Formula DRIFT, Motorcycle Stunts to Headline SEMA Ignited

After the SEMA Show concludes, the cars and trucks from the event will again make their way to SEMA Ignited – the official SEMA Show after-party, and will be joined by demonstrations from Formula DRIFT and motorcycle stunt riders, event organizers announced.

Taking place at the Las Vegas Convention Center’s West Hall Parking Lot following the conclusion of the show on Nov. 4, SEMA Ignited is a combination of a car show, parade, music, food, entertainment and exhibitions, the organization said.

Now in its eighth year, SEMA Ignited provides consumers the opportunity to learn about new trends, new products, meet industry celebrities, and more, SEMA Show officials said. In addition to demonstrations from Formula DRIFT drivers from throughout the world, this year’s event will include simultaneous live attractions and activations, like the Urias Globe of Death, a group of motorcycle riders who perform stunts in a mesh sphere ball.

“There is something for everyone at SEMA Ignited,” said Tom Gattuso, SEMA vice president of events. “As the official after-party of the SEMA Show, guests of all ages can come and experience the best of the SEMA Show, see the custom builds, meet automotive celebrities, and enjoy live entertainment. Our exhibitors and builders are anxious to meet with the public and show off their latest products and unique builds.”

General admission tickets allow access into SEMA Ignited. Car enthusiasts may choose to purchase upgraded tickets for reserved seating where they’ll be able to sit and watch the SEMA Cruise and performances from Formula DRIFT and the Urias Globe of Death.

“The SEMA Ignited Friday Experience is a rare opportunity for gearheads to experience the trade-only SEMA Show and engage with the industry as SEMA Individual Members,” said Gattuso. “Through the Friday Experience, enthusiasts will get a behind-the-scenes look at what industry professionals are doing at the SEMA Show and witness the trends as they are happening.”

All SEMA Showgoers will be able to attend SEMA Ignited with their Show credentials, SEMA said.

A.J. Hecht

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