I met German photographer Marcel Langer in Sweden on the Road to Gatebil over the summer, and since then we’ve become friends. He asked if he could be a Guest Blaster and share this piece about the Nürburgring Drift Cup. As an added bonus, it’s all in German. I hope you’ve brushed up on your dies, […]
That’s me in NYC on August 17th at about midnight, if I remember correctly. What am I doing here at this time? The answer is simple. I have a West Coast friend who has an obsession with hitting all 50 states, needs to shoot Formula Drift in Texas, but has a few states to hit […]
Gatebil at Rudskogen in July is often billed as the biggest drifting festival in the world, but really it’s so much more than that. In addition to watching drifting, spectators can get rides with drivers or hire one of the Gatebil drift taxis, peruse the various vendor booths, load up on more food and drink […]
The sensational story coming from the last round of Formula D was, of course, the battle between Justin Pawlak and Tyler McQuarrie. McQuarrie hit the infamous Evergreen Speedway wall and went out of bounds just before coming off the bank, but did Pawlak push him into the wall? Or did Pawlak hit him because he lost […]
It’s always a little weird going to an event you don’t know much about. When I’m at Formula D, I know most of the drivers, their crew members, the FD staff, and the media, I’m familiar with the intricate details of the standings and what different results would mean for different drivers, and I was there […]
We had a blast at Final Bout, we met lot of awesome people and just had an overall awesome weekend. It embodied everything we love about drifting in one event. From hanging out with everyone at local bars to the action on the track these are the photos we had left over from the weekend. […]
There are 52 weekends in 2015 and about half of those are good enough for racing here in Michigan. Of course there are going to be multiple events on several of those weekends, and for the second year in a row I’ve been torn between two big events.
Back in 2013 fellow Blaster Eric and I made a last minute snap decision and drove from Michigan to Jersey overnight to make East Coast Bash the following morning. Now I’m back in NY, an official Blaster and back to ECB in just a couple hours. Now before we get to the opposite side of […]
After some time to reflect, I still think this was the best round of Formula D I’ve seen to date. Jersey last year was a good one, as was Irwindale in 2011, but this one was the best. For starters, Road Atlanta has always been my favorite Formula D track just from a visual perspective. […]
I’ve grown up with NASCAR, CART and the American Le Mans Series. I wasn’t introduced to drifting until the early 2000s, but I had very little personal contact with it. I rarely saw it on TV, and only came across some info in magazines. It wasn’t until 2007 that I really started to get into […]
The entire crowd was watching the Jumbotron as the white FR-S’s differential was lifted into place and the timer approached zero. Was ten seconds enough? How many nuts and bolts had to be tightened? Too many, I was sure. Would Ryan Tuerck be allowed to have extra time since his crew was so close to […]
Another year, another Best Of post. I’ll start this off with Rude’s guitarist shredding the Gilman in Berkeley.
After Formula D Evergreen, the Network A crew gathered up a bunch of Pro drifters and headed to a tiny go-kart track outside of Portland called Pat’s Acres Racing Complex. The idea was to have a massive play-day with games, jam sessions, and cash prizes, and to film the premier of Tuerck’d Season 3. …Life […]
Final Bout. An event that drift fans and drivers all over North America have been waiting for. An attempt at the largest grassroots drift event in America. Teams from Boston, Washington, California, Canada and a ton from Chicago all descended on a small town in Wisconsin to take part in making history.
When I first heard Thunderhill was building an extension to its now-classic three mile course, I was both optimistic and skeptical. Would it be cool for drifting? Would it be cool for the 25? When I saw the initial plans, I was happy. It would be a lot of tight, technical turns and kinky straightaways. […]
At the halfway point of the 2014 Formula D season, things are getting interesting. Chris Forsberg managed to get on the podium for an unprecedented fourth time in as many rounds, Fredric Aasbø got his first event win, Odi Bakchis earned his first career podium finish, and Vaughn Gittin, Jr. was about as far from […]
Last year’s Bash to the Future was one of the funnest events I’d been to in a long time, or maybe ever. It wasn’t just the track, but all the people who went that made it awesome. We were all disappointed when it wasn’t going to happen again this year, but then, with just six […]