and thousands of fans gathered to watch Formula DRIFT vehicles do a demonstration, Indycar pit stop challenge, and a special performance by Camp Freddy.

The fans were blown away by the drifting action of drivers Joon Maeng – Full Tilt Poker / Nitto Tires Mazda RX-8, Justin Pawlak – Falken Mazda RX-7, Michael Essa – Nitto Tires BMW 335i, Mike Whiddett – Need for Speed Mazda RX-8, and Samuel Hubinette – SHR Dodge Challenger.

Race to the Party – Formula DRIFT Demo on Hollywood Blvd

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The IZOD IndyCar Series is celebrating racing, fashion and music during this FREE event:

Thursday, April 15, 2010 from 12:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. PST
Hollywood & Highland Central Courtyard

· IZOD IndyCar Pit Stop Challenge (12:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.) – Witness the speed and agility of an IZOD IndyCar Series pit stop challenge, learn how races are won and lost in the pits during this live demonstration

· Formula DRIFT Show (6:00 p.m.) – Watch as Formula DRIFT drivers compete down the world famous Hollywood Boulevard

o List of Drivers (tentatively):

· Samuel Hubinette | 2010 Dodge Challenger

· Mad Mike Whiddett | 2003 Mazda RX8

· Joon Maeng | 2003 Mazda RX8

· Justin Pawlak | 1989 Mazda RX7

· Michael Essa | 2008 BMW 350R

· IZOD IndyCar Driver Autograph Session (7:30 p.m.) – Meet the stars behind the cars of the fastest race in the world

· Hollywood Blvd Concert

o Rival Sons (7:30 p.m.) – Los Angeles based four-piece rock band that’s sweeping the nation with their soulful rock performances

o Camp Freddy (8:30 p.m.) – The greatest rock stars playing the greatest rock songs featuring Dave Navarro (Jane’s Addiction), Billy Morrison (The Cult), Matt Sorum (Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver), Donovan Leitch (son of legendary folk singer Donovan), and Chris Chaney (Jane’s Addiction, Alanis Morissette)

· Life-size Hot Wheels cars – (All day) Guests can get their pictures with life sized Hot Wheels cars and the IZOD IndyCar 2-seater, experience the fan zone featuring vintage cars throughout the decades, and much more