2 teams lined up for entry into the Red Bull World Drift Championships – USA
Date: Tuesday 14th October 2008
We are pleased to announce that the Championship was formally invited to attend the one-off Red Bull World Drifting Championship and that the invitation was accepted. As a result, two EDC teams have secured a place within the event which takes place in Long Beach, California, USA on November 15th 2008 and will be joined by other drivers from around the world.
The teams and drivers which will be representing EDC are 2008 Champion Ben Broke Smith and 2008 Runner-up Tim Marshall. Ben will be piloting his Driftworks backed Toyota Chaser with Tim Marshall in the Apex Performance V8 Nissan Skyline machine.
Both vehicles their spares and equipment were shipped out of the UK last week and are destined to arrive in the USA shortly before the event at which point they will be met with our operational staff and the teams.
On location in the USA, we are pleased to announce that our dear friends and EDC Championship sponsors HKS USA will be providing ground support for our teams in order to help us prepare for the event with both cars routed to HKS for storage prior to the event.
Andy Barnes comments ‘For some time we have been considering and investigating the possibility of attending the event on an official basis and we are pleased that we have been able to secure the necessary support and logistics to make this happen for both teams. Our participation in the event was not planned however we have been able to adapt our plans to facilitate the event in order that our guys are showcased in what is clearly an exciting opportunity on a global scale and an important message for Drifting as a whole.’