The Midwest Drift Union held their first 2013 event last weekend at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis, IN on the oval track. MDU officials planned on using last year’s setup outside of the track on a road course that they designed in the trailer staging area, but a NHRA event was rescheduled because of rain from a week prior making it impossible to use that area. Rain was threatening the entire MDU event, but luckily we only had to deal with a few sprinkles.
The Midwest Drift Union season is about to kick off once again! Last weekend they hosted their tech inspection day at Zerolift Autolab hosted by Neo Motorsport in Fairfield, Ohio and a practice day at Kil-Kare Speedway in Xenia, Ohio. Drivers were given free reign of the track where the final round will be hosted later this year. The turnout wasn’t enormous so that gave the drivers plenty of track time. I got to sit down with Nick Swann, the director of Midwest Drift Union, and ask him a few questions about last weekend as well as Round 1 which is happening this weekend in Indianapolis, IN at Lucas Oil Raceway.
To be honest, I’m really looking forward to the entire season. This will be my first season in a position other than grid so I’m very excited to experience event coordination from a new perspective. We’re very proud to be working with the guys at Import Image Racing for the first time this year. They’re very supportive of the growth and direction of this series and the sport in general. However, if I had to single out one specific thing that I’m looking forward to the most, it would have to be Round 3 which we are holding in the Streets of Detroit. We’re really going back to the “street style” roots of American drifting by providing MDU competitors a venue similar to spots they may have driven before so many track events were available. The entire MDU staff is very proud to be a part of the first ever sanctioned competitive street drifting event outside of Formula Drift.
Drift Indy & ClubFR have teamed up to bring two full days of drifting and fun to USA International Raceway in Shawano, WI May 26 & 27th. Registration for the event is now open. Early registration closes on the 18th.
We’ll be running 10am till Dark on Saturday, and 10am to 5pm Sunday. The Midwest NO STAR BASH will run a variety of the available track configurations at USAIR to keep things interesting.
Grilling and camping are allowed at the track, and there are several restaurants and hotels nearby, details here.
Drivers Cap: 40
Early Bird Special: $105 (DEADLINE: Saturday March 17th)
Pre-Registration:$125.00 (DEADLINE: Saturday March 31st )
Registration:$150.00 (DEADLINE: Thursday April 19th)
Late Registration:$175.00 (Day of: If spots are available)
1 x Driver Pass
1 x Pit Crew
1 x Midwest Drift Union ProAM Series Banner
2 x Number Plate
There will be no refunds, or transfer of registration to any future events.
The Group over at Midwest driftunion have announced there 2012 ProAm Series schedule. It look to be another great year of competition, so be sure to keep up will all information on Midwest Driftunion on there site.
Round 3 of the Midwest Drift Union is a week and a half away. Info is as follows…
NOS ENERGY DRINK DRIFT TOUR PRESENTS:
MIDWEST DRIFT UNION 2011 PRO*AM SERIES ROUND 3 “The Road to Formula D”
Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis
10267 E Us Highway 136
PRO*AM EVENT INFO:
This is the third round of the 2011 Midwest Drift Series “The Road to Formula D”. Click the flyer for more info on the event…