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Formula Drift: Streets of Long Beach

The 2010 Formula DRIFT Professional Championship kicked off it's 6th season at the Toyota Grand-Prix of Long Beach Street Course on Saturday April 10th in Long Beach, California.

Thousands flocked to see Formula DRIFT utilizing Turns 9, 10, and 11 of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Street Course. With a high-speed entry and very tight spacing between the cars and walls, there was no room for mistakes, making the opening round of the Formula DRIFT season one of the most exciting drift events of the year.

The Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Street Course is the only track on the circuit that is held on actual city streets making it a one of a kind event. This event also featured: the new Fatlace One of One Showcase car show, a huge vendor village, give-aways, driver autograph sessions, open pits to see the cars and stars up close and personal, and much much more!

Spectators were treated to new cars, new drivers, and all the sideways excitement that Formula DRIFT is known for. Champion Chris Forsberg was back to defend his title against all the other competitors, including 2-time champions Tanner Foust and Samuel Hubinette along with Vaughn Gittin Jr., Ryan Tuerck, Tyler McQuarrie, Rhys Millen, and the rest of the talented pool of drivers.

It was a fierce battle all day long as Rhys Millen and Vaughn Gittin Jr. faught their way towards each other to meet in the Final Round. Vaughn Gittin Jr. wound up victorious, with Rhys Millin coming in second, and Tanner Foust coming in third.

It was great for us to see our friends and lovely models at the SpoCom Booth during Formula DRIFT. We can't wait for Round 2 taking place at Road Atlanta in Georgia in less than 3 weeks! Stay tuned for coverage.

Photo credits belong to Nick Ruiz Jr.

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