July 2010

Top Evergreen Drift ProAm and Pro drifters will be doing a drift exhibition this Saturday night.

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There will be several different circle track races including some crazy Figure 8 races. The Evergreen Drift guys will be showing the Saturday night crowd how we do things at our drift events.

Come on out to check some local stock car racing and see some of the best drifters in the Northwest put on a crazy show.

If you never have seen a Figure 8 race you need to check out these guys!

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Round 2 of 3 for the Grassroots Championship is just around the corner.  Kohei Nakuamura is the current points leader in the overall standings with Mike Lukomskiy and Chris Armstrong in 2nd and 3rd.

The Grassroots series is uniquely designed to allow drivers of all experience levels compete with an equal shot at reaching the podium. The judging criteria is based on how well a driver pushes their car to the limit putting mildly modified cars on an even footing with the high power cars.

The bracket eliminations are set up to allow both tandem and non tandem drivers compete head to head to experience the challenge of drift competition. If both drivers don't meet the tandem safety requirements they will compete in a Pseudo Tandem battle where each driver takes solo runs with the best driver advancing to the next round.

This is a run what you brung, fight to the finish drift battle for all drivers who want to experience the thrill of competition. Trophies, fabulous prizes, and money are up for grabs on the podium. The driver that earns the most points over all 3 rounds will be crowned the 2010 Evergreen Drift Grassroots Champion!

Event Info //

Schedule subject to change.

Driver Registration //

Pre-register online to reserve your season competition number and to make the volunteers jobs easier!

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Hurry and lock in your lucky number before some one else grabs it for the season! No online pre-payment is available for this event.

Media - Mandatory pre-registration is available at the same MotorsportReg.com link. Thank you!

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  • $100 Competition Drivers
  • $20 pit pass
  • $10 Grandstands (Kids under 12 free)

No prepay - Cash or check only (not able to accept credit cards).

Payment is on site only - first come first served.

Full driver information is on the Registration Page and the Driver Information Page. The competition rules can be found here.

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Must Know Highlights:

// Top 32 Tandem - This event will run top 32 bracket eliminations giving the maximum number of drivers a chance to experience head to head drift competition. Drivers who get knocked out in the top 32 will get an extra set of runs to ensure everyone gets about the same amount of seat time.

// The competition format and rules gives all entrants an equal chance to make it to the #1 spot.

All entrants who pass tech are eligible to join the Mishimoto Loves Drifters discount club to save up to 50% on Mishimoto cooling products.

When the tire smoke settles trophies, prize money, and product will be awarded to the top 3 finishers and top qualifier.

  • 1st  $200
  • 2nd  $150
  • 3rd  $120
  • Top Qualifier - TBA!

After the event is over everyone is invited to head over to Canyons in Monroe for the after party with the drivers and Evergreen Drift staff!

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Abbitt Wilkerson has finished his much anticipation FD Seattle edit.

Being a local he did a good job incorporating in shots of the Evergreen Drift FD pros and ProAm guys to the mix of FD top guns.

Enjoy!

asdlogoAutosport Dynamics, the powerhouse team behind professional drifters like Vaughn Gitten Jr., Darren McNamara, Justin Pawlak, and Tyler McQuarrie has announced a ProAm and grassroots driver development sponsorship for the 2011 season.  They are expanding the successful program that powered Doug Van Den Brink and Steve Sokol to podium finishes this season to help out other up and coming drivers.

The ASD "Mob" will consist of 10 drivers that will benefit from purchasing ASD parts at cost, assistance in finding additional sponsors, technical support over the phone and at events ASD attends, plus an expense paid trip to ASD headquarters in Charlotte, NC for a chassis setup clinic.

The program will select 10 total drivers from across the USA. Applications will be accepted until August 27th 2010 at 5pm EST. A final decision and announcement of ASD Mob members will be announced by September 15th, 2010.

Qualified drivers must compete in a minimum of 5 local competition or ProAm events during the 2011 season, and may not have a current Formula Drift for D1 professional licenses.

For full program details see the program information sheet.

If you have what it takes you can fill out the application and submit it to ASD.


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Are you all jacked up on a drifting high from this weekend's crazy Formula Drift action?

We'll in case you lost your schedule we have an Open Drift on Sunday 7/18 to give you your drifting fix.

Come out for the usual insanity that occurs at Open Drift events and hot lap the day away.

This event has run groups and tracks for all experience levels from beginner to pro and instructors will be on site to help with your technique.

Full event information is on the Registration page like always.

Driving Sports put together a great video on Formula Drift Round 4 at Evergreen Speedway.

It includes some ProAm footage as well as a Nikolay Konstantinov interview.

