FD Moments

Top 5 Moments New Jersey

Top 5 Moments New Jersey

Here are 5 big moments at New Jersey

PRO2 Top 5 Moments Atlanta

PRO2 Top 5 Moments Atlanta

These 5 moments were very significant in the context of the competition. Tell us what you think

Moments: Orlando - Vaughn Gittin Comeback

Moments: Orlando - Vaughn Gittin Comeback

In this episode of Moments, we take you to Orlando for one of the craziest comebacks from a wreck we have ever seen. After crashing in the final minutes of practice before Top 32, Vaughn Gittin Jr. and his team had only around 15 minutes to try and get the car back out for their battle. Not only would they make it in time, Vaughn would use the energy he got from his team to battle all the way to the Final Four. Here is Moments: Orlando

2019 Moments: NJ - Aasbo vs. Gittin

2019 Moments: NJ - Aasbo vs. Gittin

In this episode of Moments, we take a deeper dive on one of the more talked about battles of the NJ weekend, Aasbo vs. Gittin. We hear from all parties and now you decide.

2019 Moments: Ryan Tuerck Comeback

2019 Moments: Ryan Tuerck Comeback

A driver and a team can really show you what they are worth when they hit a rough patch. For Ryan Tuerck, it wasn't just a rough patch but a wall at 45 MPH, that ended his car, and his event at Long Beach. Even though he and his team dealt with incredible adversity, they were able to essentially build a brand new car in 10 days and stay on the championship tour. This is Moments: Ryan Tuerck Comeback.

2019 MOMENTS LONG BEACH

2019 MOMENTS LONG BEACH

In the premiere episode of FD Moments, we take a finer-grain look at one particular event at the first round of the year: Deane vs Kearney A crazy happenstance of cars breaking, crashes, Competition Time-outs and everything you would expect for drivers going for it all on the streets of Long Beach

2019 FD MOMENTS Denofa vs Forsberg (Evergreen Speedway)

2019 FD MOMENTS Denofa vs Forsberg (Evergreen Speedway)

In this Moments, we profile a very talked about battle, of which, the public outcry was both strong and often vicious. Chris Forsberg and Chelsea Denofa at Evergreen Speedway finalized in a point of contact just past inside clip #1. Chris admitted that he made a slight mistake in that area due to the increased grip that he had in the car to try and keep up with the faster Mustangs. The car loaded up and he had to downshift in a non-decel area. The judges did not think that the punctuation was enough to off-set Chelsea's increased speed to close the gap and they awarded the win to Chris. Chelsea was not believing Chris' explanation and what ensued was a confrontation from Chelsea to Chris that also resulted in an internet dogpile that sadly was not representative of what we all love about the drifting community. It is our hope, from the FD standpoint, that all though drifting fans are extremely passionate about their favorite drivers; when something controversial happens, we all take a deep breath and try not to jump to conclusions about people's intentions. In this episode, you hear from both sides, not only about the event itself but also part of the aftermath. We are all in this sport because we love it and we hope that these content pieces show or demonstrate FD's willingness to talk about things that people often think that we want to shy away from.

2019 Moments: NJ - Aasbo vs. Gittin

2019 Moments: NJ - Aasbo vs. Gittin

In this episode of Moments, we take a deeper dive on one of the more talked about battles of the NJ weekend, Aasbo vs. Gittin. We hear from all parties and now you decide.

2019 Moments: Ryan Tuerck Comeback

2019 Moments: Ryan Tuerck Comeback

A driver and a team can really show you what they are worth when they hit a rough patch. For Ryan Tuerck, it wasn't just a rough patch but a wall at 45 MPH, that ended his car, and his event at Long Beach. Even though he and his team dealt with incredible adversity, they were able to essentially build a brand new car in 10 days and stay on the championship tour. This is Moments: Ryan Tuerck Comeback.

JE Piston Tech Talk

JE Tech Talk - Tire To Weight

JE Tech Talk - Tire To Weight

Welcome to Formula DRIFT, the Official home of Formula Drift on Spot. Judged on execution and style, rather than who finishes the course in the fastest time, Drifting is where Action Sports meet Motorsports, and is often compared to the freestyle nature of skateboarding and motocross.

JE Tech Talk -  FDATL Engine Type

JE Tech Talk - FDATL Engine Type

Welcome to Formula DRIFT, the Official home of Formula Drift on Spot. Judged on execution and style, rather than who finishes the course in the fastest time, Drifting is where Action Sports meet Motorsports, and is often compared to the freestyle nature of skateboarding and motocross.

