Southeast Drift Union 2017 Season Points

Name2017 Season Total
1stAlex Schlagel143
2ndDustin Miles142
3rdJoseph Love139
4thWarren Allen90
5th-TieRyan Quinn72
5th-TieChristopher Maffei72
7thKeegan Ellrod70
8th-TieEric Conkling66
8th-TieMatt Lynch66
10thShane Whalley60
11thThomas Pettigrew57
12thSavio Silva40
13thNick Johnson38
14thBrandon McDowell36
15thAndrew Mauer29
16th-TieConner Huppert26
16th-TieMichael Castillo26
18thKevin Phillips25
19thNick Whitt23
20thAdam Rozek10
21stBrett Collins6
22ndJoey Whitaker3

A Day With Southeast Drift Union: What To Expect

As we prepare for our inaugural round of the newest Formula Drift Pro-Am series in the country, we’d like to take a minute to layout the general scope of how things will go based on our staff’s experience running Midwest Drift Union events since 2010.

We follow a straightforward format similar to many other Pro-Am and grassroots events. After everyone gets checked in at the gates and get everything unloaded, tech inspections will begin. Our lead safety/tech expert, Brad Foy, will inspect every car to make sure it meets our requirements and address any questions drivers may have concerning vehicle configuration.

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Locked & Loaded: 2017 Schedule

Our inaugural season starts at Formula Drift track Orlando Speedworld in sunny Florida. Round 2 sees us moving up the coast to Myrtle Beach Speedway. Back down to South Georgia Motorsports Park for Round 3, leading up to Round 4 at Kil-Kare Raceway in Xenia, OH for the massive 2nd annual Bro*Am finals featuring Midwest Drift Union, US Drift, and Southeast Drift Union.

Southeast Drift Union 2017 Pro*Am Announcement


Indianapolis, IN

In it’s quest to expand its reach and develop a new field of talented drivers, Midwest Drift Union, the region’s official Formula Drift pro-am licensing body, announces its expansion into the Southeast region for 2017.

“We’re humbled and very excited to move into this new era, into the Southeast, and growing awesome drivers and building the future generation of Formula Drift drivers,” said MDU co-founder and president Edgar Sarmiento.

Along with co-founder Jon Gillatt, Sarmiento formed Midwest Drift Union as an evolution of the Drift Indy brand in 2009, holding its first competition series in 2010. Since then, they have developed the Smashed USA apparel line utilizing Gillatt’s experience as founder of Enthusiast Apparel, along with the new Street League Drifting series. Now, the duo announces the development of the Drift Group, which will focus on building a new region in the company’s first foray into Southeast territory.

“We really enjoy sharing what we know and preparing drivers for the next step of the Pro 2 Formula Drift world,” Sarmiento said.

Formula Drift pro driver Geoff Stoneback, along with Pro 2 drivers Dirk Stratton and Andrew Lewis, have earned their licenses through the MDU program. Now, the series hopes to build the driver base in a new area.

“We’ll be bringing another side of the professionalism we bring to the table to the Southeast and running a fair, fun competition series for our friends in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, the Carolinas and beyond,” Sarmiento said.

As of this release, no venues have been confirmed, but Sarmiento stated there would be four to five events spread out around the Southeast in addition to MDU’s traditional Midwest series.