The City of Long Beach proudly participates in closing down the lower streets of Downtown to open it up for a 2 week period of automotive heaven. Super tuned motors, clouds of smoke, screaming engines, the sounds of screeching and sliding tires, and the sweet aroma of burning rubber. Yes, Formula Drift and the Grand Prix are here! In the 2013 Season ,Chris Forsberg took 2nd Place in the overall standings, and started off the 2014 Season with a running start while taking 1st place in the opening round. Five of the top Ten Drifters in round 1 were behind the wheel of a Nissan, and the top Two went sideways in a 370z and a 240sx. Chris Forsberg in his Hankook Nissan 370z took out the 2nd place winner Kenneth Moen in his Bridges Racing Nissan 240sx. With the “Offset Kings” Car Show presented by Fatlace taking place across the track, and the drift event going on throughout the day, thousands of people were in attendance for the 2 day event. In honor of the drifting, we brought in a model to our booth that not only is full of beauty and spark, but can also drift! Miss Melyssa Grace hung out with us for the weekend and handed out her customized R1 Concepts posters. At least 700 people stopped by our booth and witnessed the #StoppingTheWorld Tour experience. Round 2 of Formula Drift takes place on May 9th and 10th at Road Atlanta, and you can follow the rest of the series and the livestream at www.Formulad.com.
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