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Import Face OFF! Kent, WA September 4th 2011

Kent, WA

Pacific Raceways in Kent, Washington (near Seattle) –
9/4/11 from 10am to 5pm. Car show registration from 9am to 11am, judging begins at 11, awards ceremony at 4:30. Race registration starts at 9am, heads up qualifying at 11:00, 12:00, & 1:00. Eliminations at 2:30, 3:30, & 4:30.

Car/truck/bike show, 1/4 mile drag racing, Usaci double points stereo crank it up contest, burnout contest (time permitting), raffles and giveaways, models, vendors, and DJs.

SHOW PRICES: All spectator tickets and competitor registration forms can be bought on the day of the show at the front gate. Click the following link to purchase your tickets in advance and receive a free trial subscription to Performance Auto and Sound magazine:
Spectator $15 with flier (regular $17) *fliers printed off computer OK to use – right click on flyer image, print (B&W OK). Coupon only good for spectator admission.
Children 10 and under FREE
Car Show Entry $25
(does not include free passenger pass). *Note, IFO only charges $25 per car show entry, not $50 to $60 like other events that claim to give a “free” passenger pass. 
Test and Tune Drag Racer $25
(open to any make/model)
Competition Drag Racer $25 
(imports and sport compacts only)
Burnout Contest FREE
Stereo Crank It Up Info: 479-750-0505 or

For event status info when the weather looks questionable, call the IFO phone line at 225-247-RACE (7223) or visit this link: (check for updates the Saturday and Sunday morning before an event).  If an event has to be canceled after gates have already opened, your arm band can be used for entry into any future IFO. Once gates have opened, there are no refunds.  This is standard policy for all outdoor events (motorsports or baseball) not just IFO.  Do not come to an IFO event if you do not agree with this policy.  If gates never open, complete refunds will be issued within 48 hours to all who purchased on-line tickets in advance.



Member’s Ride – TJ

2006 Mitsubishi Lancer IX GSR

GSC valve springs
Map exhaust manifold
Muse 02 dump
Walbro 255lph
ETS 4” intercooler
ETS licp
Tanabe concept g blue TBE
amsoil 9″ filter
HKS bov
JMF intake pipe
FIC 1100cc
Buschur uicp
Buschur mini battery kit
S.D. Tuned


Factory Brembo Brakes
MB Battles 18×9.5 offset +15
Wrapped with 235/40’s Dunlop DZ 101

Full Voltex street body kit and wing

Bride seats and rails,
greddy manual boost control
Defi boost gauge
Defi EXT gauge
Defi oil temp gauge
Clarion single din deck

450whp/375lbs tq on 92 pump ga

Future Mods:


A Big Thanks!!!

MitsubishiParts.NET Thank you for the great weekend; full of winning, great cars, good eats, and good times. Thanks to the vendors as well Forever Powder Coating,, NOS Energy Drink

TEAMInnovationsNWEnglish Racing and Extreme Turbo Systems for the great prizes as well!

A Big Thanks to:
Mackin (Rays, PMU, Yokohama, etc)
Touge Factory
NOS Energy Drinks
Rally Armor
NWN (northwestnissans)
Cornwell Tools
Modified Magazine
Griots Garage

The show raised over $900 towards the Humane Society!

Hamilton wins XDC Seattle while Marstanovic takes XDC Western Division Championship


Hamilton wins XDC Seattle while Marstanovic takes XDC Western Division Championship

August 17, 2011 (Tustin, Calif.) – Nate Hamilton broke through to take his first victory in the final round of the Xtreme Drift Circuit Western Division Championship on Saturday at PGP Motorsports Park.

The Consolation Round would feature two local drivers, with Mike Phillips outdueling Logan Noel for the final spot on the podium. At the end of the day, Hamilton was awarded $3000, Wilkerson $2500, Phillips $1000, and Noel $500 from the XDC.

Meanwhile, when he advanced to the Great Eight, George Marstanovic clinched the XDC Western Division championship – the first drifting championship for the Flagstaff, Ariz. Based driver. The championship means Marstanovic took home $3000, with runner-up Chelsea DeNofa awarded $1000 and third place Will Parsons earning $500.

Hamilton, the second qualifier, defeated Erich Hagen in the first round, Victor Moore in the second, and Noel in the Final four to meet Wilkerson. Wilkerson, who was the top qualifier, defeated Kory Keezer in the first round, Marstanovic in the second, and Phillips in the third.

The much anticipated final between the two top qualifiers ended when the differential in Wilkerson’s car failed, handing the victory to Hamilton.

“We had an incredible weekend out at XDC Seattle,” said Hamilton. “After breaking our differential during Saturday morning practice, we worked hard as a team and got the NOS ENERGY DRINK K-Sport 240SX back on track in time to land the 2nd place qualifying position! The car felt great all day as we worked our way through the ladder, all the way to a first place finish! I just want to thank the whole team for their hard work!”

XDC will next field their first event in Canada, at the St. Eustache Autodrome just outside of Montreal, Quebec on September 4-5. The XDC International event will feature a total event payout of $13,400 with $5000 going to the winner of the event.

XDC Western Division Final Standings

1. George Marstanovic

2. Chelsea DeNofa

3. Will Parsons

4. Dave Briggs

5. Nate Hamilton

6. Jeff Jones

7. Forrest Wang

8. Corey Hosford

9. Joshua Steele

10. Walker Wilkerson

2011 XDC Events Schedule

March 11-12 | XDC West | Irwindale Speedway, Irwindale, CA
April 22-23 | XDC West | Firebird Raceway, Chandler, AZ
May 14-15 | XDC East | Central Florida Racing Complex, Orlando, FL
June 17-18 | XDC East | Summit Point Raceway, Summit Point, WV
July 2-3 | XDC East | Charlotte Motor Speedway, Charlotte, NC
August 13-14 | XDC West | Pacific Grand Prix, Seattle, WA
September 4-5 | XDC International | St. Eustache, Montreal, Quebec
September 23-24 | XDC Finale | Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, TX


The XDC showcases the country’s rising Drift stars, featuring an eight-round drifting championship set in a full-scale lifestyle festival. Now in its second season, the XDC remains committed to driver development and investing in the future of Drifting. For more information, visit Competitors with rulebook and technical questions should contact Mike Collins at Drivers with general event questions should contact Brian Eggert at, or by calling (804) 65-PROAM (77626).

For all media interested in the XDC Tour, please contact Efrain Olivares, SHIFT Communications Group, at, (818) 254-7196.