Some bad news for Aussie drift fans came recently when Drift Australia announced that Toyo Tires has suspended its title sponsorship of the series, forcing the 2009 season to be reduced to just one event. Toyo says the "global economic climate" has forced them to cut back on their sponsorship activities, leaving Drift Australia without the support needed to run the full schedule its had in past years. According to the Drift Australia website, there will be a single championship round held in September at Oran Park in Sydney. Hopefully the series will find another sponsor soon because it's sad to see this sort of thing happen anywhere.
Check the Drift Australia site for more. (Photo from Drift Australia)