Wednesday – Load In/Tech
Our first road trip of the 2022 Formula DRIFT PROSPEC season was a 14-hour drive to Orlando Speed World for Round 1. My team and I arrived on Wednesday afternoon. Entering our third year of Formula DRIFT, the SC300 was up to par with all the rules and passed tech quickly.
We are happy to announce that we pitted with Alex Lichliter and will continue to for the rest of the season. Alex and I have known each other for quite some time now, beginning from our grassroots days. It is amazing to see how we climbed up the ranks and are now competing together in one of the biggest platforms in drifting.
Weds - Load in
Since we live in Maryland, New Jersey is the closest Formula Drift event of the year. Our drive was only 4 hours away, so load in was extremely casual for us. We got in around 6pm, and proceeded with unloading the car and setting up our pit. After we unloaded, we went out for some supplies and dinner. Chris Tugwell met us later in the night. He brought his pop up trailer and pitted next to us. We were excited to be back in Jersey!
Alex Lichliter sits down to share his recap of the entire Formula Drift Orlando event; from checking in and tech, to qualifying and top 32, all the way through to the end of the competition weekend.
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Weds – Load In / Tech
We had a successful 18hr journey down to Orlando from Maryland. We got to Orlando Speed World at about 1:30pm. We are excited to officially announce that Carlos Arrieta (SC300) is our NST teammate, so we have secured paddock/pit spacing with him and his team for the year.
NonStopTuning is proud to announce the latest signing to our professional drift team, Carlos Arrieta!
Coming from a racing background since childhood, Arrieta began his competitive drifting career at 19 years old with the determination to excel as a professional driver. Carlos honed his skills on the east coast and joined the Formula Drift PROSPEC tour after earning his pro license. Carlos has joined NonStopTuning for the 2022 season, entering his third season of FD competition.
Carlos brings with him his JZ powered Lexus SC300, a professional attitude and drive to excel at the highest level, and an experienced, determined crew.
We look forward to working with Carlos and his crew, providing products and support as they pursue their most successful FD campaign to date.
NonStopTuning is proud to announce the latest signing to our professional drift team, Alex Lichliter!
Alex began his drifting journey a decade ago, sharpened his skills at grassroots events on the east coast, and earned his Formula Drift PROSPEC license at the 2020 US Drift Shoot-Out. Alex has joined NonStopTuning for the 2022 season after competing in all four rounds of his FD Rookie season in 2021.
Alex brings with him his Supercharged LS Powered Toyota 86, an infectious energy and drive to succeed in drifting, and an excitable purple and green livery. "NST has sponsored some of the biggest names in the industry (Denofa, Parsons, Losey.) I am flattered to be with NST as my title sponsor for the 2022 Formula Drift PROSPEC series."
We look forward to working with Alex and his crew as their title sponsor, providing products and support as they pursue their most successful FD campaign to date.
NonStopTuning is proud to announce new sponsorship opportunities for three new drivers for the 2022 season. Three spots are available and expected to be filled by the spring of 2022, for as many as three Formula Drift PROSPEC drivers. Prospective drivers are encouraged to apply by March 11, 2022.
Who Is Eligible?
Any driver in the Formula Drift PROSPEC series
Formula Drift PRO/PROSPEC licensed driver
Formula Drift PRO/PROSPEC vehicle meeting all rule-book requirements
Driver/Team must have the ability to provide media/video updates
Driver/Team must have established pit crew staff and support team
Interested drivers must email driver packets to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 11, 2022.
Thank you all for your interest and support, best of luck with all your projects!
In no particular order, some of our favorite photos from our first fifteen years as a company!
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Did you know NonStopTuning has the ability and expertise to offer special order items for tuners who require pulleys specifically machined to their unique needs? Need a custom pulley for your supercharger, crankshaft, or water pump? We've got you covered!
Browse our website first to see if we already offer what you need, and if we don't, please email us and provide a few photos of the pulleys you are interested in (ideally off the engine and accessories) and we'd be happy to provide more info regarding availability, price, etc. after reviewing your pictures.
Q: Can you make custom lightweight pulleys for any application?
A: Almost! We are one of very few companies with 15+ years of experience in this field.
Q: Can I send you measurements or do I have to send you my OEM pulleys?
A: In many cases we already have engineering data based on past experience and you can provide custom sizes for a quote, but we will need you to send in OEM pulleys if/when we do not have existing data.
Q: Do custom pulleys take long to manufacture?
A: Do to the nature of the beast here, and several external factors, custom pulleys can require 30-40 days to machine, anodize, and ship. Please don't wait till the last minute if you know your project is time sensitive.
Q: Are custom pulley kits expensive?
A: We do our best to keep prices as affordable as possible, you can browse our website for an idea of what most our kits cost, of course custom one-off products always cost more. Feel free to email us for a quote and we'd be happy to do our best to help.
Q: Which custom pulleys are the most popular and why?
A: Supercharger pulleys are the most popular of all the custom pulleys we offer, because changing the size of a supercharger pulley directly affects boost/psi numbers, we also offer a larger number of lightweight crank, alternator, water pump, and power steering pulleys. All of these pulleys are very popular because the weight reduction (NST Pulleys are apx 70% lighter than OEM) leads to improved throttle response, better horsepower and torque delivery to the wheels, and better fuel economy.
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We get these question A LOT: I really like the look of the NST Quick Releases and Steering Wheel Tilts, are they hard to install? What all do I need to install an aftermarket steering wheel? How long does this usually take?
ANSWERS: There are three main components; you need to start with a Hub, from there you can either install your six bolt aftermarket steering wheel directly to your hub, or you can add a Quick Release and/or Tilt in between your hub and wheel.
Watch our latest DIY video for a complete walk through on Brad's BRZ. This process is very similar for other makes and models. You just need to make sure you get a Hub for your make and model, everything else is almost universal. Feel free to browse our site for various options and drop us an email if you have any questions and/or need any help.
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