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Monday, December 1, 2008

Want to Drift: Drifting Courses Designed for Beginners

Have you ever want to drift? Drifting skyrocketed into popularity with the development of Formula Drift, Inc. Formula Drift, Inc. is the company behind professional Formula Drifting. Since drifting events started being held professionally, on a national level, a large number of individuals have become interested in the sport. Are you one of those individuals? If so, it is possible that you may be interested in participating in the sport. If this is the case, do you know where to get started? Unfortunately, many do not.

If you are interested in drifting, whether you want to have a career in it or just do it for fun, you will have a number of different options. Of course, you can get right out there and start drifting; however, drifting is not as easy as it looks. In fact, without the right equipment, such as the proper car, or knowledge of the sport, drifting can be quite dangerous. Instead of endangering your life and the lives of those around you, you are advised to take the appropriate steps before automatically jumping into your car. Those steps often involve taking a training course or program that is centered on drifting.

When it comes to taking a drifting course or participating in an educational drifting program, there are many individuals who wonder what they could or would learn. You will find that this varies from program to program. The instructors of each drifting course or program tend to create their own unique lesson plans. There are some instructors who prefer to work in a classroom setting, while others prefer to work on the track or in the field. Before signing up for a particular drifting course, you are advised to determine how the course will be taught. Perhaps, the best type of course or program is one that combines a classroom experience with a hands on experience.

Despite the fact that different drifting courses and programs are taught different ways, you will find that many end up covering the same type of information. It is not uncommon to learn about the history behind the sport, as well as up-to-date information. Popular drifting techniques are also closely examined in most training courses. If you are given a hands on course, you may very well be able to tryout each of these techniques. Of course, this will be done in a controlled environment with supervision.

In addition to the teachings, you will also find that drifting programs and courses tend to cost different amounts of money. Honestly, the cost of a program will all depend on the instructor or the program promoter. It also depends on the length of the course. For instance, you will find that one day courses are significantly cheaper than weeklong courses. Although you may want to go with the cheapest training program or course, it is important to remember that you get what you pay for. In most cases, the longer courses or programs are the ones that provide you with the most information on the sport of Formula Drifting.

Drifting courses or training programs are offered all across the United States. Although they are offered all across the United States, not all areas have these types of programs. If you are interested in determining whether or not a drifting program or training course will be offered in your area, you are encouraged to check online. By using the internet, often with a simple internet search, you should be altered to local drifting programs or training courses. Since not all cities and towns have these programs, you may be required to travel to attend one. However, it is important to note, that they are almost always worth the travel.

As previously mentioned, you can easily find a drifting course or program online. In the event that you do find one of these programs, you are encouraged to signup right away. With the popularity of Formula D on the rise, you will find that many of these drifting training programs fill up within days of being advertised.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The Popularity of Formula D Racing

When it comes to racing or sports that are centered on cars, there are a number of different sports that automatically come to mind. One of those sports is NASCAR. Although NASCAR could easily be considered one of the most popular sports, in the United States, there is another sport that is rapidly increasing in popularity. That sport is known as Formula D Racing or Formula Drifting.

Have you heard of Formula D Racing before? Although there is a good chance that you have, there is also a good chance that you haven’t. This is mostly due to the fact that professional drifting is relatively new in the United States. The first professional drifting event was held in the United States in 2004. That event and the popularity that it generated led to the creation of the Formula Drift Championship series.

Since it was first officially brought to the United States, in 2004, Formula Drifting has been seen by thousands, if not millions of Americans. Many of these Americans choose to watch coverage of Formula Drifting events on television, while others make the journey to see a live Formula D event. In addition to fans, there has also been a general interest in the sport. In fact, many fans want to become professional drifters, just like their favorite drivers. As previously mentioned, you may or may not be familiar with the sport. If you are unfamiliar with Formula D Racing, you may be wondering what all the hype is about. If you are, you are definitely not alone.

When examining the popularity of Formula Drifting, it is important to remember that there are a number of different reasons for its popularity. Formula Drifting has a fairly large fan following. Each of those fans have their own reasons for following the sport, often on a regular basis. Despite the fact that many fans have their own reasons for watching and enjoying Formula D Racing, there are a number of common reasons. Perhaps, the most common reason being the excitement of the sport.

