SEMA 2017 Part 2: Decked Halls, Hoonigans, and Hard Driving

Las Vegas, NV – During SEMA the front lot of the Convention Center turns into a high octane alley of automotive shenanigans. The ponies of the Formula DRIFT Mustang duo were turnin’ and burnin’ on the tandems as Vaughn Gittin Jr. and Chelsea DeNofa not only gave vicious rides but put in plenty of low speed tandem practice….


SEMA 2017 Part 1: RX-7 Heaven

Las Vegas, NV – They came from all corners of the U.S. sporting body panels of all shapes and sizes (some being powered by rotaries and others by pistons) to represent the RX-7 community in full force at the 2017 SEMA Show. Whether built for show, drift, or street like the 1,100 HP twin-turbo LS…


Low Power Heroes: Tips on Drifting Low Power Cars Part 1

Hello Drift Fam, thanks for your valuable time. Now the image you see above is not a joke; it’s part of a tradition of low powered cars put together with a high setup IQ and a heavy emphasis on driving technique. In anticipation of the many stock engine S-chassis at the upcoming event we put…


Four Little Patches of Rubber: Tips on Tires and Alignments

Almost every racing book explains that the most important part of a car are the tires. These four little patches of rubber, or big ones if you’re driving a Formula DRIFT car like 2013 champion Michael Essa, connect your vehicle to the ground and can have the biggest impact on how your car behaves in…


Protect ya’ Head, Dome, Cabeza: Tips on Helmets and Safety

words Debbie Meda photos Paul Lopez, Debbie Meda Along with a sturdy rear-end setup and a nice and sturdy driver seat, a helmet is one of those necessary items for you at a drift event. Even 2012 Formula DRIFT champion Daigo Saito would agree with that. In the event of a crash a car helmet…