We’re midway through February, you know what that means? A supposedly unending blanket of snow and ice to the northern United States? Nope….Well maybe. Roses, chocolates and heart shaped trinkets? Guess again! Blood, sweat and re-engineered steering hubs? Ding!!!The mad thrash continues in preparation for Formula Drift round 1, so much so that its hard to keep up with who’s doing what.
1. Austin Meeks moved up to pro 1 in 2018 in his v8-powered, S15-front s14, but had a fairly rough rookie year. Nissan’s S-chassis are already 20-25 years old meaning they’re ripe for an upgrade, especially when competing at the cnc-machined edge of Formula Drift. Austin has decided to go big bodied with the introduction of FD’s second cadillac ATS-V. He’s documenting the entire build on youtube as well.
2. Dan has twins. Yup, congratulations are in order. The good folks at RAD industries have been steadily working on improving their performances with continuous updates on “Big Blue”, his FD supra, but now Dan has introduced “Baby Blue”, his practice supra. Wearing almost the same colors and the signature “party in the back” wing, Dan is putting in seat time, door hunting with one of the best in the business, the incomparable Frederic Aasbo. We’re anxious to see the supra in Angry Dan mode.
3. The king of spring break aka Pat Goodin returns!!! After a less than stellar year at Huddy Racing in 2017, Pat returns behind the wheel of another Nissan, Matt Field’s absolutely bonkers, supercharged, LS-powered S14. We all know this feral beast from the bay is a tried and true podium weapon, winning back to back in its last 2 outings (2016 FD Texas and Irwindale) and we wait to see it wielded in battle once again.
The countdown to FDLB in April is definitely on.
Cover Photo By David Karey