FONTANA, CA -- After finishing second in the "Title Fight" at Toyota Speedway at Irwindale, CA, Formula Drift's final event of the year, Team Falken's Vaughn Gittin Jr., driver of the Monster Energy/Falken Tire 2011 Ford Mustang, became the Formula D Champion of the 2010 season.
It was the 11th podium finish for Team Falken in seven Formula D races, a season in which the tire company's factory-supported teams dominated all year long. Falken placed first in five of the seven events.
Three Team Falken drivers were in the top five in the final standings. Total points between the top five drivers were close, but Gittin Jr. was clearly the favorite after taking two wins in the six races leading up to the Title Fight. He finished the season with 632 points. Irwindale winner Tanner Foust eventually finished second in the standings at 568.5, and Team Falken Driver Daijiro Yoshihara ended up fourth overall, just one point behind third place Ryan Tuerck. Team Falken Driver Darren McNamara took fifth.
"This was Jr.'s year plain and simple, said Jonathan Bradford, Falken's Drift Team Supervisor. "There is a lot to be said about finishing on the podium six out of seven events this year. It was a pleasure to be involved with a team that left everything on the track and drove with an all-in attitude. We have successfully rewritten the record books and I would like to personally thank the fans that rooted for Falken throughout this unbelievable season."
"Our team's success would not be possible without the support, hard work and dedication of our two fabrication/engineering facilities, Autosport Dynamics (ASD) in Charlotte, NC and SPD Metalworks in Anaheim, CA," added Nick Fousekis, Senior Manager, Consumer Marketing. "I'd also like to thank all of the sponsors, including our newest, Monster Energy, for their faith in Falken's program. Last but certainly not least, we thank the fans of drifting. Without you, the sport would not have grown into that it is today."
The Irwindale event started off well, as Falken's Darren McNamara qualified first, followed by Yoshihara in third. Gittin Jr. was sixth. Both McNamara and Gittin Jr. made it to the Top 4, but McNamara lost a chance to take a podium when he spun out in the battle for third place.
"On behalf of everyone at Falken Tire, we wish to express our best wishes to Vaughn," said Andrew Hoit, Falken Director of Marketing. "This was a great season for Falken, and we entertained close to 500 guests over the weekend at Toyota Speedway at Irwindale. I'd also like to salute the efforts of our other team members: Dai Yoshihara; Darren McNamara; Tyler McQuarrie [who finished 8th in the standings]; and Justin Pawlak [who finished 11th]; as well as our privateers, all of whom, like the factory teams, competed on Falken Azenis RT-615K tires: Fredric Aasbo [13th]; Ross Petty [19th]; "Mad" Mike Whiddett [21st]; James Deane [24th]; and Dean Kearney, who came from Ireland. Their participation successfully enhanced our overall effort, and we'll all join the celebration."
Drifting takes competitive motorsports to the extreme, and has successfully attracted strong crowds, loyal fans and car enthusiasts from all walks of life. Falken quickly realized how popular and demanding this format would become, and since 2003, has been a solid fixture within the sport. The focus is on skill and precision driving, as competitors in specially prepared, high-powered vehicles intentionally execute controlled sideways slides at high speeds through a marked course.
Falken Tire - Official Truck Tire of The 2011 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series
Falken Tire's commercial for the WildPeak A/T, the Official Truck Tire of
the 2011 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series. This commercial features AMA
Supercross Rider Ryan Villopoto of the Monster Energy Team and our Falken
Tire Toyota Tundra on 37" WildPeak A/T's! Catch it during any of the AMA
Supercross events on CBS this year!
1080p 2009 Formula Drift Finale
Taking advantage of the new 1080p video resolution on YouTube! Check out
the 2009 Formula Drift Finale in Irwindale, CA in beautiful 1920x1080 24p
high definition goodness!
Look forward to more coverage of the Falken Tire Formula Drift, and
American Le Mans, team in 2010!
2011 Falken Porsche GT3 RSR Testing - Sebring, FL
Falken Tire tests their 2010 Porsche 911 GT3 RSR at the 2011 American Le
Mans Series Winter Test in Sebring, FL at the historic Sebring Raceway. In
a few short weeks this course will host the season opener of the 2011
American Le Mans Series with a grueling 12 hour endurance race.
