FORMULA DRIFT TO BE AN ACTION PACKED EVENING
Ticket Holders Promised Huge Off-Track Entertainment Line Up
Abu Dhabi, UAE; 24 February 2011 – Yas Marina Circuit today announced the entertainment schedule for this Friday’s Formula Drift Urban Skills event. Not only will spectators be able to experience the excitement of the world’s leading drift series, they will also be able to enjoy a range of off-track activities including dance shows, street art, graffiti T-shirt creation, radio-controlled drifting and much more.
West Coast Customs will display a range of custom automotive parts, including numerous Rims by Asanti, Forgiato, Giovanna and Asanti Custom Grille Sets. In addition 27 members of The Abu Dhabi Radio Control Club will demonstrate their remote-control drift cars.
Faisal Al Sahlawi, Yas Racing School Manager at Yas Marina Circuit, said: “There are still tickets available at the door for those who are looking to witness Formula Drift and the spectacular art of drifting. The addition of our off-track entertainment line-up will just add to an already great night out.”
Attendees at the Formula Drift event will be able to hear a performance from the exclusive Formula Drift song, Urban Skills, produced by Brvjnes. The song will be performed by singer Hisham alongside mixes from Radio One DJs Brooklyn and Danny Neville.
Tickets are available at the door, starting from AED 50. Children aged 12 and under are free when accompanied by a General Admission or Premium ticket holder. For more information call 800 YAS (927) or go to www.yasmarinacircuit.ae for details.
Notes to the Editor:
Event Schedule for Formula Drift:
17:00 Drivers’ Practice and Qualifying
18:00 Autograph Session
18:00 Prizewinners’ passenger experience
18:35 Yas Drift Academy Showcase
19:05 Live Music (Hisham)
19:15 Event Opening Introduction
19:30 Top Eight Final shootout
20:40 Judges review and winner announced
21:00 Podium and trophy ceremony
21:30 Event Closes
About Formula DRIFT
Completing its seventh season, Formula DRIFT is recognised as the North American professional drifting championship. Established on the streets of Japan, drifting has evolved into a worldwide competitive sport that challenges each driver's driving ability and vehicle control. Formula DRIFT provides a forum for professional drifters to compete in seven events in the USA for the coveted Formula DRIFT Championship crown. As the first official series in North America, Formula DRIFT has taken competitive motorsports to the extreme, attracting fans and car enthusiasts from all walks of life and establishes itself as the worldwide leader for the sport. For a competition schedule and ticket information, visit: www.formuladrift.com.
About Yas Marina Circuit
Yas Marina Circuit is one of the most technologically advanced motor racing facilities ever developed. Located on Yas Island, the circuit debuted on October 30, 2009 with the final race of the FIA Formula One World Championship - the inaugural Formula 1™ Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to a capacity crowd of around 50,000. Year round, Yas Marina Circuit hosts an extensive programme of leading international and national motorsport racing series as well as major entertainment events and corporate activities. Supplementary facilities include the Yas Drag Racing Centre, the Yas Racing School and the Yas Kartzone.