Formula DRIFT

  • Napolean Motorsports electric Chevy Camaro EL1 drift car

    As electric cars expand across the automotive industry, it's no surprise they're taking on motorsports, too. In this case, one team is ready to drive an electric Chevy Camaro sideways in Formula Drift. Napolean Motorsports has been hard at work on its electric Camaro, which it humorously calls the "EL1," a clear play on the production Camaro's 1LE performance package. The team's electric drift car will be the first of its kind in Formula D when it eventually competes. We say eventually because the Camaro EL1 was supposed to make its debut at last weekend's Formula D event in Long Beach...

  • Daigo Saito's 2JZ-swapped 2020 Toyota Supra for Formula D
    2JZ-powered 2020 Toyota Supra drift car looks awesome, catches fire at first event

    A few weeks ago, professional drifter Daigo Saito announced he was building the first 2JZ-swapped 2020 Toyota Supra to compete in Formula D. Now we can see and hear it in all of its glory, but as cool as it is, things didn't go too well at its first outing. As a quick refresher for anyone who...

  • 2020 Toyota Supra Formula D car with 2JZ engine swap
    2020 Toyota Supra headed to Formula D with 2JZ engine swap

    The 2020 Toyota Supra is headed to Formula Drift, but its BMW-sourced 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-6 won't burn up its rear tires. Instead, it's headed to the top drift series with a venerable 3.0-liter 2JZ inline-6 from the fourth-generation car under the hood. Professional drifter Daigo Saito...

  • Justin Pawlak Vs. Vaughn Gittin Jr.
    Formula Drift Rivalries Surface In Latest 'Drift Chronicles': Video

    The 2014 Formula Drift season is finally here, and it's already shaping up to be epic. For those who aren't familiar, Formula Drift--or Formula D as some refer to it--has already been here in the States for quite a long time--in fact, last year was its 10th anniversary. As the Formula D season...

  • Drift Garage with Chris Forsberg and Ryan Tuerck.
    Build a 'Drift Missile' With Chris Forsberg: Video

    In the first installment of Network A's Drift Garage, Formula Drift driver Chris Forsberg is on a quest to build a missile. It's not quite what it seems, though. While a "missile car" might sound pretty cool, it's actually drift-speak for a beat-up clunker drivers build for times when they want to...

  • 2010 Formula Drift Event
    Formula Drift Prepares To Celebrate Its 10th Anniversary

    Professional racing is in dire straits in the United States these days. Attendance at Indy Car events was sparse this season, a mere fraction of what it was prior to the Champ Car / IRL split. Even NASCAR, the motorsport marketing juggernaut, has fallen on hard times and has had difficulty filling...

  • Vaughn Gittin Jr. tours Ford's Flat Rock plant

    In light of declining global sales and the increasing cost of motorsports, many manufacturers have cut back on racing involvement. BMW has pulled MINI out of the WRC, and Ford announced it was ending its WRC efforts as well. Dodge cancelled its NASCAR program after losing Penske for the 2013 season, which is ironic since Penske driver Brad Keselowski is a leading contender to win this year’s championship in a Dodge-branded car. Ford’s retreat from the WRC doesn’t mean the brand is done with motorsports; in fact, it recently announced that it would expand its support for the...

  • Rhys Millen and his Hyundai Genesis Coupe at the 2012 Pikes Peak Hill Climb
    Hyundai Pulls Out Of Motorsport Sponsorship In The United States

    Just days after Hyundai Europe confirmed it would return to the World Rally Championship with a highly-modified version of its i20 hatchback, Hyundai Motor America has announced an end to its motorsport programs in North America. Rhys Millen Racing, which has partnered with Hyundai in Formula...

  • Rhys Millen's 2013 Formula Drift Hyundai Genesis Coupe
    Rhys Millen Shows Off 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe Drift Car

    Earlier this month was the Streets of Long Beach, the first event on the 2012 Formula DRIFT calendar, and competing in the series once again is Hyundai, together with its ace driver Rhys Millen. Rhys "Mad Skilz" Millen is a man that needs no introduction here at Motor Authority. The New...

