Drift Atlanta presented by Papa John’s returns to Road Atlanta May 12-13, 2017. Your senses will be in overdrive as speed and car control meld into a dramatic competition that tests driver and car to the absolute limit. With equally exciting off track entertainment and displays, Drift Atlanta has become the epicenter of car culture in Georgia.
The Formula Drift® competition at Road Atlanta will be conducted in the Turn 10 complex, a right left-right-hand combination that will require the drifting competitors to quickly change direction while in full drift mode. A panel of professional drifting drivers will determine the bracket winners.
Visit www.formulad.com for more information about the Formula Drift series.
Drift Fast Facts
- In Japan, the art of Drifting has been popular among the street racers or “hashiriya” for more than 15 years, and has morphed into one of the country’s number one attended motorsports in less than a decade, where professional Japanese Drifters are the equivalent of national celebrities.
- The FORMULA DRIFT Championship consists of a scheduled number of two-day meets or Championship “Rounds” in which drivers compete in a single elimination bracket of “head-to-head” match-ups.
- Judging is done via a 3 personal judging panel. There are two parts to each competition. First is the single car qualifying runs. Then it is the two car head-to-head battles.
About Trans Am
The Trans Am Series is America’s Road Racing Series and dates back to 1966. Throughout the years, some of the greatest names in motorsports have participated in the Trans Am Series. Names like Tommy Kendall, Mark Donohue, Peter Gregg, Bob Tullius and Wally Dallenbach, Jr. have all won multiple championships under the Trans Am name.
While Trans Am will always be dedicated to honoring its history and legacy, it is far from simply living in the past. Since the addition of the Trans Am Race Company, LLC in late 2011, Trans Am has experienced unprecedented growth as a new class based model has been implemented. Now, three distinct classes take center stage; TA, TA2 and TA3, Trans Am is positioned to power into the future, not live in the past.
NOTE: Due to Hall county ordinance, no alcoholic beverages may be brought into the facility. All vehicles subject to search.