JE Tech Talk - How Do You Get More Angle

JE Tech Talk - How Do You Get More Angle

Welcome to Formula DRIFT, the Official home of Formula Drift on Spot. Judged on execution and style, rather than who finishes the course in the fastest time, Drifting is where Action Sports meet Motorsports, and is often compared to the freestyle nature of skateboarding and motocross.

JE Tech Talk -  How Do You Make Smoke

JE Tech Talk - How Do You Make Smoke

Welcome to Formula DRIFT, the Official home of Formula Drift on Spot. Judged on execution and style, rather than who finishes the course in the fastest time, Drifting is where Action Sports meet Motorsports, and is often compared to the freestyle nature of skateboarding and motocross.

JE Tech Talk Wheel Speed Vs. Road Speed

JE Tech Talk Wheel Speed Vs. Road Speed

Welcome to Formula DRIFT, the Official home of Formula Drift on Spot. Judged on execution and style, rather than who finishes the course in the fastest time, Drifting is where Action Sports meet Motorsports, and is often compared to the freestyle nature of skateboarding and motocross.

JE Tech Talk Orlando with Fredric Aasbo

JE Tech Talk Orlando with Fredric Aasbo

Welcome to Formula DRIFT, the Official home of Formula Drift on Spot. Judged on execution and style, rather than who finishes the course in the fastest time, Drifting is where Action Sports meet Motorsports, and is often compared to the freestyle nature of skateboarding and motocross.

JE Tech Talk with Kelsey Rowlings

JE Tech Talk with Kelsey Rowlings

Welcome to Formula DRIFT, the Official home of Formula Drift on Spot. Judged on execution and style, rather than who finishes the course in the fastest time, Drifting is where Action Sports meet Motorsports, and is often compared to the freestyle nature of skateboarding and motocross.

FD Profiles

2019 FD PRO:FILE - Forrest Wang

2019 FD PRO:FILE - Forrest Wang

Forrest Wang is one of the original style kings of Formula DRIFT. After starting off the season with a podium in Long Beach, he sits down with us to tell us why he drifts and why he thinks that the highest level of drifting resides in the US. He also tells us about the importance of his team and why his crew plays such and important role in his success This is Forrest Wang, FD PRO:FILE

2019 FD PRO:FILE - Kevin Lawrence

2019 FD PRO:FILE - Kevin Lawrence

Kevin Lawrence continues to progress and get better each run and battle. "I'm always full of smiles once I get behind the wheel of a car," says a lot about Kevin and about FD. Kevin loves seeing all the drivers do their best and he loves the show of drifting. His team is what keeps everything in motion and without his guys, Kevin says, he couldn't be as successful. This is Kevin Lawrence - FD PRO:FILE

2019 FD PRO:FILE - Ryan Tuerck

2019 FD PRO:FILE - Ryan Tuerck

In this FD PRO:FILE, we talk to Ryan Tuerck who tells us about his ultimate chase for a championship and how it would be a big relief for him after drifting for over 17 years. We also hear why he loves drifting so much and how every athlete in FD is hard to beat these days. Inside note: Wait until the end for a secret surprise.

2019 FD Pro:File - Justin Pawlak

2019 FD Pro:File - Justin Pawlak

In this episode, we talk to veteran drifter Justin Pawlak. Justin tells us what it is like in the inner workings of putting together a top-tier drifting program and why he is a fan of, "grazing"

2019 FD PRO:FILE - Federico Sceriffo

2019 FD PRO:FILE - Federico Sceriffo

Who doesn't love a Ferrari? And if you also know the driver, it is really hard not to love, "Fede". Federico Sceriffo came into the Series with a big splash, doing something very difficult in trying to engineer and big and heavy, yet undeniably sexy Ferrari 599. Now in his second season Fede has really taken control of the car, made some adjustments and has been turning heads. This is FD PRO:FILE - Federico Sceriffo

2019 FD PRO:FILE - Dirk Stratton

2019 FD PRO:FILE - Dirk Stratton

"The Dagger" as he is known has a background in drag racing through his dad. One day his buddy let him drive his drift car and that started his journey in drifting. Dirk was Rookie of the Year in both Pro2 and Pro, so in a very short period of time, he has racked up some accolades. Now as a full-time pro driver, he is focusing his attention on trying to get his first PRO podium. This is Dirk Stratton - FD PRO:FILE

2019 FD PRO:FILE - Fredric Aasbo

2019 FD PRO:FILE - Fredric Aasbo

Fredric Aasbo talks 2019 and his goal of recapturing a coveted Formula DRIFT Championship.

2019 FD Pro:File - James Deane

2019 FD Pro:File - James Deane

Our next driver profile is back-to-back champion, James Deane. He speaks about being called the best competitive drifter in the world and why he loves being behind the wheel.

