D1 Underground, Facebook for drifting

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In this day and age people are gravitating towards online communities, they allow you to post pictures, chat with friends and are accessible from almost anywhere. D1underground.com is an online community that gives drifting hopefuls a forum to be seen and heard, and even an opportunity to compete.


More after the jump.

The support of D1 brings a level of credibility to the online community that would be impossible to receive from any other source.

The website provides a virtual infrastructure for drifting to thrive. A promoter can gain publicity by advertising on the site and gain credibility by being a D1 Underground event. Drivers will be able to find local events more easily. Gain experience in a controlled environment. The Website also provides promoters and drivers an excellent outlet to expose both their events and talents.

The greatest benefit of becoming a member is that a D1 underground driver is able to bypass having to get a license. If you place 1st thru 4th at a D1 underground sanctioned event and are featured on the website, you will be invited to qualify for D1 GP USA competitions. If you are deemed worthy it is then possible to receive a D1 GP USA Pro- license.

You will be able to bypass the most difficult barrier for any up and coming drifter and be able to run with the big boys.

All you have to do to be a D1 Underground driver is register on the website, and the best part is that it is free.

PRESS RELEASE

D1GP USA LAUNCHES D1 UNDERGROUND TO CREATE

NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR LOCAL DRIVERS AND PROMOTERS

- D1 Underground Connects Local Promoters and Drivers Through Unique Program -

LOS ANGELES (February 4, 2009) – In conjunction with its highly anticipated return to the United States in 2009, D1GP USA ( www.d1gp.com ), the motorsports industry’s premier drifting series, is set to launch D1 Underground, an online community website designed to strengthen the roots of the drifting industry by bringing together drivers and event promoters from around the country.

"D1 Underground’s unique structure will touch every corner of the American drifting community, and it will do so very quickly," said Rich Goodwin, president of D1GP USA. "This program enlists any and every promoter, no matter how big or small, and puts the power of the D1 brand behind them to help their events grow. It also gives top D1 Underground event finishers the chance to go up against the world’s top drivers, bringing the next crop of great American superstars to the doorsteps of D1GP USA."

D1 Underground represents the growth of drift culture at its most basic form. By registering with D1 Underground, local event promoters gain a national platform to publicize and advertise their events. The various events from around the country will be promoted on the D1 Underground website, which will act as an information hub for the drifting community. The exposure created for these events through the D1 Underground website will help bolster fan attendance and participation of sponsors and exhibitors. It will also draw talented D1 Underground drivers to events by creating a large incentive beyond the event purse.

Drivers who place 1st -4 th at D1 Underground events will have their profiles featured on the D1 Underground homepage. This will provide drivers with worldwide exposure to fans and potential sponsors. These drivers will also receive an open invitation to leap directly into the pro-qualifying rounds at D1GP USA Championship Points Series events. By skipping pre-qualifying, the most difficult stage in the qualifying process, these drivers will have a chance to go head to head against the best in the world. If they prove themselves worthy, they can earn a D1GP USA Pro license, the most coveted honor in all of drifting, or even earn a spot in the Championship Points Series rounds by qualifying in the top 30.

D1 Underground membership is free and includes exclusive bonuses such as discount ticket offers, VIP seating, priority registration at D1GP USA Championship Points Series events and special offers from sponsors. D1 Underground will continue to expand its services to fans, corporations, driving schools, aspiring models, websites and online and print publications in the near future as a way to connect the entire drifting community.

To become part of D1 Underground, log on to www.d1underground.com and click on the Register tab on the homepage.

Driven Events, Inc. (D1GP USA & D1 Underground Management)

D1GP USA and D1 Underground is operated by Southern California based Driven Events. Driven Events is made up of auto industry insiders, led by Hot Import Nights founders Rich Goodwin and Michael Munar. Goodwin and Munar partnered with Ed and Emil Arguelles, founders of Extreme Autofest and have built a comprehensive team of drifting professionals around them to bring the most recognized brand in drifting to the United States .

For more information on the D1GP USA, please visit www.d1gp.com. For media inquiries please contact Terry Miller, terry@drivenmc.com .

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this seems more like an advertisement. Also press release material never has to be sourced.


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