Formula D Racing is unlike a number of other popular racing sports. Drivers must successfully maneuver themselves around the course; a course that is regularly filed with a turns. In those turns, drivers must use unique drifting techniques. These techniques, performed by inexperienced drivers could be disastrous, but most professional drivers are able to control their cars, especially when the cars begin to lose control. Formula D Racing events typically comprise of a qualifying race and a head-to-head battle. The qualifying races are individually done, but they are still exciting. The head-to-head battles, also known as tandem battles, are often where the most excitement can be found.

In addition to it action packed excitement, Formula D Racing is also popular because it is easy to watch. As previously mentioned, you can easily watch a live Formula Drifting event or watch coverage of one on television. Formula D Racing has teamed up with G4TV. This popular television network is available with a wide variety of different cable and satellite providers, including Direct TV and Time Warner Cable. By checking your programming guide, you should easily be able to determine whether or not you currently subscribe to the G4TV network. If you do not, in most cases, you should easily be able to upgrade for only a few dollars a month.

Formula D Racing is also popular in the United States, because like with televised events, it is fairly easy to see a live event. Live events take place all across the United States. In 2006, there were seven events; however, it is expected that more will be added in the future. If you are live near one of these events, you will find that tickets are fairly easy to afford. On average, tickets range from twenty to twenty-five dollars a person. Considering the excitement that you will get for the day, the ticket prices are well worth it.

As you can easily see, there are a number of different reasons why Formula Drifting is so popular in the United States. As the sport continues to grow, it is likely that the popularity will as well.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

What is Formula D Racing?

Are you a sports fan? What about a fan of racing? If so, there is a good chance that you have heard of Formula D Racing before. However, there are many individuals, even race fans, who have never heard of Formula D before, let alone even know what it is. Whether you have no idea what Formula D is or if you would like more information on the sport, you are in for a surprise. Despite what you may think, especially since Formula D is not as popular as other sports, it is a fun, exciting, and action packed sport. In fact, once you learn more about Formula D Racing, there is a good chance that you will become a lifelong fan of the sport.

Although Formula D Racing, also commonly referred to as Formula Drifting, is considered racing, racing is not all that is involved. Drifting is defined as a particular driving angle. It has been said that the correct drifting line will enable a driver to reach the highest speeds that their car is able to reach. Despite the fact that it may sound easy, it is difficult to do. It not only takes skill, but a large amount of practice, hard work, and determination to become a professional drifter. In fact, you need to excel at drifting to become a professional Formula D racer. This is because drivers are often judged based on their drifting skills.

Formula D Racing involves two different races. These races are known as traditional qualifying runs and tandem battles. When qualifying, drivers will complete courses on their own. Tandem battles involve two drivers, drifting and being scored at the same time. This scoring often involves the close examination, by professional judges. The drifting line taken, as well as the car’s speed, is taken into consideration. More is taken into consideration during tandem battles, such as passing and collisions.

Currently, the Formula Drift Championship is the only professional drifting series in the United States, well at least the only series that is sanctioned by SCCA Pro Racing. Essentially, this makes for better racing. When being sanctioned by a particular organization, such as SCCA Pro Racing, most sports need to abide by a particular set of rules. In addition to making drifting a more stabilized sport, this sanction has also allowed it to evolve. Thanks SCCA Pro Racing, as well as other Formula D Racing partners, drivers and crews are finding that the latest equipment is available to them. This not only makes the racing more exciting and competitive for the drivers, it also makes it nice for the fans.

Although Formula D Racing is relatively new to the United States, the first professional race took place in 2004; you will find that its popularity has continued to rise. Many fans are impressed with the action packed excitement, as well as the skills needed by drivers to maneuver their cars. Despite the fact that Formula D Racing is relatively unheard of in the United States, it is a sport that has received worldwide attention. In fact, Formula D is one of the most popular sports in Japan. Overtime, its popularity will likely to continue to rise all around the world, including in the United States.

If you are interested in watching a Formula D race, you will find that you have a number of different options. These racing events take place all across the country. Just of the few racing locations include California, Washington, Georgia, and New Jersey. In the event that you are unable to attend a live event, you should be able to watch a race on television. Formula Drift has partnered with G4TechTV, also commonly referred to as G4. Professional drifting events, as well as other informational shows, can easily be found by examining G4’s television schedule.

