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2013 Formula Drift Round 4 at Wall Speedway: Video and Event Photos


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Formula Drift is celebrating their 10 year anniversary, and the level of competition between drivers has reached new heights. There is more smoke, horsepower and some of the closest proximity tandem runs to date. This year FD decided to make a change in the course layout to one of the most accident prone tracks on the drift circuit -The Gauntlet. Doing away with the center cross section left the drivers with mixed reactions. The outer most bank of the course had a sticky tar layer that caused many drivers to spin out during practice and competition runs. The main event was sold out to capacity. The crowd was fairly calm for Jersey until JR spun out and caused Daigo to smash into him. You could feel the energy during the Final Four.

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Photo highlights of Formula Drift at Wall Speedway

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Marc Lanreville making his FD debut at Wall Speedway

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Daniel Baker and Dai Yoshihara filming “Behind the Smoke”

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During the finals DMAC strips the door off Chris Forsburg

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Hot off his first place win from West Palm, Michael Essa

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Team Achilles welding Daigo’s SC430

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Ryan Tuerck switched from the Tarmacs to the Formula Classic wheels.

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The Gush laying down some smoke

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Opening ceremonies with George, Field, and DeNofa

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Podium winners #1 Daigo Saito, #2 Justin Pawlak, #3 Chris Forsburg

 
Words, video, and photos by Thomas Babiarz

 


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2013 Event Schedule

Formula D 2013

April 12-13 Long Beach GP – Long Beach, CA

May 10-11 Road Atlanta – Braselton, GA

May 31 - June 1 - Palm Beach Intl Raceway

June 21-22 Wall Speedway – Wall, NJ

July 19-20 Evergreen Speedway – Monroe, WA

September 13-14 Texas Motor Speedway - Fort Worth

October 11-12 Irwindale Speedway - Irwindale, CA

More info: www.formulad.com