Posts Tagged ‘Formula Drift’

Ford Returns To Formula DRIFT


Ford Motor Company is returning to Formula DRIFT series and is celebrating its second year being an official sponsor of the event. Ford will support Mustang drivers Vaughn Gittin Jr. and Justin Pawlak, launch a sweepstakes for a custom Fiesta ST and bring trackside displays to three key events across the United States.

Back in 2005, the brand supported drivers in Formula DRIFT, when the competition triggered a successful Ford Racing performance parts engine development program for the supercharged 4.6-liter V8 crate powertrain. Last year, two Mustangs finished at the top, keeping Ford in the hunt for the manufacturer’s cup throughout the first year of the championship.

Samuel Hubinette with Challenger and Viper – 2011 Formula Drift


Samuel Hubinette with Challenger and Viper - 2011 Formula Drift - Muscle Cars Blog* Specially prepared Dodge Challenger and Dodge Viper SRT10 are set for new season of drift competition
* Samuel Hubinette Racing welcomes European ProDrift champ Dean Kearney as second driver
* 2011 Formula DRIFT season kicks off at the Streets of Long Beach (Calif.) April 8-9
* Hubinette and his Dodge Challenger drift machine will be available for demo rides from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 26, at the Sixth Annual Spring Festival at Orange County Great Park (ex El Toro Marine base)

Two-time champion Samuel Hubinette is set to unleash a one-two Dodge punch on the Formula DRIFT (FD) Series in 2011. Read more!

2011 Monster Energy Ford Mustang


2011 Monster Energy Ford Mustang - Muscle Cars BlogLike the production 2011 Mustang, Vaughn’s new ride features several new upgrades. The chassis and suspension have been updated using the knowledge gained from the 2009 season, and the looks have been tweaked to match Gitton’s ponycar for the street, the RTR-C Mustang. Falken Tire remains as a sponsor and has provided their brand new RT-615K tires to be sacrificed on track, and a version of Ford Racing’s 4.6-liter supercharged V8 is still under the hood. Check out the muscle car gallery after the jump.

Sam Hubinette Drifts His 865-hp Dodge Challenger


Sam Hubinette (2010 SRH / Dodge / BFG Challenger) and Andrew Comrie-Picard AKA “ACP” (SHR / Dodge / BFG Viper) take out their new Dodge cars for their first test day before Formula D. Sam had just finished the car prior to testing and ACP had all of 20 minutes behind the wheel of Sam’s old beast. Asking Sam about the Challenger before he hit the track he simply said “It works”, and did it ever. – The Ultimate Blog for American Muscle Cars and Muscle Vehicles