Formula DRIFT will make its Erie-region debut in July 2021 as part of its 2021 Pro Championship Schedule. Formula DRIFT PRO Round 4: BORDERLANDS will take place at Lake Erie Speedway July 9-10. Tickets are on sale now. Admission is open to all ages, and free for children under 5. COVID-19 protocols will be enforced at the event, and face coverings will be required. Formula DRIFT is recognized as the leading international drifting championship. Established on the streets of Japan, drifting has evolved into a worldwide competitive sport that challenges the driver’s skill while demanding a great deal from their vehicle in terms of power and strength. Drifting is a driving technique where the driver intentionally oversteers, with loss of traction, while maintaining control. Each run in a Formula DRIFT event is judged on three criteria: Line, Angle and Style. For more information, visit http://www.formulad.com/.
The event schedule is as follows:
Friday, July 9:
11 a.m. – Box office opens
12 p.m. – Venue open to public
1:30 – 4:30 p.m. – FD PRO practice
5 p.m. – Driver autograph signing
6:15 p.m. – FD PRO warm up
7:30 p.m. – FD PRO Qualifying begins
Saturday, July 10:
1 p.m. – Venue open to public
2:15 p.m. – FD PRO warm up
3:30 p.m. – FD PRO Top 32 Competition Heats
6 p.m. – Half-time break
7 p.m. – Track Experience
7:30 p.m. – Opening Ceremony
8 p.m. – FD PRO Top 16 Competition Heats through to Final
10:30 p.m. – Trophy ceremony
The full event schedule is available at formulad.com
For the uninitiated, Formula DRIFT is an extremely exciting sport for competitors and spectators alike. The North American series is recognized as the leading international drifting championship, attracting drivers from around the world. Established on the streets of Japan, drifting has evolved into a worldwide competitive sport that challenges the driver’s skill while demanding a great deal from their vehicle in terms of power and strength. Drifting is a driving technique where the driver intentionally oversteers, creating a loss of traction and plumes of tire smoke, while maintaining control through a number of turns. Drivers must run the course in pairs, trying to maintain the best line through the course while also achieving close proximity to their competitor’s car. Using cars with more than 1,000hp, the high-speed sport requires precision, aggression and nerves of steel. Each run in a Formula DRIFT event is judged on three criteria: Line, Angle and Style. The winner of each round being the driver with the highest score, who progresses to the next elimination round before a winner is found.
Single and two-day tickets are on sale now. Admission is open to all ages, and free for children under 5.
For more information and tickets, visit http://www.formulad.com/.
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