These two guys put on a clinic last weekend at Formula Drift and brought their respective tandem battle to a 2 xOMT at Evergreen Speedway. Per the Formula Drift rulebook the OMT call by the judges is only allowed to be used twice and then a winner must be declared. I really think Tyler had the win after the first OMT battle but the judges didn’t agree.
Here is a summary of the commentary from the three judges after the first two tandem battles:
Tony Angelo – OMT
Andy Yen – OMT
Ryan L. – OMT
All three judges went OMT for both the first battle and the second battle which threw them into a third tandem run. No commentary was given to the fans after the first OMT call but after the second OMT we got some audio from Tony Angelo and Ryan L:
“To hard to call.” – Tony Angelo
“Tyler’s lead run he hit the wall and straightened out a bit and when Aasbo made a mistake as well he put a wheel off. So they both made a mistake and I really couldn’t pick a winner out of the two.” – Ryan L.
After this second OMT all three judges picked Fredric Aasbo to take home the win. In case you haven’t seen the runs we compiled them below if you follow the bump. Tell us what you think!
Tyler McQuarrie Vs. Fredric Aasbo – First Tandem Run (Driftstream)
Tyler McQuarrie Vs. Fredric Aasbo – First OMT Run (Driftstream)
Tyler McQuarrie Vs. Fredric Aasbo – Second OMT Run (Driftstream)
Here are some in car camera runs from Tyler McQuarrie courtsey of his sponsor GoPro:
Tyler McQuarrie POV Vs. Fredric Aasbo – First Tandem Run (GoPro HD)
Tyler McQuarrie POV Vs. Fredric Aasbo – First OMT Run (GoPro HD)
Tyler McQuarrie POV Vs. Fredric Aasbo – Second OMT Run (GoPro HD)