As you can easily see, Formula Drifting is a fun and exciting sport. As previously mentioned, if you are able to see a live event or even watch one on television, you are encouraged to do so. Once you see your first event, you will likely turn in for more. Formula D is one of the many sports that you can easily get hooked on.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Terms Commonly Used in Formula D Racing

Are you a fan of racing? If you are, there is a good chance that you may enjoy the sport known as Formula D Racing, which is also commonly referred to as Formula Drifting. If you haven’t already had the opportunity to enjoy a Formula D Racing event, live or on television, you are advised to do so. It is likely that you will enjoy what you see.

Although you may enjoy what you see, when it comes to watching a Formula D Racing event, there is a good chance that you may also be a little bit confused. As with just about any other sport, there are certain terms that are used in Formula Drifting. These terms can be difficult to understand, especially for those who are unfamiliar with the sport of drifting. For that reason, if you are interested in becoming a fan of Formula Drifting, you may want to take the time to familiarize yourself with some of the most commonly used terms.

Perhaps, the most important term that you need to be aware of is drifting. Drifting is what is known as intentionally causing a vehicle to loose traction. This is done by using certain drifting techniques. These techniques will not only cause the car tires to loose traction, but they will also cause the car to want to lose control and slide at a specific angle.

A donut is another term that is regularly used in Formula D Racing. Unlike many of the other terms, there is a good chance that you already know what a donut is. Donuts are used in a number of different sports, as well as with everyday recreational car use. A donut involves using the rear wheels of the car to rotate around to the front. This also involves the use of a popular car term, otherwise known as burning rubber.

Over steer is another popular term used in Formula D Racing. Over steering is also commonly known as over rotating. This most commonly occurs when a car is going around a corner. It is created when drifting is used or when a car begins to loose traction. With Formula Drifting, over steering, in a way, causes the car to loose control. The goal of professional drifting is to prevent this from happening.

The opposite of over steer is under steer. Under steering is also used in Formula Drifting. It involves the use of the front tires, instead of the rear tires. With under steering, a car looses traction in the front. This loss of traction, when at a high speed, causes the vehicle to make an outward sliding motion. As with over steering, under steering also makes it difficult for a car to be controlled.

As previously mentioned in a number of different descriptions, drifting techniques are used. There are a number of drifting techniques that are used in Formula D Racing. These techniques may include, but are in no way limited to, a Kansei Drift, a Braking Drift, an E-Brake Drift, a Dirt Drop Drift, a Long Slide Drift, and an FF Drift. When further examining each drifting technique, you will find that many have a specific purpose. For instance, some drifting techniques will cause a car to move in a certain direction. The type of drifting technique used is often taken into consideration, when it comes to judging a professional Formula Drifting event.

The above mentioned terms, such as over steering and under steering, are just a few of the many used in Formula Drifting. If you would like more information on the sport of drifting, you are advised to further research the sport online. Online, you should be able to find a number of different websites that explain drifting, as well as other common drifting terms, in great detail. You may also be able to familiarize yourself with the sport by reading a few drifting books. These books can easily be ordered online or they can be found at most storefront book stores.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

The History of Formula D Racing

When it comes to Formula D Racing, otherwise known as Formula Drifting, there are many individuals who want to learn more about the sport. Many are focused on how the sport runs, while others are focused on the popularity of it. When trying to further examine the sport of drifting, it is important to take all of those questions into consideration; however, many individuals automatically skip something important; the history of Formula D Racing. Whether you are a new fan of the sport or an old one, it is important that you know, understand, and appreciate the history of Formula D Racing. Without that history you wouldn’t be able to enjoy the sport that you have come to love.

Formula D Racing is most commonly known on a professional level. Although professional drifting is relatively new to the United States, the sport of drifting is not. In fact, drifting has been around in the United States for over thirty years. Its existence was not on a professional level, but on an underground level. Why there is little talk about this type of racing is due to the fact that underground activities are usually used to describe secret or illegal activities. In many areas of the United States, street racing is considered illegal; therefore, drifting would have been as well.

As popular as underground drifting was, it was dangerous. Many of these underground events took place on city streets or at other unsafe locations. For that reason, a small drifting association was created. In addition to creating a safe drifting environment, often at local racetracks, additional member benefits were established. These benefits included training events and much more. It was later Slipstream Global who announced that they were developing another company. That company later became known as Formula Drift, Inc.

Formula Drift was the first and is currently the only organization that owns and operates a professional drifting series in the United States. This series, as mentioned above, are commonly known as Formula D. In addition to Formula D, professional drifting is also referred to as Formula Drift or Formula Drifting. This series was formed in 2003; however, Formula D events did not begin taking place until 2004. In April of 2004, Road Atlanta, in Atlanta, Georgia, was home to the first ever professional Formula D event.

