Formula Drift - Abu Dhabi 2011 - Yas Marina Curcuit - Urban Skillz
Formula Drift - Abu Dhabi 2011
Yas Marina Curcuit
Pure Drift Race Sounds
Tanner Foust - Golden Child
Chris Forsberg - The Force
Dai Yoshihara - Child Of The Drift
Fredric Aasbo - On The Way Up
Ryan Tuerck - Hampsha
Michael Essa - The BMW Freak
Mike Whiddett - Mad Mike
Ken Gushi - I am... The Future
Tony Brakohiapa - The Wise One
Shpongle - Once Upon the Sea of Blissful Awareness
The Prodigy - Omen
Mad Mike's souped up drifting car - Madbull Generation 5 - First shakedown
Feast your eyes on the fifth generation of Madbull, the almost completely
rebuilt Mazda RX-7 of New Zealand's drift racing idol Mad Mike Whiddett.
After six weeks of tinkering, it's time for the first test run which left
him and everybody else looking forward to the next race.
Check out Madbull 5 in it's first shakedown, straight from the workshop
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Behind the Smoke Ep 8: Atlanta Repeat - Dai Yoshihara Formula Drift 2011 Season
Episode 8 of series BEHIND THE SMOKE by http://gtchannel.com. The sun goes
down in Hotlanta as Dai faces 2010 series champion Vaughn Gittin Jr. Will
he advance and capture the win in Atlanta again? We find out once again Dai
loves Road Atlanta and so does it. Behind the Smoke gives a look into the
real life of professional Formula Drift driver, Daijiro Yoshihara.
GTChannel's cameras will follow Dai throughout the 2011 FD season both on
and off the track giving current and new drifting fans an exclusive look
into what it's really like to compete in the top drifting series of
N.America. Behind the Smoke is produced by GTChannel in association with
Discount Tire/America's Tire and supported by Falken Tire and GoPro.
BTS Trailer: http://youtu.be/t9TkIIh_JvE
BTS Episode 1: Drifting According to Dai http://youtu.be/k3H4DpJ5EBM
BTS Episode 2: Flying Drift Car http://youtu.be/MiPmcnfECDM
BTS Episode 3: Long Beach Qualifying http://youtu.be/ic7NiDPKY9I
BTS Episode 4: Long Beach Finals http://youtu.be/aJpt3dO105c
BTS Episode 5: Mr.Logers http://youtu.be/83Itd61sJ30
BTS Episode 6. Waffle House http://youtu.be/vVkD_3a_Kvw
BTS Episode 7: Atlanta Drift Battles Begin http://youtu.be/IgQhRFhPzuc
Special thanks to http://www.formulad.com
Part 1 - Drift Hungarian Open & King of Europe, 22nd & 23rd August 2009. Máriapócs, Hungary
The RabócsiRing is Hungary's most modern and also most visited racetrack.
The track is unique. Technical, full throttle and so close to the crowds as
nowhere else to drift! The longitude is 910 meters, width between 10 and16
meters. On the race, 5 corners will be under valuation, the 4th and 5th is
a left turn with three angles, and the surface has an angle too, like oval
Final Fight at 2010 Formula Drift Irwindale
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
"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
"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
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.
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
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Mine's Motorsports in Japan. Tarzan Yamada was there to give ride alongs in
the GT-R but ended up...
Formula Drift Las Vegas 2010 - Extended Version - Falken Tire Podium Sweep - GTChannel
http://gtchannel.com for more drifting videos. Formula Drift 2010 Las Vegas
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.
Moscow Drift (Full version)
CAUTION!!! Do not try do to this on a public roads. All the stunts in the
film are performed by professionals on the blocked streets.
Watch till the end, a little bonus waiting you at the end of the film.
Drivers (Team Dragtimes):
Evgeniy Satyukov (1st place in individual competition -- Russian Drift
Geprgiy Stepanyan (2nd place in individual competition -- Russian Drift
1) She Never Sleeps (Hans Zimmer and Henning Lohner and Martin Tillman and
2) Fortunate (From Melvin and Howard) Creedence Clearwater Revival;
3) Radical Notion (Hans Zimmer) theme from "The Inception"
4) Mombasa (Hans Zimmer) theme from "The Inception"
Shoot on: Canon 5D Mark 2, Sony HDR-550E
Programs: Final Cut Pro and Adobe After Effects
Film crew: Andrey Veremeev, Arkadiy Drozdov, Egor Malinka, Oleg Kondakov,
Jury Milaev, Valeriy Eremenko, Alexey Kaikov
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Note: I added subs for those who want them
2009 D1GP Round 4 Okayama
Driver: Kawabata Masato
Score: 100 points from all judges
Another angle (taken from the 1st corner stands):
Formula Drift 2011
The closest battle for the Formula Drift championship in history, the final
round could not have been more exciting. Top drivers fought through hours
of tension against season rivals and even their own teammates. Falken
Driver Tyler McQuarrie took home first place in the final round but Dijiro
Yoshihara finished strong just beating out Justin Pawlak to take home the
2011 Formula D championship! I had a great time covering a few rounds of
the 2011 season, and look forward to covering more next year!
