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…Formula Drift is coming to town?

Formula Drift

With the D1 Grand Prix no longer making its way to the states, Formula Drift has become the number one way to get your drifting fix.

That’s no big loss though, because Formula Drift has become a terrific series of events at premiere racing venues across the country.

Formula Drift Schedule

On April 12, the series kicks off in Long Beach, and then seven events later, concludes at the Irwindale Speedway. Last year, I covered the finals in Irwindale, and from first hand experience, I can definitely say that this are must see events.

Special appearances at the Long Beach event include Rob Dyrdek of “Rob & Big” fame as the Official Grand Marshall of the Formula Drift series, Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson, and the introduction of the new Miss Formula Drift.

DYH will be there to cover the event for you, so look for an upcoming post with all the details.

[Formula Drift]

…It’s Tuner Tuesday: You?

Edit: Somehow this didn’t make it out on Tuesday, but here it is anyways.

Are you the type of person who lives in your garage, trying to squeeze every last drop of horsepower and handling out of your grocery getter? Do you think speedy and sideways are much better ways of driving than slow and safe? Are you hoping to one day be featured on DYH’s Tuner Tuesday? If you answered yes to any of the above, then today is your day. That’s because tuning is all fun and games, but seat of the pants feel for improvements can only take you so far. Eventually, you’re going to need some cold hard numbers to back up your claims of monster horsepower and dangerous drifting. Enter: DriftBox and GTech-Pro. These devices are designed to spit out more data from your windshield than you ever thought possible. So what makes these things tick?



The DriftBox is “a powerful GPS based Performance meter that can also measure the drift angle of your car and your lap time”. Designed for the sliders, it’s a professional level tool based on the same system the judges of the Japanese D1 Grand Prix series. It measures time, distance, speed, position, g-force, lap times, and drift angle 10 times a second using a high performance GPS engine and sophisticated motion sensors. If you’re looking to slide your ride but you want to know more than just “Hey, that felt right”, then pick up a DriftBox and put a judge on the inside.

G-Tech Pro


Since 1994, GTech-Pro has been the leader in the performance meter market. Their current lineup, the SS and RR, give you more information than you ever thought possible from one little box. They measure horsepower, torque, 60 ft. times, 1/8 and 1/4 mile times, 0-60 and 0-100-0 times, handling Gs, and even serves as your tachometer with a built in multi-stage shift light. Using three separate sensors, GTech claims accuracy of +/- .4 mph, +/- .01 seconds, and +/- 2% for the power figures, and has over 10 years of experience to back up those claims. If you’ve always wondered just what that new air filter or exhaust system did to your power, the GTech system has your answer.

So if you’re the type of person who is looking to build the ride of your dreams with your very own hands, there’s no better way to test and tune than with a DriftBox or a GTech-Pro (or both) by your side.