Since the Formula D series officially got started, in 2004, additional tracks have been added. In 2004, there were seven venues that were added to the circuit. As the years go on, it is expected that additional events will be added. In addition to added venues, Formula Drift, Inc also reached an agreement with G4TV. G4TV, a popular television network, has retained the rights to air Formula D events, as well as additional programming, which is centered on the sport. If adding Formula D programming to their network wasn’t enough, G4TV also has reached an agreement with iTunes. That agreement allows Formula D podcasts to be available to iTunes users. These podcasts, as well as the iTunes program, are all free to acquire.

As you can easily see, there is quite a bit of history behind Formula Drifting. In fact, when you think about it, that history is quite exciting. Without the influence of Japanese drifting and the forming of a drifting alliance, it is quite possible that drifting may still be underground, instead of being known as a professional sport.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Popular Formula D Driver Sponsors

When it comes to Formula D and sponsors, there is quite a bit of focus that is placed on the sport, as a whole. There are a large number of companies that sponsor Formula D events, as a whole. However, there are also companies that sponsor individual drivers. In fact, almost all Formula D drivers have at least one sponsor, many have more than one. As Formula Drifting increases in popularity, so do the number of fans that tune into programming or show up for events. For that reason, you will find that a fairly large number of product manufacturers, for well known products, are making the decision to sponsor a driver.

Samuel Hubinette can easily be considered one of the most well known and well performing Formula D drivers. In fact, he already has one championship underneath his belt. This popular driver is sponsored by quite a few companies; this is a sign of his popularity and his outstanding performance. In addition to being sponsored by BF Goodrich, a popular tire manufacturer, Hubinette is also sponsored by Mopar. Mopar is a division of Daimler-Chrysler that specializes in vehicle care, including maintenance and parts. Additional sponsors for Hubinette include Toxic Drift and Nu Formz Racing.

Rhys Millen, along with Samuel Hubinette, can easily be considered one of the top drifters in the sport of Formula Drifting. As with Hubinette, the number of sponsors speaks for itself. Rhys Millen is most well known for being sponsored by Red Bull, the popular energy drink. In fact, Red Bull is one of the most popular and well known sponsors of a Formula D driver. Additional sponsors of Millen’s include Pontiac, Rotora, RMR Products, and Bridgestone Tire.

Tanner Foust, another popular Formula D driver, also has quite a few sponsors. His tire sponsor is that of Toyo Tires. Although not as popular as the Red Bull energy drink, Foust is sponsored by Unbound Energy Drink. Additional sponsors include Memphis Car Audio, AEM, and Motegi Racing Wheels.

Ken Gushi, a well known Japanese drifter, is often referred to as “The Future.” This nickname was derived from his success, while still at a young age. With many other popular Formula D drivers, you can see that Gushi is successful with the number of sponsors that he has. He is currently sponsored by Toyo Tires, Ford Racing, JLine Wheels, and Gushi Auto.

Do you notice a common bond with many of these driver sponsors? A wide variety of these sponsors are targeting those who are fans of Formula Drifting. Many of these fans are car lovers themselves. Therefore, the sponsors seem to have some relation to cars or auto parts. In addition to tire sponsors, sponsors are regularly found for specific vehicle models, car parts, car care companies, and much more. As with what is happening with NASCAR, the hopes of these sponsors is that the fans will purchase their products; thus making their sponsorships worthwhile.

Of course, in addition to the above mentioned Formula Drifting drivers, there are additional drivers that participate in professional drifting. In fact, it is not uncommon to have an event turn out with around forty drivers, sometimes even more. Many of these drivers all have different, unique sponsors. If you would like more information on these drivers, as well as their sponsors, you are advised to visit the online website for the Formula Drift Championship. That online website can be found at

Saturday, June 28, 2008

The Difference between Formula D and Stockcar Racing

Are you can fan of motor sports? If you are, there is a good chance that you enjoy stockcar racing. Stockcar racing includes a wide variety of different events, including NASCAR and local dirt track racing. Whether you enjoy NASCAR or dirt track racing, there is a good chance that you keep up with the all of the other sports that have a focus on cars. If this is the case, you may have heard of Formula Drifting before.

