The season-long excitement of Formula Drift comes down to one final event: the battle of Irwindale. A champion is crowned, and a longtime competitor earns redemption.
My first time at a Formula Drift event was an experience I’ll never forget. I came away from FDNJ with a new appreciation for the level of car control exhibited by these talented drivers.
Formula Drift’s season-ending event was full of drama and dynamic displays of driving prowess, with three final-round battles required to determine the 2018 Champion. In the end, James Deane took home his second straight title thanks to help from a past champion.
The seventh stop on the Formula Drift tour saw wild action and an unexpected winner. We have killer photos right here!
Speeds were high, and great throttle commitment was required going into the long sweepers of Formula Drift’s inaugural event at Gateway Motorsports Park just outside of St. Louis, Missouri.
Evergreen Speedway might be Formula Drift’s fastest course, with drivers regularly accelerating to triple-digit speeds through the initiation zone, and has possibly seen the most collisions when compared to any other stop in the series’ history.
It’s that time of year when I get to indulge, and write what was going on in my mind during some of my favorite moments of the past year. Follow along as I walk you through my top four favorite Front Street moments of 2017.
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.
A tricky result of the Formula Drift Seattle bracket granted teammate tandems never before seen in competition. Only the strongest competitors from each team advanced, but who took the win?
This year’s Formula Drift stop in Canada threw a wrench in the series. By pitting drifting’s greats against each other in an all out battle for supremacy in Saint Eustache. We outlasted the rain, the heat, and got our second wind to recap the drama deep into the night.