Starting in 2014, Formula Drift will merge its USA and Asia operations with a global headquarters in Long Beach, California and a regional office in Singapore. The merger comes after six years of successful event operations in Asia taking the Formula Drift Asia Championship Series to Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and earlier this year, Australia. In 2015, Formula Drift will consider some or all of the events on the Formula Drift USA and Formula Drift Asia calendar as well as possible new host venues into a points championship that will include events on at least three continents. The Formula Drift USA and Asia Series will still operate as usual, but the new Formula Drift World Championship will be created to sit on top of both of the existing Series as the first global championship for drifting. The World Championship will also have its own prize purse, media package and champion. Drivers that are currently competing in both Series include Daigo Saito, Robbie Nishida, Fredric Aasbo and Ken Gushi. For more information, visit www.formuladrift.com.