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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
FD Jersey never disappoints. Despite Wall not being a particularly pretty track, it produces some of the most amazing drift battles anywhere in the world. The steep, dangerous bank, the quick transition sections, and the long flat turns provide ample opportunity for wall rides, tight tandems, and disastrous mistakes.
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 […]
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, […]
Formula D Seattle was a round of upsets. Some major, some minor. Some affected the championship. No one thought the weekend would play out the way it did.
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 […]
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, […]
Our buddy Egil Håskjold make the trek from his home on the stormy Atlantic coast of Norway to the frigid interior, where temps are low and the spirits are high. What was the occasion? you might ask. You see, in Norway it gets cold enough to freeze lakes big enough to turn into racetracks. Okay, so it […]
Formula Drift is quickly becoming the world’s dominant family of professional drifting events. From its humble beginnings hatched as a result of the experience Jim Liaw and Ryan Sage had with producing D1GP in 2003 at Irwindale, it grew into something serious enough to attract drivers from all over North America as well as Europe […]
I think Joe mentioned once that whenever he puts together a best-of-the-year post he hates his previous year’s best photos. That’s a good goal to have as it would indicate growth as a photographer. I don’t hate all my 2012 stuff, but I do think my selections from 2013 are a lot better. Most of […]