Dave Briggs

Formula Drift Round 1 Bracket Breakdown with Tandem Battles


Here are the Top 32 brackets and we grouped together the potential Top 16 pairings as well. Sit back and get ready for an insane Round 1 of Formula Drift with the new season officially underway. Here is how they are set:


1 Michael Essa vs. 32 Jeremy Richter
16 Patrick Mordaunt vs. 17 Mats Baribeau

8 Chelsea DeNofa vs. 25 Dennis Mertzanis
9 Forrest Wang vs. 24 Carl Rydquist

4 Kenneth Moen vs. 29 Geoff Stoneback
13 Kyle Mohan vs. 20 Robbie Nishida

5 Fredric Aasbo vs. 28 Marc Landerville
12 Conrad Grunewald vs. 21 Jhonnathan Castro


2 Vaughn Gittin Jr. vs. 30 Dave Briggs
15 Darren McNamara vs. 18 Dean Kearney

7 Chris Forsberg vs. 25 Daijiro Yoshihara
10 Pat Goodin vs. 23 Daigo Saito

3 Tyler McQuarrie vs. 30 Tony Angelo
14 Odi Bakchis vs. 19 Ken Gushi

6 Justin Pawlak vs. 27 Jeff Jones
12 Ryan Tuerck vs. 22 Alec Hohnadell

Achilles Radial Announces Official 2014 Team for Tire Championship Chase with 21 Drivers


The 2014 Achilles Radial team has grown quite substantially for the 2014 season. Achilles Radial has the intent to win another championship this season and also steal the Tire Championship this season. With 21 drivers in the Pro Series this year they stand a damn good chance. Let’s also not forget about Fantasy Drift “Team Tire Podium” points from this bunch as well. Here is the team listed out below.

Full Achilles Radial Team List:
Daigo Saito – Tokyo, Japan
Robbie Nishida – Tokyo, Japan
Kenny Moen – Oslo, Norway
Dean Kearney – Waterford, Ireland
Dave Briggs – Ontario, Canada
Marc Landreville – Quebec, Canada
Brandon Wicknick – Layton, UT
Rob Primozich – Seattle, WA
Enrique Mendoza – Moreno Valley, CA
Joshua Steele – Houston, TX
Charles Ng – Hong Kong
Alec Hohnadell – Miramar Beach, FL
Brad Heyl – Bradfordwoods, PA
Chris Mills – Los Gatos, CA
Dan Savage – Herndon, VA
Eric Hill – Westminster, CA
Erich Hagen – Olympia, WA
Geoff Stoneback – Huntingdon Valley, PA
James Evans – Baltimore, MD
Jeff Wolfson – San Jose, CA
Mike Pollard – Las Vegas, NV

Dave Briggs S14 is Ready for Formula Drift Long Beach


With all of these builds we keep seeing lacking an engine, body parts, and much more it seems that Dave Briggs is ready for the 14 season. We posted his render yesterday but now here is a physical look at the car. He is probably long hauling right now to Southern California as he is on the list for Tech Day this Saturday.

Dave Briggs releases Irwindale edit [VIDEO]

While everybody is out at the SEMA show, Dave Briggs released a video recapping his Irwindale event. Briggs ended the season as the highest ranked Canadian driver (ahead of rookie-of-the-year winner Mats Baribeau) and is the only SR20-powered S-chassis remaining in the series.

2013 Formula Drift Round 7 at Irwindale Speedway: Qualifying [RESULTS]

Mike Essa picked up right where he left off in Texas, earning the top qualifying position on the first qualifying run of the day. We’ll have an update on the championship shortly. Until then, here’s the full list of who made the top 32:

1. Mike Essa
2. Vaughn Gittin Jr.
3. Ryan Tuerck
4. Dean Kearney
5. Robbie Nishida
6. Tyler McQuarrie
7. Matt Field
8. Chris Forsberg
9. Odi Bakchis
10. Forrest Wang
11. Pat Goodin
12. Darren McNamara
13. Ken Gushi
14. Frederic Aasbo
15. Mats Baribeau
16. Daigo Saito
17. Justin Pawlak
18. Ryan Kado
19. Conrad Grunewald
20. Chelsea Denofa
21. Tony Angelo
22. Matt Powers
23. Toshiki Yoshioka
24. Dave Briggs
25. Dai Yoshihara
26. Kyle Mohan
27. Taka Aono
28. Danny George
29. Pat Mordaunt
30. Jhonnattan Castro
31. Carl Rydquist
32. Luke Pakula


Here are the tandem battles, in the order they will appear:

Essa vs Pakula
Saito vs Pawlak

Forsberg vs Yoshihara
Bakchis vs Briggs

Kearney vs Mordaunt
Gushi vs Denofa

Nishida vs George
McNamara vs Angelo

Gittin Jr vs Rydquist
Baribeau vs Kado

Field vs Mohan
Wang vs Yoshioka

Tuerck vs Castro
Aasbo vs Grunewald

McQuarrie vs Aono
Goodin vs Powers

2013 Drift Mania Round 6 Montmagny [RESULTS]

The Top 16 staged Dave Briggs vs. Mike Pollard where Briggs slipped off course and managed to cut a tire taking the loss to Mike Pollard. Mike didn’t look back and drove his route all the way to the podium after this big victory. Marc Landerville missed the whole weekend due to engine issues as well. Here is how the Final Four finished:

1. Francis Tasse
2. Jeff Laflamme
3. Mike Pollard
4. Max Lemoine

2013 Drift Mania Round 5 at St. Croix [RESULTS]

Round 5 of Drift Mania kicked off at St. Croix this weekend and Dave Briggs took his huge horsepower SR20 powered S14 Nissan 240sx. The driver has done double duty with FD and DMCC this season and brought home $10,000 for winning Round 5. Here is how the podium stacked up:

1. Dave Briggs
2. Francis Tasse
3. Tanner Munson

Dave Briggs Takes Home the Win at DMCC Round 3 [VIDEO]

The guys at JHD Productions are on top of their game by already dropping a victory video from Dave Briggs smashing victory over at Round 3. Dave Briggs took out Maxime Lemoine in his Chevrolet S10 to take the win who is one of the hottest rookies Drift Mania has ever seen. Congrats to Dave and his team with him perhaps taking some of this luck over to the Formula Drift series where he is campaigning the same car he drove to this victory at Drift Mania.

2013 Drift Mania Round 3 at St. Croix [GALLERY]

The Drift Mania Round 3 event at Ste. Croix was a big win taken by Dave Briggs in his SR20 powered S14 along with a good look at Pat Cyr’s Scion FR-S. The event went off with a bang and a big crowd of Canadians made everything come together for a successful drifting weekend up north. Follow the link below to check out all the pictures from the race weekend.

Check out the gallery: http://www.wreckedmagazine.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=352

2013 Drift Mania Round 3 – Ste-Croix [RESULTS]

1st – Dave Briggs – Nissan S14

2nd – Maxim Lemoine – Chevy S10

3rd – Alex Michaud – Nissan S13