D1GP USA Announces 2010 USA Dates & TV Schedule!
Los Angeles, CA – June 9, 2010 – SPEED™ and D1 Worldwide Entertainment, (www.d1gp.com, www.d1we.com), the official organizers of automotive entertainment’s premier drifting events in the United States announced today the 2010 USA D1 Grand Prix event line-up and that each event, plus the D1 Grand Prix Japan events will be covered by one-hour television broadcasts to be carried on SPEED™ throughout the entire drifting season.
The first SPEED broadcast is scheduled for September 4 at 6:30 p.m. ET from Tokyo, with the second event premiering September 12th at 6 p.m. ET from Oita, Japan.
“Bringing USA D1 Grand Prix drifting events to SPEED is a cool new addition to the network,” said SPEED President Hunter Nickell. “Combining the young, cutting-edge atmosphere of drifting with the history and familiarity of host venues like Atlanta, Texas, Homestead-Miami, and Irwindale will be a unique experience for our viewers.”
D1 Grand Prix events are held as adrenaline packed, tire smoked filled weekends with wheel to wheel, head-to-head matches between drivers drifting inches apart at speeds in excess of 120mph. Successive single elimination heats leading up to a final competition are used to determine an event winner. All drivers that endure the crashes, mechanical failures, and stiff competition receive points based on their final event standing and accumulate points throughout the season to determine the overall season champion, similar to other automotive entertainment.
The 2010 D1 USA Grand Prix events are:
August 13-14 Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, TX (Round 1 & 2)
September 24 – 25 Atlanta Motor Speedway, Atlanta, GA (Round 3)
October 29-30 Homestead Miami Speedway, Homestead, FL (Round 4)
November 27-28 Toyota Speedway at Irwindale, Irwindale, CA (Round 5/Finale)
More info available on the official D1GP website, www.d1gp.com
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