Brandon Wicknick didn’t do anything this weekend but load up his car, drive across America, and lay down some pretty decent runs in his JZ powered 240sx. He took the 32nd qualifying spot home at during the drivers announcement probably had a feeling that was unrivaled by most in the world as he landed his first Top 32 spot. Sadly for Brandon and his team the qualifying score for Patrick Mordaunt was missed or not counted at first making him miss the Top 32 completely.
Way back in 2009 Patrick Mordaunt was on the tear of his life in his S14 Nissan 240sx running down the likes of Dai Yoshihara and other drifting stars. Then it all came crashing down after Patrick Mordaunt was then omptly DQ’d and stripped of his victory when failing a tire durometer test after his one pass. The tire durometer quickly and quietly disappeared shortly after this debacle and stripped Patrick of what I think was a potential podium.
Patrick doesn’t seem to hold a grudge or be down on this track after I spoke with him quickly yesterday. He didn’t even really seem to think about this 2009 mess after mentioning his history at this track. Luckily history didn’t repeat itself and eliminate him from competition this weekend. Someone got the error quickly and I am unsure who it was but qualifying results were quickly referenced to me as unofficial and then hours later the actual list came out removing Brandon Wicknick from his main event debut. So Patrick’s luck has turned a nice 180 coming into the main event and rookie Brandon Wicknick might have the new Road Atlanta curse.