In many ways, this was the craziest and most intense year of Formula Drift to date. People who could’ve easily taken a year off instead chose to amaze!
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.
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.
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.