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    Motorsports: 2013 Formula Drift championship goes to Michael Essa
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    Six months after the season opener in Long Beach, Formula Drift closed out its seven-event 2013 schedule in front of a sell-out crowd of more than 20,000 spectators at Southern California's Irwindale Speedway this past weekend. Daigo Saito, driving a Lexus SC430 with a 1,200 horsepower ...

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    Video: Drift event held in shadows of Detroit's iconic train station
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    While the annual Woodward Dream Cruise brings plenty of cool cars and automotive enthusiasts to the suburbs of Detroit, the third round of the Midwest Drift Union brought some racing excitement to downtown Detroit. Laying down some rubber with the city's historic and iconic Michigan Central Depot ...

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    Motorsports: Formula Drift crowns its 2012 champion
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    Coming into the last event of the Formula Drift season no less than seven drivers had a chance at winning the championship. Vaughn Gittin Jr., the 2010 champion, was the odds-on favorite, entering the final with a size points lead gained from back-to-back wins earlier in the season, but other ...

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    Video: Drifting through the eyes of drifters
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    Every once in a long spell, we get an email asking how an ambitious young writer can work his or her way into the automotive sphere. The answer is always the same: work harder. Work harder than you ever have in your entire life. Work harder than anyone else around you. Sacrifice your time, your ...

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    Video: Watch Millen dance with his new Genesis Coupe at Long Beach
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    Earlier this month, Rhys Millen took to Formula Drift Long Beach to introduce his newly updated 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe racer. After securing second place during qualifying and besting Nick D'Alessio in the top 32 battle, Millen spun on his second run of the top 16 contention versus Daigo ...

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    Official: Hyundai shows Millen's updated-for-2013 Genesis Coupe drift car
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    Hyundai has once again partnered up with Rhys Millen, this time to create a new 2013 Genesis Coupe fit to take on Formula Drift. The specially prepared two-door boasts more then 600 horsepower thanks to careful tweaking by the minds at RMR. That's a far cry from the 274 hp served up by the stock ...

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    Report: Samuel Hubinette retires from Formula DRIFT
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    Samuel Hübinette, two-time Formula D champion, will not return for the 2012 Formula Drift pro championship season. "Two of our main sponsors changed their marketing direction, so we decided that the best thing to do with the Dodge Challenger SHR drift car is to focus on doing demos," said ...

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    Video: Scion FR-S turbo spotted testing at Laguna Seca
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    It looks as if Scion may be hard at work on a new turbocharged FR-S prototype. Motor Trend nabbed a quick video of what appears to be a forced-induction version of the coupe darting around Laguna Seca. With its tall wing and sideways antics, the vehicle is likely being put through its paces by ...

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    Daijiro Yoshihara crowned 2011 Formula Drift champion
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    Formula Drift headed to Irwindale Speedway to decide who would be crowned the 2011 champion in front of a sold-out crowd. Going into the event, the title race was the closest it had ever been with Falken Tire teammates Daijiro Toshihara and Justin Pawlak separated by just 12.75 points. Each ...

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    Video: Drifting the Gauntlet takes a look at life turned sideways
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    We're suckers for well-shot automotive videos, and our friends at Autoblog Canada (eh?) came across a good one. Filmmaker Stephen Brooks spent time at New Jersey's Wall Speedway to take in a Formula Drift event, and left with plenty of good stuff. His lens work is sharp, his footage is ...

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    Video: Motorsports photogs stranded at DFW airport get creative
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    What do you do when you're stuck on an overnight layover? Sleep? Read the same issue of Automobile four times? Beat Angry Birds? We would, too. For Formula Drift photographers Larry Chen and Joe Ayala, a lengthy layover in the empty Dallas/Fort Worth airport meant an all-night playground. Armed ...

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    Samuel Hubinette to field two-car Formula Drift team for 2011
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    Two-time Formula Drift champion Samuel Hubinette is fielding a two-car team for the 2011 season, calling on European Pro Drift champion Dean Kearney as his second driver. The two will compete in a Dodge Motorsports Challenger and a Dodge Viper SRT-10. Kearney will wheel the Viper, while Hubinette ...

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    Formula Drift UAE Invitational in Abu Dhabi 2011
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    Formula Drift in Abu Dhabi - Click above for high-res image gallery
    After wrapping up the 2010 Formula Drift season (Vaughn Gittin Jr. took the podium, with Tanner Foust and Ryan Tuerck second and third overall), a handful of selected professional drifters loaded their cars into steel 40-foot ...

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    Long Beach Grand Prix 2010: Reflecting on America's Monaco
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    2010 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Grid Girls – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The great thing about a weekend of racing action in Long Beach is that there is so much to see and do besides the already thrilling track action and automotive displays. Vendor alleys, 'extreme sports' ...

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    Rhys Millen gets first Formula Drift podium for Hyundai Genesis Coupe [w/video]
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    Rhys Millen drifting primer – click above to watch the video
    After struggling in his first season of Formula Drift competition with the Hyundai Genesis Coupe, Rhys Millen finally came good at Long Beach this week. Millen still hasn't won with the Genesis, but he managed to get second place ...

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    Vaughn Gittin Jr. unveils new 2011 Mustang drifter, announces new sponsor
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    Vaughn Gittin Jr.'s 2011 Monster Energy Ford Mustang – Click above for high-res image gallery
    A few days ago, Vaughn Gittin Jr. gave a sneak peak of his new 2011 Mustang and hinted that a new sponsor would be involved for the 2010 Formula Drift season. Judging by the green wheels and that ...

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    Electronic Arts puts down controller, forms real racing team
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    Wonders never cease. The crew from Electronic Arts has decided to take its love of all things racing off the console and onto the track. The company just formed a genuine race team under the Need For Speed banner, and while we've seen plenty of brands go racing in the past as part of their ...

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    Video: Rhys Millen warms up his Hyundai Genesis coupe for the drift season
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    Rhys Millet gets drifty with his Hyundai Genesis Coupe – Click above to watch the video
    2009 was a less-than-stellar year for Rhys Millen and the debut of his Hyundai Genesis coupe. The Genesis is an eminently driftable car as was demonstrated during the media launch a year ago. But ...

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    Ruh-Roh: Nick Hogan announces return to drifting
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    Hulk Hogan's son, Nick Hogan, has announced that he'll be returning to competitive drifting. That's right, at one point in time Nick Hogan was a competitive professional drifter, licensed by Formula D and finishing as high as third place at a 2007 NOPI Drift event. Then he went and crashed his ...

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    Iron Man Tony Stark to sponsor Formula D car? [w/video]
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    Click above to view the trailer after the jump
    Of all the fictitious captains of industry and superheroes ever to grace the silver screen, Tony Stark's got to be one of our favorites. Why? Well aside from flying around the world in his super-suit and kickin' terrorist butt, he's also a hardcore ...

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