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EVENT: Drift Allstars Europe Round 2 – Czech Drift GP

Autodrome Sosnova played host to the second round of the 2014 Drift Allstars European series. With the championship race still wide open after the first event in the UK, it would be interesting to see what happened with even more competition and a full grid of 50 pro drivers.

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NEWS: Interview with Brendon White on the Future of D1NZ

Recently Drifted had the opportunity to talk to Brendon White, managing director at D1NZ, to discuss the details of the upcoming twelfth season and get his opinion on where things are headed. Little did we know that he would also reveal some exclusive, first-look tidbits too!

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EVENT: Prestigio EEDC 2014 Round 3: Kaunas, Lithuania

“Scary. Frightening. Awesome. Unbelievable. Daring. Something special.” These are the words, that drivers use to describe the track of Prestigio EEDC Round Three in Nemunring, Lithuania.

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EVENT: FINALBOSS Weekender.

FINALBOSS are all about Japanese cars, hard driving and having fun. The purpose behind the FINALBOSS Weekender, held at Scotland’s infamous Driftland, was to get all of the UK’s top drivers in one place at one time. This is what happened…

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EVENT: Stars Rise in Formula D NJ’s Main Competition

Formula Drift’s competition from Wall Township, NJ has always been a deciding round of the championship, even when it falls in the middle of the season. Round Four signaled the half way mark of the seven round series. New Jersey is also a home race [View]

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EVENT: Qualifying for Formula Drift Wall, NJ

Formula Drift reached the halfway point of the season with Round Four from Wall Stadium Speedway in New Jersey. Going into the weekend, 2009 Champion Chris Forsberg lead the standings, with 2010 ace Vaughen Gittin Jr. only ten points back. It was anybody’s game to see which would emerge ahead as the battle rages onward for the 2014 season.

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EVENT: Going sideways along the Arctic Circle at Sommertreff

Far far away, under the midnight sun, there is a racetrack. Hidden between snowy mountains and tall green woods. Just shy of the border to the arctic we find Arctic Circle Raceway. The track hosted an annual event on the last weekend of June called Sommertreff.

FEATURE: We Need To Talk About The Future Of Drifting

FEATURE: We Need To Talk About The Future Of Drifting

Following the success of the Irish Drift Championship’s recent Global Warfare event, professional automotive photographer Paddy McGrath takes a look at the state of drifting and why the sport as we know it is in desperate need of a shake up…

EVENT: Gatebil Sweden 2014: Mixing pleasure with pleasure

EVENT: Gatebil Sweden 2014: Mixing pleasure with pleasure

Heard of Gatebil before? Of course you have. Ever been and witnessed it for yourself? No?! Find out what you’ve been missing all along…

EVENT: Irish Drift Championship Round 3: Global Warfare

EVENT: Irish Drift Championship Round 3: Global Warfare

Ireland’s best plays host to a star-studded line-up of international drivers, including names such as Saito, Powers, McNamara, Kearney and Morrison. Who will come out on top? It’s time to find out – it’s Global Warfare!

FEATURE: Committed to Win

FEATURE: Committed to Win

In competitive drifting there are no half-measures. Success favours the committed and failure awaits the meek. There isn’t a set of curves on the Maxxis Tyres British Drift Championship calendar that demands commitment quite like Knockhill Racing Circuit, just north of Edinburgh in Scotland…

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SNAPSHOTS: Ben Jenkins – D1NZ’s Latest Young Gun

Getting up at 6am on a Saturday is comparable to scooping poop off the bottom of my shoes after a Monday afternoon from hell. That is, of course, unless the word ‘Drifting’ is involved. Tossing back my large mocha, I arrived at Hampton Downs Motorsport Park and watched on as Ben eagerly unloaded his newly touched-up Silvia.

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EVENT: Japfest 2014 Recap

Europe’s largest Japanese car show was back with a vengeance this year, breaking record attendance numbers making 2014 Japfest’s largest year yet!

Held at the legendary Castle Combe Circuit on Saturday 10th May 2014, it was packed with over 3,500 of the UK and Europe’s finest Japanese vehicles…

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EVENT: D1NZ 2014 Grand Final: Round 6

The grand final of the Cody’s D1NZ national drifting championship for the 2014 season had finally arrived. It had been a highly competitive fight for the last five rounds; the final round would be held under lights to mix things up and would either make or break a team’s season campaign.

EVENT: 2014 Maxxis British Drift Championship Round Two: Knockhill

EVENT: 2014 Maxxis British Drift Championship Round Two: Knockhill

Usually saved for later on in the year, the Maxxis British Drift Championship heads to Knockhill Circuit in Scotland at the start of summer, with optimistic hopes of better weather than usual. How wrong could we have been! Join Ste Trackslide as he goes in search of smoke at BDC round two…

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EVENT: Prestigio EEDC 2014 Round 2, Minsk, Belarus

For the second round of the Prestigio EEDC, the Burn Drift Minsk event took place at the Minsk-1 airport. This unique track hosted more than thirty of the best drivers from Eastern Europe, who made this a truly spectacular sporting event…

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Chasing Smoke: The Extreme Torque Show 2014 – Nissan Factory

The Extreme Torque Show is a no pressure free for all where novice drivers can go up against some of the best drivers in the country. There is still an element of competitiveness that keeps the level of driving at a high standard, but there is a generally more relaxed atmosphere than some of the other high profile events you can attend.

