For the 2019 season, USDrift will be utilizing the 2019 Formula DRIFT PRO/AM Technical Rules and Regulations (TRR) version 2019.1*.

For those of you that have previously competed with USDrift, the 2019 rulebook is roughly 95% the same as last season. With that said, if your vehicle has previously competed with USDrift and is one of the few that is affected by the ~5% change and compliance is not an easy fix, we are willing to entertain grandfathering your vehicle for 2019 approval. NOTE: Do not request grandfathering your vehicle UNTIL AFTER you have read the 2019 rulebook. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your vehicle’s eligibility, please contact Ben Portyrata at ben[at]

Although we try our best to avoid updates midseason, they may occur. Please verify you are using the most current version when reviewing throughout the season. Each version is denoted by the number immediately after the year (i.e. 2019.X, with X representing the updates). NOTE: This rulebook is based off the 2019 Formula DRIFT PRO2 TRR. With that said, our rulebook should not lead you astray in building a car that could later compete in Formula DRIFT, however the Formula DRIFT rulebook is updated regularly and we will try our best to update accordingly.

If you should have any technical questions, feel free to contact Ben Portyrata at ben[at]

The Supplemental Rules and Regulations regarding the judging format for this year will be posted here shortly.

*In order to view it properly you may need Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader, you can download a free version from Adobe here.

last updated 3/5/2019