After a few days chilling around LA and the surrounding area, it was another crazy o’clock drive down to Long Beach on a Friday morning for the 7am Grand Prix of Long Beach media briefing. While the main reason for this second weekends visit to Long Beach was the Super Drift events on the Friday and Saturday evening, it was also an opportunity to check out the rest of the action at an event that doesn’t get much coverage over in the UK. The 3 days consist of races from the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Pirelli GT4 America, Historic IMSA GTO Challenge, SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks, the Motegi Racing Super Drift Challenge and finally the highlight of the weekend the IndyCar Series.
Long Beach, Calif. July 19, 2014 - Formula DRIFT returned to Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, WA for Round 5: Throwdown. Darren McNamara in the Falken Tire Nissan S14 takes his first victory of the season.
Round 5: Throwdown held at Evergreen Speedway showcased intense competition throughout the weekend. The weather held up for the capacity crowd as they were entertained by the action on track, the open paddock and Offset Kings car show.
The competition has tightened up with only two events remaining this season, says Jim Liaw, President of Formula DRIFT. We can expect the final two rounds of the season to be as intense as ever. The drivers will be battling for every point possible.