A Glimpse of Formula Drift Round 2 Road Atlanta May 9 – May 10

A Glimpse of Formula Drift Round 2 Road Atlanta May 9 – May 10

By Bonnie Morét

 

The driving “wows” me and the energy excites me … my name is Bonnie Morét and I LOVE DRIFTING!

Formula Drift, Inc. was co-founded by Jim Liaw and Ryan Sage in 2003. With 60 plus licensed drivers competing, Formula Drift is recognized as the premier North American professional drifting championship series. The series consists of a seven round championship played out at race tracks across the United States. Judged on execution and style rather than who finishes the course in the fastest time, Formula Drift joins traditional racing and extreme sports.

A bit of action at the starting line.

A bit of action at the starting line.

A crew member perfects the pressure of the tires.

A crew member perfects the pressure of the tires.

Anticipation ...

Anticipation …

Check out Grunewald's side mirror view.

Check out Grunewald’s side mirror view.

The landscape from the starting line.

The landscape from the starting line.

While waiting for the race to begin, Formula Drift fans create their own fun.

While waiting for the race to begin, Formula Drift fans create their own fun.

Hello Chanel ... fashion, Formula Drift style!

Hello Chanel … fashion, Formula Drift style!

The drivers enjoy meeting their fans and signing autographs.

The drivers enjoy meeting their fans and signing autographs.

Maximum smoke from Maximum Attack!

Maximum smoke from Maximum Attack!

A camera captures the action from a different point of view.

A camera captures the action from a different point of view.

Night racing.

Night racing.

From energy drinks to the military, Formula Drift works closely with a variety of endemic and non-endemic business partners. Most notably Formula Drift works with the largest amount of tire suppliers to a single series. Achilles, Falken, Hankook, Maxxis, Kenda, Nitto, GT Radial, and Yokohama all work together to supply teams and develop test their products.

Go U.S. Air Force!

Go U.S. Air Force!

Below are highlights from Round 2 at Road Atlanta on May 9 – May 10.