Long Beach, Calif. April 12, 2014 Formula DRIFT hosted the Motegi Racing Super Drift Challenge during the 40th annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Daigo Saito in the Achilles Radial Lexus SC430 takes the victory.
The Motegi Racing Super Drift Challenge for the second consecutive year brought motorsports action under the lights during the annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach with a filled capacity within Turns 9, 10, and 11 of the famous street course. Sixteen of the top Formula DRIFT drivers competed for a $25,000 prize purse. Eight vehicle manufacturers and seven tire companies were represented in the competition.
It is an honor to be able to bring drifting to the masses during the 40th annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, stated Jim Liaw, president and co-founder of Formula DRIFT. And to be able to showcase our sport for the second year in a row under the lights on the city streets is something special.