DRIFTSTREAM: Formula Drift 2011 Round 2, Road Atlanta
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Its DriftStream time again! Formula DRIFT 2011 Round 2: The Road to the Championship is LIVE from Road Atlanta from approx 3pm-4pm EST which by our calculations is 7pm-8pm GMT.
Schedule below, all times are EST (GMT -4 hours)
Friday, May 6, 2011 – Preview Day
10:00 am - 10:30 pm- Gates Open to the Public - Venue
11:45 am - 1:45 pm - Pro/Am Qualifying – Track
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm - FD Autograph Signing Session - NOS Booth
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm - FD Open Practice (Group 1) - Track
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm - FD Open Practice (Group 2) - Track
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm - FD: QUALIFYING - All Drivers, reverse ranking order - Track
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm - Pro/Am: Top 16 Competition - Track
9:30 pm - 10:30 pm - FD: OPEN PRACTICE - Top 32 - Track
Saturday, May 7, 2011 – Main Event
10:00 am – 10:00 pm - Gates Open to the Public – Venue
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm - OPEN PRACTICE: Top 32 - Track
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm - MAIN COMPETITION: Round of 32 - Track
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm - “Half Time” Break
7:30 pm - National Anthem / Opening Ceremonies
7:30 pm - Main Competition: Round of 16 to Finals - Track
9:30 pm - 10:00 pm - Trophy Ceremony & Closing - Main Paddock
About Road Atlanta
Road Atlanta opened in 1970 and was home of the inaugural Formula DRIFT event back in 2004. The 2.54-mile, 12-turn track is owned by Panoz Motorsports and hosts many events throughout the year including Formula DRIFT.
Utilizing Turns 9, 10A, and 10B of the road course, cars slide sideways through the turns and then hit the loop before the Suzuki bridge and back towards Turns 10B, 10A, and then ends dramatically by drifting uphill on an incline.
Round 2: Road to the Championship at Road Atlanta will be one of the most anticipated events of the season. The event will be spread between 2 days of drifting action. Drivers are tested on the fast entry and tight turns of the road course and will have to prove that they have what it takes to reach the podium.