Made to Drift Episode 1: Chris Jeanneret Reveals Plans for FD Turbo Honda S2000


Watch Made to Drift Ep. 1: Formula Drift Turbo S2000 Reveal – Chris Jeanneret on YouTube

We are happy to release episode one of ‘Made to Drift,” a video series following the build of professional Formula DRIFT driver Chris Jeanneret and SpeedFactory Racing’s turbocharged Honda S2000. The series will document their progress leading up to Formula DRIFT Round 1 in Long Beach, California. Watch episode 1 and let us know what you think in the comments below. More episodes coming soon!

Full press release:


Thursday, January 30, 2014


Seattle, Washington – Chris Jeanneret Racing and SpeedFactory Racing are launching ‘Made to Drift’ – an online video series that will follow the build of their turbocharged Honda S2000 for the 2014 Formula DRIFT season.

Being produced by, ‘Made to Drift’ will follow every aspect of the build as well as testing prior to Round 1 of Formula DRIFT in Long Beach, California. The first video in the series – Chris Jeanneret Reveals Plans for Formula Drift Turbo Honda S2000 – Made to Drift Ep. 1 – formally announces the project and introduces Chris and the team at SpeedFactory Racing that will be building the car.

“When I heard that Chris and SpeedFactory were working together to build a Honda S2000 to compete in FD I immediately wanted to get involved,” said Matt Haugness, owner of “This will be one of the most unique cars on the track, and I’m excited to have other enthusiasts follow the build with us.”

Well known for their ability to produce incredibly fast Hondas to compete in drag racing SpeedFactory rarely shows what happens behind the doors of their shop. “Most videos online show passes of our race cars at the drag strip,” said SpeedFactory General Manager, Matthew Hurlbut. “We are looking forward to having a video series that shows off our capabilities as builders and fabricators.”

Entering his second season of Formula DRIFT Chris knows how important a strong media presence is. “When the opportunity was presented to me to do a video series following the build I knew I had to take advantage of it,” explained Chris Jeanneret, FD driver. “It is important for me to make a connection with my fans and show them what it takes to build a car to compete in Formula DRIFT.”

SpeedFactory Racing is a high performance tuning and race development shop located in Tacoma, Washington, just outside of Seattle. Their mission is to continue pushing the envelope of the sport while providing their customers and partners worldwide with the highest quality service, parts, and custom work possible.

For more information about SpeedFactory Racing visit or

Chris Jeanneret Racing is based in Seattle, Washington and is the official racing company for driver Chris Jeanneret. More information can be found at is an import automotive website based in Washington. They will be producing the ‘Made to Drift’ series and all of the videos will be published on their YouTube channel,, and their Facebook page.




About Author

Matt Haugness

Matt created in 2011 after noticing a lack of media websites dedicated exclusively to import cars. Although he’s employed as an engineer and has no formal training in journalism, his skills continue to develop as the editor for the site. He enjoys writing feature car articles, technical build/project articles, and organizing events. Matt drives a 2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road, 2001 Honda S2000 and a 1990 V8-swapped Mazda RX-7.


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