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Old 06-17-2005, 11:48 PM
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What is drifting?

Drifting is a high-skill level motor-sport in which drivers control a car while it slides from side to side at high speed (approx. 80 to 100mph) through a fixed course. It is similar to Rally racing on ice barn, but is done on a tarmac (paved course) and judged on speed, angle of attack, execution and style rather than just who finishes the fastest. Drift cars are typically compact to midsized, rear-wheel-drive sport cars. The goal is to apply enough power to the rear wheels to break the tires' traction and initiate a slide while accelerating the vehicle forward, or "drift" Once a drift is initiated, it must be maintained through the turn using nearly a full power, a tap of braking and precise counter steering.

 
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Round Date Venue

Pre season match Jan. 17 (Sat) Odaiba Tokyo, Japan

Round 1 Feb. 28 (Sat) Irwindale CA, USA

Exhibition match Apr. 17, 18 (Sat, Sun) Odaiba Tokyo, Japan

Round 2 May 4, 5 (Tue, Wed) Sugo Circuit, Japan

Round 3 Jul. 24, 25 (Sat, Sun) Ebisu Circuit, Japan

Round 4 Aug. 21, 22 (Sat, Sun) Autopolis, Japan
D1USA Drivers Search Aug.14 (Sat) Fontana CA, USA


Round 5 Sep. 17, 18 (Fri, Sat) Odaiba Tokyo, Japan

Round 6 Oct. 23, 24 (Sat, Sun) Ebisu Circuit, Japan

Round 7 Nov. 25 (Thur) Tsukuba Circuit, Japan

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Old 08-09-2005, 12:32 PM
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D1 Grand Prix 2005 Schedule

February 26th - 27th
Point Series Round 1. @ Irwindale Speedway in Irwindale, California.

April 16th - 17th
Point Series Round 2. @ Odiaba Circuit in Tokyo, Japan.

May 7th - 8th
Point Series Round 3. @ Sugo Circuit in Miyagi, Japan.

August 6th - 7th
Point Series Round 4. @ Autopolis Circuit in Oita, Japan.

August 20th - 21st
Point Series Round 5. @ Ebisu Circut in Fukushima, Japan.

October 2nd
Special Exhibition Match. @ Silverstone U.K.

October 22nd - 23rd
Point Series Round 6. @ Fuji Speedway in Shizuoka, Japan.

November -TBA
Point Series Round 7. @ Tsukuba Circut in Ibaragi, Japan.

December 16th - 17th
Special Event! US vs. Japan. @ Irwindale Speedway in Irwindale, California.



VIDEO TAPING OR RECORDING OF ANY KIND IS PROHIBITED AT D1 Grand Prix EVENTS.
 
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Old 08-09-2005, 03:20 PM
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i got to see the team mopar/yokohama drift viper at a dodge event up here in MI..they had display drifting with a bunch of new DCX products, such as the SRT10 viper and SRT10 ram, a few crossfires, a 300C SRT8, a new charger, and a guy in an SRT4 that did the course in reverse...lol
 
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Old 08-09-2005, 06:52 PM
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wow' vipers, did you get a chance to video cam the event? i, wanna see it. esp. the viper's srt. and i, think they coming out to drift w/ the D1GP this coming event.
 
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Old 08-09-2005, 10:42 PM
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i didnt have my video camera with me...but here is a link to the pictures. it was all done by professional drivers, an my mistake i didnt see the team mopar/yokohama viper run, but i saw the driver of that car beating up a stock viper...

the link below takes you to page 1, if you scroll down a bit, youll see a black srt10 ram going through the short course.
page two shows the quad cab version of the SRT10 ram drifting, then the viper, then the SRT8 300c (which i got to drive in an autocross course!!), then the crossfire, then the SRT4 doing a big burnout..it was an AWESOME event...and it was free to my girlfriend and i!! i had a great time, and getting to autoX a 50,000 dollar luxury car with 425 hp was just sick..
http://truckville.dodgeforum.com/PPPDaya.htm
 
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Old 08-10-2005, 01:06 AM
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srt-10 is bad....talk about muscles out there.... srt-4 smoked the porsche....must be a great feild day, wish they will perform the same thing here in san diego. nice......
 
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it was called the "people pride and products day"...my girlfriend and i are very active with going to large shows such as the NAIAS and Detroit autorama, so we get invited to things like this. if something like this comes to you, make sure you get there early...we screwed up...it was kind of a colder day, and when we got there we were just looking at the show cars and such, not realizing that you could actually test drive some of the cars in a closed circuit. by the time we realized that you could drive some of these cars, we had to wait in line, and after we went, and got back to where the line started, it was a 2 hour wait...

the options to test drive were:
2006 Dodge Charger RT
2005 Dodge SRT-4
2006 Jeep Hemi Grand Cherokee
2005 Dodge Magnum RT
2005 Chrysler Crossfire SRT-6
2006 Chrysler SRT-8 300C

it really was cool getting to beat up an expensive car on a closed circuit, plus they had TONS of displays, as seen on our webpage!
 
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Old 08-10-2005, 07:21 PM
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did you get a chance to test drive at all??
 

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