Posts Tagged ‘2014’

Chris Jeanneret Reveals Plans for 2014 Formula D Turbo S2000

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As we previously mentioned, Chris Jeanneret announced a couple weeks ago that he will be piloting a Turbocharged K24 powered Honda S2000 built by SpeedFactory Racing. So without further abdue we’ll just let Chris explain what he has in store.

Kenneth Moen Teams Up With Achilles Radial & Bridges Racing

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Earlier today it was announced that Kenneth Moen will be joining the current Achilles Radial & Bridges Racing for the 2014 season alongside their current roster of Daigo Saito, Robbie Nishida, and Dean Kearney.

This is big news for Moen as he was seen in a borrowed car at Irwindale to end the 2013 season after, rumor has it, Lutz Performance ran out of funding and pulled out of Formula D and possibly closed it’s doors.

Kenny will be piloting a new car built by San Bruno California based shop Limitless Motorsports. They will be building him a 2JZ powered Nissan 240sx s14 chassis expected to put out around 700hp.

Kenneth performed pretty well in a Z chassis last season that was pushing it’s life well past it’s use so it should be a great season for him in a new chassis with proper support.

Formula D Round 3 Heads to Miami!

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It’s been a topic in the paddock for a while now about the dislike of Palm Beach International Raceways makeshift drift course and it’s disconnect from any major population as it’s hosted the last three, and only, events for Formula D in Florida. It was first noticed at the official Formula D 2014 season press release, held at SEMA, that Round 3 only mentioned Florida and not PBIR or a city, we now know that city and track! Formula D released the first advertisement for the 2014 season and it lists Miami, Fl’s Homestead-Miami Speedway! Hopefully this venue has a much better setup and reception from the drivers than PBIR did.

Patrick Mordaunt Back in 350z for 2014 Season

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So Patrick Mordaunt posted this video on Instagram today and announced the return of his old Nissan 350z to Formula D in 2014. It looks like He will not be piloting the Apexi Lexus SC430 this upcoming year. This has to make us curious as to rather we will see the return of Ryuji Miki to Formula D US as he was seen testing in the Lexus SC430 at Texas this past year. When the SC430 was initially built it was for Ryuji in the 2010 series, but he did not return to the US series in 2011 and that is when Patrick took over piloting the car. And after 3 years he just looks to have been getting comfortable in that chassis, so lets see how comfortable he is getting back behind the turbo VQ powering the Z.

Chris Jeanneret To Pilot Turbo S2000 In Formula D 2014

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The last time we saw Chris Jeanneret was upside down in his s14 at round 7 of Formula D in 2013 at Irwindale, well today we hear a big announcement from Speed Factory Racing out in Tacoma, WA. It looks like they have teamed up with Chris Jeanneret Racing to build a one of a kind Honda s2000 drift machine. The vehicle will be powered by a turbocharged K24 engine and estimated to put out 800hp and 700tq.

This should be an interesting build to see, there have only been two other s2000s in Formula D, and none at all since Stephan Papadakis hung up his helmet to run Tanner Foust’s program. I personally look forward to see what they have in store for the Honda lovers in the drift community.