Formula DRIFT Announces Revised 2020 Schedule

Formula DRIFT Announces Revised 2020 Schedule

Formula DRIFT is very pleased to announce its revised 2020 competition schedule, which kicks off with a bang at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta on July 3-4. Not only is it Independence Day weekend but the very first official FD event was held at the same track in 2004, making it an appropriate starting point under these extraordinary circumstances.

As fans will know, the cancellation of the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach subsequently caused the cancellation of the opening round of the 2020 Formula DRIFT series on the Streets of Long Beach. However, Formula DRIFT has been working hard behind the scenes with the tracks, teams and sponsors to ensure the season takes place.

“With the cancellation of the opening round and the uncertainty regarding the ability to organize live events in the first few months following the national directives regarding COVID-19, we have worked closely with all our venue partners to create a new 2020 schedule,” said Jim Liaw, President of Formula DRIFT. “We’ve taken these steps, in consultation with the teams and sponsors, in order to give us the highest probability of achieving our goal to run an eight-round Championship. Obviously, this may still be subject to national directives since the safety of our fans, teams, vendors, sponsors and staff remains our number one priority.”

The new schedule represents the best chance of completing an eight-round Formula DRIFT Championship based on venue availability. Additional consideration was given to the European and Asian teams who wish to compete in 2020, and this should allow them to join the series.

The majority of tracks remain part of the 2020 schedule, although several dates have been changed to accommodate the events into a compressed timeline. Unfortunately, Long Beach, CA and Orlando, FL have been lost but new events have been created at Irwindale Speedway and Texas Motor Speedway.

“Our venue partners have been incredibly flexible under these very challenging circumstances,” Jim Liaw continued. “Irwindale has given us a second date, and we plan to radically change the course layout to create something really special for the first event there in August. Additionally, Texas Motor Speedway opened a date for us and we’re excited to return to Texas to see all the fans again!

“As we mentioned in our previous statement, everybody at Formula DRIFT is incredibly appreciative of the tremendous support shown by our fans, as well as the commitment of the teams, vendors, sponsors and track management teams around the country. We’re all looking forward to seeing the 2020 FD season kick-off with what will surely be a very special Independence Day celebration at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta.”

Throughout the 2020 schedule, fans and participants can be assured Formula DRIFT will adhere to local and national government guidance on health and safety.

For the revised competition schedule and ticket information, visit formulad.com. Fans who purchased tickets to events on the previous schedule will be contacted with a number of options to obtain tickets to the new events or to obtain refunds.

LC1 0002

FORMULA DRIFT 2020 COMPETITION SCHEDULE

Round 1: Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta – PRO 
July 3-4
PASMAG Tuning 365 Car Show Registration

Round 2: Old Bridge Township Raceway Park – PRO, PRO2
July 23-25
PASMAG Tuning 365 Car Show Registration

Round 3: World Wide Technology Raceway – PRO, PRO2
August 6-8
PASMAG Tuning 365 Car Show Registration

Round 4: Irwindale Speedway – PRO
August 21-22

Round 5: Sonoma Raceway – PRO, PRO2
September 11-13
PASMAG Tuning 365 Car Show Registration

Round 6: Evergreen Speedway – PRO
September 25-26
PASMAG Tuning 365 Car Show Registration

Round 7: Texas Motor Speedway – PRO, PRO2
October 15-17
PASMAG Tuning 365 Car Show Registration

Round 8: Irwindale Speedway – PRO
November 20-21

For a competition schedule, ticket information, special content and livestream, visit formulad.com.

FOLLOW FORMULA DRIFT ONLINE 

instagram.com/formulad
facebook.com/formuladrift
twitter.com/FormulaDrift

2020 FORMULA DRIFT OFFICIAL SPONSORS

Major Sponsor, Official Vehicle Lighting, Dash Cam & Jump Starter – TYPE S
Major Sponsor, Official Energy Drink – NOS Energy Drink
Major Sponsor, Official Military Branch – United States Air Force
Major Sponsor, Official Engine Oil – Royal Purple
Major Sponsors – Achilles Tires, Falken Tires, GT Radial, Nitto Tire
Tire Supplier – Nexen Tire
PRO2 Title Sponsor – Link Engine Management
Official Sponsors – Ford Performance, BC Racing, Link Engine Management, Toyota Racing
Associated Sponsors – Enkei Wheels, Torque Drift, NGK Spark Plugs
Technical Partner – PCI Race Radios, Proform

Related Articles

Driven Calgary Virtual Car Show Driven Calgary Virtual Car Show
Driven Show is excited to announce their first-ever Virtual Car Show, presented by XPEL and Superspeed Wheels, on Saturday, May 2, 2020 @ 1:00 PM -...
2020 Formula DRIFT Streets of Long Beach Cancelled 2020 Formula DRIFT Streets of Long Beach Cancelled
After working closely with the City of Long Beach, the Long Beach Convention Center as well as the organizers of the Grand Prix of Long Beach,...
Carlisle Import & Performance Nationals Speed into Action May 15-17 Carlisle Import & Performance Nationals Speed into Action May 15-17
Support Driven to Cure and Enjoy a Diverse and International Showfield of Cars and Trucks Carlisle, PA – If performance and speed are your thing,...
FIA Approves First Ever Drifting Vehicle Regulations FIA Approves First Ever Drifting Vehicle Regulations
During its meeting, the FIA World Motor Sport Council has approved the sports first ever common vehicle standards for Drifting Cars, representing a...
Papadakis Racing Begins Fabrication on 1,000 horsepower 2020 Toyota GR Supra Papadakis Racing Begins Fabrication on 1,000 horsepower 2020 Toyota GR Supra
With the competition season fast approaching, Papadakis Racing is racing the clock to build their 2020 Toyota GR Supra into a 1,000 hp drift machine...
Papadakis Racing Starts Build For New 1,000 HP Supra Competition Car Papadakis Racing Starts Build For New 1,000 HP Supra Competition Car
Wildly popular YouTube series showcases race car build from start to finish. Legendary race car builder Stephan Papadakis today reveals what it takes...