With the Formula D season in full swing, amateur drivers begin to prep for the regional Pro-Am series. If you follow Pro-Am Formula D, you’ll already know the competition has become increasingly fierce. Drift series all across the US are now Pro-Am certified, opening the Formula D doors to a whole new set of drivers. Our own driver, Wade Odrey, plans to step up and make his professional drifting debut at the US Drift Pro-Am series. The US Drift crew has been laying tire since 2002, and holds one of the longest standing Pro Am drift series on the east coast.
Thus far, Wade and the AK team haven’t spent much time competing in a sanctioned Pro-Am Drift event. The rogue midnight street runs and backroad tandems are an adrenaline rush not so easily kick. And though Wade has spent most of his drifting career flying through highway off ramps, a feat not for the feaint of heart, we’ve decided to bid the street life farewell, (at least for the moment...) and take our talent to the amateur arena.
With the first US Drift event a month out, Wade’s car is going under the knife and getting the full treatment. His classic SR20 will be split open and rebuilt with an SR20VE head and Garret GTX3071 turbo, giving his 240sx hatchback over 500WHP. The DOHC set up should yield more power and more torque compared to last years set up, allowing the car to drift deeper in less time.
New guts and a fresh wrap on the way, the Suislide car will be due for some much anticipated practice in the coming weeks. Stay posted and check back for exclusive coverage from the US Drift Pro-Am series. In the mean time, check the dates below and mark your calendars, it should be a hell of a season.
JUN 6-7 USDRIFT PRO/AM RD1 SUMMIT POINT RACEWAY SUMMIT POINT, WV
JUL 18-19 USDRIFT PRO/AM RD2 NEW JERSEY MOTORSPORTS PARK MILLVILLE, NJ
AUG 29-30 USDRIFT PRO/AM RD3 ROAD ATLANTA BRASLETON, GA
SEP 19-20 USDRIFT PRO/AM RD4 KIL-KARE SPEEDWAY XENIA, OH
OCT 3-5 USDRIFT PRO/AM RD5 VIRGINIA INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY ALTON, VA