Erie, Pa: Formula DRIFT will host its inaugural event – Round 4: Borderlands – at Lake Erie Speedway, July 9-10. Local motorsports fans can still purchase tickets through the day of the event at formulad.com
Tickets are $30 for Friday, $35 for Saturday and $40 for a two-day ticket, with several add-on options available, including a Fan Pack, Track, and Photography Experience for fans wishing to be fully immersed in the sport.
More than 32 Formula DRIFT PRO Championship drivers will attempt to qualify for a place in the 32-car elimination bracket where they will compete in single-elimination, head-to-head brackets until a winner is crowned.
The event schedule is as follows:
Friday, July 9:
11 a.m. – Box office opens
12 p.m. – Venue open to public
1:30 – 4:30 p.m. – FD PRO practice
5 p.m. – Driver autograph signing
6:15 p.m. – FD PRO warm up
7:30 p.m. – FD PRO Qualifying begins
Saturday, July 10:
1 p.m. – Venue open to public
2:15 p.m. – FD PRO warm up
3:30 p.m. – FD PRO Top 32 Competition Heats
6 p.m. – Half-time break
7 p.m. – Track Experience
7:30 p.m. – Opening Ceremony
8 p.m. – FD PRO Top 16 Competition Heats through to Final
10:30 p.m. – Trophy ceremony
The full event schedule is available at formulad.com
For the uninitiated, Formula DRIFT is an extremely exciting sport for competitors and spectators alike. The North American series is recognized as the leading international drifting championship, attracting drivers from around the world. Established on the streets of Japan, drifting has evolved into a worldwide competitive sport that challenges the driver’s skill while demanding a great deal from their vehicle in terms of power and strength. Drifting is a driving technique where the driver intentionally oversteers, creating a loss of traction and plumes of tire smoke, while maintaining control through a number of turns. Drivers must run the course in pairs, trying to maintain the best line through the course while also achieving close proximity to their competitor’s car. Using cars with more than 1,000hp, the high-speed sport requires precision, aggression and nerves of steel. Each run in a Formula DRIFT event is judged on three criteria: Line, Angle and Style. The winner of each round being the driver with the highest score, who progresses to the next elimination round before a winner is found.
Single and two-day tickets are on sale now. Admission is open to all ages, and free for children under 5.
For more information and tickets, visit http://www.formulad.com/.