Formula DRIFT Announces Entry List for Motegi Racing Super Drift Challenge

Formula DRIFT has announced the entry list for the Motegi Racing Super Drift Challenge on April 19-20, part of the annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach weekend. Sixteen drivers and two alternates have been named to compete for the $25,000 prize pool.

We are excited to bring the action and excitement of a drifting competition at night for the first time in the 39-year history of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach,? stated Jim Liaw, president and co-founder of Formula DRIFT. ?The Motegi Racing Super Drift Challenge will feature the top drivers in the world competing for a large prize pool.?

The sixteen drivers and two alternates include:
Driver Hometown Nationality
Forsberg, Chris Doylestown, PA American
Powers, Matt Pacific Beach, CA American
Bakchis, Odi Kaunas, Lithuania Lithuanian
Yoshioka, Toshiki Hiroshima, Japan Japanese
Grunewald, Conrad Houston, TX American
Essa, Michael Los Angeles, CA Indian/American
Saito, Daigo/td> Tokyo, Japan Japanese
Nishida, Robbie Tokyo, Japan Japanese
Tuerck, Ryan Derry, NH American
McQuarrie, Tyler Walnut Creek, CA American
Yoshihara, Daijiro Hachiouji Tokyo, Japan Japanese
Aasbo, Fredric Ski, Norway Norwegian
Mohan, Kyle Anaheim, CA American
Angelo, Tony Doylestown, PA American
Denofa, Chelsea Philadephia, PA American
Kado, Ryan Sacramento, CA Japanese/American
Alternate Drivers:
Wilkerson, Walker Snohomish, WA Japanese
Jones, Jeff San Fernando Valley, CA American

Ticket holders for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach will be able to watch the competition taking place in Turns 9,10 and 11 of the world-famous street course from Grandstands 16, 18, 24, 25 and 26 on a first-come, first-serve basis beginning at 6:30 PM. The drifting course will be the same one used by Formula DRIFT in its first event of the season the weekend before the Grand Prix.

Practice and qualifying heats for the Motegi Racing Super Drift Challenge will take place Friday night, April 19, between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Final eliminations will run from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, April 20.

In addition to the Super Drift Challenge, the 2013 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach will feature racing from the IZOD IndyCar Series, Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race, Tequila PatrĂ³n American Le Mans Series, Firestone Indy Lights, Pirelli World Challenge and the Robby Gordon OFF-ROAD Stadium SUPER Trucks.

Ticket prices range from $28 for a Friday General Admission ticket to $130 for a three-day ticket that includes Sat./Sun. reserved seating in grandstand upper levels. Pre-paid parking packages are also available, along with handicapped seating, IndyCar Paddock passes, Super Photo tickets and a wide variety of Hospitality Club packages.

Fans can select and pay for their seats, parking and paddock passes online at gplb.com. Tickets can also be ordered by calling the toll-free ticket hotline, (888) 82-SPEED, and callers can request a printed ticket brochure that includes a circuit map, ticket prices, order form and other information. Also featured on gplb.com is the latest Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach news, downloadable ticket brochure and racetrack information, photos and ongoing announcements of special race week activities.

Fans can also follow the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on Facebook at GrandPrixLB and on Twitter @ToyotaGPLB.

For more information visit: www.formuladrift.com

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