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
Pair of STATUS Ring Kevlar Racing seats, lightly used, very good condition.
Video recap of our Formula D season opener
Monday, April 7, 2014
Thirsty Film's Andrew Escarega did a fenomenal job putting this video together, check it out and hang on for the bloopers in the end!

Next Stop Road Atlanta.

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Final Test before 2014 FD season premiere
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
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Pre-Season Message 2014
Thursday, March 6, 2014

Family, Fans and Friends!

2014 is a big year for Road Race Engineering, Berk Technology and our driver Carl Rydquist. Formula Drift has become more competitive than ever and nowadays in order to be competitive, the cars have to be extremely developed, the driver exceptionally talented and the teams must bring pro level experience. We’re working on all of these fields:

Currently the tech crews at RRE and Berk are working double duty to get the RRE Berk Nissan 350Z V8 Turbo as competitive as possible for the 2014 season. We’re keeping our 6.0 liter V8 and building a custom Garrett GTX4088R single turbo setup that will let us pass the magic 1000 hp limit. With that comes several other updates to make the car light and quick, including a C&R Racing Nascar dogbox transmission. More spec details will be released soon or simply swing by the shop if you can’t wait!

We have also committed to run BOTH the Formula Drift PRO Championship and FD Pro2. This will maximize Carl’s seat time and helps close the experience gap to the long time front runners in drifting. There’s no lack of speed or talent in our tall Viking driver “Sweedness” but when the option presented itself to add competitive drifting experience and exposure in front of the fans for all of our sponsors, it was a golden opportunity.

Below is a rendering of the car in the trademark Road Race Engineering colors that we will use this season. Until our title sponsorship is completely negotiated and signed on the dotted lines, we want to emphasize our love and support for Reach Out World Wide which is a globally acting first response relief team that jumps into action when a disaster strikes. ROWW.org was founded by our great friend and inspirer Paul Walker.

To a great 2014! From all of us at Road Race Engineering and Berk Technology

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Count down, get ready, FD Long Beach coming up.
Monday, March 3, 2014

Formula DRIFT Long Beach Promo Vid (2014) by driftstream
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Roger and Paul, godspeed
Sunday, December 1, 2013
My heart is aching for Roger's and Paul's families and their loved ones. They were the true good guys and they went way, way to soon.

Roger and Paul are celebrated and so sorely missed because of who they were as human beings. They had the biggest hearts and shared because they wanted to do good. You could see the glow in Paul's eyes when he told stories from being on the ground giving support in disaster areas to anyone who needed his help. The Paul I know thrived on helping others.

I met them both at the racetrack in 2009 through Always Evolving and it sparked a comradery born out of passion for cars, racing and most importantly true values of life.

One bonding memory with the AE family was our pre-race practice of driver changes ahead of a 25 hour race where Roger, Paul, Jeff and I took turns acting as pit wall for each other to jump over while timing the simulated pit stops. It brought a lot of laughs around our paddock area but what it really showed was that special humorous yet serious quality that was ever present in Roger and Paul. They were extremely dedicated and devoted to go the extra mile to reach a big goal as a team.

Anyone who spent a minute's time with them can testify that the world lost two of the good guys that made this world a better place. They were a huge inspiration in life.

My prayers and deepest condoleances go to their families, close friends and co-workers.

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Video: Carl vs Vaughn Gittin Jr in Formula Drift 2013 (Irwindale Top 32)
Saturday, November 9, 2013
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Hankook Tire team mate Paul Walker stopped by FD Irwindale
Monday, October 14, 2013

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Fast Facts

Name: Carl Rydquist
Age: 35
Home: Redondo Beach, CA
Web: CarlRydquist.com
Reel: Click to watch
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: Berk Technology, City Tire, AE Performance, Steam Racing, STORM GT Racing.
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