March 16, 2014

2014 #FormulaDRIFT Round 1 at Long Beach - Season Opener is Coming!



Los Angeles, CA - The 2014 season of Formula DRIFT is coming in less than 3 weeks and will start on Friday April 4 and continue on Saturday, April 5!  This year, it's going to get even more exciting!

We received several pieces of great news from the officials, including their renewal of NBCSN television broadcast starting July 27 with their own dedicated program.

Also many tire manufacturers and suppliers have their recurring support to this great motorsport franchise, including Falken, Hankook, Nitto, Achilles, Maxxis, Yokohama, Kenda.  The showing of the top tier companies is a clear indication of the strong presence of the event as well as the series.

At the opening event of the season at Long Beach, CA, there will be added new cars and drivers, as indicated by Jim Liaw, the co-founder of Formula DRIFT: “This will be our seventh consecutive year drifting on the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Street Course.... With the new season brings new cars and new drivers to the Series and we are excited to kick off the action in April to another sell out audience.”

Also expecting a sell out crowd for the event, they have added 2000 reserved tickets seats to accommodate the ever more growing fans.  A new VIP experience is also being added for purchase, that can get you "preferred seats in grandstand 18, a track-walk during opening ceremonies where fans will be inches away from the drivers, a line pass for the autograph session and a signature Formula DRIFT credential."

"Round 1: Streets of Long Beach will feature the championship defense for Michael Essa and top contenders Chris Forsberg, Daigo Saito, Fredric Aasbo and Vaughn Gittin, Jr. in addition to new drivers and vehicles that will make their debut at the season opener. The season kickoff will also showcase the new Offset Kings car show."

Tickets are now available for Round 1: Streets of Long Beach on April 4-5, including reserved seating, 2-day ticket packages, and VIP tickets and can be purchased through www.formuladrift.com, Ticketmaster outlets, and the Long Beach Convention Center box office. Ticket prices start at $35 online with all seats reserved for Saturday’s competition day.

Round 1 Ticket: http://www.ticketmaster.com/Formula-Drift-tickets/artist/915308
Formula DRIFT Drivers: http://www.formulad.com/drivers
Past Coverage: http://cars.wheelsandheelsmag.com/search?q=formula+Drift and http://www.wheelsandheelsmag.com/search?q=formula+drift


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