Cornelius, NC (July 7, 2012)- Following the 4th Of July weekend it was back to business for the D’Vanz Motorsports crew, as they got ready for the third round of Formula Drift/Streetwise Pro-Am Championship. This would be a “parking lot” event as it was a cone-course laid out in the massive parking area at Charlotte Motor Speedway’s drag strip. Continue reading
Cornelius, NC (June 16, 2012) – After a short 2-week break from their last event, the D’Vanz Motorsports team was north-bound and heading to Summit Point, West Virginia for the annual HyperFest event that made up the second round of the Xtreme Drift Circuit Eastern division. This event is always a favorite of both driver and team and everyone was feeling very good after their West Palm Beach win. Continue reading
Cornelius, NC (June 2, 2012)- To say the D’Vanz Motorsports team had a crazy couple of weeks would be a massive understatement. After crashing their car in Orlando, they only had a week and a half to turn it around and get it ready for the second Formula D/Streetwise Pro-Am event of the season. They would be competing in their 3rd event in only 4 weeks, and the pressure was on. The competition was held in Palm Beach, Florida at the Palm Beach International Raceway. It was the second time Formula D had been to this circuit, one where Doug & his DVM crew were the event’s defending champions. However, due to a track-layout/direction change, no one had any notes on car set-up. Continue reading
Cornelius, NC (May 23, 2012) – Following on the heels of their Atlanta “adventure”, on May 19-20, Doug Van Den Brink and the D’Vanz Motorsports team headed further south to Orlando, Florida for the opening round of the Xtreme Drift Circuit Eastern division. This was the first time the DVM crew had visited the Central Florida Motorsports Complex and they where eager to get the series started off on the right foot.
The track in Orlando is a multi-use facility that’s similar to a really large parking lot, whereas the track is defined by cones and chalk-lines with heavy concrete walls lining the perimeter. After an 80+mph “entry” the drivers swept-right into a decreasing-radius turn. From there, most drivers clicked-down 1-gear and drove straight towards Wall #1 where judges had placed an Outside Clipping Zone where the drivers would attempt to get their read-bumpers as close as possible for the length of the zone. Next, with their tires billowing smoke, the cars would head towards Wall #2 and then on to the Finish line.