Like the song by Rancid goes, “I’m back, I’m back, I’m back where I belong. I’ve been gone way too long and I’m back where I belong.”
As with any day or event, I usually try to start with a car show. With the car scene in Michigan always changing, you never know what might show up.
Round 6 of the 2016 Formula Drift Championship is in the books. Aasbø and Gittin both lost early in the event, while Odi Bakchis took Chris Forsberg all the way to the final battle, where Forsberg spun out, sending Bakchis to the top of the podium. Forsberg remains in the overall lead, followed closely by […]
It’s always exciting to shoot at a new track, and double exciting when the new track is in a different country. Triple exciting when you get to go there with friends from far-off places. Marcel was in North America for Pikes Peak and decided to stay for FD as well, so after a drive through the […]
Gittin and Forsberg continued defending the establishment in New Jersey, meeting each other in the final battle. Gittin came out on top, tying Sam Hübinette for the series record of 10 event wins. Amazingly, Hübinette won his tenth event before Gittin had even won his first.
Chelsea DeNofa has as reputation for being a completely insane driver. His checkers-or-wreckers style has usually landed him more on the wreckers side of things, for example when he and Tyler McQuarrie took a wall ride in New Jersey and again when he ripped his fuel lines and caught on fire while crashing into McQuarrie in […]
Benicia, California: Another year, another tally mark on the wall of life. In many ways, 2014 had been the worst year of my life, so I was happy when January 1st, 2015 came around. I was nearing the end of my 1980 CB650 build, and on a rainy January night I rolled it outside in […]
Destiny is a funny thing, especially when you notice a pattern and start expecting things to turn out certain ways. It almost never goes the way you think it will, or the way you think it should. We begin to understand that the outcome that makes the most sense is probably the least likely to happen, […]
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 […]
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 […]
So where were we? In Atlanta, Odi Bakchis had won his first event and took the lead away from Fredric Aasbø, Ken Gushi had returned to the podium for the first time since 2009, and Chris Forsberg found his rhythm, getting back into the championship race. Daigo Saito and Tanner Foust were still unimpressive in their new […]
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. […]
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.
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, […]
I’ll admit it, I wasn’t really looking forward to going to Texas this year. Long Beach is close to home, Atlanta is my favorite track, Wall is a good excuse to visit NYC, Miami is, well, Miami, and Seattle is where my family is. But Formula D Texas never got me excited. It’s hot, humid, […]
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 […]