Formula Drift

FWD Take Over -Global Time Attack Road Atlanta 2017

By |May 31st, 2017|

For the first time at a Global Time Attack event a fwd not only breaks the long standing record, but tops it off by clenching the fastest overall time. Every year at Road Atlanta it seems to change between who to look out for or what to expect. No matter how many times I’ve tried, my predictions never match the results. With my mind set at the usual Unlimited AWD class taking the best time of the day, I search the list for the players. Seeing Brian Faessler return with his Paul’s Automotive Engineering Ford Mustang and the only Pro/Comp entrant, he was extremely fast last year but just got edged out by last year’s winner Jeff Westhphal driving the hard to beat GST Motorsports Subaru Impreza and LYFE Motorsports Nissan GTR driven by Cole Powelson. So off the bat, I figured if it wasn’t going to be Rick MacPherson with his DBW Motorsports GTR or Tony Szirka and his UMS Tuning EVO, or  just maybe one of the Canadians with their oh so powerful Honda’s might do it. But if I placed a bet as if it where a Vegas sports book I would have lost for sure.  […]

Formula DRIFT Long Beach Day 1 – 2017

By |March 31st, 2017|

Every year the first round of Formula Drift starts on the streets of Long Beach. Something about this town, this stretch of streets and turns that make race cars go wild. Maybe it’s the echoes bouncing off the walls, the roars of the engines and screaming of the tires that make this place special. Whatever it is, I’m happy to be part of it going on 9 years now.  […]

Rain or Shine Formula D returns to the LBC. Round 1 2016

By |April 14th, 2016|

Another year, another season. Formula D brings it down to the Streets of Long Beach again for 2016. Watered down from the heavens above, Friday started out really wet. Since 2007 I’ve been attending Formula D events, and only Road Atlanta, and a few others I felt the same rain experience during an event. But what made this one much more interesting is that the skill level of the drivers had to be on par. With only feet separating one K-rail barrier to the one across, it’s definitely not one to take lightly.

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Make it last a Lifetime – Formula DRIFT Road Atlanta 2015

By |June 2nd, 2015|

There’s a time and a place for everything. So they say, but for me Drifting will and always be home for me at Road Atlanta. I say it every year and for every enthusiast if you haven’t been to Road Atlanta for Round 2 Formula Drift then you haven’t seen it all. Plus, you get to be part of the Global Time Attack Pro Championship as part of the combo. All I’m saying is save a little more, buy your tickets in advance, and get reservations at cheaptickets.com months prior and it’ll be more affordable than you think. […]

Before we leave…. 2015 Formula Drift Round 1

By |April 17th, 2015|

Round 1 in the streets of Long Beach yet again. For me this is my 7th year covering the Formula Drift Series and what a kick-off for 2015 it was. The crowds were massive at yet another sold-out event, and I don’t know if it was the stories that built up to the first event, or could it have been the fact that there was notable changes in Drivers, Teams, and the Cars? The field seemed short due to the fact that some of our favorites like Taka Aono and his flyin 86, and Danny George with the LS Powerful Miata weren’t there doing battle to name a few. I’m sure I’m missing a few drivers but the show must go on as they say. […]

What Formula DRIFT has done for me by Rommel Estrada

By |October 30th, 2014|

It’s midnight on the 29th of October literally 20 days since attending the World Famous Formula DRIFT Final aka the “Final Fight” burning the midnight oil is what they call it, but to be honest all the days in between I’ve been working at and about five different events, finishing this website’s final touches, and just about everything you can think of. October has been the busiest month by far for me this year, and we are days away from SEMA […]