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.
Formula Drift’s season opener on the streets of Long Beach, California saw a new challenger mix into the fray between the series stalwarts. Fresh from a seven-year hiatus, James Deane shook up the Formula Drift competition.
Texas is home to the quintessential American attitude of ‘bigger is better’, and this mantra includes a fascination with all things high-horsepower. For automotive enthusiasts, this attraction plays out in the form of the TX2K event held each year in Houston, Texas, where an assembly of the nation’s fastest street-driven drag-race cars takes over Royal Purple Speedway and exemplifies the theory by attacking the dragstrip in a festival of horsepower.
Lacking the glitz and glamour of a usual Formula One track visit, the sport’s teams assembled for an all-business eight-day preseason test session ahead of the season opener, as the most elite motorsport competition in the world tackled the winding curves of the Circuit de Catalunya in the warm sunlight of Barcelona, Spain.