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What To Do This Weekend: Formula Drift Pro-AM Nationals

Did you think that just because Chris Forsberg won the Formula D title that all drifting was over for this year? For shame!  As retribution I insist that you go to Irwindale Speedway tomorrow and spend $10 bucks watching all of the awesome kamikaze up and coming drifters battle each other to earn a Formula D competition license for next year!  Seriously though, it will be awesome and it will give a sneek peek at some of the new faces we’ll see on the grid next year.

Event Info:

500 Speedway Drive
Irwindale, CA 90716

Tickets are only $10.00
Gates Open at 10:00 A.M.

The Pro Am National Championship Schedule of Events on Saturday, November 21:

Saturday, Nov. 21
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM Will Call Hours Will Call
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Venue Open Venue
9:00 AM – 9:30 AM FD Pro AM Drivers’ Meeting TBD
9:30 AM – 10:00 AM Media Briefing TBD
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM FD Pro AM: Open Practice Track
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM FD Pro AM: Qualifying Track
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM GATES OPEN TO PUBLIC Venue
12:30 PM – 1:00 PM FD Pro AM: Driver’s Meeting Top 16 Announcement Track
1:45 PM – 2:00 PM National Anthem / Opening Ceremonies Track
2:00 PM FD Pro AM: Main Competition Track
4:00 PM – 4:30 PM FD Pro AM: Trophy Ceremony Main Paddock

*Schedule is flexible and subject to change

The top amateur drivers from the United States and Canada will meet at the infamous “House of Drift,” at the Toyota Speedway at Irwindale. This will be the first time that a Pro Am competition of this level will take place at this location. The rising stars of drifting will be discovered and compete for their chance to earn a Formula DRIFT Pro Championship license. Current professional drivers that made their way up through the Pro Am circuit include Justin Pawlak, Ryan Tuerck, Joon Maeng, and Matt Powers.

“Bringing the FD Pro Am National Championship to Irwindale is not only very cool, but very symbolic as well,” said Jim Liaw, president and co-founder of Formula DRIFT. “Never has a Pro Am competition of this magnitude and importance been held at Irwindale before. And to top it off Irwindale is the birthplace of American professional drifting, back in 2003 when Ryan and I brought D1 outside of Japan for the first time.”

Tickets for the Pro Am National Championship will go on sale on October 17, the same day as Round 7: Judgment Day the final event of the 6th season of the Formula DRIFT Pro Championship. Online tickets can be purchased on the Formula DRIFT website. For more information, visit: www.formuladrift.com.

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