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Formula DRIFT Announcements From the 2017 SEMA Show

By SEMA Editors

Formula DRIFT President and Co-Founder Jim Liaw announced the 2018–2019 provisional schedule during a press conference at the 2017 SEMA Show.

Formula DRIFT has announced that ITW Global Brands has extended their support of the Series with Title Sponsor Black Magic and Official Sponsor Gumout for the 2018 and 2019 season. Formula DRIFT also announced the addition of ITW Global Brands, Permatex and Fast Orange as Official Sponsors for the 2018 Pro Championship.

Additionally, Formula DRIFT announced that it had entered into an exclusive relationship with two tire manufacturers, Achilles Radial and Nexen Tire, who will serve as the Official Tire Suppliers of Formula DRIFT PRO 2 Championship. The partnership will help with team cost containment, company inventory management and competition parity. These steps will help continue to serve the development of the next generation of PRO drivers.

Formula DRIFT has announced the provisional schedule for the 2018 Championship Season. Notable changes include moving the final round of the season, which was previously Irwindale Speedway (now closed), to Las Vegas. Additionally, St. Louis and Montreal are in contention for venue prospects for the July event.

The Black Magic Formula DRIFT Championship presented by BlackVue Dash Cameras will begin in April at Round 1: Streets of Long Beach for the 2018 season.  

The 2018 Black Magic Formula DRIFT Championship presented by BlackVue Dash Cameras Provisional Schedule*

Round 1: Streets of Long Beach
April 6–7: Long Beach, California

Invitational: Super Drift Challenge at the Grand Prix of Long Beach**
April 13–14: Long Beach, California

Round 2: Invasion
April 27–28: Orlando, Florida

Round 3: Road to the Championship
May 11–12: Atlanta, Georgia, with PRO 2

Round 4: The Gauntlet
June: Wall, New Jersey

Round 5: Throwdown
July: Monroe, Washington

Round 6: TBD
August: St. Louis, Missouri, with PRO 2 or Montreal, Canada

Round 7: Showdown
September 14–15: Dallas, Texas, with PRO 2

Round 8: Title Fight
October 12–13: Las Vegas, Nevada, with PRO 2

*Subject to Change
**Non-Championship Points Competition

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