It is the beginning of a new year and there are many exciting things happening – New Years Resolutions being made (and broken by now), consecutive days of rare boost weather in Southern California, and The Drift League (TDL) announced that its returning to the iconic House of Drift for its third season.
Round 1 of TDL is on Saturday, March 7th at Irwindale Speedway. Milestar Tires is returning as the title sponsor for the year and considered the official tire of TDL. This round of competition has many exciting incentives for drivers as well. With BC Racing North America as the official presenting sponsor of Round 1, they have provided a $3,000 cash purse to be divided amongst the podium finishers (first place wins $1,500, second place wins $1,000, and third place wins $500).
Another exciting aspect of Round 1 is the course layout. Some of the TDL staff members were enthusiastic about the Drift Masters European Championship at the City of Iron, so the course layout is inspired by that event. Here is a video of the event for your reference.
As our readers know, our main focus has been safety. As tech standards continue to change across the industry, MotoIQ is ready to educate prospective and returning competitors of any updates in the rulebook. To help ease the stress of passing tech, we will be hosting an official Tech Day at MotoIQ Garage on Sunday, February 23rd from 9 AM – 1 PM. Any drivers who would like to attend should RSVP directly to Rathyna@motoiq.com.
As the off-season is quickly coming to an abrupt halt in a little over a month and the turn of a new decade right behind us, memories from seasons past has begun resurfacing. We have been reflecting on the 2019 season and the note we ended on. It was definitely an event for the books.
Round 4 of the 2019 season took place on September 7, 2019 on a hot summer at Irwindale Speedway. The tension in the paddock was at an all-time high – the final round of the season is the last opportunity for drivers to put point down on the board and fight for a FormulaDRIFT (FD) PRO2 license. Although this is a stressful event for many, our last event mirrors FD’s final event in many ways – drivers are fighting for the championship and they run the same course layout.