Formula Drift 2018 schedule: Series returns to Midwest
Formula Drift Black Magic Pro Championship announced the official 2018 schedule for the Pro and Pro2 Championship.
The 15th anniversary season will feature eight rounds of competition.
Notable changes include the addition of Gateway Motorsports Park, located just outside St. Louis, to fill a highly requested area in the Midwest. Las Vegas will replace Irwindale Speedway for the season finale, due to Irwindale’s scheduled closure this coming January.
“Returning to the Midwest has been a goal for us since our last event in Chicago back in 2006,” said Jim Liaw, president and co-founder of Formula Drift. “Since then fans in the Midwest have been calling for a championship round, and today we are happy to announce our return to the region.”
Irishman James Deane was the 2017 Pro champion, while Kevin Lawrence of Orlando, Florida, won the Pro2 title.
The 2018 Formula Drift Pro Championship schedule:
2018 Formula Drift Black Magic Pro Championship Schedule*
April 6-7, Streets of Long Beach, Long Beach, Calif.
Invitational: Super Drift Challenge at the Grand Prix of Long Beach**
April 13-14, Streets of Long Beach, Long Beach, Calif.
April 27-28, Orlando Speedworld, Orlando, Fla.
May 11-12, Road Atlanta, Atlanta, with Pro2
June 1-2, Wall Stadium Speedway, Wall Township, N.J.
July 20-21, Evergreen Speedway, Monroe, Wash.
August 10-11, Gateway Motorsports Park, St. Louis, with Pro2
September 14-15, Texas Motor Speedway, Dallas, with Pro2
October 12-13, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, with Pro2
*Subject to Change
**Non-Championship Points Competition