Ford Expands Professional Drifting Support; Official Partnership with Formula DRIFT

Ford supports Formula Drift racing

Check out this awesome video from Ford Racing! Ford recently announced that it is expanding its involvement in professional drifting competitions by becoming an official partner of Formula DRIFT and the 2013 Formula DRIFT championship.

Ford has actually supported the professional drifting efforts of Team Falken Tire and drivers including Gittin, Pawlak and others since 2005. Two-time D1 Grand Prix champion Gittin won the 2010 Formula DRIFT championship at the wheel of a Mustang GT and leads the 2012 series going into this weekend’s finale. Pawlak, the 2011 Formula DRIFT series runnerup, won the first two rounds in 2012 and currently sits fourth – 70 points behind Gittin.

Drifting was originally popular with fans of import sport compacts. According to Ford, Formula DRIFT estimates 87 percent of its fan base is 18 to 34 years old. Ford involvement in Formula DRIFT is a significant part of the company’s outreach to this group that might consider a Ford vehicle like the Fiesta, Focus, Mustang or Raptor.

What do you think about professional drifting?

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