Ford and RTR Reveal Competition-Level, Formula Drift Mustangs
Ford and RTR Vehicles have revealed the newest Formula DRIFT Spec 5-FD competition Mustang based on the all-new, seventh-generation 2024 Ford Mustang. The unveiling was in conjunction with two-time FD champion Vaughn Gittin Jr. announcing his return to the sport after a year’s absence. He will compete in select events behind the wheel of the all-new
Formula DRIFT Outlines New Format, Technology Set for 2023
Officials with Formula DRIFT have announced updates ahead of the opening of its 20th anniversary season in 2023. A brand-new qualifying format will feature a deductive system with judges quantifying mistakes, in a nod to the old school with a new twist. Officials will also introduce a rotating panel of judges. Former driver and FD Japan judge
Formula DRIFT Announces 2023 Schedule, Hall of Fame, and New Initiatives
Officials from Formula DRIFT have announced its 2023 schedule during a press conference at the 2022 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. The venues for the eight-round PRO Championship remain unchanged from 2022, with the PROSPEC Championship again to be decided at Utah Motorsports Park in Grantsville, Utah, and the PRO Championship culminating at its
Ryan Sage Announced as Formula Drift President
Formula Drift has announced that Vice President Ryan Sage will assume the role of president of Formula Drift Holdings, LLC, as Jim Liaw moves to his new position at Performance Racing Industry (PRI). Liaw will remain a Formula Drift board member, focusing on the company’s international and Federation relationships, including the FIA Drifting Commission. “Change can
A Look Inside Formula Drift
Drift cars are usually light- to moderate-weight rear-wheel-drive coupes and sedans, offering a large range of power levels.
Permatex and Dylan Hughes Chase the Motorcycle 200 mph Barrier and 2021 Formula Drift
Permatex has partnered with their Formula Drift team driver, Dylan Hughes, to take speed to the next level. In an exclusive online video series, Permatex will document Dylan’s journey as he challenges the 200-mph barrier at the 2021 Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials AMA Land Speed Grand Championship, set for August 28 – September 2, 2021.
Formula Drift Helps At-Risk Youth
Formula Drift has announced a partnership with Acceler8—a California-based automotive education and workforce development program—as part of ongoing community outreach. The Acceler8 program pairs volunteer automotive professionals and law enforcement officers with eligible youth to help provide support and stable adult role models. The program aims to help youth complete school, acquire skills and prepare them
Formula Drift Announces 2021 Schedule
Formula Drift has announced its schedule for the 2021 season, which kicks off in May at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta. The traditional season opener on the streets of Long Beach has been moved to September in conjunction with the rescheduled Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach. The race will serve as a special, invitational event.
1,000 HP Toyota Supra B58 Inline Six-Cylinder Engine
When Toyota announced the return of the Supra sports car nameplate to the model lineup, Papadakis Racing was one of the first to modify the Supra’s 2988cc B58 inline six-cylinder engine for racing, specifically for Formula DRIFT. Boasting 335 hp from the factory, find out how Stephan Papadakis tripled the power output!
Turbocharged 3.0L Toyota 2JZ
One of the bigger projects MA-Motorsports has been working on recently is Mike Power’s Nissan Silvia S15. Mike is an up-and-coming driver for Formula Drift Pro2 and his Nissan is getting the full MA-Motorsports treatment, including this turbocharged 3.0L Toyota 2JZ engine.
Nissan V8 Nitrous Drift Engine
Using a VK56 Nissan V8, which was originally an off-road truck engine, the guys at AHM Performance changed up some key aspects to turn it into a nitrous-injected Formula Drift engine for Chris Forsberg’s NOS energy drink Nissan 370Z. Find out what went into the build.
Permatex Named Official Gasket Maker of Formula Drift
Permatex has been named the Official Gasket Maker of Formula Drift. Permatex will provide gasket makers for all vehicles competing in Formula Drift’s nine races during the 2019 season.