Ryan Tuerck and Chris Forsberg check in from Formula Drift Orlando (where they finished first and second, respectively) to answer your questions from last week's track testing on Drift Garage. The guys start by revealing how many tires they burned through in the last episode. Then it's on to questions about whether tire smoke distracts from driving, whether the competitiveness of drifting has a negative psychological toll, whether one should wrap their exhaust manifold on a 240, the importance of a car's wheelbase on drifting, and what happened to Ryan's 1J 240.
2,000 vertical feet up the mountain with 600HP
Who's gonna get "Tuerck'd?"
It could be worse, he could be Pat "The King of Spring Break" Goodin. As the voice of Formula Drift, Jarod DeAnda has a unique opportunity to not only anoint pro drift drivers with new nicknames, he also has the power to make them stick. Over the years, DeAnda has given many a drift driver their nom de guerre. Some drivers love it, some hate it, and some just have too many spring break appointments to care.
"If you're going to lose, rip someone's door off."
One of the highlights from last week's Formula Drift stop at Wall Speedway in New Jersey was the third place battle between Chris Forsberg and Darren McNamara. The two drifters collided on a right-hand turn and Forsberg's passenger side door was ripped off his car. Off Track's Jarrod DeAnda asked both drivers about the crash after the event. Forsberg actually didn't even realize he'd lost his door until he came into the next turn and saw all this light streaming into his car.