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Going into Round 3, we were expecting a normal rain-filled event that always seems to take place in Florida. However as the days got closer, the weather ended up clearing with only a few spotty showers on practice day. We did what we could to get some laps in before qualifying, but the track conditions were not ideal. Things ended up drying up enough before qualifying to get a few good lead laps in during warm up.
Qualifying in Orlando is always close because the layout is pretty simple once you get the flow of it. I was able to lay down a great run with a score of 90 that put us in 9th place. Unfortunately after qualifying we were doing some maintenance on the car and found a leaking rear main seal that had to be addressed. Due to this being a night event, we had to wait until morning to get the new part.
Saturday morning we ended up running into a few issues during reassembly causing us to miss most of practice. I was finally able to get out for a practice lap only to discover the car had a bad vibration. After going over everything, we were unable to find the cause of the vibration and I knew that I would have to drive through it as best as possible. Going into competition, we had not had any chase practice. Our first battle placed us up against Darren Kelly in his Aston Martin, I laid down a great lead run and knew I had to just try and keep good proximity in the chase.
I was able to run a pretty good follow through the first half of the course, however I ended up transitioning too soon and got lost through the smoke. I had to hand brake a bit to keep from going off course and incompleting. That correction killed my momentum, causing me to fall back a bit on the second outer zone. Ultimately it was a close battle but we did not end up advancing into the Top 16, making this the first event that we were out in Top 32.
Luckily we were able to spend some time in the pits interacting with fans and watching the remainder of the competition which was a nice change of pace. We finally have the car home for maintenance after being on the east coast for the last 2 events and are hard at work getting it prepped for New Jersey in a few weeks!
WORDS: Alec Robbins
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Alex Lichlither recaps his first trip to Atlanta for Round One of the 2023 Formula Drift ProSpec Series. From the early test and tune process, through practice, and qualifying.
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Wednesday - Practice
First stop - Road Atlanta! I have been waiting for 6+ years to drive here. I was absolutely ecstatic that this was now a Prospec round for us in Formula Drift. I have a new team, new media crew, and new parts on the car so it was time to go to work! Being this is the first FD event of the season, we have our annual tech inspection. Our tech inspection was scheduled for 10:40am. One of the new additions for all drivers in the series is the Type S Decel lights. There are now two light bars going from roof to hood on each side of the front windshield to display when we are accelerating, deaccelerating, on in a neutral state. These lights are controlled by the LINK ECU’s internal accelerometer. This is a tool for judges (as well as fans), to have a better idea of what the driver is doing while racing on track.
Drivers meeting began at Noon. After the meeting, we had to get our pictures taken for the headshots to be used during the livestream. Practice was from 3-6pm. It has been shortened this year. We get less time and now there are more drivers than last year. During practice, I got 6 laps in. Two laps were a wash from drivers making mistakes. But I also went off track in a couple of my lead laps too so I know I messed up some laps for other drivers as well. I ended practice wishing that I had had a bit more…
We ended the day with a drivers meeting at 7.
My first ever round as a competitor in Formula Drift is in the books.
From the moment I arrived at the track, it was clear that I was in a whole new world - the level of professionalism and attention to detail was on a completely different level than I had ever experienced in drifting, from the tech experience to the driver's meetings, everyone was so on point.
Road Atlanta is always one of my favorite tracks. The elevation change and high speeds make it iconic. This year was no different. It's always super fun coming back here and trying to go faster every lap.
NonStopTuning is proud to announce the latest signing to our professional drift team, Zandara Kennedy!
Zandara "Zee" Kennedy is a professional stunt performer and stunt driver from Vancouver, Canada - if you watch movies or TV, you've most likely seen her in action, maybe even on fire. She loves to drive anything with a motor, from scooters to tractor trailers, and is happiest when driving them sideways.
Her desire to perfect her craft brought her attention to drifting, where she worked with coach and FD Veteran Taka Aono (former NST driver) to improve her skills and eventually earned her FD license in 2021 - she will be competing in the ProSpec category in the 2023 season of Formula Drift.
When not on set or under her cars, she loves to share her passion for drifting with as many people as possible, especially through ride-alongs. She works with the Della Penna Next Gen foundation, Racing Pride and Athlete Ally to promote diversity of all kinds in motorsport.
For 2023, Zandara will be campaigning a new chassis - an 800HP 2JZ swapped Nissan 240SX freshly kitted out with NST goodies.
"I'm thrilled to be working with NST, a company with such an extensive investment and history in North American drifting, and a clear passion for providing their customers with the best possible products that will help them get the most out of their vehicles. I'm very excited to see what we can achieve together this season!"
We look forward to working with Zandara and her crew, providing products and support as they pursue their rookie year in Formula Drift.
We kicked off the Formula Drift season with a bang (a couple of them actually)! Long Beach is always the toughest track of the year as it is the first stop after a long off season and one of the most intimidating. The track surface is very unpredictable and the slightest error or correction can send you into dangerous territory. But what a way to shake off the nerves and get pumped for the season! We had a very successful start to the year.
NonStopTuning is proud to announce the latest signing to our professional drift team, Alec Robbins!
A midwest driver who took the drift circuit by storm in 2016 by winning the Midwest Drift Union ProAm series his rookie year, Alec hasn't slowed down since. Quickly clenching podiums in Formula Drift Pro2 in 2019, earned Alec a ticket to the Pro level to compete against the best drivers in the world. Alec Robbins is dedicated to providing an unforgettable experience every time he takes to the track, and he looks forward to continuing to thrill audiences and challenge himself in Formula Drift.
Alec brings with him his Supercharged LS Powered Nissan 350Z, the highest level of commitment, and a drive to succeed in drifting, "I'm super excited to turn a new chapter in my career working with NST! We have a lot of awesome products going into the car this year and I'm really looking forward to what we can make of it!"
We look forward to working with Alec and his crew, providing products and support as they pursue their most successful FD campaign to date.
NonStopTuning is proud to announce new sponsorship opportunities for the 2023 season. Three spots are expected to be filled by the spring of 2023 for as many as three Formula Drift drivers. Interested drivers are encouraged to apply by March 11, 2023.
Who Is Eligible?
Any driver in the Formula Drift 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 email@example.com by March 11, 2023.
Thank you all for your interest and support, best of luck with all your projects!
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