Words and Photos by Gilbert
Another year kicks off with the Formula D 2016 season at the Streets of Long Beach. Things were a bit different this year as due to rainy conditions, the qualifiers from the first day were cancelled and instead drivers were given practice time for the day instead. Following that into the second day competition, they went with a seeded order based on 2015 rankings to start the competitions.
Another thing that was different was the car show usually held by Illest and titled Offset Kings has been replaced by a Toyota sponsored auto gallery.
As usual, there are plenty of umbrella girls and models present representing their brands and teams.
Jess Harbour, Erica Nagashima and Kay Vee for Nexen Tire
L’amour Niggle for McLeod Racing
Darlene May for Moto IQ
Charlene Lo for JDM Sport
Arley Elizabeth for Achilles
Nicole Marie Reckers for Achilles
Sarah Top for Hankook Tires
Courtney Riggs and Janey B for Nitto Tires
Caitlyn Nordby and Danielle Lo for Monster Energy
Erica Law for BlackVue