With two exciting rounds of the 2021 Formula DRIFT PRO season successfully under out belts, we look ahead to Round Three: The Gauntlet at Old Bridge Township Raceway in Englishtown, NJ. Taking place on June 18-19, it allows Formula DRIFT to finally make its mark at the brand-new, purpose-built drift arena, which replaces the NHRA drag strip. 


As the first dedicated drift arena in the USA, Englishtown will create a spectacular atmosphere, with crowds lining the course in tiered grandstands that ensure fans won’t miss any of the action.


FD NJ will feature Round Two of the PROSPEC Championship and Round Three of the premier PRO Championship. Running late into the night under floodlights, all FD PRO teams will again utilize under-car LED lighting provided by TYPE S, the Official Vehicle Lighting Partner of the series.


To promote its involvement, TYPE S and AutoZone are joining forces to sponsor the New Jersey round and enhance the fan experience both at the new track and away from it.


The excitement begins with a special AutoZone x TYPE S event at the East Brunswick AutoZone store. Stars of the show will be 2010 and 2020 Formula DRIFT PRO Champion, Vaughn Gittin Jr, teammate Chelsea DeNofa, and the RTR team. 


Not only will fans be able to meet the drivers and collect autographs but they will be supporting the AutoZone x TYPE S “Enhance Your Drive” promotion at the store. Any fans who buy a “Fun-Haver Pack” using their AutoZone Rewards account will be automatically entered to win prize packs. 


“From Drift Alliance to Bloodmasters, Englishtown Raceway has created so much history throughout the years, becoming the home of East Coast drifting. At TYPE S, we’ve made a commitment to drifting and have partnered with AutoZone to bring more great products to drift enthusiasts in the very near future,” said Jared Chavez, Sponsorship Event Marketing Manager at TYPE S. “AutoZone has been our largest retail partner of LED lighting for years, and it made so much sense for us to come to Englishtown to show our combined support for the sport of drifting at this newly revamped, purpose-built track.”


In response, Jim Liaw, President of Formula DRIFT had this to say: “We were enormously disappointed to cancel the Englishtown event last year as it was the most anticipated round at a very special custom-built venue. So, we're delighted that AutoZone & TYPE S will be helping us kick-off FD's inaugural visit to E-Town and our return to New Jersey!”


Please visit for the 2021 schedule, event details, ticket purchases, driver profiles and livestream information.


For more than 37 years, AutoZone has been committed to providing the best parts, prices and customer service in the automotive aftermarket industry. AutoZone has a rich culture and history of going the Extra Mile for their customers and their community. Today, AutoZone is the leading retailer and a leading distributor of automotive replacement parts and accessories in the US.


TYPE S is a leading automotive aftermarket accessories manufacturer based in Costa Mesa, CA. With more than two decades of manufacturing and retail distribution experience, TYPE S specializes in innovating vehicle lighting, electronics, power products and soft goods.


Formula DRIFT is recognized as the leading international drifting championship. Established on the streets of Japan, drifting has evolved into a worldwide competitive sport that challenges the driver's skill while demanding a great deal from their vehicle in terms of power and strength. Formula DRIFT provides a series for the best professional drifters from around the globe to compete for the coveted title of Formula DRIFT Champion. As the first official drifting series in North America, Formula DRIFT has taken competitive motorsports to the extreme, attracting drift fans and car enthusiasts from all walks of life, and established itself as the global leader for the sport. For a competition schedule, ticket information, special content and livestream, please visit


Major Sponsor, Official Vehicle Lighting, Dash Cam & Jump Starter – TYPE S 
Major Sponsor, Official Energy Drink – NOS Energy Drink
Major Sponsor, Official Military Branch – United States Air Force
Major Sponsor, Official Engine Oil – Royal Purple 
Major Sponsor, Official ECU, PROSPEC Title Sponsor – Link Engine Management
Major Sponsors – Falken Tires, GT Radial, Nitto Tire 
Tire Supplier – Nexen Tire, Federal Tire 
Official Lifestyle Media Partner – Men’s Journal
Official PROSPEC Tire Service Partner – Tire Stacks
Official Apparel Supplier ­– Marwin Sports
Official Sponsors – Ford Performance, BC Racing (Official Suspension), Toyota Racing,  
Associated Sponsors – Enkei Wheels, Torque Drift, NGK Spark Plugs, Pedal Commander, Rays Wheels
Technical Partner – PCI Race Radios, Proform