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Event: Drift Allstars Europe – British Drift GP

2014 sees the return of the Drift Allstars European series to the UK. After a 2 year gap from the UK, everyone was keen to see how one of Europe’s most prestigious professional drift series had raised its game with drivers and teams.

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EVENT: 2014 Nürburgring Drift Cup Round One

Guest blogger Maurice Bergers heads to the world-famous Green Hell in Germany for the 2014 Nürburgring Drift Cup opening round on the main GP circuit. The ‘Ring takes no prisoners…

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EVENT: Formula D Road Atlanta: Battles Under the Lights

Ahead of this coming weekend’s third Formula Drift round in Miami, we look back at how it all panned out at round two at the world-famous Road Atlanta, ATL…

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EVENT: Irish Drift Championship 2014: Round 2

Last weekend saw the return of the Irish Drift Championship to a much loved and always popular round, Cork Marts, Fermoy, Co. Cork. The track is a purpose built, long and sweeping course lined for four walls and eight rear clipping points, allowing drivers to be on maximum throttle at every opportunity…

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EVENT: Formula D ATL Qualifying Highlights

Formula Drift is growing every year, not only in popularity with the fans, but also in attendance for drivers from around the world. Road Atlanta was no exception. Who would make it out ahead in the best of two run battle? Read on to find out.

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DESKTOP: Daijiro Yoshihara’s New Falken Tire Subaru BRZ

Fancy a new desktop wallpaper and suitably taken by Daijiro Yoshihara’s New Falken Tire Subaru BRZ? We’ve got a great new free wallpaper shot by out very own Andrew Jennings at Formula Drift Road Atlanta. Enjoy!

EVENT: Drift Allstars: The Streets of London

EVENT: Drift Allstars: The Streets of London

It’s been a good while since I managed to get myself to a Drift Allstars event. Calendar clashes and travel implications have kept me away, so when I saw that I was free the weekend of the opening round of the 2014 Drift Allstars season, and that the event would take place in London, I knew it would be a day to remember…

EVENT: Drift Allstars: The Streets of London

EVENT: Drift Allstars: The Streets of London

It’s been a good while since I managed to get myself to a Drift Allstars event. Calendar clashes and travel implications have kept me away, so when I saw that I was free the weekend of the opening round of the 2014 Drift Allstars season, and that the event would take place in London, I knew it would be a day to remember…

EVENT: The Start Line At Formula Drift Road Atlanta

EVENT: On the line at Formula Drift ATL

Ever wondered what it’s like to be on the grid, facing down the long hill towards the first turn of the Formula Drift course at Road Atlanta? Wonder no more – Brad Hodgin takes us up close and personal with the drivers as they prepare the unleash an assault on ATL…

EVENT: Prestigio EEDC 2014 Round 1, Riga, Latvia

EVENT: Prestigio EEDC 2014 Round 1, Riga, Latvia

On the first weekend of May, the best Eastern European drifters drove on the legendary Bikernieki race track in Riga. The first stage of Prestigio Eastern European Drift Championship 2014 took place there. Bikernieki is a special motorsport complex built in 1965 in the Bikernieki forest in the east of Riga.

LIVESTREAM: Formula Drift 2014: The Road to the Championship

LIVESTREAM: Formula Drift 2014: Road to the Championship

Road Atlanta opened in 1970 and was home of the inaugural Formula DRIFT event back in 2004. Utilizing Turns 10A, and 10B of the road course, cars slide sideways through the turns and then hit the loop before the bridge and back towards Turns 10B, 10A, and then ends dramatically by drifting uphill on an incline.

LIVESTREAM: Formula Drift 2014: The Road to the Championship

LIVESTREAM: Formula Drift 2014: Road to the Championship

Road Atlanta opened in 1970 and was home of the inaugural Formula DRIFT event back in 2004. Utilizing Turns 10A, and 10B of the road course, cars slide sideways through the turns and then hit the loop before the bridge and back towards Turns 10B, 10A, and then ends dramatically by drifting uphill on an incline.

SNAPSHOT: A tiny part of the Danish drift scene

SNAPSHOT: A tiny part of the Danish drift scene

For many years the Danish drift scene has been struggling to build a successful national drifting championship. Despite the lack of intensive support and a ton of conservative motorsport diplomacy in Denmark, the 2014 season is underway. Here are a few photos to delight yourself with a tiny bit of the Danish drift scene…

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EVENT: Irish Drift Championship 2014: Round 1

A new year, a new season. 2014 brings the Irish Drift Championship into its second year of competitive drifting since taking the reins from the ever successful Prodrift series. 2014 would welcome a new champion…

FEATURE: ADGP 2013/14 Season Review

FEATURE: ADGP 2013/14 Season Review

Our man down under, Luke Hobbs, recaps the goings on in the ever-growing Australian drift scene. Beautiful weather, beautiful girls and some of Formula Drift’s finest judging and competing – the Australians know how to do it right…