2017 DriftMasters GP Round 1 – Tor Poznań [RESULTS]

Posted on Apr 22, 2017 In International James Deane RESULTS

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James Deane has done it again, winning yet another competition. This week, Deane took the win at the Driftmasters Grand Prix event in Poland. Deane was piloting his 2JZ-powered Falken Tire / Budmat Auto S14, taking out several top drivers in a tough Top 32 competition. Deane was the top qualifier out of nearly 50 drivers in addition to the event winner. Deane’s Budmat Auto and Worthouse teammate Piotr Wiecek qualified third, but was taken out in the top 8 by Michal Reichert. The series will continue on to Nurburgring for round 2 on May 12th and 13th, which is the same weekend as Formula Drift Atlanta. Deane and Wiecek are committed to running Formula Drift, which means that they will miss Driftmasters Grand Prix Round 2, but will likely make the rest of the events in the Driftmasters series and could still make a serious run at the championship.

Here’s a look at the final results from Driftmasters GP Round 1:

1st Place: James Deane
2nd Place: Adam “Rubik” Zalewski
3rd Place: Ivo Cīrulis
4th Place: Bartosz Stolarski

Jacob Leveton

Freelance Drift Correspondent at JacobPhoto
Jacob Leveton has worked as a freelance journalist for 12 years, specializing in drifting since the first professional competition landed on US shores in 2003. Leveton has worked with more than twenty print and online media outlets to provide unique drifting content.


  1. WingZeroCustom says:

    Awww.. the one event I can go too they won’t be at… that sucks. :/

  2. Justin Yamashiro says:

    The way that statement is written out it makes it difficult to tell which event they’re truly missing.

  3. Updated the article to reflect that Deane and Wiecek will be missing Driftmasters Round 2 due to FD Atlanta. Sorry for the confusion.

  4. kaiser says:

    8k euro for first. 8703.58 us dollars

    anyone know the current pay out for first place in fd ?