Team Falken Tire, along with team manager Derrick Walker and drivers Bryan
Sellers and Wolf Henzler hope to improve on their performance from last
year with new slick compounds and a newly managed team.
Derrick Walker's background includes open-wheel racing such as Formula One
and Indy Car.
Falken Tire: 1966 Shelby Cobra
Join us for a look at Bruce Cambern's original 1966 Shelby Cobra. Bruce
bought the car in 1966 and still races it to this day. His tires of choice
for this classic racer - Falken Azenis RT615k.
Matt Powers' LS7 Powered Formula D S14 on the dyno
Matt Powers' LS7 Powered Formula D S14 on the Dyno. Check out our sneak peek
of the build on MotoIQ.com here:
Formula Drift Las Vegas 2010 - Extended Version - Falken Tire Podium Sweep - GTChannel
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Round 5 After Dark, Falken Tire sweeps the podium for the 2nd time with
Tyler McQuarrie piloting the Falken Tire Nissan 350Z finishing in 1st
place, Daijiro Yoshihara in the Discount Tire / Falken Tire Nissan S13
coming in 2nd and Vaughn Gittin Jr. in the Monster Energy / Falken Tire
Ford Mustang for third
the championship points lead.
Paul Walker Visits Famous Nissan Skyline GT-R Tuner Mine's in Japan
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his many fans and friends. They have asked, in lieu of flowers or other
gifts, that donations please be made to Paul's charity Reach Out Worldwide
(ROWW). Donations can easily be made through their website at
GTChannel was there when actor Paul Walker of Fast and Furious 6 visited
Mine's Motorsports in Japan. Tarzan Yamada was there to give ride alongs in
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Epic Drift Crash and Fail Compilation 2015 ORIGINAL FOOTAGE (Topp Drift & CSCS)
Door banging,Wall smashing drift crash compilation. All my own original
footage from 2014,NO stolen clips like everyone else! Subscribe for more
Drifting event coverage!
Topp Drift Grassroots Drifting & CSCS events of 2014. Canada,Ontario
Mainly drifting crashes with a couple funny fail clips. Good quality, Raw
footage,NO music,NO stolen internet clips!
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JDM Allstars - HD Drifting film
Filmed & Edited by Al Clark - www.trackdayfilms.com
FIRST SONG NOW AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD!
Al Clark Drift intro (soundcloud.com/al_clark/on-slide-row)
Lee Major & A Clay - DJ Means Dangerous Jag
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Al Clark 'Piano Song' (not available).
The biggest, loudest closest drift event in Europe returns on exceptional
form with one of the best show-drift tracks designed. With 70mph entries,
huge sweeping corners, jumps (yes - jumps), and walls to scrape - this was
always going to be a lot of fun.
In the end, it turned into one of the best top 32's ever seen, and the
standard of driving was gobsmacking. The event was comparable in atmosphere
and skill to the RedBull world championship finals with Formula D last year
- a testament to how hard JDM have worked on this event, and also how much
the skill level has improved yet again within Europe.
Thanks to everyone for the really kind comments!
FD Sonoma: Tilt-Shift Formula Drift
Formula Drift made its yearly stop in Sonoma, California last weekend. I've
been looking forward to this event, simply because I live less than an hour
away and I had a guaranteed bed to sleep in. Upon my arrival, I found that
I was not on the list for media, since KP Race and Victor Moore were unable
to attend, my credentials were void. So I made the best of my bad luck and
decided that if I couldn't get the really close action shots, I would take
a few steps back and shoot a different perspective. The next morning, I
drove down to Borrowed Lenses in San Carlos and rented a tilt shift lens.
Over the past few months, my interest in these lenses has grown quite a bit
and when I saw Mister Geoff Pitts from Thunder Drift taking photos with one
for FD Las Vegas, I knew I had to try it. Fate truly couldn't have
presented me with a finer opportunity.
:: Joe Ayala
BMW M5 Street Drift! Giorgi Tevzadze(NeedForDrive.com) & Eric Davidovich(Smotra.ru) by zaRRubin
Giorgi Tevzadze - BMW M5(OOM-500) & White BMW 3-Series(V8, 4.4)
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