The Streets of Long Beach has been the first location for the season opener for Formula D since its inception, and the location couldn’t be better to showcase the new cars and talent for 2012. The ocean air mixed with unmistakable smell of burnt rubber will never grow old and always gets the blood pumping. But enough chitchat, all we really care about is the awesomeness that took place there. Enjoy!

A lil badass thats for sure!

Ross Petty’s immaculately painted and very political S15. The details on this car were amazing, all of the rasta camo is actually painted on the car!

The 1200hp 2JZ swapped SC430 beast driven by Daigo Saito

Nothing too fancy, just everything needed to get the job done!

A pile of parts from D-Mac who unfortunately took himself out. The walls of Long Beach can be very destructive when a car gets sucked into one!

One clean original RHD bluebird 510​

All car events wouldn’t be complete without an overload of beautiful women

Another unfortunate victim of the walls 🙁

Just a well put together SR20 setup. Gotta give props to the guys sticking to the roots of where drifting came from. Small displacement motors with the help of a little boost!

A very clean Y34 Cima


Pure classic

The sticker says it all

This S13 was decked out with a ton of different sharpie drawings. The little drawing of the two lovers on the valve cover is similar to how we feel about that nice little snail sitting right next to it 🙂

I appreciate the attention to detail that goes into building these VIP cars. Nothing but clean lines and immaculate paint, of course dropped on the ground on bags!

George Marstanovic is going to be a force to be reckoned with this season. He qualified 15th in his first FD appearance. Unfortunately Formula D would not let him run with his wing, supposedly it was 1″ to tall… He got taken out in the top 32 by Daigo Saito but put up one hell of a fight. Keep in mind that this guy is basically a privateer and built this car in his garage.

The guy in the white is inches away from these cars as they slide by the clipping point and the wall. He doesn’t flinch

All of the drivers put on one hell of a show and drove as hard as they could. There were some well fought battles but in the end Justin Pawlek and his Falken Tires Ford Mustang took the win. That’s two years in a row he has won at the Streets of Long Beach.

Here is what the podium looked like:

1st – Justin Pawlek

2nd – Dai Yoshihara

3rd – Daigo Saito

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