In the not-quite-pro drift leagues, XDC/Remix recently threw down their debut event at Los Angeles' Toyota Speedway at Irwindale-AKA the "House of Drift"-and let's just say it went off miles better than some had anticipated. In the wake of NOPI Drift's foreclosure and D1GP USA's problematic 2009 season, amateur-league drifting was left without a national representation until XDC picked up the reigns (along with XDC piggyback show series Remix, in the absence of HIN's season-opening L.A. presence). Adopting organizational and judging strategies from Formula D and D1GP Japan, and after searching high and low for talented amateur competitors, XDC's official emergence was as exciting, in good ways, as anyone could've hoped for. Top 16 tandem competition looked near-pro, with vets like Alex Pfeiffer, Forrest Wang, Quoc Ly, Jeff Jones, Chelsea Denofa, and Dave Briggs qualifying. And come final-round competition with Dave Briggs besting Quoc Ly, we were experiencing some serious déjà vu of previous years' FD Finals! As for the Remix show gala-check importtuner.com for full coverage of hotties, imports, DJs, vendors, etc., etc., etc.,
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