Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Formula D Irwindale Recap - Words from Matt Field

The Formula Drift season was wrapped up at Toyota Irwindale Speedway. It was one of those events that had to be watched. The crashes changed up the standings and made for a hardcore battle with Tyler McQuarrie taking the win. This year was Matt Field's first nation wide tour missing out on one event in Florida due to a fuel pump issue. All in all this season, Matt proved he's plenty capable to run with the big boys. Given more opportunities next season, Matt's skill and strategy will only make him stronger. We're honored to include Matt Field to the BlackTrax Family. To close out this drifting season, here are a few words from him about Irwindale. We'll see you next season!! 

"We left San Jose right after school on Wednesday, took the grueling 6 hour drive down south to Toyota Speedway Irwindale.Got in and checked into the hotel, watched some TV and tried to push past the excitement and fall asleep. Thursday morning came and I was ready to drift. Pactice was going alright; I was having some trouble riding the high line on the bank. The crew and I kept adjusting suspension, played with tire pressure and did as much as we could to get me high on the bank without sacrificing too much infield grip. By the end of Thursday practice we had a decent setup on the car, we left knowing that we had room to get better. The game plan for Friday was to dial the car in as much as possible to lay down a good qualifying run, then work on our night setup in Top 32 practice after qualifying.

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Photos by:  Jeremy Forbes

Friday, October 14, 2011

EA Sports Fuel-N-Feast 2011

Hot weather, cool cars, and some awesome food trucks all came together today at EA's annual Fuel-N-Feast car show. Special guest Matt Field came out with his 2011 Formula D S14! It sure turned some heads and kept the bees busy while I destroyed an amazing Shimp Po-Boy from Sam's Chowder truck. Hunting for shade I managed to snap some shots of what went down. Thanks for having us EA, we're looking forward to next year!

Photos by:  Jeremy Forbes