2019 FD PRO:FILE - Alec Hohnadell

2019 FD PRO:FILE - Alec Hohnadell

Alec Hohnadell started in motocross and jet-skiing, but then a back injury made him curious about drifting. He was hooked. Alec's natural talent and hard work has made hime one of the fastest rising young stars in FD. In his FD PRO:FILE, he shares with us his ups and downs and how there are never easy battles at this level of FD.

2019 FD Pro:File - Matt Field

2019 FD Pro:File - Matt Field

The wily and charismatic Matt Field sits down with us to tell us how he was in love with skateboarding before drifting, but how he was immediately hooked once he saw a car start sliding. He also gives us insight to how his team is constructed and how a lot of his teammates also have full time jobs. This distinction is why Matt has also really enjoyed working on his own car and being a team owner.

2019 FD PRO:FILE - Chelsea Denofa

2019 FD PRO:FILE - Chelsea Denofa

Chelsea Denofa has become one of the world's most popular drifters. His full-throttle, high-speed, smoke-filled, hair-raising driving has set him high above the bar in the professional field. In this FD PRO:FILE, we talk to the RTR driver to understand how he thinks of drifting and why he thinks that the progression of driving this year has jumped to such a high level.

2019 FD Pro:File - Alex Heilbrunn

2019 FD Pro:File - Alex Heilbrunn

Welcome to Formula DRIFT, the Official home of Formula Drift on Spot. Judged on execution and style, rather than who finishes the course in the fastest time, Drifting is where Action Sports meet Motorsports, and is often compared to the freestyle nature of skateboarding and motocross.

2019 FD PRO:FILE - Ken Gushi

2019 FD PRO:FILE - Ken Gushi

Ken Gushi is one of the few remaining drivers who has been to EVERY event for the past 16 years. In his FD PRO:FILE, he discusses his first interest in drifting via Initial D and a kid delivering tofu in his AE86. From there, Ken began his journey into drifting, one that he calls "the thing I know how to do best". Ken also talks about the mental demands that drifting can put on a driver, but why also he thinks it is very important to remember to have fun.

2019 FD PRO:FILE - Ryan Litteral

2019 FD PRO:FILE - Ryan Litteral

"I drift because it's the funnest thing to do behind the wheel of a car." How many times have we heard that this year? It seems to be universal amongst drifters. Ryan Litteral, from Corona, CA has been drifting for 13 years. Known as one of the more aggressive drivers in FD, Litteral loves the process of what it means to be a professional driver. The long nights, the travel and managing a team are all part and parcel of the job at hand. In this FD PRO:FILE, he is very reflective and embraces a very mature perspective on his life as a professional driver, which helps him as he plans for the future.

2019 FD PRO:FILE - Pat Goodin

2019 FD PRO:FILE - Pat Goodin

"I want a trophy so bad. I want a podium so bad", says Pat Goodin. He got so close at Road Atlanta and this was, for him, a massive stand-out event. Not only because of his driving, but also because he won all of us over with his heartfelt nature in his post battle interviews. Everyone loves the, "Awesome Possum"!

2019 FD PRO:FILE - Dylan Hughes

2019 FD PRO:FILE - Dylan Hughes

Dylan Hughes has quickly becoming a rising star within the Formula DRIFT PRO Championship. After a large success in the PRO2 Championship, Dylan is now on the verge of becoming Rookie of the Year in the PRO Championship. For him, drifting is all about controlled chaos and the adrenaline he receives from driving in part of the pay off for him.

2019 FD PRO:FILE - Jeff Jones

2019 FD PRO:FILE - Jeff Jones

The enigmatic and relentless one, as he is know, Jeff Jones shares with us some great insights to his FD career. His passion for drifting and how he has become one of the funnest drivers to watch is one of the reasons why everyone loves Jeff.

2019 FD Pro:File - Daijiro Yoshihara

2019 FD Pro:File - Daijiro Yoshihara

In this FD PRO:FILE, we talk to Daijiro Yoshihara, the 2011 FD Champion. He tells us why it's time for a repeat from him in the championship and that how drifting at the highest level is more mental than physical.

2019 FD Pro:File - Chris Forsberg

2019 FD Pro:File - Chris Forsberg

In this FD PRO:FILE, we check-in with 3X FD Champion Chris Forsberg. Forsberg tell us what it's like to be drifting for over 20 years and that when the start of a new FD season happens, "You're just along for the ride."

2019 FD Pro:File - Matt Coffman

2019 FD Pro:File - Matt Coffman

In this FD PRO:FILE, we talk to Matt Coffman. He talks about the importance of passion and how that directly helps him deal with things even outside of drifting. He also talk about the importance of mind and being able to have mental focus in the face of adversity.