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2014 British Drift Championship Round 1 at Lydden Hill Qualifying [GALLERY]


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Here is a qualifying gallery from Round 1 of the British Drift Championship! You can see some of England’s high profile cars like the SATS Motorsport Supra and the Driftworks 86 in action! Follow the link below for all the images.

 

Check out the Gallery: http://www.wreckedmagazine.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=391

Follow GT Radial Through Formula Drift Debut Weekend [VIDEO]

GT Radial tire made its American drifting debut in the Formula Drift series a few weeks ago. This awesome video does a great job telling the story of both drivers running GT Radial for the weekend. Tyler Wolfson in his 1.3L rotary failed to qualify while Kyle Mohan’s RX-8 smashed the car up in Top 32 and advanced into the Top 16 before losing to Kenneth Moen! Check it out.

Dean Kearney to compete in MG Crash Repairs S15 in IDC [NEWS]

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Dean Kearney announced today that he’ll be competing in the Irish Drifting Championships (IDC) in the MG Crash Repairs S15. Kearney won the Pro Drift European Series championship in 2009, while MG Crash Repairs won the Pro Drift championship in 2012 with Brendan Stone behind the wheel (pictured above). MG Crash Repairs is the same team that loaned a car to Dai Yoshihara back in 2012 at ProDrift, where Dai won second only behind teammate Brendan Stone. Kearney mentioned in his press release that the car will have a 550hp RB26 motor, which is a pretty big change from his supercharged 8.3L Dodge Viper which he competes in for the Formula Drift championship in the US. The car is a fresh build, not the same car that Stone used in the ProDrift championship.

Kearney released a quote as well, shown below:

I’m really looking forward to having the opportunity to compete in my native country again” said Dean Kearney.

“Ive been pretty much out of the Irish drift scene for 4 years now with FD commitments but I’ve always followed the scene very closely and attended several events while home as a spectators. The Irish drivers have proven themselves to be some of the strongest drivers in Europe time and time again, So having the opportunity to come back and compete in a proper competition car was always important for me. I’ve always admired the prep of MG Crash Repairs S15′s so when the opportunity came about it was pretty much a no-brainer. I started my career in a RHD S-chassis car, so it will be good to get back to my roots after competing so long in the Oracle Lighting Dodge Viper in the US. We will be testing before this weekend gets underway so I can get re-accustom to sitting on the other side of the car again.

All in all, I’m looking forward to this weekend and hope I can do Mark and the Team proud.

A Look at Midwest Drift Union Round 1 [RECAP]

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The following is a guest blog post written by the Midwest Drift Union owner Nick Swann:

Midwest Drift Union’s Round 1 of their 5 event competition series was held on Saturday, April 12th. MDU hosted their season opener at Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, IL just outside of St. Louis, MO.
With many cars not quite ready yet and others suffering from pesky troubles of insufficient time to test, the field was whittled down to a Top 8 instead of the usual 16 that MDU has done for years prior.
Gateway is a fast course and requires precision and commitment, so that’s exactly what the judges were looking for. Even though the competition wasn’t as full as it usually is, the level of excitement was at an all-time high. Seasoned MDU drivers such as Mike Feiock, Brian Peter, and Nick Thomas were out in full force and clearly focused on the first place trophy.

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2014 D1NZ Round 5 in Christchurch [RESULTS]

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Round 5 of the D1NZ series was interesting as it saw Gary ‘Gaz’ Whiter drive straight to a victory from the top qualification spot. Due to car trouble, Mad Mike Whiddett was eliminated early after having a gearbox issue in his RX-8 and then pulled out his backup RX-7 and suffered a broken axle! This mechanical trouble watched his championship lead evaporate and he now sits in 2nd place. Last round of the 2013/14 season kicks off next month in Auckland! Below are all the results from the big D1NZ weekend:

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2014 British Drift Championship Round 1 at Lydden Hill Practice [GALLERY]


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The British Drift Championship season has kicked off this weekend over at Lydden Hill! We got a practice gallery from Jamie Rolls showing off the new rides for 2014 getting shaken down at this fun course. Here are results from Round 1. You can now also review the practice gallery by following the link below! Also, stay tuned for much more content coming from England.

Check out the Gallery: http://www.wreckedmagazine.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=390

Dave Briggs Takes on Formula Drift

Dave Briggs released a video from his Long Beach weekend showing his 800hp SR20 rip around the Streets of Long Beach. Remember #9, this applies to Dave Briggs as well!

British Drift Championship Round 1 at Lydden Hill [RESULTS]

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BDC finished off its season opener this weekend with a huge field of cars competing in three classes to wrap things up at Lydden Hill. The man on top of the podium this weekend is no other than 14 year old Jack Shanahan in his Nexen sponsored S14. The rain barely held off but left a dry track for a full weekend of fun in England. Check below to see where drivers finished in all three divisions.

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2014 Golden Gate Drift Round 2 [RESULTS]

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The Golden Gate Drift series  fired up this weekend with Round 2 at the Stockon 99 Speedway. Round 2 brought out the top talents of Northern California but did see European Faruk Kugay run away with the competition and take home a victory in his grey 2JZ powered S14. Here is how they finished up with nobody from Round 1 landing back on the podium:

1. Faruk Kugay
2. Crick Fillipe
3. Joe Tardiff
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Drift UAE Round 4 at Yas Marina Circuit [RESULTS]

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This weekend the Drift UAE season came to an end at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi. The Formula 1 track makes a great backdrop for some big action drifting! The Toyota Emirates Drift team driver Ahmed Alamiry with his 2JZ powered Toyota 86 took the victory. Here is how the podium finished for Round 4:
1. Ahmed Alamiry
2.Fredrick Aasland
3.Ahmad Daham
4.Sami Haidar