I met up with Johan “Yo” Esbensen of DTA at his home in Venice to document the beginning of a new chapter for DTA, story after the jump!
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I was given an hour and a half with Forza Horizon and their creative team, read my full impressions after the jump!
Qualifying is over, the cars are gearing up for a the final day of Formula Drift here in Monroe, make the jump for all the action from yesterday!
ITS DREW FISHBEIN’S BIRTHDAY!
Our Fearless leader Drew Fishbein, The man who braves solo cross country trips to Florida
and deals with our staffs antics, turns another year older today
Leave him love in the comment section!
Happy Birthday Drew!
Call me maybe?
A lot of the Formula Drift media regulars were reunited at the infamous SEMA event, held annually in none other than the fabulous Las Vegas. Thankfully, with it being November, we weren’t subjected to the intense heat like we were during Round 6. Seriously. Want to know what was even weirder though? These cars were stationary. It’s almost foreign to me these days taking photos of cars that are just sitting there instead of moving sideways throwing smoke and tire at my face.
So.. It’s the end of the season. Irwindale was insane. Insane Insane Insane!! Apparently, it was the biggest event Formula D has ever had. Record sales. I gotta admit, I was a bit overwhelmed with the amount of fans in the stands. The stands were flooded with die hard drift fans and tire-smoke-thirsty fanatics. I have never seen Irwindale Speedway so alive. This made me want to win the event even more. But I had a plan. Actually, more like a goal. To either win, or go out with a huge bang. Let’s begin with how practice went.
WOW… just WOW!! My first ever experience of FormulaD and to say it didn’t disappoint would be an understatement. Seriously, you guys and gals in the States don’t realize how lucky you are! I enjoyed almost every minute I had at Irwindale – more on that later. It’s all fine and well looking at a FormulaD event on the drift stream and seeing videos of it but like anything, I guess you need to get up close and personal. On the face of it, FormulaD is just another drift competition, but delve deeper and what you have is not only one of the most exciting drift series in the world but definitely one of the most friendliest series I have had the pleasure of being a part of.
It’s finally the weekend!! Yesterday was qualifying for today’s main competition in the Round 7 Title Fight here at Irwindale Speedway for the 2011 Formula Drift Series. There were some great runs put down, especially by Sam Hubinette who qualified first, as well as some crashes. Jim Guthrie took a solid hit to the wall last night and is currently in the hospital but doing fine. Good luck to everyone today!
As most of you were diligently working yesterday, we’ve been out in California hanging out at the Toyota Irwindale Speedway watching the Formula Drift drivers practice and conversing with our fellow media friends. No big deal. With the final round of the 2011 Formula Drift series coming up, the drivers are out to get a feel for the new track layout. It’s definitely longer this year and well, you’ll just have to see it for yourself. So if you can’t make it out to Irwindale, be sure to watch the livestream.
If you haven’t been paying close attention to the series, the points are close with Dai Yoshihara leading with a total of 470 points, Justin Pawlak close behind with 451.25 points, and Darren McNamara in third with 435.5 points. But don’t rule out other competitors just yet because drivers like Matt Powers and Chris Forsberg aren’t far behind. Who will be the victor? Find out as we bring you coverage the next couple of days. For now, here are some photos from practice, enjoy!