Posts Tagged: "2012"

2012 Dopeness >>> Midwest (And Beyond) Year End Recap (56K Death)

Well, I seem to still be alive, and if you’re reading this, I assume you are too. No doomsday apocalypse here, so to celebrate, I present my year-in-review post. I traversed nearly 11,000 miles and spent over $1,100 in fuel, on top of hotels, food, camera gear/repairs/rentals, supplies, etc. The end result of those expenditures follows (you’ll find links to each event’s main article within). More after the jump!

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Midwest Dopeness >>> DriftSTL’s Brolex Matsuri

DriftSTL closed out its 2012 season with a Drift Matsuri event at Gateway International Raceway just outside of St. Louis. The event drew nearly 50 drivers from all over the Midwest and mid-South to run on what many drivers consider one of the best regional venues for the sport.

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Mid-South Dopeness >>> Driftoberfest 3

Amidst cloudy skies, chilly temperatures and constant wind, Tennessee Drift, together with Cause Factory, held its third annual Driftoberfest event. The spectacle saw many drivers of varying levels of skill have it out to help raise money for the Williamson Medical Center. More after the jump!

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Driver Blog Dopeness >>> Kyle Mohan at FD Vegas

With a new track layout from Formula D a freshly rebuilt car and new motor package from Mazdatrix, Vegas was like a whole new event.

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Pro-Am Dopeness >>> Three Midwest Drift Union Drivers Earn Formula D Licenses

The 2012 season of the Midwest Drift Union pro-am feeder series for Formula D has seen a lot of talented drivers from all over the region coming out to show what they’re made of on the track. There was a lot of smoke, a lot of destroyed rubber and a handful of crashes along the way, but for three drivers of that series, they saw their efforts pay off and earned their Formula D provisional licenses. We’re going to take a look back on the season of these three drivers to show you how they got here and what they’re doing next.

*UPDATE: This article has been updated since the original post to remove erroneous information.*

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Midwest Dopeness >>> Street Life Tour 2012

The Midwest Drift Union 2012 season drew to a close in dramatic fashion last Saturday night at Kil-Kare Speedway in Xenia, OH, crowning a new series champ and seeing four talented drivers earn their Formula D pro-am licenses. More after the jump!

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Interview Dopeness >>> 3 Minutes with Vaughn Gittin Jr.

The current points leader held on to that position with his third place finish in Las Vegas, which consequently broke his could-have-been third victory in a row. We caught up with Gittin Jr. after the smoke had cleared last Saturday to get his impressions on the sixth round and the rest of the year. More after the jump!

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Interview Dopeness >>> 3 Minutes with Fredric Aasbo

Fredric Aasbo came into the Vegas competition as the number one qualifier and finished second overall. We caught up with the Norwegian Hammer to get some insight on what he thought of his weekend.

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Interview Dopeness >>> 3 Minutes With Rhys Millen

Rhys Millen once again came out victorious at the Las Vegas round of Formula D competition. We caught up with Millen for a few questions after the event.

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Formula Dopeness >>> Round Six: After Dark

The sixth round of the 2012 Formula D season is in the books, with Rhys “Mad Skills” Millen securing his second victory in a row at Las Vegas.

We’ll get to Rhys’ fantastic performance in a bit, but first, we’re going to give a play-by-play of the action that led to that victory. More after the jump!

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