A rather unexpected bit of news came yesterday afternoon when D1 Grand Prix announced it's 2010 US drifting schedule.
Besides plans to hold events in Texas, Atlanta, Florida, and Irwindale, D1 also announced a deal with Speed TV to televise both the USA events, and D1 action from Japan over the course of the year.
The D1GP USA schedule is as follows -
August 13-14 Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, TX
(Round 1 & 2)
September 24 – 25 Atlanta Motor Speedway, Atlanta, GA (Round
October 29-30 Homestead Miami Speedway, Homestead, FL
November 27-28 Toyota Speedway at Irwindale, Irwindale, CA
No word on who will be competing in these events, or which drivers will be coming over from Japan. Hopefully we will learn more as August draws closer.
Can D1 become viable in the United States again? I guess we will find out.