Honda Slides Into FD

How Honda returned to Formula Drift.

By Aaron Gaghagen

You already know that Formula Drift’s the premier series for anybody who cares about rear tires spinning about in tandem. It’s exciting, smoky, tire-shredding fun. Only problem’s that, for years, there’s been no Hondas to make it all worth watching. RX-7s and 240s are cool and all, but they’ll never be Honda-cool.

Last season Chris Jeanneret and his Vibrant Performance-backed S2000 fixed Formula Drift’s lack-of-Honda problem by bringing the brand back into the series. Jeanneret takes time out of his SEMA schedule to talk with us about how and why he decided to buck the status quo and carry the Honda flag onto the track.

To learn more about the Vibrant Performance S2000 and Jeanneret’s drifting shenanigans, hit up Chris Jeanneret Racing.

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Aaron Gaghagen
Multimedia Editor at VTEC Academy
Aaron Gaghagen is a veteran video editor and longtime Honda enthusiast. All told, he’s owned seven of them, and has enjoyed every single minute of wrenching on every single one. Except for that automatic one. That was probably a mistake. In 2010 Aaron teamed up with Brian Gillespie who along with another partner launched Nacho Speed Garage, a venture that capitalized on Aaron’s video expertise to do its part in entertaining and educating the Honda masses. Nacho Speed Garage took everything to the next level. Instead of reading magazines and cruising forums for content, Aaron and Brian were generating it themselves. The demise of Honda Tuning magazine in 2014 was the impetus for Aaron to do something even more impactful, though, which led to the creation of VTEC Academy and aims to carry that Honda torch forward in the same spirt of not just Honda Tuning but Nacho Speed Garage.