I want to put this out there from the beginning: I have never seen the 1990 Tom Selleck western, Quigley Down Under, which features the aforementioned actor portraying an American cowboy and sharpshooter hired by an Australian to kill off the Aborigines people from long distances. Yet, when people learn of my last name, the inquisition into whether I have viewed said film is something that usually transpires. But for this particular article about my trip to Texas to see the inaugural race of the V8 Supercars on American soil, I just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to place such a terrible pun in the title. More after the jump!Read More
The first two races of the inaugural Austin 400 at Circuit of the Americas is in the books, and Jamie Whincup has taken victory in both. We’ll get to his victories momentarily, but first, we’ll take a look back at the buildup to them. More after the jump!Read More
Australia’s most acclaimed motorsports organization, the V8 Supercars, made its first appearance on U.S. soil today at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. With two new makes entering the fray this year (Nissan with its Altima and Mercedes-Benz with its E63 AMG) to shake up the traditional Holden and Ford mix, the series promises to be more exciting than ever before. More after the jump!Read More
Sunday may have been the last day of the OTR, but it certainly wasn’t the least. The stages, set around Dufur, are some of the fastest and most unforgiving in the entire weekend. Cautions around every bend test the determination and courage of every white-knuckled driver and co-driver seeking victory. The carnage was some of the highest in the history of the OTR with 31 cars retiring, but thanks to modern safety everyone is alright. Read on!
The span of 3 days seemed to melt into one. It must’ve been the adrenaline rush of cars flying by, served with a side of sleep deprivation and a tall glass of unseasonable warmth. Saturday saw the 4-wheeled circus of silt and insanity around Hood River, where the action got as nasty as my jeans. Let’s just say my once dark blue jeans look like they have rat rod levels of patina.
The Midwest Drift Union kicked its 2013 Formula D pro-am series off last Saturday in its Indianapolis home base at Lucas Oil Raceway. More after the jump!Read More
This weekend, the wooded hills and valleys of Oregon will echo the unmistakable scream of rally cars, as the Oregon Trail Rally put on by the Rally America series kicks off. This is one of the largest, if not the largest events in the season calendar with nearly 80 entries. Thursday was fan appreciation day, many of the cars showed up at Pioneer Courthouse Square for the fans to get a close up look, and meet the drivers and co-drivers that will soon shake up some dirt and tarmac.
If you didn’t already know, we here at OMGDrift have a team of 5 sponsored drivers who are competing in the 2013 Formula D season: Kyle Mohan, Odi Bakchis, Matt Field, Joon Maeng, and Alex Lee.
These guys are not only great drivers who all have different styles, but are also just plain awesome people to be around.Read More
Last weekend saw the convergence of nearly 80 drifters from around the Midwest and beyond for the second-annual No-Star Bash, a joint venture between Drift Indy and ClubFR. Held at Gateway Motorsports Park just outside of St. Louis in Madison, Ill, the event served as the first shake down of 2013 for many drivers. More after the jump!
Drift Alliance threw a party in Long Beach to show off their new cars for this season, so we had to stop by and take a look. More photos after the jump!Read More