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.
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As the 2011 Summer heated up in the South, DVM’s drifting schedule was burning-hot with 3-competitions in only 6 weeks. Luckily for the team, all of the events were in their home city of Charlotte, NC so travel time was at a minimum.
On July 2 the Xtreme Drift Circuit rolled into the Charlotte Motor Speedway for the first time. The track at CMS is a bit on the tricky side with a long gap between turns 1 & 2 and then some tight 90 & 180 degree turns that follow. “It’s great to have so many events at home this season. It’s given us an opportunity to have a lot of friends at the track that normally don’t get to see us live.” Doug Van Den Brink said.