As Formula Drift arrived in Irwindale for their grand finale, there were four drivers who had a mathematical chance to usurp two-time champ James Deane.
Formula DRIFT began its 16th season on the Streets of Long Beach with packed stands and standing-room-only crowds, chamber-of-commerce sunny weather and a Lithuanian winner in Aurimas “Odi” Bakchis.
What could have been an exciting and compelling entry for the season opener of Formula DRIFT this weekend has turned into a boondoggle.
For the 45th time, there will be racing in Long Beach, Calif.
Dai Yoshihara, the 2011 Formula Drift champion, will try a special form of motorsport this summer when he makes an attempt to conquer the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.
Without even turning a wheel in the season finale, Toyota Racing conquered the Formula DRIFT Black Magic Pro Championship (FD), taking its fifth consecutive manufacturer championship.
For the 40th year, the Los Angeles Sportswalk Hall of Fame celebrated LA-based athletes who have made their marks in various amateur and professional sports. This year, three members of the motorsports community received due recognition.
Formula Drift may be an acquired taste for some racing fans; for many drivers, it’s one of the most pleasurable forms of competition.
Irwindale Speedway is like the mythical phoenix – it keeps rising from the dead.
It’s actually happening – we think. Irwindale Speedway, first slated for demolition in 2011 but reopened in 2013, is now scheduled to close January 31, 2018.