The inaugural Xtreme Drift Circuit’s six-round 2010 schedule came to an exciting end in Phoenix Arizona on October 16, 2010, and the season finale was a big success, to say the least. In its first season as the official national pro-am series for Formula Drift, the XDC has amassed a huge following in a realitively short period of time and has set itself apart from many of the series that have come and gone over the past few seasons.
The XDC is characterized by a mix of highly skilled pro and pro-am drivers, awesome road courses at large national venues, and a good number of enthusiastic spectators who recognize and cheer for their favorite drivers at each event.
NonStopTuning was proud to campaign the largest team in XDC this season. With the four cars of Chelsea DeNofa (BMW M3,) Aaron Losey (LS1 S13,) Will Parsons (4AG AE86,) and Joshua Steele (SR20 S13,) NST made consistent Top16 showings at each event. Consistently qualifying in the top half of the field, entering with some of the highest speeds at each track, and picking up Insane Entry awards, the NST drivers were a force to be reckoned with throughout the season.
The season came to a glorious close for NST, as Chelsea DeNofa clinched the series title with a podium finish in Phoenix, and was crowned the first ever XDC series KING! This was no easy task as the likes of FD and D1 liscenced drivers such as Doug Van Den Brink, Forest Wang, Cyrus Martines, Jeff Jones, and many more would have to be battled with throughout the season. DeNofa was consistently on top of his game and earned his spot at the top as a result of much hard work and dedication.
NST was one of very few teams to follow the national tour from start to finish, the only team with multiple drivers reaching the Top 16 tandem rounds at every event, and the only team to campaign with multiple chassis in the series.
“I had an awesome time traveling and driving in the XDC this year,” said DeNofa afterwards. “With the gnarly road courses, drivers that bring the heat, and great fan attendance, XDC was the place to be. I’d like to thank Secret Services Auto, Technica Motorsports, Nexen Tires, NonStopTuning, BC Racing, Sideways Vinyl, and S-Max Intercoolers for their support this season. I also have to send big props to my girlfriend Kaitie, my crew Sticks, Ethan, my mom, and the whole NST Team! Look out for us next year for sure!”
From all of us at NST, we would like to extend a huge thanks to the XDC for making this a very exciting season, and many thanks to our great friends and fans for their help and support throughout the year. Stay tuned everyone!
NST – NonStopTuning
The NST Drift Team is headed to Sin City for round two of the 2010 Xtreme Drift Circuit this weekend, and is taking three cars for what should be a fun filled weekend. Keep an eye on our blog for pictures and updates this weekend!