“Crazy Swede” Hubinette takes second at Road Atlanta Formula D

 

Although he finished second in round 2 of the drifting Formula D racing event — held last weekend (May 13-14) at Road Atlanta in Braselton, Ga. — driver Samuel Hubinette has managed to stay atop the overall Formula D driver standings for the year. (You’ll have to take our word for it, though, as the official point standing page over at the Formula D website wasn’t updated yet when we posted.)

The next stop for the Formula D racing series is June 8-10 at Soldier Field in Chi-town. Hubinette stuck with racing a Dodge Viper drift car in Atlanta, but could he switch to the new Charger SRT8 drifter for the Chicago race?  Team MOPAR has been beavering away over the last few months preparing Hubinette’s new Charger SRT8 drift car for the competition, so we may see the Crazy Swede behind the wheel of the blue hemi-powered Charger soon.

In the interim you can check out a short Windows media clip of Hubinette punishing an apparently stock SRT8 (with accompanying soundtrack by Rammstein). – [Jeff James]

   

 

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10 Responses

  1. jeff says:

    Check out some excellent photos of the new Charger SRT8 drift car over at Blowing Smoke entertainment:

    http://www.blowinsmokeinc.com/gallery/main.php?g2_view=core.ShowItem&g2_itemId=6503&g2_page=6

    – Jeff

  2. Nathan says:

    I was wondering if we will see the Charger drift car out here in Ca. this year? If so. when and where? That is one beautiful, mean looking Charger. I would love to see it in action!

    Thanks, Nate

  3. jeff says:

    Good question, Nate –

    Here’s a schedule I came across of Formula D for the year:

    I came across these dates on the Formula D website:

    Streets of Long Beach, S.CA 2006-04-02

    Road Atlanta, GA 2006-05-13

    Chicago Soldier Field, IL 2006-06-10

    Infineon Raceway, N.CA 2006-07-08

    Evergreen Speedway, WA 2006-08-19

    Wall Speedway, NJ 2006-09-09

    Irwindale Speedway, S.CA 2006-10-14

    – Jeff (www.drivelineblog.com)

  4. Giovanni Lombardo says:

    Dear Jeff,
    What song is that from Rammstein i can figure out the name can you please let me know.

  5. jeff says:

    Hi Giovanni –

    I believe the music in the clip is taken from “Eifersucht” from Rammstein’s “Sehnsucht” album.

    I checked out the track on iTunes and that seems to the one…. 🙂

    – Jeff

  6. Giovanni Lombardo says:

    Dear Jeff,
    Thanks for finding out the Rammstein song, I have a question were can a get a mopar windshield banner like the one on the mopar charger drift car
    Thanks again!

    -Giovanni

  7. jeff says:

    You may want to try here:

    http://www.graphic-express.com/00-mopar_plymouth_dodge_amc.asp

    MOPAR may also have an online store, or maybe you can check Ebay?

    – Jeff

  8. I just love that there drifting the Hemi cars. I’m just a sucker for anything Hemi!

  9. Atlanta Recreation says:

    Awesome cars!

  10. Trevika says:

    Fantastic cars! I want to have them for racing.

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