Archive for September, 2013

Formula D Round 6 at Texas Motor Speedway Video Round-Up

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So today is the pre-big day… yea, not sure where I was headed with that, but today is Qualifying for Formula D Round 6 in Texas at Texas Motor Speedway. New location, new track, new layout, new fun, new videos!
Drivers are reporting entry speeds in the high 90s to the low 100s. Early in the day the highest entry was 101mph by Robbie Nishida in his Achilles Radial 2jz powered Lexus SC300, and by last night we saw posts on Facebook saying that D-MAC, Darren McNamara, had an entry of 104mph in his Falken Tire v8 powered Nissan S14.
Another big thing that is causing a lot of commotion is the insane temperatures on the track. Outside temperatures were in the high 90s to low 100s. One driver, Mats Baribeau, reported that outside temp was 39c(102.2f), pavement temp was 58c(136.4f), and the floor temp under the pedals in his Gold In The Net Drift JZX90 was 80c(176f)! I can’t imagine how these drivers are feeling after a single day of practice at the track, let alone how they will be come Sunday when all is said in done. Some drivers were even posting pictures of there NOS tanks on ice in prep for tomorrow.
Anyway without further a due, here are some of the videos posted yesterday and circling the interwebs.
Chris Forsberg testing the track for Formula D Officials (video via facebook.com/ChrisForsbergRacing)

Matt Field giving us some of his opinion on the track (video via YouTube.com/OMGDriftDotCom)
Frederic Aasbo laying some tire to the new track(video via facebook.com/faasbo)

More random assorted videos featuring Vaughn Gittin Jr, Matt Field, Tyler McQuarrie, Justin ‘JTP’ Pawlak, Matt Powers, Tony Angelo, Forrest Wang, Dai Yoshihara, and Corey Hosford. (videos via respective Instagrams & Facebook)

Preview Danny George’s Latest Sponsor, Maybe a Hint At The Future?

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So a little over a month ago Danny George took to facebook asking fans to mix and match a couple STR Racing rims in different colors and designs to his miata. He also mentions in another post about a possible signature wheel idea.
A little bit of time passes and on August 31st Danny posted on Facebook “Title Sponsor for 2014…. Check”. Later that same day me has another post talking about some wider Hankook 225s on 15″ tires and how they would fit nicely on those new 15×10 wheels they are working on.
Now today he posted this picture of his Miata being loaded for Formula D Round 6 in Texas.
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Now there has been no official word as of yet, and this is complete speculation as of now, but I do remember when the design Danny George’s Livery contest was being held there was mention of keeping the hood open for any title sponsor that may want to jump on board.
Will 2+2=4? Only Time will tell, either way it’s great to see some sponsors finally jumping on to the Bearded Bandwagon and powering Danny George forward in his Drifting Career.
P.S. We over here at Shift-Therapy may have a little surprise for you Danny George fans in the upcoming months, If you follow Danny on Instagram (@whosdannygeorge) you may have seen a preview of it already, but if not stay tuned, it may help explain why the site’s been a little sparse on updates as of late.

Formula D Insider Episode 11

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FD Insider episode 11 dropped last week and I really didn’t get around to it because I’ve been out of commission sick and it really didn’t feel like it said much since there hasn’t really been an event since Seattle. Anyway they did give a brief look at the track for Texas coming up this weekend(even though there have been pics already), but anyway here it goes mario.

Chris Jeanneret Seattle Montage by LORENinHD

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Meet the Achilles Radial Team & See What Makes Them Run

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The Achilles Radial team released the following video yesterday giving a brief insight into their FD US Team and Bridges Racing. I think for a small clip it gives a great insight on what this team feels is important and necessary to run such a successful program with not only one but three(I believe it is 3 as I know they have been helping Dean Kearney for sure, but I have seen them with Walker Wilkerson’s car in the pits but I think that is due to the Achilles Sponsorship mainly) cars to run per event. I also think it’s great to show the team and how they feel about the program and drivers and not just focus on the drivers. Great small video.