Here are some factors from the third round of the 2019 schedule that every fan—including myself—might take for granted in the current era of Formula DRIFT.
After a forgettable Pikes Peak International Hill Climb back in 2016, Evasive Motorsports reinvigorated this Toyota 86 with new upgrades, a new driver, and a new purpose—to claim time attack glory at Gridlife South.
Today, at the close of the series’ 2017 season at Irwindale Speedway, two monumental moments in the sport have come to pass: A thoroughly European team and driver have won Season Championship honors in the American series, and the beloved House of Drift has given us our final of so many fond memories along the way.
When an industry-leading performance automotive wholesale distribution facility and a well-known online blog teamed up for an open house and car meet event, the result was an assembly of some of the surrounding area’s finest vehicles and an enjoyable afternoon.
True to form, the Irwindale stop of Formula Drift provided a massive retire rate, but the long list of DNF racers didn’t upset the excitement and drama in the championship race!
Formula Drift’s 13th season opener in the rain was comparable to professional bull riding on ice. That is, if a rider had to navigate a bull sideways through the slippery city streets of Long Beach, California while riding next to another bull.