2011 Formula Drift Qualifying Photos are now up from this past weekends activities at the “The Final Fight” in Irwindale California at “The House Of Drift”. Check out this shot of Sam Hubinette showing why he qualified 1st. Click the header pic or here for the gallery from Friday. Photos from our man Paul Lopez
Newport Coast, Calif. (Oct. 5, 2011) — There’s not much that two-time Formula DRIFT (FD) champion Samuel Hübinette hasn’t accomplished in his career. The man known as the “Crazy Swede” has the most career wins of any FD driver, but victory has eluded him at the most prestigious venue on the FD circuit — legendary Irwindale (Calif.) Speedway, also known as the “House of Drift.” Hübinette will look to end that drought at Irwindale with a victory in the 2011 FD season finale, scheduled for Oct. 7–8.
Hübinette has earned a number of podium finishes at Irwindale, including one to clinch the 2006 FD championship. The Dodge Motorsports BFGoodrich Dodge Challenger pilot and his Samuel Hübinette Racing (SHR) driver and teammate, Dean Kearney, who will once again take the wheel of the V-LEDS Dodge Viper SRT10, are poised for strong runs in the Irwindale field.
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Dear Sponsors and Supporters,
I’m happy to announce that Kenneth Moen will once again be behind he wheel of the SHR Dodge Challenger as a special guest driver for the next Formula Drift round at Evergreen Speedway Monroe, WA on July 22 – 23. Moen is incredibly talented and put in a respectable showing at New Jersey. I’m excited to see how he performs in his second event.
As with New Jersey, Kenneth will be driving at Evergeen so that I may continue to pursue the TORC off-road PRO Light division Championship for Ram, Mopar and BF Goodrich.
Dean Kearney will stay in the SHR-V-LEDS Dodge Viper, continuing to represent the majority of SHR sponsors as well.
Two-time Formula DRIFT (FD) champ Samuel Hübinette is ready to put the season-opening FD Long Beach event in his rear-view mirror. Hübinette encountered mechanical problems in his Samuel Hübinette Racing (SHR) Dodge Motorsports Dodge Challenger and was unable to make a qualifying run at Long Beach, forcing the “Crazy Swede” to miss the tandem drift elimination battles on Saturday, April 9.
Hübinette still gained some encouragement from the weekend, as his new SHR driver, Dean Kearney, qualified for the show at Long Beach in his Mopar-powered SHR Dodge Viper SRT10. Kearney qualified No. 28 and fell in the opening round to Rhys Millen.
“One of the two SHR/Dodge race vehicles made it in to the show at Long Beach,” said Hübinette. “Due to a mechanical problem with the Challenger it was not able to get out on time for the qualification runs on Friday. I’m very disappointed to not make it into the show, but at the same time I’m happy that my driver Dean Kearney qualified in his SHR V-LEDs Dodge Viper. We’ll head to Atlanta for Round 2, where I will get my chance to grab some very important points for my chase for a third championship.”
Next up is the Round Two Formula DRIFT event at Road Atlanta in Braselton, Ga., May 6–7. For more information, visit http://www.formulad.com.