SEMA eNews Vol. 16, No. 48, November 28, 2013

Racing News: Formula DRIFT to Launch World Championship in 2015

Compiled by SEMA Editors

Formula DRIFT to Launch World Championship in 2015
Following the recent announcement of the merger between Formula DRIFT USA and Asia operations, Formula DRIFT has announced a World Championship series slated for 2015. Formula DRIFT will begin to operate a world championship that will be an integration of the Formula DRIFT USA and Formula DRIFT Asia operations. Current Formula DRIFT USA and Formula DRIFT Asia Pro Championships will continue to run as is, with the World Championship as the over-arching pinnacle.

Starting in 2014, Formula DRIFT will merge its USA and Asia operations with a global headquarters in Long Beach, California, and a regional office in Singapore. The merger comes after six years of successful event operations in Asia taking the Formula DRIFT Asia Championship Series to Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, and earlier this year, Australia. The Formula DRIFT licensor, Driftpac, will remain an integral part of the Formula DRIFT events in Asia and will continue to assist in expansion of the brand, but the Formula DRIFT global operations will begin to operate each event internationally as it does with the USA Series.

In 2015, Formula DRIFT will consider some or all of the events on the Formula DRIFT USA and Formula DRIFT Asia calendar as well as possible new host venues into a points championship that will include events on at least three continents. The Formula DRIFT USA and Asia Series will still operate status quo but the new Formula DRIFT World Championship will be created to sit on top of both of the existing series as the first global championship for drifting. The World Championship will also have its own prize purse, media package and champion. Drivers that are currently competing in both series include Daigo Saito, Robbie Nishida, Fredric Aasbo and Ken Gushi.

2014 Summit Racing Show Car Series Schedule Announced
The 2014 Summit Racing Show Car Series schedule is now available. The Summit Racing Show Car Series is the place to see custom cars, trucks, motorcycles, hot rods, race vehicles, antique cars and other vehicles at indoor shows from Houston to Calgary. The Summit Racing Show Car Series will include an International Show Car Association (ISCA)-sanctioned competition. Contestants can also compete for several additional awards, such as the Detroit AutoRama’s Ridler Award.

2014 Summit Racing Show Car Series Schedule

  • November 28–December 1: AutoRama, Houston
  • January 10–12: Cavalcade of Customs, Cincinnati
  • January 24–26: World of Wheels, Pittsburgh
  • February 7–9: World of Wheels, Indianapolis and New Orleans
  • February 14–16: World of Wheels, Dallas and Kansas City
  • February 21–23: World of Wheels, Calgary and Milwaukee
  • February 28–March 2: World of Wheels, Chicago
  • March 7–9: Detroit AutoRama, Detroit
  • March 14–16: Summit Racing I-X Piston Powered Autorama, Cleveland, and World of Wheels, Winnipeg
  • March 21–23: World of Wheels, Salt Lake City
  • March 28–30: World of Wheels, Omaha, Nebraska, and Boston

For more information on the Summit Racing Show Car Series and AutoRama events, visit www.Autorama.com.

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