Road Atlanta is one of the many homes of Formula Drift and one that holds significance to FD with it being one of the first venues to host the series. It’s also a widely known favorite amongst drivers and fans due to the awesome atmosphere. Spectators bring their tents, lawn chairs, grills, and come stockpiled with beer for the weekend. Can’t get much better than that! More after the jump!
Once the car was loaded up on the rig and on its way out to Atlanta, we could finally relax for a day or so. It was a hard transition getting the car ready after Long Beach. We found things we wanted to change and improve, as well as fixing what we tore up. Our flight landed, we picked up the rental car, which was the worst smelling piece of junk I’ve ever gotten, and headed out to our hotel. We had some dinner and went to sleep. The next day was practice and we had a whole bunch of stuff to unload and set up.
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
After reporting on drift events from across the country for now three years, it feels odd to step back from the camera and instead become the car designer, builder, and driver. Outside of shooting for OMGDrift, I am actually a mechanical engineering student at Florida Tech in my fourth year of studies. As a final test of our ability to design and build a project, myself and a team of engineers spent two semesters designing, building, testing, and finally competing with a vehicle built almost entirely by our own hands.Read More
Congratulations to Daigo Saito on his first place win in the Achilles Radial / Bridges Racing SC430. That’s a wrap for Formula Drift Round 2 at Road Atlanta! Stay tuned for more coverage from this weekend, you won’t want to miss it.
#1 Daigo Saito Achilles Radial / Bridges Racing Lexus Sc430
#2 Darren McNamara Falken Tire 1995 Nissan 240SX S14
#3 Vaughn Gittin JR 2014 Monster Energy Nitto Tire Ford Mustang RTR
Hello fellow OMGDrift fans! I hope you’re well and rested from the off season, it’s great to be back in a competition car and great to be back here on OMGDrift!
This year in Ireland we have an all new championship. The Irish Drift Championship (or IDC) replaces the iconic Prodrift series, although it’s basically the same great staff that are behind both series and all the drivers and teams remain, so thankfully we’re continuing with the high standards of organisation and most importantly drifting which we’re become accustomed to on this little island.