Formula D Round 5 Throwdown Pt.1
After attending Formula D for the first time in 2011 at Evergreen Speedway, Richard and I said to ourselves “We gotta get media access next year!”. We camped out our shooting locations around the track and planned our attack. Our Formula D photo coverage will be in two parts due to the number of images we captured during the event. Formula Drift is such a great event as a photographer and a spectator. The pits are open to drift fans where one can see what the teams are doing and get up close with the drivers and their cars. As a photographer, we were up close and personal to cars trackside as they came at us sideways at 70 mph. At the end of the night, Rich and I had a fair amount of asphalt and debris showering over us. There were many a rear bumpers, front bumpers, and sometimes hoods on the track as some cars kissed the walls in more ways than one.
Some flying bumper action from Toshiki Yoshioka of Team RS-R
Rhys Millen lighting it up in his 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe
That’s one way to cool the engine!
Daigo Saito gets close to the wall with Conrad Grunewald applying pressure
It was great to see a Scion FRS drifting around courtesy of Ken Gushi