April 9, 2012
Formula Drift 2012 - Part 1
Mike Phillips wrecked his 240 friday afternoon, and as you can see, the front end is destroyed. The damage extends down the right side of the car, affecting both the skirt and the door. Ouch! But it takes a seasoned professional to really get the hang of this stuff.
Dai Yoshihara brought his A-game in his V8 powered Discount Tire Nissan 240sx and fought it out with fellow team mate J.T.P. for the win.
Vaughn Gittin Jr. is one of two "Brostang" drivers for Falken. He rocks the 2011 Monster Energy Mustang 5.0. Although the livery has been updated and the car does look sick, Gittin ended up knocking himself out of qualifying. It was a bit of an upset considering he had done so well the day before.
Justin Pawlak (aka J.T.P.) drives the other Falken Tire Mustang. He proclaimed that out of all the cars he's drifted in, the mustang is "obviously better." That definitely feeds into the debate over the V8's encroaching on the sport. Would you go V8 or Turbo?
Ken Gushi's Greddy Scion FR-S, which had been getting lots of attention over the past few months. This is the very first look at what the FR-S can do, as Scion's version of the 86 is built for sport.
Daigo Saito's Achilles Lexus SC430 (known as a Toyota Soarer in Japan) arrived in the states in March, a car the crowd just couldn't seem to get enough of.
Matt Powers for the spot. They don't call his car the V8 Hunter for nothing!
Matt Field's 240sx. An explosion of neon green for the wheels, decals and a few other accents on the car.
Walker Wilkerson has got that covered this time around.
Ryan Tuerk's is probably my favorite. Looks like somebody spilled like ten buckets of paint on his S13.5.
Ross Petty's BOSO Nissan Silvia S15. That guy slides around the track like a monster!
Part 2 is next, vendors and display cars.