The following story was originally published in 2010 on OMGDrift.com, but in retrospect its the very first Life Blasters story. Geoff and I came up with the concept and the name while we were driving through Yosemite on the way to Vegas. Covering events was one thing, but we needed an outlet to post our […]
The 2014 Formula D season did the unexpected by, in retrospect, having the most obvious outcome. Before 2013, no one would have picked Mike Essa as the champ. In 2012 no one thought a rookie could take the title. This year, Chris Forsberg had about as perfect of a season as one could hope for, […]
1. “What’s the best low light lens for motorsports photography?” -Daniel Vicente, Orlando, Florida Pitts: Canon L, or Nikon equivalent. Bohan: Not all Canon L’s are good for low light. 100-400 is a terrible lens. The primes are good though. 24, 35, 50, 85, 135, 200, 300, 400, and 600 are all awesome. If you […]
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 […]
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 […]
Formula D Miami. It has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? When I got the news last year that Formula D wouldn’t be returning to Palm Beach International Raceway, I was a little happy and a little sad. The course was short and most of the pit spaces weren’t even on pavement, but there […]
We take thousands of photos at every round of Formula D, but only a handful make it to the final story. Because not every photo is relevant, we always end up with at least a few rad photos with no place to put them. This is that place. Here you can find a bunch of […]
As we head into the middle of Formula Drift’s 11th season and away from the the fanfare of the series completing its first decade, things are getting back to normal.
Thirty-one. Including this year’s Formula D Long Beach, that’s how many rounds I’ve been to now. It’s not even half of all the rounds there have been, and I still feel like a newbie around all the people who have been there longer than I have. I have been around more than most people though, […]
In the recent past, I took a trip to Portland, Oregon, to visit my good buddy Joe Ayala. Another friend alerted me to the fact that there would be an awesome custom motorcycle show called the One Show happening there during my stay, so Joe and I checked it out!
Here at Life Blasters, we’re big fans of Ryan Kado. He has his share of troubles, but when he’s on, he’s REALLY on. Yesterday in qualifying he failed to make the top 16 on his first run, but blew everyone’s doors in with a 96 point second run. Even though his run was 5 points […]
After Formula DRIFT Round 2 I had a chance to talk with long time drifter Forrest Wang. Forrest has accomplished a lot over the years, but surprisingly has received little attention as a result. I can remember when I first saw him, it was at All Star Bash in 2008. He was making giant smoke […]
The last time we did this it was super awesome, so we figured why not do it again!? You guys always come up with the best and most ridiculous questions!
Almost every stop on the Formula DRIFT tour features a Hellaflush Slammed Society car show, put on by our friends at Fatlace. We rarely cover car shows because none of our staff are enamored by them, and as you know if you’ve read our About LB page, we only cover stuff that we like. Here, […]
Who could have guessed that Road Atlanta would hold such a prestigious place in American drifting history? For sure the South is a hotbed of car culture and racing activity, but most Japanese influence is in Los Angeles and the rest of the West Coast. Eventual FD founders Jim Liaw and Ryan Sage were involved […]
That’s right, folks, the 10th anniversary season of Formula DRIFT is now underway! Round 1 is in the books, and Life Blasters is here for you with the play-by-play, but before we get into the details we would like to extend a huge thanks to Formula DRIFT for signing us on as an official Media […]