Global Rallycross (GRC) just announced that it will create the “Lite” class to make the sport more accessible to new and less-heavily-funded drivers.
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After an unfortunate accident where Bartek Ostalowski lost both his arms, the driver from Poland didn’t give up his racing dreams.
For the second year in a row, NASCAR driver Tony Stewart put on a show by driving something other than what the public is used to seeing.
Ask a drifting fan what the coolest viral video out today is and they will probably tell you Gymkhana Five which was released on July 9 and gathered more than 9 million views in two days.
Rally Cross is gaining a name for itself in America. After already finding a solid foothold in Europe, the second race in the series is scheduled to take place in Texas this weekend.
Atlanta’s city council recently passed an amendment that made several changes to the city’s noise ordinance, directly targeting drifting.
Venerable pro drift racer Rhys Millen got his first chance of the year to work toward becoming the next Formula DRIFT champion but came in second place.
When a rear-wheel drive car is going anywhere from 60-80 mph and flinging itself sideways, there’s a very good chance it’ll crash sooner or later. That’s part of the appeal of drifting: the inevitable, disastrous crash that is bound to come. Unfortunately this Up Garage Toyota GT 86 might be the first GT 86 to crash in a competition motorsports event piloted by Tetsuya Hibino.
It’s not an overly dramatic crash. In fact, it’s pretty run-of-the-mill when it comes to drifting accidents. But it’s still one of those sights we love to see on video. The cause of the crash is unknown, but given how relatively new the platform is, a suspension parts failure can’t be ruled out but chances are it’s was just overzealous piloting behind the wheel… or just the fact that it’s drifting and they get paid to create excitement.
The fully-decked out drift car shows the potential of what the FR-S / GT 86 can become behind the hands of the right tuners. FIVE:AD in America has already debuted its new aero kit that looks great for the FR-S.
Watch the video of Toyota GT 86 crashing in D1 Grand Prix after the break.
We fell in love with the Toyota GT 86 when we first drove it, so how could it get any better? Well, try more than doubling the car’s factory displacement by swapping out the Subaru-sourced 2.0-liter boxer 4-cylinder for a 5.0-liter V8.
Donated from a Lexus IS-F, this custom machine is the ride of choice for Japanese drift and road racer Max Orido, who will compete in the D1 drift series this year.
Watch the video below and we sure to check out our Scion FR-S First Drive here:
Some automotive enthusiasts saw EVs as a sign of motorsport’s eventual dom, but electric vehicles are proving that to not be quite true.
Quimera Responsible Racing wants to be the first on the market with a true All Electric Drift Car (AEDC). While electric cars won’t roar like a V8 they can burn serious rubber.
It isn’t actually far-fetched to imagine them competing at an actual drift event. Quimera sure hopes that its AEDC will be well-received by drifters nationwide, and is currently hosting a design contest for the car’s livery.
The international competition will grant the winner and a friend a trip to California’s Irwindale Speedway – aka The House of Drift – for the car’s official unveiling on October 12. Quimera will also give the winner $5,000 in spending cash, so if you’re interested click here.
Quimera hopes to encourage all forms of motorsports through its electric vehicle platforms in the future. We’re curious to see how their AEDC will perform out at Irwindale Speedway later this year.