1st Motegi Racing Super Drift Challenge hosted by Formula DRIFT at the Toyota Grand Prix Event by Clinton Lum
Long Beach, CA (Photo by Clinton Lum, Text by Py) - Drifting has traditionally been a niche motor sport among enthusiasts and fans. It has a dedicated following and has been growing stronger over the years. Besides making the various outreach moves to mainstream media and partnership to embolden the sport's presence, Formulo DRIFT, the leader in this genre or motor sport, made another milestone step by hosting the first Motegi Racing Super Drift Challenge inside the Toyota Grand Prix event. Thus drifting has been introduced to the massive crowd of the Grand Prix fan-base. It's a great move and a rewarding one too, judging from the feedbacks and coverage.
The competition had the top 16 drift drivers from Formula Drift vying for the $25,000 purse. With all the smokes and knocked-out parts cleared, and excitements and surprises subsided, the winner is Matt Powers with his Fatlace/Nitto Tire Nissan S14. Michael Essa with GSR Autosport/Yokohama Tire BMW M3 took the second place, while Walker Wilkerson and Frederic Aasbo for the third and fourth.
We are very pleased that Formula DRIFT has been the industry's leader to bring this unique motor sport into the limelight of the massive motor enthusiastic population. Maybe next time when we talk about Grand Prix Father Son, NASCAR Dad, we will also bring up Drifting Brother too.
For more information of Formula DRIFT: http://www.formulad.com/
For more information of Motegi Racing Super Drift Challenge results: [ext link]