DRIVERS FROM THREE EASTERN PRO/AM REGIONS WILL BATTLE IT OUT OVER TWO DAYS TO DETERMINE WHO IS THE BEST.
The Formula DRIFT PRO/AM Series was created in 2006 in an effort to develop a ladder system, allowing drivers who wanted to progress in the competitive side of the sport the ability to move up. The PRO/AM is an extension of the Formula DRIFT Pro and Pro2 Championships, and is made up of approved regional organizations that help develop and transition drivers/teams from amateur to professional. The top drivers at the end of each season in the PRO/AM series are awarded Formula DRIFT Pro2 licenses valid for the following year.
Since 2002, USDrift has solidified its position as one of the premier drifting organizations in North America, serving as an exceptional proving ground for up and coming competitors while developing them into more professionally executed and entertaining teams. With over 140 events, USDrift has one of the most extensive track records with regards to safety, driver satisfaction, and spectator enjoyment. Based in Richmond, VA, USDrift sits centrally located along the East Coast, enabling them to reach most major East Coast markets.
MIDwest drift union
Midwest Drift Union moves into its eighth season in 2017, continuing to bring the best competitive drift events to the Midwest. After their annual Round 1 at Gateway MSP, this season sees MDU visiting two new tracks in M1 Concourse and Lake Erie Speedway before the blow-out final BRO/AM with USDrift and SDU at Kil-Kare Raceway.
southeast drift union
2017 marks the inaugural season of the Southeast Drift Union Formula DRIFT PRO/AM Series. Made up of the veteran MDU team with over a decade of experience, SDU brings a new level of professionalism, safety, and fun to the Southeast Region. Beginning at Orlando Speedworld, SDU moves up the coast to Myrtle Beach Speedway for Round 2, then on to South Georgia Motorsports Park before joining MDU and USDrift at Kil-Kare Raceway to the BRO/AM final.
The BRO/AM was created in 2016, and started with a battle between the winner of USDrift's Round 4 and Midwest Drift Union's Round 4 in Virginia. This year, we're hosting it in Ohio and taking it a few steps further by adding the newly created Southeast Drift Union into the mix. After all three organization's run their final round of the season, we'll then take the top 5 drivers from each series overall season results as well as invite the winner from 2016 to defend their title. Next, we'll randomly place them into a Top 16 tandem elimination bracket. The winner at the end of the competiton will be the BRO/AM winner for 2017. Last year's winner won their weight in beer, maybe we'll offer that prize up again this year or come up with something new. Next year, we'll rotate the event to the Southeast and continue rotating the event from each region year to year.