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Formula Drift Hype: Fredric Aasbo Wins Round 5 In Seattle

Posted on 07.27.15 | Andrew Beckford No Comments

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Did you check out the live stream of Formula Drift Seattle over the weekend?  What a crazy event!  There was rain on and off making track conditions super unpredictable and the battles were nuts!  There was even a fair share of car carnage when Tyler McQuarrie had a literal run in with the wall during a battle with Justin Pawlak.  It was all pretty exciting to watch.  In the end though, it was Fredric Aasbo who once again made it to the top of the podium by defeating Alec Hohnadell in the final battle.  Justin Pawlak’s car held together after his rough battle with McQuarrie and managed a 3rd place podium finish.

Aasbo’s win gives him a pretty big lead in the points, especially considering that his closest competition Ryan Tuerck failed to make it out of Top 32.  With only two rounds left Tuerck really needs to step his game up if he wants a shot at the 2015 Pro Championship title.  So, to wrap up the podium once more it was Fredric Aasbo getting the win with Alec Hohnadell in second place, and Justin Pawlak taking third.

Here are the top 5 Pro Championship points standings after round 5:

1st: Fredric Aasbo -373 points
2nd: Ryan Tuerck -297 points
3rd: Odi Bakchis -293 points
4th: Ken Gushi -264 points
5th: Chris Forsberg -261 points

The next round in the Formula Drift Championship will be in Fort Worth, Texas at Texas Motor Speedway.  Expect any and all challengers for the Championship to go completely HAM as time is running out for the 2015 season!

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F1 Hype: Hungarian Grand Prix Quick Result (With Video)

Posted on 07.27.15 | Andrew Beckford No Comments

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What? You didn’t watch the F1 race this weekend?  What the heck were you doing then?  Watching Paper Towns?  Ugh fine, I’ll give you the results to get you caught up but next time you’re own your own!  …Who am I kidding?  I can’t stay mad at you!  I got your back!  Anyway, scroll down for official results of the Hungarian GP and a race recap from NBC Sports.

WARNING: SPOILERS BELOW!

2015 Hungarian Grand Prix Results:

1st: Sebastian Vettel (Vettel dedicated his win to the late Jules Bianchi)
2nd: Daniil Kvyat
3rd: Daniel Riccardo

Race recap:

2015 Formula One World Championship Driver Standings:

1st: Lewis Hamilton -202 points
2nd: Nico Rosberg -181 points
3rd: Sebastian Vettel -160 points
4th: Valtteri Bottas -77 points
5th: Kimi Raikkonen -76 points

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Formula Drift Hype: Watch FD Seattle Live HERE!

Posted on 07.24.15 | Andrew Beckford No Comments

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Looking for the livestream for Formula Drift round 5?  Look no further!  We have you covered!  Just scroll down for all the live drifting goodness and thank us later!  Enjoy!


Formula DRIFT Seattle Commercial (2015) by driftstream

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Indy Car Hype: ABC Supply Wisconsin 250 Quick Result (With Video)

Posted on 07.13.15 | Andrew Beckford No Comments

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Did you miss out on the Indy Car oval race over the weekend?  We got you covered.  Below are the official results for the ABC Supply Wisconsin 250 along with some race highlights to show you how things shook out.

WARNING SPOILERS BELOW!!

ABC Supply Wisconsin 250 Results:

1st: Sebastian Bourdais
2nd: Helio Castroneves
3rd: Graham Rahal

Race Highlights:

Top 5 points standings:

1st: Juan Pablo Montoya -439 points
2nd: Scott Dixon -385 points
3rd: Graham Rahal -370 points (1 win)
4th: Helio Castroneves -370 points (no wins)
4th: Will Power -369 points

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Drift Hype: Masato Kawabata Wins Formula Drift Japan

Posted on 07.13.15 | Andrew Beckford No Comments

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If you missed the Formula Drift Japan livestream over the weekend we are here to give you the quick results!  Formula Drift Japan was the first international points-paying round of the season and the first step for those seeking the Formula Drift World Championship title.  A handful of regulars in the American-based “Pro” series made the trip to Japan including Odi Bakchis, Dean Kearney, “Mad” Mike Whiddet, Robbie Nishida, Daigo Saito, Charles Ng, Masashi Yokoi, Matt Field, and Fredric Aasbo.

However it was seasoned driver and Japanese local Masato Kawabata who took the top podium spot.  Odi Bakchis managed second place and Tadahiro Fukada nabbed third place.

Kawabata’s win puts him in first place overall for the Formula Drift International title but if he wants to defend that spot he’ll need to make it out to the next two rounds in Canada and China respectively.  Odi’s second place finish combined with his consistent results in the American Pro series puts him in the number one points spot for the Formula Drift World Championship running; but he too will also need to have strong showings in Canada and China but also need to stay consistent in the Pro Series rounds as well to keep his World Championship hopes alive.

The next Formula Drift event will be round 5 of the Pro Series in Washington at Evergreen Speedway.

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Formula Drift Hype: Watch Formula Drift Japan LIVE Here!

Posted on 07.10.15 | Andrew Beckford No Comments

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If you’re reading this then you probably aren’t in Japan right now to watch Formula Drift.  The good news is, just as the title of this post suggests, you can watch it all LIVE here!  Just scroll down to watch a live feed of Formula Drift Japan!

