Formula D Irwindale: The Mayday Perspective pt. 1

Seven deep and over 1000 miles from home, Mayday Garage ventured out to the west coast to watch and cover the finals of North America’s premiere drift series, Formula D. Drifting, Hardparkers and Shorties were on our agenda for the duration of our stay in California and I think we accomplished our goal. Today we are going to venture into the core of Formula D, Drift. Formula D Final round was taken by the Rockstar NASCAR Motorplant Scion, driven by Tanner Foust. Following him for the day was series points leader Vaughn Gittin Jr. Our friend Linhbergh from Speedhunters had told us that we had picked a great event to go to because the amount of drama that ensued throughout the event. From series rivalries to wrecks, we witnessed an amazing event for sure.

Last years series winner, Chris Forsberg.  Consistent all day, but a spin out would take him out.

Last years series winner, Chris Forsberg. Consistent all day, but a spin out would take him out.

Rhys Millen, a force NOT to be reckoned with!

Rhys Millen, a force NOT to be reckoned with!

Gardella Racing, great team, great driver, but luck wasn't on their side this past weekend.  Either way, balls out in style.

Gardella Racing, great team, great driver, but luck wasn't on their side this past weekend. Either way, balls out in style.

Justin Pawlak driving the Falken Stang like a bat out of hell.

Justin Pawlak driving the Falken Stang like a bat out of hell.

Conrad Grunewald's Hankook Camaro is no Joke

Conrad Grunewald's Hankook Camaro is no Joke

The competition was stiff, even amongst teammates.

The competition was stiff, even amongst teammates.

Wrecks, not uncommon

Wrecks, not uncommon

California doesn't play, they were out to support in full force.

California doesn't play, they were out to support in full force.

The Man of the Day

The Man of the Day

Formula D Irwindale: A Teaser Snap.

If you haven’t figured it out yet, the Mayday Crew is out in California for Formula D Finals. As I sit here typing this we are about to head out to grab a beer after our first day at Toyota Speedway in Irwindale, but before we head out I would like to share this pic I grabbed of the series point leader Vaughn Gittin Jr. Enjoy, and stay tuned for the Mayday Crew’s Formula D Coverage over the next few days.

Beast.

Beast.

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JohnP

Chaos has a name: Import Reactor Drift 2010 coverage

Wow. What. A. Weekend.

The week started with Smoky Nagata from Top Secret Japan tuning Nissans from Monday all the way through wednesday late night, and it closed with Import Reactor Unlimited and Anime Matsuri. But before the official and epic weekend got started, Import Reactor Drift was to be the opening ceremonies to Import Reactor Unlimited.

Russell Walkers purple stuff S13 ripping up the track. KP.

Russell Walker's purple stuff S13 ripping up the track. KP.