Hotlanta lived up to its name this year. Last year when i was down in Braselton for Round 2 it rained and was not as hot as it was this year. Wednesday night i got into my car and started the 12 hour drive to Georgia with a fellow photographer. He did not drive manual, so the 12 hour drive was up to me to conquer. 13 hours later and a 15 minute nap in a BP gas station we arrived at Road Atlanta. We went straight to the track to pick up our media credentials and make the meeting.
Formula Drift Round 2 was filled with excitement, nerves, questionable calls (but when isn’t there), and battles that felt like they would never end. It was hot, and i mean real hot. No matter how much sunscreen you put on, it wasn’t going to help. Renting a golf cart was probably the best idea for the weekend. Road Atlanta is huge, and to get from the Paddock to the track, or from the Paddock to grid was insane. Up and down hills in that heat wasn’t happening. I must say Atlanta fans might be the best fans of the Formula Drift series.
Sikky Racing is made up drivers James Evans and “Rapper” Dan Savage. James and Dan have been driving together from as far back as 2008 when they were competing in US Drift, the premier east coast Formula Drift Pro Am feeder series. It wasn’t until 2011 when James and the crew at Sikky Manufacturing / JE Import Performance would approach Dan to join forces. Dan piloted a Nissan S13 Hatch alongside James in a Nissan 350z. In that inaugural year as team, they traveled up and down the east coast of the United States, competing at XDC events and other various grassroots venus such as Drift Nirvana and East Coast Bash.
Im back with another post from Formula D Long Beach!!!! If you have ever shot Formula D Long Beach before than you know that the drifting is only part of the action. All the new liveries are released, all the new drivers get a taste of the action, and it sets the tone for the rest of the year. With that being said, Round 2 at Road Atlanta got very interesting with only one of the major names taking the podium. Up to this point it is still anyones game. Who will Podium in Atlanta? Will Chris Forsberg bounce back or will Aasbo take two in a row? Mad Mike will also be making his debut in Atlanta.
What’s up my fellow ricers!! I’d like to formally introduce myself to you guys. My name is Tim Durnak! I have joined the Mayday team this year to bring some coverage from the East Coast as well as Formula Drift coverage. This past weekend i was in Long Beach catching the action as we watched Fredric Aasbo take the podium in Round 1. That set the tone for what is going to be an exciting season of Formula Drift as Round 1 ended with minutes to spare before they had to reopen the streets of Long Beach.