Xtreme Drift Circuit: House of Drift

    In front of a packed house at Toyota Speedway of Irwindale (AKA: House of Drift), Chelsea DeNofa, from Seabrook, TX, defeated Aurimas ‘Odi’ Bachkis from Wrightwood, CA, in the final round of tandem competition to win the first XtremeDrift Circuit event of 2011. George Marstanovic, from Flagstaff, AZ, finished third overall after winning the Consolation Round when Hawaii’s Joshua Steele, driving the NST / NOS Energy Drink / Neverslo Nissan S13.4, was unable to make the second run of the round.   For DeNofa, the 2010 XDC Champion and driver of the Nexen / Non Stop Tuning /…

Import Face-Off 2011: Dinnwiddie, VA

Photos by Cliff Wallace - www.importfaceoff.net IMPORT FACE-OFF: Virginia Motorsports Park – 10/30/11 FWD presented by SPEC clutches and flywheelsWinner – Rick Everly – Pasadena, MD – ’92 Civic – 9.49 @ 160.65R/U – Brandon Settlemyre – Hickory, NC – ’94 Civic - BROKE Forced Induction Pro presented by Go-Autoworks.comWinner – Matt Lennen – Frederick, MD – ’95 Supra – 11.07 @ 95.71R/U – Single Run All Motor Pro presented by Competition ClutchWinner – Gray Milteer – Portsmouth, VA – ’90 CRX – 11.50 @ 121.91R/U – Darron Huntley – Youngsville, NC – ’92 Civic – 12.66 @ 105.00 Forced…

Formula Drift Round 3 2011: Palm Beach, FL

Formula DRIFT entered Florida for the first time for Round 3: Invasion at Palm Beach International Raceway. Justin Pawlak takes the victory in the Falken Tires Ford Mustang and regains the lead in the Pro Championship standings. Round 3: Invasion brought the Formula DRIFT Pro Championship to Florida for the first time in the eight seasons of competition. The action packed weekend showcased the best drifters in the world at a new venue. The new course was technical and fast giving the drivers a challenge to adjust to. “The demand to bring Formula DRIFT from drifting fans to the state…

Import Face-Off 2011: Jacksonville, FL

Cesar Olin from Jacksonville, FL scored a miraculous win in the FWD class running a 9.751 @ 149.68 mph in his Purple Honda Civic over former points leader Michael Yonke from Dunedin, FL in his ‘94 Honda Civic who only ran 13.845 @ 74.37 mph due to mechanical problems. It was a miracle win for Cesar, not because of his quarter-mile times which are very competitive, but because he barely even made it to the track in the first place. An important reminder for anyone hauling a race car: USE TOW STRAPS, don’t rely on just the winch cable. Cesar’s…