Hype For Good: Formula Drift Holding Hurricane Sandy Relief Fundraiser Event At Irwindale (UPDATE)

Posted on 12.04.12 | Andrew Beckford No Comments

Even though its been a little more than a month the recovery effort is still on going on the east coast after the horrible events of Hurricane/Superstorm Sandy.  Things are better than before but there is still a long way to go!  To help out, Formula Drift has decided to put on a fundraising event at Irwindale Speedway AKA “The House Of Drift”.  At this event individuals can pay for ride alongs with Formula Drift drivers Dai Yoshihara, Justin Pawlak, Odi Bakchis, Kyle Mohan, Pat Mordaunt, Jeff Jones, Marucio Ornelas, Ryan Kado, and Danny George.

There will also be raffles with prizes provided by Sparco, Fatlace, Yoshihara Design, Nitto, Alpinestars, ACT Clutches, Motegi Racing, Discount Tire, EBC Brakes, Falken, K&N, and more.  Proceeds from buying Ride-a-longs and raffle tickets will go towards the hurricane Sandy relief effort.  Attendees can also make donations to the Red Cross on site.  The event will be free to enter and its all going down December 13th from 6pm to 9pm!

So if you are in the area, head out to the House of Drift, get a ride along and contribute to the effort!

Who: Formula Drift

What: Hurricane Sandy Fundraiser

When: December 13th 6pm-9pm

Where: Irwindale Speedway, CA (500 Speedway Drive. Irwindale, California 91706)

Why: To help rebuild the east coast!

How Much (UPDATE): Event entry is free but donations will be taken on site.  Ride-a-longs are $150 with the driver picked at random & $250 to pick the driver of your choice

Purchase Ride-a-long tickets here: http://www.wantickets.com/events/ShowEvent.aspx?eventId=117291

Press Release:

Formula DRIFT Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Fundraiser Announced;
Irwindale Speedway to Host Charity Drift Event on December 13

Long Beach, Calif. – December 3, 2012 – Formula DRIFT has announced a special charity event to benefit the American Red Cross’s Hurricane Sandy relief efforts on December 13 at Irwindale Speedway. Professional drift ride-alongs from Formula DRIFT stars will be for sale to the public with proceeds to going to the relief fund.

“Hurricane Sandy affected a lot of people on the East Coast and we realize the help that is needed to restore the quality of life for many,” said Jim Liaw, president and co-founder of Formula DRIFT. “The Series has many friends, fans and family living in the affected parts of the country and we invite everyone to come attend this special event to help support those in need.”

Formula DRIFT ride-alongs from the Series top drivers such as Daijiro Yoshihara, Justin Pawlak, Odi Bakchis, Kyle Mohan, Jeff Jones, Danny George and more will be available to give once in a lifetime ride-alongs that will be for sale. Raffle tickets will also be on-sale at the event for a chance to win great prizes from Formula DRIFT partners including Sparco, Fatlace, Yoshihara Design, Nitto, Alpinestars, ACT Clutches, Motegi Racing, Discount Tire, EBC Brakes, Falken, K&N and more.

The event is free and open for all fans to attend from 6 – 9 PM. Companies and Individuals can purchase ride-alongs via the Formula DRIFT website: www.formuladrift.com. Donations are also welcome with all proceeds to be donated to the American Red Cross.

For more information visit: www.formuladrift.com 

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