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/.
Erie Events manages a four facility entertainment complex that includes the Warner Theatre, Erie Insurance Arena, Bayfront Convention Center and UPMC Park. These four venues host a variety of events that include world-class entertainment, family friendly shows and sporting events.
Cart/Horse Distilling is a first-generation woman-owned distillery, pioneering the craft in Edinboro, Pennsylvania. Handcrafted care never goes out of style. We put that artistic attention into every bottle of our small batch spirits. Cart/Horse proudly produces rum, whiskey, vodka, gin, and several award-winning specialty liquors. Our robust cocktail menu uses the finest and freshest ingredients for each custom-built drink.
Showcasing the incredible year round beauty of the City of Erie and its surrounding areas, commonly referred to as its area code "the 814". Explore some of Erie County's most breathtaking landscape photography.
This 18-hole course is the newest addition to Oliver’s Beer Garden, offering stunning views of Erie’s Bayfront and the Bicentennial Tower. Play your round and then enjoy delicious food & drink from the snack bar or Oliver’s Food Truck!
We proudly opened our doors in Erie in 1965. A lot has changed between now and then, but our mission remains the same – offer fresh food, from our favorite local brands, at a convenient location. In one stop, you can fill up your gas tank and grab breakfast, lunch, groceries and a bottle of wine or a 6-pack to go. We look forward to serving you and your family during your trip to Erie!
The Millcreek Mall features more than 160 stores, restaurants, and fun for the whole family on Upper Peach Street, Erie’s most popular shopping district! Shopping in Erie means no sales tax on clothing or shoes. Choose from a variety of hotels located on the Mall property and just minutes away at the intersection of Peach Street and Interstate 90.
Located on the southeast shore of Lake Erie, the Port of Erie has been promoting industrial, commercial, and recreational opportunities on the waters of Lake Erie since 1959.
Happy Fall Y’all! Come enjoy the farm during Fall Harvest season September 16 – October 29. Grab your friends and family and enjoy a variety of fall themed activities for every age. With over 25 attractions, our guests create long-lasting memories worth repeating. General admission includes wagon rides, our 8-acre bigfoot corn maze, slide mountain, ball zone, game garden, pedal carts, corn box, Tiny Town, animal exhibits, mindbender mazes, trike track, tire fort and so much more! Plan a birthday party with a campfire spot! PLUS, this year we have added tons of new events that are included with admission!
UPMC Hamot is a 458-bed hospital in Erie, Pennsylvania, offering a full complement of inpatient and outpatient services. The hospital serves as a regional referral hub and is the only accredited trauma center in the region.
AHN Saint Vincent has been here from the beginning, providing award-winning inpatient and outpatient medical care. Need express care? We’ve conveniently placed AHN facilities on the west and east side of Erie, just walk-in! AHN Saint Vincent is not only recognized locally (Erie’s Choice- Best Hospital) but nation-wide, so you can expect high-quality care, greater safety, and better results.
The Mazza family welcomes you to explore 3 unique locations in Lake Erie Wine Country. Sip and savor award-winning wines at Mazza Vineyards and the historic South Shore Wine Company, both located in North East, PA, and be sure to visit their combination winery, distillery and brewery, Mazza Chautauqua Cellars/Five & 20 Spirits and Brewing, in nearby Westfield, NY.
The Cove Bay-Side Restaurant & Tavern is sure to give you an unforgettable and care-free dining experience. Enjoy a nautical atmosphere with a beautiful view of Presque Isle Bay.
Erie’s own local craft beer pubs are a must-visit! With 4 great locations, just pick one that’s convenient for you! A casual, family friendly dining experience with something for everyone! To view our menu, check out what’s on tap, or get to directions to our pubs, learn more now!”
The Bayfront Grille Restaurant at the Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel is excited to announce that our Bayside Patio is open for Lunch and Dinner. Please check Open Table for reservations or contact the restaurant directly at 814-454-2005.
Direct daily flights to Charlotte. Erie International Airport is serviced by American Airlines with daily flights to Charlotte with connections to many other destinations.
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