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01 Street Driven Tuner Evo Hyperfest 2017 PASMAG

Street Driven Tour, in collaboration with Tuner Evolution and U.S. Drift, recently helped kick off the 16th-annual HyperFest automotive celebration at Virginia International Raceway (VIR), starting their own 2017 event season with three days of bash-style drifting, NASA-sanctioned road racing, rally and off-road driving, a Tuner Evolution car show, vendor support, live music and entertainment, Drift Mini Games, and lots more.

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NASA-sanctioned road racing and time trials occurred all weekend on VIR’s 3.27-mile, 18-turn Full Course. Filling two of the run groups was a large and diverse field of roughly 80 entrants of the 2017 Tire Rack® Ultimate Track Car Challenge (UTCC), presented by Grassroots Motorsports magazine—a time-attack styled event that invited basically any competitive track machine out to compete.

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Exedy Rally Rides and Rage Buggy Rides occurred throughout the weekend along VIR’s rally stage, inviting participants to get some fresh dirt on their rally machines and UTVs, or keep theirs clean while riding along in others’.

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Fry's Loud & Proud: Las Vegas, NV

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KMS Drift: Bowling Green, KY

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Formula Drift Announces New Judge for the 2012 Pro Championship

Formula DRIFT Announces New Judge for the 2012 Pro Championship; Brian Eggert Added to the Panel of Judges Formula DRIFT has announced Brian Eggert as the new judge for the 2012 Pro Championship. Eggert will be the third judge joining Andy Yen and Ryan Lanteigne on the panel. Brian Eggert is an experienced drifting judge having worked with the USDrift Series and several other regional events. Eggert has also worked alongside Drift Association helping to co-create the Pro-Am Series for Formula DRIFT. Since 2003, Eggert has helped create regional chapters across the country in an effort to make safe and…