It’s hard to believe that it’s been six months since I first set off with the HELIX team for Formula Drift in Long Beach. This season was nothing short of insane, and although I am not coming back to cover FD next year (sorry folks), I am walking away from this experience with plenty of fond memories and great friends.
Thanks to everyone who supported Shifted, Illantic, and myself throughout the season – from our sponsors to fans and readers. It was great meeting a lot of you in person on the road, I had no idea that my work and this humble little site had such a far reach.
Last weekend in Irwindale I decided to try my hand at making a video for the event. To be honest, I spent most of the time drinking with my friends watched a lot of drifting without a camera in my hand. Either way, here is what I came up with. Hope you like it!
Last weekend I rolled down to Palm Beach with the HELIX Drift team for the third round of Formula Drift. Between drunken go-karting, trying to wrestle alligators, getting evacuated from our hotel, chasing stuffed sharks, and drinking at Swampgrass Willy’s, we managed to find some time to go drifting. Sadly, Matt got knocked out of the top 32 after he drove into Otto Graven’s door entering into the first clip. Go hard or go home. We are ready for NJ, it’s our home track and ShiftedFrame and Illantic will be out in full force to represent!
I also want to give a shout out and a BIG thanks to Secret Entourage and ADV.1 wheels for your hospitality this weekend. Had a great time meeting all of you!
Watch Dan Cyr’s coverage of the HELIX Energy drinks team down in ATL. What a wild weekend it was!
CYRIOUS PRODUCTIONS – HELIX ENERGY DRINK: ATL from Cyrious Productions on Vimeo.
Here are some pics and a sweeeeet documentary video by Dan Cyr of Drift Posse highlighting their trip down to FD Atlanta. All in all it was a good weekend, Matt Waldin in the HELIX Drift 350Z qualified 16th and made it to the top 16 round of competition. Plenty of chaos went on off the track as well, these guys seem to leave a trail of fire and chaos wherever they go. Good times as always.
It’s a lifestyle
And Dan’s video documentary:
CYRIOUS PRODUCTIONS – Road To Formula Drift from Cyrious Productions on Vimeo.
Honestly, if I even wrote about half of the things that happened to us in Long Beach last weekend, I don’t think any of you would believe me. Let’s just put it this way: I’ve been home for 5 days and I’m just now recovered enough to put a post together.
I went out with Matt Waldin and his HELIX Drinks 350Z to kick off the start of Matt’s first full Formula Drift season. Matt has already shown the world he is capable of becoming a serious contender, and with the help of HELIX he’ll now be at every FD event.
He definitely did not leave his new sponsors unhappy. They were thoroughly impressed with his performance, qualifying 13th overall and making it into the top 16. Pictured above is Charles Ng spinning in the top 32 round, advancing Matt to the big show.
In the top 16 Waldin went up against Matt Powers in his V8 S14
It was a close tandem, but Powers came up on top. Waldin officially finished 14th for the day, a personal best in both qualifying and final position. Not a bad way to kick off 2011.
Walker Wilkerson was impressive this weekend, if he makes it out to Atlanta it’ll be interesting to see how he fares with attempting a 4th gear entry in that thing.
And unfortunately all good things have to come to an end at some point. When all was said and done we packed up the rig and got cleaned up so we could go out on the town with some good friends after a great first showing.
Next up: Dirty South. Atlanta time.