Gayle Anderson was live in Long Beach where Formula DRIFT kicks off its 10th championship season on the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Street Course today and tomorrow, April 12th and April 13th. Gayle talked with drift racer Tyler McQuarrie about how he uses the Go Pro camera on his car during the races.
Gayle Anderson was live in Long Beach where Formula DRIFT kicks off its 10th championship season on the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Street Course today and tomorrow, April 12th and April 13th. Utilizing Turns 9, 10, and 11 of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Street Course, Formula DRIFT slides its way on one of two actual street courses utilized for professional drifting. Champion Daigo Saito will be back to defend his title against all competitors including Vaughn Gittin Jr., Justin Pawlak, Ryan Tuerck, Fredric Aasbo and the rest of the talented pool of drivers. The event also features the Slammed Society Car Show presented by Fatlace, a huge vendor village, tons of giveaways from sponsors, driver autograph sessions, open pits to see the cars and stars up close and personal and much more.
Gates open to the public at Noon Friday, April 12th until 5:00 p.m. and from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday, April 13th. 2-Day Admission tickets are $32 plus fees. Tickets for the main event Saturday, April 13th range from $24 -$28 plus fees. Admission for kids ages 5 and under are FREE. Tickets can be purchased online through Ticketmaster by clicking HERE.
Parking is $10 at the main parking structure on Seaside Way and Long Beach Boulevard and at the overflow parking at the Long Beach Convention Center parking on Pine.
Entering its 10th season, Formula DRIFT is recognized as the North American professional drifting championship. Established on the streets of Japan, drifting has evolved into a worldwide competitive sport that challenges each driver’s driving ability and vehicle control. Formula DRIFT provides a forum for professional drifters to compete in 7 events nationwide for the coveted Formula DRIFT Championship crown. As the first official series in North America, Formula DRIFT has taken competitive motorsports to the extreme, attracting fans and car enthusiasts from all walks of life and establishes itself as the world-wide leader for the sport. For a race competition schedule and ticket information, visit their website.
Friday, April 12th
Saturday, April 13th
Long Beach Convention Center
(East Seaside Way & East Shoreline Drive)
300 East Ocean Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90802
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