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Best in the biz! Best professional drift event EVER?!?!

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This past Saturday night was historic on so many levels, a new Formula Drift Champion was crowned, the action was some of the best driving we’ve seen collectively, record breaking numbers for the The House of Drift and just overall the evening was ELECTRIC…
The whole weekend was a blast!!!!!!!!!!

Come with me and see my abbreviated weekend from Wednesday til Sunday night…
But also be sure to check out the coverage from all the websites…
Including
SPEEDHUNTERS
Wrecked Magazine
LifeBlasters.com
OMG Drift
Drifting.com
MotorMavens.com

Plus,
I have to show you this video by Larry Chen, he rips!
So creative and fun!
BTW, I was riding my bike with Matt Powers on my pegs giving a course description for livestream!
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yx5IT63LKy4[/youtube]

The long road from AZ to CA…
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I got a new toy from GoPro, stoked I’ve never owned one before thanks GoPro!
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Stunning sunset as I drive through rain entering the IE in CA…
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Thursday went and had a great convo with my homie Peter aka nycparislondonhktokyola
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Laced Peter with an INCIPIO NGP case of course…
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Swung by the Alpinestars office, got laced for the banquet…
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Track time on Thursday….
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Just for a few things…
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Ill TSX wagon huh?!?!? too bad FWD…
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Had to do VO for a couple episodes of Formula Drift TV on Versus channel…
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Dinner & some beers at a banging place called Lucky Baldwins, 2 locations one in Pasadena and one in Sierra Madre, I’d hit both locations this trip, haha Great beer selection!
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Friday practice…
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So much rubber shrapnel…
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Will Roegge making movie pictures see, with the RED! somebody grab a burrito and shoot it slow mo!
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The one & Only EO aka Estevan Oriol
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Ryan watching the DriftStream making sure all is good…
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This would be Tony Angelos last event being a Formula Drift judge…
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Sunset on practice & qualifying day…
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IT’S GAME DAY, SATURDAY for the Final Fight!
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Final Drivers meeting
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Awesome camera for a burrito toss!
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Can’t wait to see it in use…
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Before the gates opened…
These stands and the whole venue in hours will be packed, sold out and standing room only!
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SPOILER ALERT!
You’re new 2011 Formula Drift Champion, Dai Yoshihara!
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A gift from Mike Macare thanks buddy, you can see him waving in the background haha
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Homeboy Heath of LUCKY 13 came out and experienced FD 1st hand for the 1st time, he’s a new fan!
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My brother from another mother the HOONIGAN honcho… Scotto!
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minutes after Dai was announced 2011 Champion…
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I was honored to have the 1st interview with Dai moments after he won in front of the crowd and DriftStream, congrats buddy!
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Obligatory, I’m closer than you pic…
I’ve held every single trophy in FD history yet don’t get to keep ANY of them haha
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Dai the CHAMP!
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rooftop party!
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Sunday morning even after staying up til 4am, I was up at 7AM for the Tour de Formula Drift with the Lycra loving bike riders… including the winner of Irwindale Tyler McQuarrie…
30 miles with a hangover, homies and some burritos was a great way to reoup after an amazing event!
Pics by Rad1…
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Old homies Chux and Rad1 Rodney Wills, we’re of TMR M’zine fame if ya don’t know, ya should!
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Sunday night the FORMULA DRIFT Banquet 2011…
Look at how much fun our FD family is, I got everybody to do this for my blog and Jose got it too, rad huh?!?!
Except Olfert & Treebeard, I see you guys! You punks!
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Jim Liaw FD President, 2011 Formula Drift Champion Dai Yoshihara and 4th overall in FD D Mac
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J Brad the Falken Tires Motorsports Manager made a bet if he loses he has to do the “Cat Daddy” here he is paying up…
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKR6NhZ_Swg[/youtube]

Blurry picture of the top 3 finishers, JTP, Dai & Forsberg…
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I wanna but I dont, see these guys go toe to toe…
Stephen-sten versus Sergenstein!
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House party at The Forsbergs, no evidence was taken just say it was epic…
We were joined by a gang of friends one of which X Games Gold Medalist Liam Doran
I laced him up with a new INCIPIO case for his iPhone 4 the Feather to be exact….
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That’s a wrap on 2011 Formula Drift Championship, but the train doesn’t stop plenty more drifting action to follow, Vegas this weekend for a demo with Vaughn Gittin Jr. Indonesia, Malaysia and a quick break as the Middle East should be happening again!
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One Response to Best in the biz! Best professional drift event EVER?!?!

  1. I agree Round 7 this year was the best FD event I’ve been to and experienced. You couldn’t write a more dramatic storyline or have any better action or outcome.

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