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Exact details are yet to be hashed out but there will be a national drifting championship in the United States in 2004. Granted, it will be only four events and the venues are not official, but it is another sign drifting is stepping out of the chaos of the street and onto a stretch of sanctioned pavement, maybe one near you.
The 2004 Formula D Series is being organized by Slipstream Global Marketing, the same entity that brought us D1 Grand Prix USA, the largest drifting event on these shores (AW, Sept. 29). The 2004 Formula D Series will be sanctioned by the SCCA with co-promotion handled by Vision Entertainment, the company that produces the Hot Import Nights sport compact car events.

An official schedule will be announced by year-end. Expect one round at Irwindale Speedway in Southern California, one at Northern California’s Infineon Raceway, and two others to be staged in Texas, Florida or somewhere in the Northeast. How do we know drifting has arrived? Bob Bondurant is putting together a drifting school.

For more information go to slipstreamglobal.com.

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too bad the onli honda that can be use for drifting is onli S2000. the NSX just way to expensive to be drift here and there.
 

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At the 2003 Sema Show in Las Vegas Slip Stream Global, the company that brought the D1 Grand Prix to the U.S.A announced that they would be starting a new Drift series in the U.S. The series will be called Formula Drift. Formula Drift is sanctioned by SCCA Pro Racing and will consist of four events. This event will be open to anyone including full teams to privateers. Four events will provide a overall champion at the end. The driver will receive $10,000 dollars in cash winnings. This will help ease privateers spending and motivate all drivers. No drivers holding a D1 License will be allowed to compete. These events are to help U.S. drivers learn skills in a completive environment such as the Japanese drivers are exposed to in their highly completive drift market. This is what American drivers needed. Starting in mid 2004 the games will begin. About two other drift series not related to Slip Stream may also start in 2004 to keep American drifters very busy. Get ready!

-Quote from DriftClub
 

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I like how they won't allow D1 lic. holers to compete...:rolleyes:

In Jpn the lic. are earned on a points system by competing in drfiting competitions. Basically D1 = Pro.
 

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You could look at this in two ways:
1- Your a D1 licensed driver and there blocking you out.:mad:
2-Your a SCCA licensed driver and you want a honest chance at winning the pot . With some bad ass D1 driver in there with years of expirence he'll grabb all the winns. no contest
while the rest of ous set out on a long learning curv.
With little hope of winning First.
 

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I've seen lots of '80's Camaros drifting.
 

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If they drift skyline sedans. why not comars, stangs, birds, vettes
and vipers.
Drifting is about the skills of the driver right?
 

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saint said:
If they drift skyline sedans. why not comars, stangs, birds, vettes
and vipers.
Drifting is about the skills of the driver right?
LOL! Watch Smokey and the Bandit or an episode of Dukes of Hazzard! :lol2:
 

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is there even a point to drifting other then its fun?

i heard its not even the fastest way to get through a corner...is this true?
 

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Last month a 240sx turbo drifted threw an autoX course
on Turner Field in ATL. Everybody wes like YA!!!!!:D
The course officals were like "Cut that [email protected] out!":mad:
LOL, He must have knocked down about 20+ cones.
It was great.
 
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