July 2009

The Evergreen Drift crew has been working hard and several sponsors have stepped up to offer some great prizes for the proam.

Of course the main objective for the drivers is the four invitations to the ProAm National finals at Firebird Raceway near Phoenix, AZ on December 5th. If a driver that already has an invite finishes in the top four the invite will go to the next highest placed driver.

To sweeten the deal for the drivers Exedy Globalparts USA will award the top placing amateur driver with $1,000! To qualify for the contingency, drivers must run the required Exedy Decal.

For the podium finishers the following prizes will be awarded.

All drivers that pre-register online will receive a gift certificate to Canyons Restaurant. Canyons is located just down the street from the speedway and is the official afterparty spot of Evergreen Drift.

There is still time for driver to register so if you meet the ProAm rules requirements and want to battle against the best drivers the Northwest has to offer sign up at the registration page ASAP!

If you are a sponsor and would like to partner with Evergreen Drift for the ProAm event please contact us at drift@evergreendrift.com.


Very few people know of the peanut man from California. The individuals that are aware of Mr. Chen know that he's a single 25 year old that loves long walks on Santa Monica Peer, runs a peanut factory, and is world renown for his BAMF quality photography. Gleb Antonav and I had a chance to visit his dwelling back in 2007. Lets just say this guy is mad decent.

Full Gallery At: http://www.worlddriftseries.com/ziptied/asb/

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larrychenrolandasbRolly Locking Down!

For more photos by the infamous Larry Chen, seek a ninja samurai squirrel at: www.driftfotos.com

The Evergreen Drift crew will be on the Inside Drift web radio show this Saturday 7/25 from 10am to 11am to talk about the ProAm and Evergreen Drift program.

Evergreen Drift ProAm drivers Victor Moore and Andrew Coomes will also be on the show talking about their experiences in working their way up the ranks and trying to earn a Formula Drift pro license in Phoenix at the ProAm national finals this year. Victor is the defending Evergreen Drift Champion and competed in the '08 ProAm finals at the Red Bull Drift World Championship. Andrew is fresh off the Vegas ProAm finishing 4th and has already earned an invite to this years finals in Phoenix.

Tune in and even chime in on the live chat room during the show!

You can find the Inside Drift at their Blog Talk Radio page or use the embedded player.

Listen to The Inside Drift on Blog Talk Radio

If you didn't catch the show live you can listen to the show anytime on demand here:  The Inside Drift - 7/25 - Evergreen Drift / Rhys Millen / Tanner Foust or download from iTunes.

Thanks to Gary Keith for having us on and Andrew Coomes and Victor Moore for calling in.

Running:Projects strikes again with the official Evergreen Drift ProAm promo video!

Featured are many of your local heroes who will be gunning for glory  on August 7th and 8th.

Come early to the Seattle FormulaD round to support local drifting and watch the Northwest competitors kill it.

Evergreen Drift ProAm official Site - http://www.evergreendrift.com/proam/

Your Formula Drift Round 5 ticket gets you into the ProAm show! See Northwest Nissans for online discount ticket codes.


Angry Earl


Darren McArdel

Marcus Karlsen

James Nater


"Shout at the Devil"
by Mötley Crüe
Elektra Records 1983

Thanks to Darren McArdel and Running Projects for whipping up a sweet flier for the ProAm!


You are free to go forth and post this flier to every corner of the internet!

Earl is cooking up a ProAm promo video that will be out of the oven shortly. Stay tuned to this channel!

If you've never sampled Earl's work have a taste. You'll be back for 2nds for sure.


Evergreen Drift is proud to announce the addition of Northwest Nissans to our growing list of sponsors.

Northwest Nissans (a.k.a NWN) is one of the largest northwest based online communities with many drifting enthusiast members.

NWN's support to not only Evergreen Drift, but the drift scene in general has been instrumental in the development of the sport. Northwest Nissans and their members have already done much for the program at Evergreen Speedway with their willingness to post our events on the front page of the NWN web site and volunteer as event staff.

“Without a doubt Northwest Nissans has been one of our biggest supporters from the start and the growth of Evergreen Drift can be tied directly to the access they have afforded us on their forums.” stated Kelly Hale, Director of Drifting for Evergreen Speedway.

Be sure to catch the upcoming Evergreen Drift ProAm event at Evergreen Speedway held in conjunction with Formula Drift Round 5 "Breaking Point" on Aug 7th and 8th. There are currently 12 northwest drivers who will be vying for the 4 invites that will take them to the Formula Drift ProAm national finals event in Chandler, Arizona where they can earn a FD pro license.


Master drift videographer Joshua Herron just released his Vegas Formula Drift video. Big props for giving the ProAm guys some play! There are several shots of Forrest Wang and his dialed entries plus shots of Roland and Andrew at 2:42!

It also has one of the best angles yet seen of the infamous Ueo/Tuerck jump.

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Behold! the best Vegas ProAm video I've seen emerge so far! Props to Jon and the Photo Finish Media crew.

Enjoy . . .

With ProAm coming up at Evergreen Drift lets look back to our past involvement.

2008 Evergreen Drift season champion Victor Moore earned an invite to the ProAm Nationals held in conjunction with the RedBull World Drifting Championship.
Victor failed to qualify this time but will be back for more at the Evergreen Drift ProAm looking to grab an invite for a chance to redeem himself and earn a FD license at the '09 nationals.

Another local boy, Reo Baird from Vancouver Island in British Columbia was also on hand and qualified 6th but broke both axles and was unable to compete in the finals.

The course was epoch and the lucky ProAm guys got a once in a lifetime opportunity to compete at a venue that will likely never happen again.

Will Roegge put out this stellar video of the ProAm. Take a trip down memory lane and savor the ProAm goodness.

evdproamlogosWe proudly present the first ever ProAm at Evergreen Drift!

Formula Drift has stepped the game up giving the ProAm competitors a chance to prove themselves in front of thousands of fans on the same track as the pros.

Fans //

This will be the best battle ever between all the Northwest's finest drivers going all out. Don't miss it.

Drivers //

This is for real. Bring your A game to the big leagues and take the first step towards obtaining your FD pro license. Drivers and teams will be required to conduct themselves professionally for this event.

The top 4 finishers will receive invites to the Formula Drift ProAm Nationals on December 5 at Firebird International Raceway in Phoenix, AZ.

The top 3 podium finishers will receive product from SnapOn, Longacre Racing, and others! Every driver who pre-registers receives a gift certificate from Canyons Restaurant.

Details //

Fans Your Formula Drift ticket will get you into the ProAm show. Remember to show up early to catch the ProAm guys! See the FD Seattle page for additional event and ticket information. Check this Northwest Nissans thread for online ticket discount codes!


Full driver information is available at the Evergreen Drift ProAm Page

ProAm Rules

Online Pre-Registration is open.

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The Official Afterparty Spot of Evergreen Drift