Song: Adele vs. Skrillex - Set Fire To Everybody
SSR Real Drift vol.1
2011 Falken Formula Drift Test
Coming off a dominating 2010 season in which Team Falken driver Vaughn
Gittin, Jr.¸ competing in the Monster Energy/Falken Tire 2011 Ford Mustang, became the Formula Drift
Champion, the high performance tire manufacturer will be gunning for a
repeat performance of last year. Falken's ultimate goal is to have one of
its five factory drivers again claiming the top rung of the Formula D
ladder, and each team member will have the horsepower to do it. All
drivers plan on fielding a new or improved vehicle with more power, which
the sport has demanded. The cars will be unveiled this weekend on the
streets of Long Beach for the opening event of the 2011 Formula Drift
Gittin, Jr., will be aboard a Ford Mustang 5.4-liter, its motor built by
Ford Racing and Huffaker Engineering, while Daijiro ("Dai") Yoshihara, who
placed fourth in the standings last year, returns in his re-engineered
Nissan 240SX (Silvia S13). Finishing fifth in 2010, Darren McNamara also
returns this year, running a new Saturn Sky built by Autosport Dynamics in
Charlotte, NC, losing the convertible for a hardtop which adds an
aggressive stance to the car.
Tyler McQuarrie also recognized the value of a fully enclosed coupe,
choosing a new hardtop Nissan 350Z, which allows for a significant change
in weight distribution, making the Z a far more competitive vehicle.
Finally, Justin Pawlak, returning for his second year with Falken, will
again field a Ford Mustang,
with an engine built by Ford Racing/Roush-Yates of NASCAR fame.
"Our team has worked hard to develop their new cars and we're pumped and
ready," declared Jonathan Bradford, Team Falken's Formula Drift manager.
All members of Team Falken will be using the company's Azenis RT615K, which
is DOT-approved and designed with the track competitor in mind. The RT615K
is a tire with maximum grip and concentrated contact patch, which increases
the driver's ability to fully exploit the capabilities of the engine,
brakes and suspension, precisely what each drift competitor needs.
Naturally, the RT615K performs equally well on the street during everyday
"Each year, Formula Drift gets bigger, with more participants and more
companies who want to be a part of this vital motorsports effort," stated
Nick Fousekis, Director of Motorsports and Consumer Marketing for Falken.
"We know what it takes to be competitive in this race series and we realize
all the other teams will be aiming for us, but we have every intention of
repeating our dominance, and continue running at the top. It's great to be
To kick off Falken's comprehensive Formula Drift marketing program, special
prizes will be given away at the team's display and activation area inside
the paddock. Additional promotional items will be handed out by Falken's
new group of Spokesmodels who will be in attendance throughout the two-day
event. Guests of Falken will also enjoy the company's highly anticipated
The full complement of Team Falken, including its five factory drivers,
along with Falken's display, hospitality rig and the company's factory
support, will travel to all seven rounds of the 2010 Formula D Pro
Red Bull Hill Climb Brazil - Rhys Millen - Serra do Rio do Rastro - SC
A special session with racing legend Rhys Millen Racing to establish a hill
climb record in the spectacular Rio do Rastro Mountain Range road in the
South of Brazil.
As atividades contaram com o apoio do Governo do Estado de SC, Polícia
Rodoviária, secretarias de desenvolvimento, corpo de bombeiros e
prefeituras municipais. Mais de oito câmeras foram espalhadas ao longo da
serra para registrar todos os detalhes da descida. "As pistas da Serra do
Rio do Rastro serão fechadas para o evento, que trará visibilidade e
percepção da Serra do Rio do Rastro e de Santa Catarina no âmbito
nacional e internacional. A Red Bull prevê um investimento de R$ 10
milhões em mídia, com transmissão ao vivo pela Sport TV", explica Levy.