Mike Essa

Ryan Tuerck invites fellow Formula Drift drivers to experience the joys of his home state.
On the latest episode of Tuerck'd, Formula Drift driver Ryan Tuerck invites drifters Mike Essa and Matt Powers to New Hampshire and shows them the best of the Granite State, from cliff jumping to hula hooping to a three-way drift battle at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Check out new videos from Tuerck every Tuesday and be sure to hit him up in the comments. Tuerck will answer his favorite questions in next week's Burnout Response video.

Missed our coverage of the Motegi Super Drift Challenge this weekend? See how the Top 4 shook out right here, with Odi Bakchis, Mike Essa, Dean Kearney, and Matt Field all vying for final bragging rights.

Missed our live coverage of the 2016 Motegi Racing Super Drift Challenge this weekend? Never fear, because we have the full Top 16 (Ok, really top 11, after some driver shakeups) ready to go right here. Check it out.

Driving around with a Formula Drift champ is not for the weak-stomached

"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.

Like blown-up watermelon explosive.
Get ready because the second season of Tuerck'd with Formula Drift driver Ryan Tuerck begins Tuesday, July 9. It promises tons of next-level drift action. Vaughn Gittin Jr. is going to challenge Tuerck to a game of D.R.I.F.T. and the Slide Ride returns. Tuerck is also going international to see what kind of trouble he can get into in a foreign country. It all starts Tuesday, July 9. Then check back every Tuesday to see a new video from Tuerck. Also, be sure to leave a question or comment, Tuerck will reply to the best ones in his Burnout response videos.