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Falken Tire 2013 Formula D Season Recap

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Falken released this short video recapping their 2013 Formula D season with Justin Pawlak’s Ford Mustang, Darren McNamara’s v8 s14, and the final year of Dai Yoshihara’s v8 s13.

Ride With Mats Baribeau in his GITNDrift JSX at Irwindale

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Falken Motorsports Challenge You To Design Dai’s 2014 BRZ Livery

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The winning livery will be displayed during the entire 2014 Formula D series on Dai Yoshihara’s new Subaru BRZ. All submissions must be designed in Forza 5 and be posted on the Falken Tire Facebook page before January 31st, 2014. Full Rules can be seen over here at Falkentire.com.

2013 Formula D Manufacturer Series Results

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So as we wrap up the 2013 Formula D season the scores are all tallied up and the results are in. Our first time manufacturer champion in Formula D history is Hankook Tires, and our first OEM manufacturer champion is Lexus.

Hankook Tires finished 1st with 1,055.5 points, Falken comes in 2nd with 1,008 points, and Achilles rounds out this podium with 973.25 points in 3rd.

Lexus takes the gold with 975.5 points, Nissan holds the silver with 912.5 points, and Ford gets the bronze with 906 points.

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)