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Video: OFFBEAT GARAGE 240sx S13 on Enkei TSP-5

Our friend Adel (Offbeat Garage) just switched over to 18×9.5 +15 Enkei TSP-5’s on his Nissan 240sx LeDrift Car II! Check out the video above and make sure to subscribe to his channel – Adel documents the build step by step so you might learn something!...
Nate Hamilton Wins 2nd in Formula Drift Pro2 Round 1

Nate Hamilton Wins 2nd in Formula Drift Pro2 Round 1

Congratulations to Enkei driver Nate Hamilton for his second place finish at the first ever Formula Drift Pro2 competition. Nate runs on Enkei Kojin Tuning Series Wheels. Photos by Larry Chen. The inaugural PRO 2 competition held at Homestead-Miami Speedway marked the start of the PRO 2 season. PRO 2 Series was introduced as an intermediary series between the Formula DRIFT Pro-Am and Pro Championship to help drivers get acclimated to the competition level and venues, while gaining valuable experience. As the first year of the PRO 2, drivers that are eligible include both licensed Pro-Am and Pro Championship drivers. In addition, the PRO 2 competition was available on the Driftstream for the fans at home and remaining events in the PRO 2 Series will be streamed live this season. “PRO 2 proved to be successful in delivering quality competition for the Friday fans,” says Jim Liaw, President of Formula DRIFT. “The PRO 2 drivers are able to compete against each other while gaining valuable experience on the professional level.” Geoff Stoneback faced off against Nate Hamilton in the ONE44 Motorsports / Enkei Wheels Nissan 240 SX in the finals. Stoneback out drove his competitor to earn the very first victory in the PRO 2 and take the lead in the PRO 2 standings. Coming in third place was Carl Rydquist in the Road Race Engineering / Berk Nissan 350Z powered by Garrett Turbo. “It was a long day running both in the Pro Championship and PRO 2,” said Geoff Stoneback, winner of Round 1 of PRO 2. “It was definitely great to run in PRO 2 as it...
Nate Hamilton Takes on Formula Drift Atlanta

Nate Hamilton Takes on Formula Drift Atlanta

Road Atlanta is know for being one of the craziest stops in the Formula Drift series. The fans are rowdy, the track is fast and technical, and something that nobody expects seems to work its way into the show. ONE44 Motorsports came into Atlanta feeling confident and ready to compete. At Round 1 we learned to expect the unexpected. With rain in the forecast for Friday and Saturday, we arrived focused and with a game-plan. The team was hungry for results. Thursday practice was a struggle. It forced the team to take a step back and work collectively to find a solution that would put us closer to our goals by Friday Practice. The next day we went into practice focused and ready to put down some clean passes. After the first 2 passes everything clicked. Our runs were consistent and, without a doubt, top 32 worthy. The team was confident by the end of practice but a formation of dark clouds started to roll in on us. Right as the second practice group starts running, rain. And lots of it. The track was absolute madness. Drivers were doing multiple 360’s entering the first turn and hardly had any control throughout the rest of the course. This would be the first time this chassis has seen rain. ONE44 adapted the car as best as we could and went into qualifying. Our first run was fantastic but the judges ruled that our two front tires came off track at the apex of the first turn, giving us a zero. Our second run would give us a score but would leave...
NATE HAMILTON at FORMULA DRIFT ROUND 3

NATE HAMILTON at FORMULA DRIFT ROUND 3

As we started our weekend into Round 3 : Palm Beach I felt more comfortable than I had all season in the car. A good place to be, right? I finally felt like the car was beginning to work with my driving and not AGAINST it. The Team was also excited to come back to a track that we had been to a number of times before. As we got settled into our pit space, our team prepared for a track walk with the FD judges, I was particularly stoked for this! Being that it was the third round, our team was starting to get a feel for the intense schedule of FD events and that made it possible for me to have a clear head going into practice. We really had nothing to lose and I decided to give it my all, hoping to focus on what would be a great qualifying run for Friday’s competition. There I was, the first run of practice and things really started to take a turn for the better of this season. We were starting to drive and handle this car like we knew we could! After practice was over and the driver’s meeting was attended, I knew if I laid down a run like yesterday’s practice we could surely qualify here at PBIR. So here we go… What I had developed in practice would have been good enough, but did I join this series to be “good enough”? I am competing against 10 year veterans, drivers like Fredric Aasbø, who will not stop until they are consistently running the “perfect line”...

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