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Hype: Now Toddlers Can Practice Their Sideways Driving Thanks To Razor’s New Drift Ride “Lil Crazy”

Posted on 07.09.15 | Andrew Beckford No Comments

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Here is a bit of personal info about me.  I have a niece and nephew.  My nephew is 5 and my niece will soon be 14 (God..shes a teenager!).  However, back when the original Crazy Kart from Razor was released my niece was 12 and my nephew was 3.  That left me with a problem when they came to visit.  My niece was big enough to drive the kart but my poor nephew had to watch from the sidelines.  Not only was he a bit to small to drive the kart, but the original Crazy Kart has a top speed of 12mph which is way too much speed for a child that young to control.  The worst part denying the little guy was his sad face! Ugh, it killed me.

It looks like Razor themselves have seen a few sad faces because they have fixed the “you’re too young to drive this” problem with their new drift kart the “Lil Crazy.”  The Lil Crazy can be piloted by children as young as 3 years old.  It is much smaller so its a better fit for kids that age, its easier to drive (no “drift handle”), and its top speed is a safe but fun 2mph.

If you want to pick up a Lil Crazy drift kart for your little ones, it can be had for $99 at Toys R Us.  For a better look of the Lil Crazy click the thumbnails below for pictures.  To see it in action check out the video below as well.

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Hype: The TL3 Racing Simulator Is The Closest Thing To Having A Track Day Inside Your House (Video)

Posted on 07.08.15 | Andrew Beckford No Comments

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Racing games have gotten more and more realistic over time.  Games like Gran Turismo, Forza Motorsport and Project CARS have all aimed to get as close as possible to bringing a real driving and racing experience home.  However, as realistic as these games are they can only go so far into replicating the true experience.  It doesn’t matter how awesome Forza Motorsport looks, if you’re playing it sitting on your couch holding a controller it just isn’t going to measure up as well to the real thing.

There are other ways to further enhance the experience such as using a racing wheel peripheral rather can a controller.  One could also make use of a rig such as the type sold by our friends at Playseat Racing.  A wheel and a proper seat rig can really take the experience that extra step to really make players feel like they are racing.  Although, if you have the desire (and the money) you can take it even further than that.

That is where the TL3 Racing Simulator Pod comes in.  As the name suggests, the TL3 is a full-sized simulator made specifically to re-create the racing experience as realistically as possible.  The TL3 pod features a 200 degree wrap around 6 million pixel seamless screen so that users can look full left or full right and be completely surrounded by the virtual cockpit and racing environment.  The seat in the TL3 can be adjusted to different positions depending on the type of racing involved (more upright for rally and GT racing and more of a horizontal position for open wheel racing) and moves on 3 axis’s hence the “3” in the TL3’s name.

It comes with a powerful PC to run its racing simulator as smoothly as possible and also comes with a high end racing wheel peripheral with realistic pedals to make the experience that much better.  The makers of the TL3 really wanted to make sure they were as accurate as possible.  In fact they even worked with an F1 team to develop the TL3 and many customers of the TL3 are professional drivers who wish to hone their skills at home.

So, how much does a set up like this go for?  The TL3 retails for about 34,995 British Pounds which is about $54,000 in the good ol’ USA.  The TL3 is definitely not cheap.  There are stripped down versions that can be had for less money though.  There is a TL2 (seat moves on two axis’s) and the 200 series which has a more stripped down exterior.  Both of the aforementioned units can be had for less money.  Although, if I could afford it I’d definitely go for the flagship TL3.

How about you?  Would you fork over $54k for the TL3?  Do you think its worth it or a complete waste of cash?  Let us know in the comments or tweet to us at @MotorworldHype.  If you want to see how the TL3 works check out the official video below.

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F1 Hype: British Grand Prix Quick Result (With Video)

Posted on 07.06.15 | Andrew Beckford No Comments

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With America celebrating its birthday this weekend it was probably easy to forget to watch the British GP on Sunday morning.  Especially if you were still recovering from copious amounts of BBQ and blowing stuff up.  As per usual we are your motorsport wing man and we have you covered for the quick results.  There is also a race review video from NBC sports below as well to make sure you see all the important bits.

WARNING: SPOILERS BELOW!!

2015 British Grand Prix Results:

1st: Lewis Hamilton
2nd: Nico Rosberg
3rd: Sebastian Vettel

2015 British Grand Prix Recap:

2015 Formula One World Championship Driver Standings:

1st: Lewis Hamilton -194 points
2nd: Nico Rosberg -177 points
3rd: Sebastian Vettel -135 points
4th: Valtteri Bottas -77 points
5th: Kimi Raikkonen -76 points

[Photo: Mercedes]

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Hype Video: New F1 2015 Trailer Lists New Game Modes And Shows Off Beautiful Capabilities Of New Game Engine

Posted on 07.02.15 | Andrew Beckford No Comments

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Codemasters F1 2015 is coming out soon and we are definitely excited for it.  We had a taste of it at E3 2015 last month and while it was just a short experience we enjoyed it.  Now, it is obviously still possible that once the full game comes out there may be a pile of things we hate about it.  But, that seems unlikely at this point.  Today, just before the British Grand Prix weekend Codemasters has released a new trailer which lists off some of F1 2015’s game modes and features as well as demonstrates the kind of imagery their new game engine can muster.  They also released some in-game Silverstone screen shots as well.  Check out the trailer and the screen shot gallery below!

F1 2015 “Features” Trailer:

F1 2015 Silverstone Gallery:

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