The tension couldn’t have been any higher at Irwindale Speedway when Formula Drift came to town for a gripping season finale. Things are still settling in my mind, and like any die-hard fan that was there over the weekend, the memories I took away will stay with me for a lifetime.
As usual I had no idea what to expect heading in to the weekend. Even if we see similar drivers fighting for points, you could practically draw straws on who is going to be on the top step of the podium at each event. The drivers seem to be on point. It really bared down to who was going to be able to hit that switch and turn it on and land on that podium. I had a couple wishes going in to this event. Hoping that the championship title would not be determined at round six and for the point’s gap to be closer heading into the last round of the season. Being that I received my two wishes, I’m even crazier in the head now and cannot wait for the Final Fight on October 10-11th at Irwindale Speedway, which of all seven rounds is my favorite.
I’m back from another weekend at Formula Drift, and what can I tell you, it’s been another action packed, exciting, and incredibly worthwhile experience.
So I’m back from another weekend of Formula Drift and man, what a weekend it has been!
Those who know me, know that I’m absolutely crazy about Formula D. I follow the series around the states, and there’s almost nothing that could stop me making it to an event. I always say, it wouldn’t matter if I was homeless, jobless, or hungry, I would find a way to make it to Formula D. Luckily for me, I’m not in any such state yet, and this past weekend I was at the Wall Stadium in New Jersey for Round 4 of the 2014 Formula D Championship.
Let’s first talk about how New Jersey did as a host. I can say this without reservation: This was without a doubt the best Formula D weekend so far this year that I have been to, bar none! And that’s a pretty lofty claim. Everything just came together this weekend. The on track action, the atmosphere, the fans and the stadium itself. Wall Stadium is the perfect place to host a Formula D event, because even in the sold out crowd you could get a full view of all the action, no matter where you were sitting. It seemed like everyone had caught the Formula D bug this weekend too, because there were still fans lining up outside when Wall Stadium hit capacity. Formula D has really come in to its own as a growing Motorsport series, and its weekends like this that prove it.
Burning rubber, smoke in the air, the scream of tires going sideways at 90 miles an hour, and the roar of an 850 hp engine as it tears the car out of a corner while lining up the next one. This is Formula Drift… and I love it! Formula Drift has risen to become the premier drifting competition in the US, offering the thrill and spectacle of exhibition drifting for fans all across the States. Attending any kind of Motorsport event is all about the atmosphere, and Formula Drift has it in bucket loads. The noise, the smell, the on track action, it all comes together to make this a drama filled and very exciting Motorsport. I’m one of literally thousands of fans who follow this sport all around the US, and I would have to tell you, there’s nothing else like it! Formula Drift has all of the elements that appeal to a modern crowd, injecting new life and attitude into the American Motorsport scene.