As a proud partner of the Formula DRIFT series, DRIVEN has provided support throughout the years to many of its competitors in both the Pro and Pro2 drift categories. Ever since the COVID-19 shutdown went into effect beginning with the opening round at Long Beach, FD has been working hard behind the scenes with the teams, sponsors and tracks to ensure the 2020 season takes place. They’ve recently announced its revised 2020 competition schedule, which kicks off July 3-4 at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta.
Not only will this long-anticipated event take place on Independence Day weekend, but Road Atlanta is one of the series’ most exciting tracks, and in fact is where the first official FD event was held back in 2004.
“With the cancellation of the opening round and the uncertainty regarding the ability to organize live events in the first few months following the national directives regarding COVID-19, we have worked closely with all our venue partners to create a new 2020 schedule,” said Jim Liaw, President of Formula DRIFT. “We’ve taken these steps, in consultation with the teams and sponsors, in order to give us the highest probability of achieving our goal to run an eight-round Championship. Obviously, this may still be subject to national directives since the safety of our fans, teams, vendors, sponsors and staff remains our number one priority.”
This new FD schedule presents the best possible solution of completing an eight-round Formula DRIFT Championship based on venue availability, although some dates have been changed to accommodate these events into a more condensed schedule. Jim adds, “Everybody at Formula DRIFT is incredibly appreciative of the tremendous support shown by our fans, as well as the commitment of the teams, vendors, sponsors and track management teams around the country. We’re all looking forward to seeing the 2020 FD season kick-off with what will surely be a very special Independence Day celebration at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta.”
Fans and participants can be assured Formula DRIFT will adhere to local and national government guidance on health and safety. For ticket information, visit formulad.com. Fans who purchased tickets to events on the previous schedule will be contacted with a number of options to obtain tickets to the new events or to obtain refunds.
FORMULA DRIFT 2020 COMPETITION SCHEDULE
|ROUND / VENUE||DATE|
|Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta – PRO||July 3-4|
|Old Bridge Township Raceway Park – PRO, PRO2||July 23-25|
|World Wide Technology Raceway – PRO, PRO2||August 6-8|
|Irwindale Speedway – PRO||August 21-22|
|Sonoma Raceway – PRO, PRO2||September 11-13|
|Evergreen Speedway – PRO||September 25-26|
|Texas Motor Speedway – PRO, PRO2||October 15-17|
|Irwindale Speedway – PRO||November 20-21|