Kevin Lawrence is your 2017 Pro 2 Champion [FINAL STANDINGS]

Posted on Sep 10, 2017 In Formula D Formula Drift Pro 2 Standings

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Kevin Lawrence is the 2017 Formula Drift Pro 2 champion, taking the championship by just 2 points. Lawrence won the final event in Texas, bookending the season in which he started out on the highest high by winning his hometown event in Orlando but also hitting a season low in Atlanta by not qualifying for the main show. Travis Reeder finished in second after leading the points following rounds 2 and 3 in Atlanta and Seattle respectively. Reeder qualified 9th, but lost his first round tandem battle with Austin Meeks at the Texas season finale.

Following the final standings, the top 8 drivers have earned their Formula Drift Pro 1 licenses for the 2018 season:

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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.

5 Comments

  1. Justin Yamashiro says:

    Congrats to all Pro 2 drivers, but I think the FD staff jumped the gun a bit. They went about announcing Reeder the championship prior to the event ending with the probability of someone else being capable of taking the title. Jim Liaw plays the numbers so often that it shocks me that the announcement was even made so early.

  2. Jaz says:

    Awesome! I hope Ola is building a new car or update the hell out of chucky!

  3. Slider S15 says:

    Nishida Basically announced his retirement from Formula Drift this morning on his Instagram.

    It wasn’t clear if he will run Irwindale or not though…

  4. Ryan says:

    10 Things I Learned from Formula Drift Texas?

  5. Justin Yamashiro says:

    10. There’s still hope in Matt Coffman
    His solid qualifying score held him high before the engine said otherwise going into Top 16
    9. Tires or no tires
    The tire wall might absorb an impact but it doesn’t stop your car from the absurd amount rotations once sucked into the wall. Texas is cool, but reminds me of Florida. It’s just there.
    8. DeNofa getting dialed
    Chelsea seemed to really find his groove in the mustang with Texas, and with every event equals more seat time that I find he’ll get that car in all the right places come next year.
    7. Field of dreams
    It seems that this season just isn’t playing in the right hands for Matt Field and his S14. Walking into Texas there was hope he’d be dialed like last year yet going up against Castro subjected him to being out by Top 32.
    6. Force Forsberg
    Similar to DeNofa, Forsberg is understanding his new engine package…ish or was it just luck that he got there.
    5. Get Wrecked!
    This website is just dead and I can only give credit to Jacob Leveton for trying to create content.
    4. Pro 2 part 1
    The idea of Pro2 is to prepare entry level drivers to what a full season would be like as Pro1. Awesome. Downfall, they get tossed onto all of these tracks that generally require more than the average power they have come into the season with which provides us with all of our OMT’s.

    3. Pro 2 part 2
    FD staff jumped the boat with announcing Reeder the Championship winner before the events end and realizing Lawrence still was in even a possible contingency.

    2. Dead Wrecked!
    ………………………..

    1. And James Deane gets the win
    With 4 wins and going into Irwindale, he’s on a roll and proving his skill with every battle he faces.

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