Formula DRIFT Cars loaded up for Abu Dhabi

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Formula DRIFT Drivers: Chris Forsberg (350z), Daijiro Yoshihara (350z), Tanner Foust (Scion tC), Michael Essa (BMW 350R), Mike Whiddett (Mazda RX-8), and Tony Brakohiapa (Ford Mustang) brought there cars, tires, and equipment down to Long Beach as we prepare to load the cars for the long journey to Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, which will be held at the end of February.

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Cars all loaded up and won’t be seen until they arrive in Abu Dhabi.

LIVE from the Top 16

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Another exciting round of competition. Some highlights include Verdier taking out the #1 qualifier and winner of last year’s RD1 LB event, Chris Forsberg, in a close battle. Nishida moving on past Quoc Ly. Gittin easily moving past Kondo. Hubinette edging out Long Beach native Justin Pawlak in one of the most exciting rounds of action. Tony Brakiohiapa beating out Darren McNamara in a close battle. Tuerck moving past Grunewald after Grunewald crashes out. In one of the most anticipated battles Ueo vs Foust – with Foust taking out the Formula DRIFT rookie. Another Rookie Jones after a “One More Time” vs Aono crashes out moving Aono to the Great 8.

And did I mention a visit from UFC lightweight fighter Rampage!

Highlight photos

Foust and Ueo in a tight battle!
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More photos after the jump and stay tuned for the GREAT 8
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Formula DRIFT Tech Day at UTI LIVE

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We’re here live at the Rancho Cucamonga UTI (Universal Technical Institute) campus for the Formula DRIFT Tech and Preview Day. The event is today until 4PM, so if you’re in the area make sure to stop by. We have food vendors, FD Apparel, car show, FD cars on display, and of the unveiling of brand new competition vehicles including the debut of Tanner Foust’s Scion tC!

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More photos after the jump!
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