Autoworx driver Danny ‘Babu” Bernier is building a Ford Windsor 351-powered G35 Roadster for use in the 2009 Drift Mania championship. Babu purchased the G35 Coupe chassis which his General Tire teammate Marco Santos piloted at the Red Bull Drifting Wold Championships, and has some unique plans for the car. More info on the car and Babu after the jump…
Rhys Millen’s championship-winning GTO has now been sold, and is being shipped off to Canada. Our source tells us that the car has been purchased by one of BFGoodrich driver Tania Bourbonnais, who has also driven a GTO for the past 2 years in the Drift Mania series. However, Tania‘s car has been plagued with issues, and she decided to reach out for a reliable, proven chassis. Rhys will be campaigning the Hyundai Genesis Coupe in 2009, and former GTO driver Daijiro Yoshihara will be driving for Team Falken next year. We’ll continue to keep you updated as we find out more info.
For many, 2009 will be a challenge. Although this may also be true for drifting, 2009 will showcase the true strength of this motorsport. Being at the forefront of this sport, we are about to see the fan’s appetite for extreme automotive lifestyle motorsport grow like never before. We look forward to producing another dynamic season of speed, smoke and ultimate automotive action!
DMCC EAST COAST DIVISION
ROUND 1. Autodrome Montmagny Montmagny (Qc) June 13th & 14th
ROUND 2. Autodrome St-Eustache Montréal (Qc) June 27th & 28th
ROUND 3. Riverside Speedway St-Croix (Qc) July 25th & 26th
ROUND 4. Downsview Park Toronto (On) August 15th & 16th
ROUND 5. Autodrome St-Eustache Montréal (Qc) September 6th & 7th
DMCC WEST COAST DIVISION
ROUND 1. Castrol Raceway Edmonton (Ab) May 31st
ROUND 2. Western Raceway Vancouver (Bc) June 20th
ROUND 3. Calagary Racecity Calgary (Ab) TBA
ROUND 4. Castrol Raceway Edmonton (Ab) September 6th
More great info after the jump!
We’ve gotten word from the folks at Drift Mania that DMCC champion Fred Girrard will not be attending the Red Bull Drifting World Championships, as was earlier reported. Marco Santos, who finished 2nd to Girrard this year and has been one of the top drivers in the canadian Drift Mania series for many years now will be bringing his General Tire-sponsored G35 to the event. Santos is building a 350Z for the new 2009 season, but it will not be ready in time. Girrard cited monetary issues for the change. We’ll get you more info as it trickles into us!
Over the last 3 years, EverythingDrift has forged careful relationships with sanctioning bodies, drivers, and media outlets. These relationships have all come to a peak for the upcoming Red Bull World Championships. Through our relationships, we’ve been able to assemble a nearly-complete list of drivers who are competing for the upcoming Red Bull World Championships.
Here is the most complete list of who will be competing at the Red Bull World Championships. Many of these announcements are previously un-announced in North America!
We have actually had these photos on the site for a week. My mistake for not announcing it to the masses. For your viewing pleasure, DMCC Round 5 with over 340+ pictures!! Thank you again to Jeremy! Great shots as always… Click the picture or click here to view them.