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Welcome to my official blog!

Here's where you will find pics and updates directly from my race weekends, plus other things such as stunt driving and sometimes posts not always about racing.

Cheers! /Carl
Pic of the week

Grid before the race, Nordschleife 2008.
Songs to check out
1. Little Black Submarines
2. The Pretender
3. Outkast - Take Off Your Cool
Food and Drinks
1. Redondo Beach Brew. Co, CA
2. Huntley, Santa Monica, CA
3. Pistenklause, Nuerburg
For Sale
Forgestar CF10 wheels 9x19 and 12x19, Porsche Turbo fitment.
Starting a new chapter!
Saturday, October 11, 2014
FD season is over and I'm ending the FD project here, but I will continue to work with the amazing Road Race Engineering team on road racing stuff, and I want to have more time available to utilize my SAG card as a stunt and precision driver. I have had some great development steps as a drift driver during the last two seasons in a very fast developing drifting series. I mastered what I wanted to master and honed certain skills which has given me great personal development and satisfaction, and I got to drift some cool tracks which is what I wanted to do. With a sense of stagnation it's now time for a change and I'm excited about what's on the horizon. Stay tuned!
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Carl Rydquist describes Wall Stadium, Formula Drift New Jersey
Saturday, July 12, 2014
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Carl Rydquist Podium in Formula Drift Miami 2014
Friday, June 27, 2014
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Carl Rydquist Raw Sights and Sounds from Formula Drift Atlanta 2014
Monday, June 23, 2014
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Rydquist scores podium in inaugural Formula Drift PRO2, Top 16 in PRO
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Santa Fe Springs, CA, June 1, 2014
(Photos by Wrecked Magazine, L. Chen, Formula Drift)

Family, Fans and Friends!
Before this event we mentioned that we were ready to battle, and battle we did! Piloting the Road Race Engineering Berk Technology Nissan 350Z powered by Champion Spark Plugs through both the PRO and PRO2 categories at Formula Drift’s newest venue Homestead-Miami Speedway, our driver Carl Rydquist started off with winning 1st qualifying spot in PRO2, followed by a 23rd qualifying result in PRO, then Carl went onto win 3rd place in the PRO2 tandem competition on Friday night and finally capped off the weekend with a Top 16 finish in PRO.


Rossy Welch, team manager Road Race Engineering
Carl's FormulaD Pro2 podium finish under the sunshine of Miami has made one of my biggest dreams come true in my favorite racing series. It feels wonderful to work with such a talented, young and passionate team. I'm so proud to be part of it and thankful for the opportunity. We can feel the love from our fans and the support from our sponsors, that is what keeps us working harder.

Bryan Min, team crew chief and owner Berk Technology
It has been a long road to the podium and the talent we possess as a team is starting to show with our results at Formula Drift Miami. We are so thankful to have the generous support of our partners and fans and we will continue to aim high to better our results in the next round of competition.

Carl Rydquist, driver RRE Berk 350Z V8 Turbo powered by Champion Spark Plugs
What an amazing weekend! The team behind this car consists of Road Race Engineering, Berk Technology and S-Empire and it’s a strong combo that encompasses tons of experience with brains and competence to find solutions to the challenges we come up against and to execute the jobs that are needed. I am equally impressed, fascinated and thankful and I’m extremely happy to have won my first Formula Drift trophy!


Formula Drift PRO Rd4 in New Jersey takes place on June 20-21 and our preparations have already begun. The Z chassis ran well there last season but with today’s level of development speed in Formula Drift we have to work tirelessly on sharpening the competitive edge to climb further up the standings where we are currently in 29th place in the PRO series and 3rd in the PRO2 standings.

In the meantime see what we are up to via all major forms of social media under: @roadraceengineering @berktechnology @carlrydquistofficial


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"The Art of Left Foot Braking" - Carl and RRE epic slow motion drifting
Monday, May 5, 2014
AUDIO RIGHTS BELONG TO GREGORY ALAN ISAKOV - THE STABLE SONG (2007). Non-commercial video.

"The Art of Left Foot Braking"

Road Race Engineering and SAG Stunt Driver Carl "Need for Swede" Rydquist went to Willow Springs International Raceway in the Southern California desert to practice close proximity tandem drifting using a Red Epic 4k camera set to 121fps slow motion on a lead vehicle.

Camera operated and provided by Magnus Persson, camera car driven by Ernst Johan.

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Epic slow motion tandem practice
Saturday, May 3, 2014
STAY TUNED FOR MORE FULL LENGTH EPIC SLOW MOTION DRIFTING AND BEHIND THE SCENES FOOTAGE.

Road Race Engineering and SAG Stunt Driver Carl Rydquist prepare for the second round of the 2014 Formula Drift PRO Championship with close proximity tandem practice, filmed by Magnus Persson with a Red Epic Camera (4k, 120fps).

Car: Road Race Engineering Berk Technology Nissan 350Z Turbo V8 Powered by Champion Spark Plugs.

Engine: GM LS2 with Garrett GTX4088R turbocharger. Custom turbosetup by S-Empire.

Wheels: Hankook Ventus RS-3 tires on Forgestar CF-5 wheels.

Bodykit: C-West E-Type, 3M wrap by Rolotech Car Wraps

Additional interior footage filmed by Thirsty Films (Canon 5D and GoPro)

Soundtrack: Nostalgia "Bad Machine"

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Fast Facts

Name: Carl Rydquist
Age: 37
Home: Redondo Beach, CA
Web: CarlRydquist.com
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Highlights: Winner of Zandvoort 500 (2005), Winner of Swedish Endurance 3h GT Racing Championship (2004), Winner of Swedish Endurance 8/12h GT Racing Championship (2001), Winner of Eurosport Super Racing Weekend Challenge (2001), Winner Super Lap Battle Lim RWD (2011), Winner Redline Time Attack Mod RWD (2010). 24 Hours of Nurburgring (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011). 24 Hours of Barcelona (2011). 25 Hours of Thunderhill (2010).
Memberships: FIA (intl racing license), SAG Stunt Driver (Screen Actors Guild), Formula D, Performance Two Stunt & Precision Driving Team (Hollywood, CA).
Teams: Road Race Engineering, Berk Technology, Always Evolving, Steam Racing.
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