The Gauntlet is a very fitting name for round 4 of the Formula D series held in New Jersey. A oval track ran backwards with guard rails that will eat up your car faster than Cerberus with his 3 heads, just finishing a lap around the track can make you feel like Hercules.
Being from Jersey I’ll admit I wasn’t quite excited about the 5am wake-up call to make the 2.5 hour trek to Lime Rock Park but in the end, it was worth it for the fun times that were had.
East Coast Bash is probably one of the most anticipated grassroots drift event on the east coast. The fellas at Club Loose put on an exciting event year after year and have put a lot of effort this year to make the event more enjoyable for everyone. New clean bathrooms and showers for those that like to camp out. Mini ramp for the bikers and skaters and the shenanigan filled bar for late night activities.
So yeah, I totally put off editing and posting this because I’ve been spending time doing house work, attending other events, dying of allergies or installing a roll bar in my damn miata. If you haven’t heard by now, Vaughn had not only won this round of Formula D but also the next round in Miami.
If you’re looking for an event to do a good leg work out, one at Road Atlanta would be a good choice to attend. There are plenty of inclines, declines and stairs to make your way around the track. After qualifying day, we even broke down and decided to rent a golf cart the next day. Coming down the hill to the paddock, a couple of Evasive’s FRS’ were on display after they were finished running the Global Time Attack event. For me, it was actually kind of refreshing to see these cars on the track.
Formula D Long Beach was nothing short of interesting and being the season opener, wasn’t it just fitting. New car builds, exciting drifting, wrecks and unexpected results. Oh and lets not forget SoCal’s awesome weather compared the craziness the east coast has been having. Anyways, this post is about a month late cause of site issues but I still want to share some of my favorite photos from the events. Make sure to check out the gallery at the bottom.