The first bank holiday in May saw the BHP Performance Show take over Lydden Hill Circuit in Kent with a huge selection of cars descending on the circuit.
ATLANTA, GA – Team Falken continued its winning ways when Falken driver James Deane scored yet another first place finish in Round 3 of the 2017 Formula Drift Championship at Road Atlanta. Deane fought tough battles all evening to take top honors and move into the lead for this year’s Black Magic Pro Driver’s Championship.
Twenty-eight entries qualified for Road Atlanta, with Falken teammates Matt Field in 4th; Justin Pawlak in 9th; Piotr Wiecek in 11th, Deane in 13th; and Daijiro Yoshihara, 23rd. Deane, piloting his Nissan Silvia S15, and running on Falken AZENIS RT615k+ tires, continued moving forward, defeating Dean Kearney in the final. His podium finish continues a record of strong finishes at Road Atlanta, which was the 14th time Formula Drift had visited the legendary racetrack.
“This is an important win for us,” stated Steven Wong, Supervisor, Passenger Car Events. “Falken’s continued success in Formula Drift with our new AZENIS RT615K+ once again proves that this tire is a strong, consistent championship contender.
“Deane has proven to be an excellent representative of Falken, on and off the track,” Wong continued. “His exuberance is just remarkable. You can hear it in his voice every time he steps out of his car.” Continue reading
Round 2 of the Federal Tyres King of Europe series took place under the scorching Spanish sun at the unique street layout for the 2017 season at Valencia Circuit. Having used two layouts on the track in previous years, this custom course provided the opportunity to make the task for the drivers even more challenging.
As the competition got tougher than ever, some of the most intense battles we’ve witnessed along with varied uneven surfaces provided drivers with the ultimate test – leaving the thousands of spectators on the edge of their seats.
It didn’t stop current King of Nations Champion Nicolas Delorme showing that he’s here to fight for the top European spot this year during qualification with a score of 90.75. His incredible runs saw him achieve the highest attack speed at 106km/h along with highest line and show points of the day. Continue reading
May 08, 2017 (Signal Hill, Calif.) – With high hopes based on last year’s performance, the Kyle Mohan Racing team unpacked the Built 2 Apex / Mazdatrix / KMR MX-5 from the trailer in Orlando, Florida ready to kick off the east coast leg of the Formula Drift Pro Championship series. This event, however, provided its fair share of challenges for the KMR Team who discovered unforeseen gremlins in the MX5 during Thursday’s practice, launching a trip to local Mazda race shop Kilo Racing and a very late night for the KMR team. Fortunately, the team was able to repair the issues and put the vehicle on track Friday to qualify for the big show on Saturday. Fans packed the Orlando Speedworld stadium for Saturday’s competition and cheered for Mohan who campaigns the only Mazda rotary powered platform in the series. Mohan was paired with Ken Gushi in the top 32 tandem battle. Gushi had a strong lead run, but Mohan was able to maintain good proximity and angle in the chase position. Mohan took the lead position in the second tandem battle and laid down a strong and consistent lead run with a big gap in front of Gushi. The judges unanimously gave the win to Mohan. In the top 16 tandem battle, Mohan fought hard against FD champion Vaughn Gittin Jr. in a close match, but didn’t advance. “Our team overcame many challenges this round with very little sleep, but we were able to persevere and advance through the competition. I’m very proud of our efforts and abilities, and I can’t wait to get back on track for next round in Atlanta!”
Mohan will compete at Road Atlanta for Formula Drift Round 3 on May 12th and 13th. The event will be streamed live on FormulaD.com.
Long Beach, Calif. – April 29, 2017 – Formula DRIFT Black Magic Pro Championship presented by BlackVue Dash Cameras returned to Orlando for Round 2: Unchartered Territory. Fredric Aasbo in the Rockstar Energy Drink / Nexen Tire Toyota Corolla iM takes the victory and moves into the lead in the standings.
“This season is shaping up to be very entertaining and competitive one,” said Jim Liaw, president and co-founder of Formula DRIFT. “The standings were shaken up after the last round with only 55 points separating the Top 7 drivers.”