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Team Eneos Reveals 2024 Formula Drift Driver Lineup

Eneos is continuing a full North American drift program. It will encompass both the Formula DRIFT PRO and PROSPEC championships.

Formula Drift and Partners to Launch Student Program

The 2024 Driven Experience will be free for students and schools, and will include all eight rounds of the 2024 Formula Drift season. 

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.

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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.