Check the video for plenty of crash footage as well.

Be sure to watch till the very end to find out if Nikolay is team Edward or team Jacob.

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Round #3 - 7/10/2010

Results

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1st Kyle Pollard
2nd Nik Jimenez
3rd Kohei Nakamura

Top Qualifier: Peter Funatake

These results put Peter Funatake in 1st place for the championship and the FD License with Mike Phillips hot on his heels only 15 points behind with only 2 rounds left to go!

Washington has jumped solidly in the lead of the Regional points race with 636.5 points and Oregon trails at 454 and BC at 374.25.

Check the ProAm Season Standings page to see how your favorite driver is doing. With 2 rounds left in August and September it's still anyone's game and there is a chance for a new driver to jump in and dominate Rounds #4 and #5 and still walk away with an invite to ProAm Nationals.  Paging Rob Primo!

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Congratulations to the winners who received the following prizes:

First Place took home -

Second place got -

Third Place scored -

Top qualifier received a $25 product certificate from Longacre Racing.

Detailed Results:

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Round 3
Rank Car # Driver Name Qual. Final Points
1 4 Kyle Pollard 6 100 106
2 2 Nik Jimenez 5 88 93
3 43 Kohei Nakamura 7 78 85
4 503 Peter Funatake 8 69 77
5 52 Mike Phillips 4 61 65
6 5 Andrew Coomes 4 61 65
7 33 Walker Wilkerson 3 61 64

Qualifying Scores


Qualifying Place Car Number Driver Qualifying Score Points Earned
1st 503 Peter Funatake 66 8
2nd 43 Kohei Nakamura 61 7
3rd 4 Kyle Pollard 55 6
4th 2 Nik Jimenez 49 5
5th 5 Andrew Coomes 44 4
6th 52 Mike Phillips 28 4
7th 33 Walker Wilkerson 0 3

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Local FD pro Nikolay 'Molotov Cocktail' Konstantinov not only was the first ever Evergreen Drift driver to break into the top 32 at a Formula Drift pro event he also made it to the Sweet 16!

The weekend didn't start to well as Niko failed tech for having a Skyline front crossmember installed to support it's RB25DETT. After a scramble and a little fabrication the FD legal and correct for the chassis S13 crossmember was installed and the car passed tech.

After taking Conrad Grunewald to a OMT in the top 32 Nikolay was able to squeak out a win and move on to the Sweet 16. This was no small feat as Nikolay's measly460 HP was quite a bit slower than Conrad's monster V8 Camaro on the back stretch leading to the initiation point.  Nikolay went all out and was able to keep on Contrad's door during his chase runs which was a big factor in the judge's decision.

In the Rounds of 16 Nikolay faced current Rookie of the Year points leader Charles Ng in his proven RX7 with an LS6 V8. Both FD rookie drivers battled hard and a one more time was called after the first pair of runs. The second pair of runs were equally as close except that Nikolay tapped the wall and straightened at the tight final hairpin on his lead run giving Ng the pass to the next round.

With many rookie drivers taking up to two seasons to break into the ultra competitive rounds of 16 Nikolay accomplished a huge feat in his first ever attempt at Formula Drift competition! Keep your eye on this guy as his goal is nothing less than to "Go all the way".

As the only local Northwest driver to make it into the tandem eliminations Niko got all the home town fans excited and elicited extra loud cheers from the capacity crowd. Back in the pits after the Top 16 Niko was being mobbed like a rock star with people vying to have their arms autographed with a Sharpie!

Let's hope he can make it Round #5 in Vegas as that track will be well suited to his car setup and driving style.


Head over to Motor Mavens to read a fine writeup by Lucas Perez on the 4 Northwest drivers that competed in the Seattle FD round #4.

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Driver Seat> Comrades About To Invade Formula D Seattle!

All four of these guys earned their FD licenses through Evergreen Drift and we are proud of them!

An epic round of Evergreen Drift ProAm is in the books.

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Final results are:

  1. Kyle Pollard
  2. Nik Jimenez
  3. Kohei Nakamura
  4. Peter Funatake

Kyle had only driven in one drift event in over 2 years prior this ProAm round and had never slid the 5/8ths bank. He was driving a borrowed car that just had ITBs installed and the ECU tuned a couple days before the event (this means he was risking mechanical issues with untested upgrades for those not up on the jargon). Even with 176HP at the wheels from a Honda S2000 engine swap the Corolla was still underpowered for the mega sized FD pro course but Kyle quickly figured out how to make it work and drifted to the top of the podium! Outstanding.

Stay tuned for more media, pictures, and full results.

Watch FD live all day on the DriftStream - http://www.justin.tv/driftstream

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