Oct 26, 2011
Videography By: Loren Haleston
Words By: Loren Haleston
The closest battle for the Formula Drift championship in history, the final round could not have been more exciting. Top drivers fought through hours of tension against season rivals and even their own teammates. Falken Driver Tyler McQuarrie took home first place in the final round but Dijiro Yoshihara finished strong just beating out Justin Pawlak to take home the 2011 Formula D championship! I had a great time covering a few rounds of the 2011 season, and look forward to covering more next year!
Another Round 7 another year. It’s been more than a few years since Formula Drift was first introduced in the US. It really has been a long time coming. Since the beginning of the 2011 season, we’ve watched pro drifters and their cars transform and improve. We’ve also seen underdogs ousting top contenders for the highly sought after podium spots. Round after round, we’ve watched it all unfold. It’s been an exciting year and we can safely assume that next season will be even better than 2011. Since the excitement has ended we can all reminisce on how Round 7 played out and how the season ended overall. All we can say is that Round 7 was the best of them. This will be part one of two from our Formula Drift Round 7 TITLE FIGHT Qualifying and Championship coverage. If over 500 photos in this post alone isn’t enough for you, then we don’t know what is. Read More
JD Lazaro of TWreck Films just dropped the first of many video’s covering First Class Fitment 2011, keep an eye out for the official Canibeat video coverage and more over the next few weeks!
As this season of Formula Drift comes to an end, we’re gearing up to post up coverage as soon as possible for those of you who can not attend. Here are some unedited photos from today’s qualifying rounds. Stay tuned for full coverage, edited photos and more updates on Formula D Round 7 Title fight. Read More
With entry speeds at over 100mph, scorching temperatures and a track surrounded by ecstatic fans, After Dark was a Formula Drift event like no other. Top drivers battled for points to secure their final positions before FDs final round in Irwindale on October 7th-8th. Once the smoke cleared Red Bull driver Rhys Millen pulled away wining a thrilling battle against Falken Tires driver Darren McNamara. (Song: Kanye West – Power)
Back at the end of June our good friend Jordan Donnelly was in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia and got this gorgeous shot of Allen and Pierre’s S14s. We figured you guys were in need of a new desktop wallpaper too!
Nissan 240’s are everywhere nowadays. While the car has always been popular for its bang-for-your-buck performance potential, the rise of drifting and drifting culture has rocketed the quaint RWD coupe to its ubiquitous state. Though its JDM Silvia cousin spans 7 generations, the 240sx largely owes its American popularity to the S13, S14, and S15 chassis. These cars have been slammed, swapped, slid, and saved in every way imaginable; to the point that even the wildest 240 can suffer from anonymity. What each individual car lacks in sui generis however, it makes up for with a large and dedicated community. Owners have drawn from each others experience and ideas, and have elevated their cars into the perfect breed of drift machine. But Brian Waggoner’s drift 240sx is more than talk. He has transformed his 1993 240sx into a competitive drift car, allowing him to compete all around the US in the Midwest Drift Union Series.
Aug 20, 2011
Videography By: Loren Haleston
Just in time for Round 6 next weekend, under the lights in Vegas! Loren Haleston’s video coverage of Round 5 at Evergreen Speedway last month in his home state of Washington, checkout his GoPro flying at the 0:45 mark and some other really awesome clips!
This past weekend I attended Nisei Week Showoff Car Show 2011. The quality of turn was great last year so I knew that it would be just as great if not better this year. What makes the Nisei car show so enticing is the selection of JDM (and a few Euro) cars that show. If you like clean JDM and VIP style cars this is the show to attend.
Last weekend Marcus and I both attended SPOCOM in Anahiem at the Anaheim Convention Center. SPOCOM is not only a car show, but also a model convention too which is why my last post was an all models post. We thought that the quality of cars that attended were phenomenal and wish we could of captured everything . Cars from out of state such as Texas and Nevada came to show too. Quality builds were everywhere in Anaheim last weekend! Read More