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Formula Drift 2017 Pro Championship Season Kicks Off

In 4 Days In Long Beach
Tuesday, March 28, 2017


Long Beach last year
Long Beach last year
The Formula DRIFT Black Magic Championship presented by BlackVue Dash Cameras will kickoff the 14th Pro Championship season beginning with Round 1: Streets of Long Beach in 4 days.

On March 31 - April 1, drifting will return to city streets in Long Beach, CA.  3-time Formula DRIFT champion, Chris Forsberg in the NOS Energy Nissan 370Z will look to defend his championship and has teamed up with top driver Ryan Tuerck. 

Also joining forces this season will be Vaughn Gittin Jr. and Chelsea DeNofa, the winner of Round 1 last season, who will be piloting the second Ford Mustang RTR.  Fredric Aasbo will aim for another championship in a brand new vehicle.  Returning to the Series is top European contender, James Deane, who will be joined by top Polish driver Piotr Wiecek.

The event will also feature the AutoCon car show, vendor village, and open paddock for the fans.  Each ticket holder will have access to their nearly 100 teams, displays, and vendors.

Tickets for events in Long Beach, Orlando, Atlanta, New Jersey, Montreal, Seattle, and Texas are on-sale now via

2017 Formula DRIFT Black Magic Championship presented by BlackVue Dash Cameras Schedule

Round 1: O’Reilly Auto Parts Streets of Long Beach

March 31 - April 1 - Long Beach, CA, USA

Invitational: Motegi Racing Super Drift Challenge at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach**

April 7 - April 8 - Long Beach, CA, USA

Round 2: Unchartered Territory

April 28 - April 29 - Orlando, FL, USA

Round 3: Advance Auto Parts Road to the Championship

May 12 - May 13 - Atlanta, GA, USA

Round 4: Advance Auto Parts Gauntlet

June 2- June 3 - Wall, NJ, USA

Round 5: True North

July 14 - July 15 - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA

Round 6: Throwdown

August 4- August 5 - Monroe, WA, USA

Round 7: Showdown

September 8- September 9 - Texas, USA

Round 8: O’Reilly Auto Parts Title Fight

October 13 - October 14 - Irwindale, CA, USA

*Subject to Change

**Non-Championship Points Competition

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