Formula Drifting, also commonly referred to as Formula D, is a sport that is sometimes termed as a racing sport. This has led many individual to believe that it is a form of stockcar racing; however, the reality is that it isn’t. Although the two sports do have certain things in common, they are quite different. If you are unaware of the similarities and the differences, you may be wondering what they are.

Perhaps, the greatest similarity between stockcar racing and Formula Drifting is the fact that cars are used. That is why these sports are commonly referred to as motor sports or auto sports. Although driving ability is important with stockcar racing, a focus is mostly placed on the cars, especially at the professional level. With Formula D, the cars are important, but they are not nearly as important as a driver’s skills. In fact, Formula D requires drivers to manipulate their cars. This manipulation often causes their cars to loose traction and slide in a particular direction, in other words a drift. Essentially, a Formula D driver’s skills are ten times more important than what is underneath the hood of their car.

In addition the way that the cars are used, stockcar racing and Formula Drifting take place at different venues. Professional stockcar racing, such as NASCAR, often takes place only on asphalt tracks. While Formula D events also take place on asphalt, they do not always use the full track. In fact, Formula D events do not always require the use of a track. In the past, Formula D events have taken place in large parking lots or on city streets.

With stockcar racing, the object is to finish in first place. This is not the case with Formula D. As previously mentioned, Formula D requires the creation of a drift. In competition, drivers are judged on their drifts, as well as a number of other factors. These factors most commonly include their speed and the ability to stay on the track. When you think about it, there is quite a difference between the two sports.

From a fan perspective, it is also important to examine the ability to attend or view these events. When it comes to stockcar racing, especially on the professional level, it is fairly easy to attend events or watch coverage on television. Formula D is a little bit more difficult. They currently operate on a limited schedule; thus limiting the number of events and stops. Formula D is shown on the television network G4TV, but besides that, the sport receives little coverage. Although it may be harder to attend a live Formula D event, when compared to stockcar racing, you are find that the events are often easier to afford. In most cases, admission to professional Formula D events is only around twenty to twenty five dollars, a person.

As you can easily see, there are a number of differences, as well as similarities, between Formula Drifting and stockcar racing. In addition to the above mentioned similarities and differences, there are additional ones. The best way to familiarize yourself with these differences is to give each sport as chance. After a close examination, you will find that both offer fun, excitement, and action; just what you need in a motor sport.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

The Drifting Pretty Programs: Designed for Female Drifters

Are you a female is who interested in drifting? Drifting is a popular sport that is centered on cars. Although drifting existed before 2003, it was relatively unheard of in the United States. In fact, only a limited number of areas, mainly in California, had events that were focused on drifting. It really wasn’t until 2003, when professional Formula Drifting was developed that the sport sparked in popularity.

You were previously asked whether or not you were a female who is interested in the sport of drifting. If you are like many other Americans, you may be wondering what your gender has anything to do with it. Honestly, it shouldn’t, but, in some cases it does. Unfortunately, Formula Drifting, both on a professional and amateur level has typically been perceived as a male dominated sport. Despite this perception, there are a fairly large number of women who also enjoy the sport and would like to participate in it. Thanks to the development of a number of different programs, you can, if you choose to do so.

As previously mentioned, the development of a number of programs has made it easier for women to not only learn about the sport of drifting, but participate in it as well. Those programs are in a way, instructional programs, but many also work like social networks. These programs tend to create a group of women who are interested in learning as much as they can about drifting. Since these programs, are almost always, just designed for women, many find that it is easier to learn and concentrate on the sport.

Although Formula Drifting has increased in popularity, as well as the training courses, you may have a difficult time finding a drifting program or course that is designed solely with women in mind. Not all areas in the United States have them, but in the future, there is a good chance that they will. In fact, in 2007, it is planned that the Drifting Pretty Program will expand on a national level. Drifting Pretty is one of the most well known drifting programs for women.

When further examining the drifting programs offered by Drifting Pretty, you will find that you do not need to have any drifting or racing experience to join. This is important because many women are too afraid to enter a drifting program, especially if they have never participated in the sport before. If this was what was preventing you from joining one of these educational programs, you are advised to eliminate it as a factor. In fact, you may even be better off than those who do have experience drifting. Not only may you find it easier to learn, but many have been taught the wrong or improper driving techniques. With the right training, you will not have to worry about your past experiences negatively impacting your learning experience.

