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Formula DRIFT Announces 2-Year Title Sponsorship with Link Engine Management for the PRO2 Championship

Long Beach, Calif. – December 13, 2017 – Formula DRIFT has announced a 2-year sponsorship agreement with Link Engine Management for the Formula Drift PRO2 Championship.

Link Engine Management provides drivers from around the globe with world-class engine management technology.  With a race proven range of WireIn ECUs, PlugIn ECUs, and more, Link has provided a winning formula for champions from various series.  Link’s ECUs are sold in 65 countries by over 1,500 dealers.

“We’re excited to bring Link Engine Management to US.  For years, we’ve supported drift around the world including such series as the British and Irish Drift Championships, ADGP Australia, D1NZ, and D1GP China, plus many of the top drift drivers in the world,” said Torry Skurski, North American Sales Manager for Link ECU.  “With our new US based teams, we are excited to be supporting the most watched drift Series in the world, Formula DRIFT.  Our product has proven itself with drivers such as James Deane and Piotr Wiecek, and we look forward to providing the support needed for more championships to be won.”
The sponsorship will allow expanded Livestream coverage and dedicated social media for the PRO2 Championship.

“It is great that we have found a company that believes in our vision of the PRO2 Championship as the breeding ground for the next generation of Formula DRIFT stars,” said Jim Liaw, President of Formula DRIFT.  “Their strong global network especially with the many series that are in alliance with Formula DRIFT will also aid the growth of the Series and the Sport.”

2018 Formula DRIFT Link ECU PRO2 Championship Schedule

Round 1:

May 11 – 12 – Atlanta, GA
Round 2:
August – St. Louis, MO

Round 3:

September 14 – 15 – Dallas, TX

Round 4:

October 12 – 13 – Las Vegas, NV

*Subject to Change

For more information visit, and find Formula DRIFT on Instagram @formulad, Facebook, Twitter @FormulaDrift, and Snapchat – formula_drift. Tune into Formula DRIFT on CBS Sports and check your local listings for airtimes.


Press/Media Inquiries:          John Pangilinan




Entering its fifteenth season, 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 each driver’s driving ability and vehicle control. Formula DRIFT provides a forum for professional drifters to compete nationwide for the coveted Formula DRIFT Championship crown. As the first official drifting series in North America, Formula DRIFT has taken competitive motorsports to the extreme, attracting fans and car enthusiasts from all walks of life and establishes itself as the world-wide leader for the Sport. Formula DRIFT is featured on CBS Sports in the US and distributed globally by IMG Media, reaching over 400M households.  CBS Sports Network is available across the country through local cable, video and telco providers and via satellite on DirecTV Channel 221 and Dish Network Channel 158. For more information, including a full programming schedule and how to get CBS Sports Network, go to  Formula DRIFT has the most viewed live stream in the world, catering to over 1.5M fans annually. For a competition schedule and ticket information, visit:




Founded over 25 years ago, Link Engine Management has become a world leader in engine management technology, with drivers all over the world turning to Link’s race proven range of ECUs, accessories, and tuning tools. The current Champions of Formula Drift, Formula Drift Japan, the British and Irish Drift Championships, King of Europe, King of the Desert, D1NZ, and D1GP rely on Link’s ECUs, which are sold in 65 countries by over 1,500 dealers. So come join the team and check out Link’s products at

Written by Rick Beets

Rick Beets

From early on I was always bombing around the neighborhood on some kind of home built go kart or minibike. So working on motors and bikes came naturally. As well as things electronic or technical. I was also an avid skier and instructor. If I can make something go fast by either propulsion or gravity, I am in. Yes, I freely admit to being a bit of an adrenaline junkie.

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