Today we woke up to the rumor that Formula Drift is selling the series to Nascar. This rumor was followed by the usual comments: some people in favor of the merge, some people hating the idea, and others just expressing their hatred towards either or both series, etc.
The question is: “Is Formula Drift really being sold to Nascar?” I contacted Formula Drift’s co-founder Ryan Sage to ask for some clarification and he was as surprised as all of us were about the rumor.
In his own words: –“Neither Jim Liaw or myself have had any discussions with Nascar about selling, or any discussions with Nascar at all”.
I personally think that a merger, or even some of Nascar’s influence, would be a good idea for Formula Drift by bringing more media attention to the series. That would mean more sponsor interests; which means more coverage for the drivers, which is what many have complained FD is lacking. Hypothetical mergers aside, this puts away the theory that Formula Drift is dying or disappearing…. And I guess this sends the rumor back into the conspiracy theory bin.
Paco is one of the Maximum Driftcast hosts. Industrial Designer and avid “weird car” collector who knows way too many useless facts about cars that nobody cares for. Known for his Tofu Drift Minivan and other unusual drift builds. Co-owner and designer at 2F Performance, who manufactures the Super Doof kits designed with Forrest Wang’s Get Nuts Lab input. He speaks in 85% English and 15% Nonsense and is a proud owner of a large collection of hentai VHS tapes.
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