After going through various engines and having nothing but reliability problems, Chris Hawkin decided to break out from the norm and join the JZ club, with a heavily modified Toyota 2jz gte now adorning his s13. If you’re wondering, that isn’t Chris in the photo, some guy just wanted to bust some moves.
If Dan Sommer proved anything in the 2014 Midwest Drift Union season, it was that you don’t always have to be on the podium to climb your way to the top. Despite a season-best third place finish, a consistently good qualifying score matched with a reliable car would see the St. Louisan tie for second place overall at the end of the season, making him the third and final driver to win a Pro 2 license from MDU this year. More after the jump!
The Tennessee State of Drift Championship returned to Memphis International Raceway last weekend to hold the fifth of its six-round inaugural 2014 season. With many cars broken before the competition began and the series points leader not being present, the shuffling in points meant the future series championship could still be clenched by a handful of drivers. More after the jump!
The Midwest Drift Union returned once again to Roosevelt Park in Detroit for the fourth stop on its 2014 schedule. Unique in that it is the only event of its type in the country to take place on public roads, and after a highly successful inaugural showing in 2013, there were high expectations for an even better showing the second time around, and I believe it’s safe to say there wasn’t anyone in attendance who went home disappointed. More after the jump!
With the inaugural Tennessee State of Drift Championship season now halfway over, the series made its first stop at Traction Optional’s main stomping grounds, Memphis International Raceway. Utilizing a new course layout far different than any at that facility so far, a relatively small field of drivers took to the track to see who would come out on top. More after the jump!
One of the biggest drift events in the Midwest, No-Star Bash 2014 attracted over 50 drivers to Lucas Oil Raceway Park in Indianapolis last weekend for two full days of drifting. There was a lot of rain, a lot of smoke and a few broken cars, but the spirit of drifting was on full display for everyone in attendance. More after the jump!
Venturing westward yet again, the Midwest Drift Union made its third stop of the 2014 season at Heartland Park Raceway in Topeka, Kansas last weekend. When the smoke had cleared (rather quickly thanks to the wind), the points gap between first and second place had grown dramatically, and one driver earned his first MDU podium. More after the jump!
The Midwest Drift Union made its first ever stop in Iowa last weekend to hold its second round of competition for 2014. Held at Mid-America Motorplex in Pacific Junction, IA, one of the smallest groups of drivers the series has ever seen went headstrong into the event, stirring up the points bracket and seeing another David vs. Goliath final match. More after the jump!
Check out Nobushige Kumakubo chasing this Soarer around the Nishi Short Course at Ebisu…Awesome tandem on an awesome track!
Andrew Lewis finished the 2013 Midwest Drift Union season in third place, securing a Formula D license to compete in the series next year. Much as we did with Geoff Stoneback and Mike Skudlarek, we’re taking a look back on the road that got Lewis to this point. More after the jump!