With Drifting Pretty, it is encouraged that you have a car, which should be a rear wheel drive, but it is not necessary right away. However, to participate in the course, you will have to agree to purchase one, in at least three months. In addition to taking part in Drifting Pretty’s training program, you may even be able to become a part of their team. This team is the team that is used in competition. Only qualified individuals are able to become a part of this team, but with membership, hard work, and determination, there is a good chance that you may make it.

If you would like more information on the Drifting Pretty Program, you are advised to visit their online website. That online website can be found at In addition to learning more about their program, you also express interest in having a chapter developed in your area; this is great, especially if you do not reside in the California area. Although your request for a local Drifting Pretty Program may be denied, it is still worth a shot. You and other female drifters, in and around your area, you could benefit immensely from a drifting training program, such as the program offered by Drifting Pretty.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Formula D Fans: Show Your Support for the Sport

Are you a fan of Formula D, otherwise known as Formula Drifting? If you have a love for cars, racing, or anything else along those lines, there is a good chance that you are. Drifting has always been a relatively popular sport in the United States, but its popularity climaxed with the development of a professional Formula D series. Despite that popularity, the sport is still unknown by many. Formula D needs your help to keep its popularity on the rise. If you are wondering how you can go about doing this, you are not alone.

When it comes to helping Formula Drifting increase in popularity, there are many individuals who over analyze the situation. There are even others who think it is too much work. Well, this is simply not true. If you want to help Formula D become all that it can be, all that you have to do is be a fan. Sounds simple enough doesn’t it? While it is important to be a fan, you want to be more than just a fan. You want to be a fan that has a love and a passion for the sport. There are a number of different ways that you can go about accomplishing this.

Perhaps, the easiest way is to watch television programming that is focused on Formula D, including coverage of live events. To do this, you will need to have access to G4TV. G4TV is one of the few television networks that airs Formula D programs. The only problem with this is that the network has recently scaled back their coverage. Not as many programs are shown as they were in the past and many are being repeated, without cycling through old repeats first. To not only keep newer Formula D programs featured on G4TV, but to ensure that they keep their partnership with Formula Drift, you are advised to tune in as much as possible.

When it comes to television and the programming that airs on it, networks will not air programs that no one watches. Of course, in a way, this defeats the purpose of repeats. Most individuals can only watch a certain program a couple of times before it becomes too much to handle. Although these may prevent you from tuning into the Formula D coverage offered on G4TV, you are advised to think about the bigger picture. High ratings are the only way that a network will know that their viewers are interested. By tuning in or writing to the G4TV staff, you may help to keep the sport of drifting alive and interesting, at least on television.

In addition to watching Formula D events on television, you are also encouraged to watch them live, in person. The only problem with this is that there are a select number of locations in which Formula D events take places. These locations tend to include California, Georgia, Washington, Illinois, and New Jersey. If you are in the area, when one of these events are taking place, you are advised to attend one. In addition to having an exciting day, full of action, you will also find that these events are fairly easy to afford. Many venues only charge an admission fee of around twenty dollars per person. This means that you could easily afford to attend a Formula D event on your own or with your family.
When it comes to attending a live Formula D event, many fans are unsure exactly how it may help to increase the popularity of the sport. When a large number of fans turn out for a particular event, the event promoters are usually pleased. A large fan turnout will almost always guarantee that the event will occur again, often at a later date. A large fan turn out may also help to spark new Formula D event venues. If and when this does occur, they will likely be in new areas; thus giving fans, who were previously unable to attend an event the opportunity to do so.

As you can easily see, there are a number of different ways that you can go about supporting Formula Drifting. In fact, as a fan, it is likely that you already attend live events or watch sports coverage on television. If so, did you know that you are helping out the sport, likely in more ways than one?

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Do You Want to Participate In Amateur Formula Drifting?

Formula D drifting is a popular sport. In fact, for being relatively new to the United States, on a professional level, the sport has a pretty good fan following. In addition to cheering on their favorite drifters, there are many fans who want more. Some of those fans want to become professional drifters, themselves. Are you one of those individuals? If so, there are a number of factors that you should first examine. These factors will not only help to ensure that you have a fun time while drifting, but that you also have a safe time.

Perhaps, the most important thing to consider is that not everyone makes it to professional drifting. Formula D Racing is like a wide variety of other sports. A lot of individuals want to participate in it, but, unfortunately, there are only a limited number of opportunities. While there is a chance that you may be able to make it in professional drifting, the chances are slim. However, this does not mean that you have to give up on your drifting dream. Instead, it means that you need to find alternatives. For instance, one of those alternatives is drifting at an amateur level.

