2016 Formula Drift Round 1: How To Watch The Live Stream And Schedule

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Here’s how to watch the live stream for Formula Drift Round 1 in Long Beach. 

Leave it up to the weather in Long Beach to throw a monkey wrench into qualifying for Top 32 in Formula Drift but rain it has. This weekend marks the return of Pro-drifting for the 2016 season of Formula Drift and things have definitely gotten off to a wet start. After multiple crashes during practice and even on the parade lap itself, Formula Drift officials have decided to call off Top 32 qualifying and went with last year’s rankings instead.

If you’re wondering how to watch the live stream, have no fear as we’ve provided the link to the official live stream below. All you have to do is head over and watch when all the action kicks off starting at 9 A.M. tomorrow when practice kicks off. The forecast tomorrow calls for a strong chance of sprinkles and showers throughout the day so although there may be pockets of no rain, that doesn’t guarantee that the ground will ever be dry, hence no traction. The key to a podium this round will definitely be driver control.

Check out the link to the live stream, the full event schedule and a couple of pieces of media from qualifying below and let us know who’ll get a podium on this round in the comments below.

Live Stream link for Round 1. in Long Beach here!

Schedule courtesy of Formula Drift for Saturday onward:

Saturday, April 9, 2016 – Main Event

6:00am – STREET CLOSURES BEGIN: Effecting Shoreline Dr., E. Seaside Way, Linden Ave., Hart Pl.
7:00am – 4:00pm – WILL CALL: Open for credential pick up – Will Call Tent
7:00am – VENUE OPEN: Credential Holders Only – Venue
9:00am – 10:30am – FD: Open Practice – Top 32 – Track
10:00am – 6:00pm – GATES OPEN TO PUBLIC – Venue
11:00am – 1:00pm – MAIN COMPETITION: Round of 32 – Track
1:00pm – 2:30pm – HALF TIME BREAK
2:00pm – 2:30pm – VIP EXPERIENCE: Track Walk – TBA
3:30pm – 5:30pm – MAIN COMPETITION: Round of 16 to Finals – Track
5:45pm – 6:00pm – TROPHY CEREMONY & CLOSING

And if you’re wondering what Top 32 now looks like based off of rankings, head over here to check out how it’ll all go down Saturday. Although it’s not likely that the newcomer from China,  Shengjun Zhang will throw off Fredrick Aasbo, it’ll be an interesting matchup to say the least. The NZ Kiwi himself Mad Mike Whiddett also makes his return to Formula Drift with his matchup against Pat Mordaunt so we’ll be keen to see who gets to Top 16 from there.

So there you have it. The curse of rain is back in Long Beach. Keep this page bookmarked to refer to the schedule during the live stream.