I had a great time this weekend with Matt Waldin and the Mishimoto/Import Intelligence crew at Wall Stadium for Formula Drift.
It was hot, sweaty, messy, loud, and absolutely insane – but unlike last year we managed to avoid the projected thunderstorms all weekend which meant the smoke show was on.
Along with many of the DA boys, Wall is Matt’s home track on the FD circuit. He threw down some solid runs which lead him to qualify 18th in the field – his personal best in Formula Drift.
Thanks for repping illantic, Matt!
Unfortnuately, Gushi knocked him out of the top 32, but not without a fight.
Here are some more snaps from the weekend:
Loved this shot
RT and ACP
Nice to see ACP in something other than a NOS Evo for once
JR throwing it down
Tanner did much better than last year.
Drift Emporium… crazy dudes
Can you tell I’m obsessed with fire?
Clipping point got mangled this round, lots of drivers had trouble with the switchback
Russell Walker came out as a privateer all the way from Texas and qualified just out of the top 32. Tough break this weekend but he’s a cool guy and a good sportsman. I’m sure we’ll be seeing more of him.
Mad Mike lives up to his name
Total accident shot of a burnout, but I really love the way it looked when I got it to my computer. I might actually make a print of it.
Drift GT-R… does it really need any more of a caption?
Hope you all enjoyed the photos. Before I wrap this up I just want to put out a HUGE thank you to Matt for all of the hospitality this weekend, Fred from Rockstar Energy for the swag and for keeping us hydrated, Ed from Tuner Icons for the baller trailer, the Formula Drift staff for taking care of us in the Media tent, and all the other media people I met this weekend for spreading the drift love and expanding our social networks – haha.
Next weekend I hit Montreal for the F1GP – stay tuned.