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aaronlosey
01-11-2012, 01:54 PM
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First off, thank you everyone for making 2011 an awesome season! We had some amazing fan participation, and some amazing driver participation. We got to see Chelsea Denofa win the season and get his Formula D license, and raise enough sponsorship to run a full season of Formula D this year. No matter how much we all think we put into drifting, I don't think there is anyone around this area that puts as much time and effort into drifting as that man, it is his full time job. The calibre of car and driver got really high over 2011 as well, with some cars we all see as normal now being pro calibre just a few years ago. Take for example Stew's car, or Chelsea's car, or Will's car. There a bunch of others as well, but those really stand out in my mind. And I think this year we will see some more really aggressive stuff happen around here. Aaren Smith's Mustang is getting a lot of tube work done to it, and a lot of weight pulled out of it. Stew is part of the ASD Mob program, and with their direction and help I think he is going to do some amazing stuff with his car this year. So basically I am really excited for 2012 here in Texas, I think the level of drifting is going to get raised a good bit by the end of the year.

So, for 2012 we are going to be doing a full season again. We will be hosting both local practice days and the full blow points series days, going to Mineral Wells, Gulf Greyhound Park, and Texas Motor Speedway with a few other venues scattered between. We will have lots of prize money again, great fans, great drivers.


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The Non Stop Tuning Anniversary Event! nonstoptuning.com

Round 1 will be at Gulf Greyhound Park just south of Houston, TX on 3/17/2012. This is in conjunction with the Non Stop Tuning Anniversary event that we do every year. NST has been a huge supporter of Texas drifting and we are really excited for them to continue being an integral part of Texas drifting!

Location: Gulf Greyhound Park, 1000 FM 2004 Rd, La Marque, TX 77568
Time: 3/17/2012. Drivers arrive at 8 am sharp, drivers meeting at 9:30 am, crowd arrives at 10 am. We end around 6 pm.
Price: Drivers are $75, competition or practice, doesn't matter. Spectators are $10.
Registration: All drivers must register online by paypal by sending the amount to erinshill at gmail.com.

1. All drivers must have helmets.
2. All convertible cars must have at least a roll bar. Non tandem cars with a roof do not need a cage or roll bar.
3. All tandem cars must have a full cage with door bars.
4. Ride alongs are welcome, but not for tandem.


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At the end of the season we will be giving the 4 points leaders Formula Drift 2013 Licenses : )

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For event coverage after the event please check out:

fabricatedmotorsports.com
apexusblog.com


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Here is the home thread on FM for this event.
2012 Lonestardrift Round 1 @ GGP (http://www.fabricatedmotorsports.com/forum/index.php?topic=2856.0)

And here is the Facebook event page.
Lone Star Drift Round 1 @ GGP | Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/events/277134272339817/)

Johny5
01-24-2012, 09:10 PM
So excited to be a part of whats happening in Texas this year! This events going to be the start of big things and I can't wait to drive at it! I'll be out there with PowerFAB Automotive so stop by and come say hello, introduce yourself :)

InfraRed407
01-24-2012, 10:30 PM
A little Johny5 '09 action:

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Maybe I'll get this thing ready in time:

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Either way, I'll be there! Gonna be awesome!

aaronlosey
01-25-2012, 01:02 PM
2011 spec.

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aaronlosey
02-24-2012, 02:07 PM
Shredder prep school on Vimeo (http://vimeo.com/37390322)

aaronlosey
03-04-2012, 12:58 AM
Stephen's cage. on Vimeo (http://vimeo.com/37862143)

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Stephen Bayles is a newer driver in our Texas Lone Star Drift Series, put on by Fabricatedmotorsports.com. I put this video together to introduce him to the general public, and show some of the preparation it takes to get a car prepped for competition. Autocomp was awesome enough to let us use their space to put a cage in Stephens car, and Aaren Smith was awesome enough to do most of the work. While Autocomp didn't exactly build this cage, it was just done over there out back and off the clock, at a certain point Marty ( the shop owner ) took pity on us and welded the entire thing up. The significance of that is the welding portion of the cage is a few notches, pun intended, above the rest of the build quality LOL. It wasn't enough he was letting us use his shop space to put something together without expecting anything in return, he had to jump in when we fumbled something and just do it for us. We were actually lucky he didn't make us start over, because if you know Marty, if everything isn't absolutely perfect, it isn't allowed to leave the shop. Fielding has been learning that as he helps Marty of at Autocomp on his S14. Fielding will make a part and it will be so close to correct, and Marty will make him throw it away and start over.

Stephen is a perfect example of a large part of our competition field, super excited to drift and learn, but many years behind the experience level of some of the other drivers. One thing he has going for him is the help of a lot of nice friends. The Handicap Mafia boys stick together.

So thanks again to everyone over at Autocomp that took care of Stephen, along with his friends for helping with the project. Aaren Smith and Marty Mary. I felt really guilty watching them work hard and get dirty as the plowed through the project, but someone had to shoot the video and stay clean.

INeedNewTires
03-07-2012, 01:21 PM
Getting close! I've been working my ass off to get ready for this event, here is a teaser. I have a feeling Round 1 will be huge!

Fielding Shredder Stick To Drifting/Lonestar Drift Series Teaser - YouTube (http://youtu.be/SXsba-qmQww)

Fielding Shredder Stick To Drifting/Lonestar Drift Series Teaser - YouTube (http://youtu.be/SXsba-qmQww)


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Tandem Hero
03-09-2012, 03:52 PM
Fielding Shredder Stick To Drifting/Lone Star Drift Series Teaser on Vimeo (http://vimeo.com/38178690)
Fieldings ready!

Tandem Hero
03-15-2012, 02:43 PM
Fielding Shredder Stick To Drifting 2012 Shakedown on Vimeo (http://vimeo.com/38579720)
Here is the video of the Stick To Drifting event from the weekend before round 1. Fielding got to do a shakedown of his car and it ran great. Check out the vid!

aaronlosey
03-21-2012, 06:03 PM
Next up with have some Proper Garage coverage @ Lonestar Drift Event Round 1 Coverage : Propergarage.com | propergarage.com (http://propergarage.com/press/?p=678)

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aaronlosey
03-21-2012, 06:04 PM
Please check out Jake's pics @ Lone Star Series: Round 1 | Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jake-g/6851529950/in/photostream/) and also on Fat Lace @ Rd1 Lone Star Drift with: Stewart Leask | Fatlace (http://fatlace.com/cars/drifting/rd1-lone-star-drift-with-stewart-leask/)

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Sy Pham was going nuts on a tiny looking point and shoot type cam that fit in his pocked, and turned up some interesting work @ Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150598301695957.379210.694730956&type=1)

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Tandem Hero
03-24-2012, 09:03 PM
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Here is a video from Round 1!!! Some of the radest driving at a Texas event ever!!!

aaronlosey
03-26-2012, 03:05 PM
2012 Lone Star Drift Round One - GGP Houston on Vimeo (http://vimeo.com/39177106)

512_Z
03-26-2012, 10:58 PM
Aarron Awesome coverage can wait for round 2

alto832
11-10-2012, 09:32 PM
Tomorrow it's final round
Hope to meet some fellows

TheZ31Guy
11-10-2012, 10:09 PM
Fuck yeeuh!
I'll be driving the orange 280ZX :)