When it comes to amateur drifting, you will find that you have a number of different options. An amateur is often a way to describe someone who participates in an activity at a recreational level, instead of doing so for income. Essentially, this means that you may be drifting in your time, but you can also do so at local tracks. There are a number of tracks in the United States, as well as other venues, that host amateur drifting events. These events typically involve everyday individuals, just like yourself. While you and the other drivers may not be professional drifters, you do have a love for the sport. The only problem with this is that there are only a limited number of locations in the United States that sponsor these types of events.

As previously mentioned, you could participate in drifting on your own. In a way, this is considered an underground activity. Since drifting, along with many other motor sport activities, is considered illegal on city streets, you need to proceed with caution. Not only is this type of drifting considered illegal, but it is also considered dangerous. If at all possible, you are advised to avoid this type of competition. It may be a safer this way, not to mention a better experience, especially if you are a beginner. In fact, if you are a beginner, it may be a good idea to take a drifting training course before you proceed any further.

Drifting training courses are offered in select areas, all across the United States. You will find that many of these training courses are located in California, where underground drifting first got its start. Training courses are offered for both men and women, anyone who has a love for the sport. By performing a standard internet search, you should be able to determine whether or not any of these training courses are offered in your area. If they are offered, you are advised to take one. After completion, you will find that you know more about the sport of drifting, often more than you ever could have imagined.

In addition to performing a standard internet search, to find a drifting training course, you are also advised to use that same type of search to look for local drifting venues or amateur organizations. While they may not exist in your area, they are the best way to prepare for your next drifting experience, whether that experience remains on the amateur level or you graduate to the professional level.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

How to Watch a Formula D Racing Event

Formula D Racing; if you are a race fan, there is a good chance that you have heard of it before. Although Formula D is considered to be racing, there is a lot more than racing that is involved. In fact, drifting is important; thus, the alternative name for Formula D Racing. That alternative name is known as Formula Drifting. If you are a fan of drifting or if you would like to learn more about the sport, there is a good chance that you would be interested in watching an event. If this is the case, you have a number of different options.

Perhaps, the best way to watch a Formula D Racing event is live, in person. Each year, the Formula D Racing series travels to a number of different tracks. In 2006, these events took place in Long Beach, Atlanta, Chicago, Sonoma, Seattle, Wall, and Irwindale. As Formula Drifting continues to increase in popularity, there is a good chance that additional locations will be added on to the series. However, until that time, you may have to have access to one of the previously mentioned cities to watch a live Formula D Racing event. In the event that you are able to attend a Formula D event, you are advised to. With most tickets being only around twenty dollars, you will find that it is an affordable and exciting way to spend your day.

As nice as it would be to watch a live Formula D Racing event, you may not have the ability to do so. As previously mentioned, these races only take place in a few different areas. Unfortunately, only a select number of states, such as Georgia, California, Washington, Illinois, and New Jersey currently host Formula D events. Essentially, this means that unless you live in these states, there is a good chance that you would be unable to attend a live event. However, that does not mean that you cannot enjoy the sport. It does, however, mean that you will have to find a different way to watch it. One of those ways involves your television.

A large number of sporting groups, including Formula Drift, have made the decision to partner with a specific television network or a number of them. Formula Drift made the decision to partner with G4TV, otherwise known as G4. This popular television network airs a number of Formula D Racing events, as well as applicable programming. This means that, in addition to watching coverage of racing events, you can also go behind the scenes at a Formula D Racing event or even in the pits. Watching Formula D Racing on television may not be as great as seeing it live, in person, but it is just as good. In fact, watching Formula D Racing on television is a nice alternative for those who are unable to travel to live events.

You could also not only watch a Formula D Racing event, but learn more about the sport, by renting or buying movies. A fairly large number of videos, with a focus on Formula Drifting, have been created. These videos may include movies on the sport, coverage of past events, or instructional videos on the art of drifting. If you are unable to attend a live drifting event and you do not have access to G4TV, you will find that these videos are nice to own or even rent. To purchase or rent these videos, you are encouraged to look online or at your local video rental store.
As you can easily see, there are a number of different ways that you can go about watching programming that is centered on Formula Drifting. Whether that programming is coverage of a recent event or just information on the sport, you will likely enjoy it. If you haven’t already figured out, you soon will; Formula Drifting is an action packed sport that will keep you on the edge of your seat.