  • Justin Pawlak battles Daijiro Yoshihara in Formula DRIFT finals - Anne Proffit photo
    Pawlak's Mustang Wins Formula DRIFT Opener At Long Beach

    The signs surrounding Long Beach, CA's convention center and arena next to the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach race circuit said it all: "Formula DRIFT Sold Out." An overflow crowd enjoyed sunshine, warm weather, burning rubber and extreme competition as Formula DRIFT staged the first round of its...

  • Ryan Tuerck - Anne Proffit photo
    Formula Drift Kicks Off 2012 Season In Long Beach

    The Formula Drift season started on Friday in Long Beach, CA with 60 cars and drivers--including 19 rookies--vying to make the field of 32 for Saturday's eliminations. Formula Drift competitors use the final three turns of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach circuit, turns 9 through 11 and are...

  • Rhys Millen's 2013 Formula Drift Hyundai Genesis Coupe
    Rhys Millen Gets A New Drift Car, But So Does Vaughn Gittin, Jr.: Video

    Long-time Hyundai spokesman Rhys Millen earned his name as a rally driver before turning to pro drifting as a way to make a living. That is, of course, on top of being a Hollywood stunt driver, Pike’s Peak competitor or Global RallyCross Championship contender behind the wheel of his new...

  • Logo courtesy Irwindale Speedway PR

    Since it was announced earlier this month that all racing activities at Irwindale Speedway were cancelled for the 2012 season, there were more questions than answers available to all of us. Now the owners have come forth to give up some pertinent information about the race track. Irwindale Speedway, the fabulous half-mile oval on the eastern fringes of Los Angeles is owned by an entity named Nu-Way Industries. Nu-Way owns the land, the race track and the equipment to operate the track, all of which was leased to Irwindale Speedway LLC which, on February 13 of this year, filed for protection...

  • GReddy and Scion Racing FR-S drift car
    GReddy And Scion Racing Unveil FR-S Drift Car In Detroit

    Scion, through its Scion Racing division and several other partners, currently competes in the exciting world of Formula DRIFT using a heavily modified tC, which being a front-wheel drive car in its original state is sure to have some major compromises when it comes to the fine art of drifting...

  • Samuel Hubinette Racing Dodge Challenger and Viper SRT10
    Samuel Hubinette Racing Gets New Driver, Two New Dodge Drift Cars

    The name Samuel Hubinette is synonymous with drifting, his personal drift team, Samuel Hubinette Racing (SHR), having sent all manner of high-powered vehicles sideways including Dodge Challengers and Vipers and even a Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 SV. We’re now less than a fortnight out from...

  • hyundai genesis coupe red bull rmr 017
    Rhys Millen Scores First DRIFT Podium For Genesis Coupe In Long Beach

    Drifting is as much art as it is motorsport, with results measured in judge-awarded points rather than lap times and checkered flags. But that doesn't mean you don't need some serious hardware to compete. And Rhys Millen has proven the Rhys Millen Racing Red Bull Hyundai Genesis Coupe is serious...

  • Conrad Grunewald Hankook Formula Drift 2010 Chevrolet Camaro
    2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS Being Readied For Formula DRIFT

    The past 12 months have been poor ones for the world of motorsport, with automakers pulling out of such diverse venues as Formula 1 and rally racing. But some events are bucking the trend, with competitions like the Formula DRIFT Championship showing no signs of slowing. The latest hero car set to...

  • hyundai genesis coupe red bull rmr 017
    Hyundai Announces Rhys Millen Racing Red Bull Formula Drift Team

    The past several months have been poor ones for the world of motorsports, with carmakers pulling out of such diverse venues as Formula 1 and rally racing. But Hyundai is bucking the trend today, announcing the launch of its Rhys Millen Racing Red Bull Formula Drift team. The team will compete in...

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