2016 Formula Drift Long Beach Media Day
Though it goes largely unnoticed by pretty much anyone outside of the industry, Formula Drift's media day is a special opportunity for us auto journalists to come get a sneak peek of the season's new cars just slightly ahead of the curve, at least in person since it's tough to beat social media. For any media not knee-deep in the world of drifting, it's a great chance to get acquainted with the drivers, go for a ride along and soak in the tire smoke. We used our time to grab some behind-the-scenes shots of Team Nitto, including Vaughn Gittin Jr., Mad Mike Whiddett and Alex Heilbrunn, and other top drivers during these ride-along/practice sessions. Check out the gallery below for more photos.