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Pat Mordaunt Leaves ARK Officially After One Season

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We have heard word that Patrick Mordaunt and the ARK Drift Team has split ways for 2015. Patrick Mordaunt was given the underpowered lambda v6 version of the twin ARK drift cars for the 14 season. He looked awesome in Long Beach when the motor on the car just let go. Instead of the team getting the car fixed it remained MIA for basically the whole entire season to just repair an engine issue. Meanwhile, we heard a rumor that Pat even rented the Retaks S13 out of his own pocket to keep going to gain points for 2014. If he didn’t, he would of easily lost his FD Pro 1 license like his teammate Dennis Mertzanis did. The whole program left us scratching our heads before the season even started if you remember correctly. Why did they build two identical looking cars? Why did these identical cars have vastly different engine setups and builds in every other aspect? It seems like the program got in way over its head for last year and it will be curious to see what they attempt to do in 2015 along with both drivers.

2014 Formula Drift Championship [RESULTS]

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All seven rounds of Formula Drift are in the books for 2014. Chris Forsberg ends up the 2014 champion but a margin of just 11 points which came down to the very last tandem battle of 2014. Daigo Saito finally had a motor hold together and was able to make a huge jump in the championship points as well. All Top 32 drivers are given a Pro license for next year while 33 and beyond are relegated into Pro 2. Here is how they finished:

1. Chris Forsberg
2. Fredric Aasbo
3. Vaughn Gittin Jr.
4. Odi Bakchis
5. Forrest Wang
6. Kenneth Moen
7. Darren McNamara
8. Dean Kearney
9. Justin Pawlak
10. Conrad Grunewald
11. Robbie Nishida
12. Ryan Tuerck
13. Ken Gushi
14. Daigo Saito
15. Matt Field
16. Michael Essa
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2014 Formula Drift Pro 2 Irwindale Qualifying [RESULTS]

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Pro 2 Qualifying at the House of Drift went smoothly, and the championship race got a little tighter due to the results. Rapper Dan Savage laid down an awesome run that likely would have qualified him in the top 5 or 6 positions of Pro 1, and was rewarded with a nice 85 point score from the judges. As we highlighted earlier, Pro 2 leader Geoff Stoneback is driving a borrowed S13, and broke an axle towards the end of practice. The team was able to source a new one and get it swapped out before his qualifying run. Here’s how it all shook out:

1. Dan Savage – 85 pts
2. Jeff Jones – 82 pts
3. Brandon Wicknick – 79 pts
4. Matt Coffman – 77 pts
5. Juha Rintanen – 75 pts
6. James Evans – 70 pts
7. Geoff Stoneback – 69 pts
8. Rob Primozich – 67 pts
9. Nate Hamilton – 65 pts
10. Hiro Sumida – 65 pts
11. Will Parsons – 64 pts
12. Ryan Litteral – 64 pts
13. Jeremy Lowe – 63 pts
14. Dennis Mertzanis – 61 pts
15. Tony Cisneros – 61 pts
16. Eric Hill – 59 pts

Here’s a look at how the tandem matchups will work:

Left Bracket
Dan Savage vs. Eric Hill
Rob Primozich vs. Nate Hamilton
Matt Coffman vs. Jeremy Lowe
Juha Rintanen vs. Ryan Litteral

Right Bracket
Jeff Jones vs. Tony Cisneros
Geoff Stoneback vs. Hiro Sumida
Brandon Wicknick vs. Dennis Mertzanis
James Evans vs. Will Parsons

2014 Formula Drift Pro 2 Texas Qualifying [RESULTS]

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Pro 2 qualifying Round 3 at Texas Motor Speedway wrapped up and it was quite insane! The last couple spots were a tight squeeze into the Top 16 main event while Matt Coffman put down an insane run to rank first. Here is how they finished:

1. Matt Coffman -89
2. Eric Hill -74
3. Jeff Jones -72
4. Rapper Dan Savage -72
5. James Evans -69
6. Geoff Stoneback -68
7. Juha Rintanen -68
8. Nate Hamilton -67
9. Will Parsons -65
10. Brandon Wicknick -65
11. Dennis Mertzanis -62
12. Ron Ewerth – 62
13. Jeremy Lowe -58
14. Carl Ryqduist -57
15. Tony Cisneros -57
16. Ryan Litteral -55
17. Tyler Wolfson -54
18. Rob Primozich -52
19. Jeff Wolfson -51
20. Mike Pollard -51
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Wrecked Magazine Issue 32 Is Here

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The new issue of Wrecked Magazine is out on the virtual newsstand! We get really crazy this issue and only feature things with gorgeous Chevrolet V8 engines! Our old Project V8 240sx graced the cover with an issue that is full of LS engine information and a great product highlight from Canton Racing. A huge thanks to Scoggin Dickey for also helping us out put together this special edition issue. Here is what you can find inside:

-Andrew Redward’s FC Mazda RX7 running from D1NZ
-LS What- Comparing the Various Platforms
-Josh McGuire – 2014 Lone Star Drift Champion – LS7 Powered S14
-Canton Racing – Talking Oil Pans and Accusump
-1000hp Hyudnai Genesis from Formula Drift
-Quick LS1 Tuning

Read the Issue: http://www.wreckedmagazine.com/issues/issue31/html5/index.html

Formula Drift Canada Announces Formula Drift vs. Canada [DRIVERS LIST]

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The stage is set for a big Formula Drift Canada debut weekend.

Formula Drift Team
Forrest Wang
Robbie Nishida
Charles Ng
Pat Cyr
Marc Landerville
Kenneth Moen
Chelsea DeNofa
Daigo Saito
Dave Briggs
Dean Kearney

Team Canada
Maxime Lemoine
Brad Carlton
Francise Tasse
Kevin Morin
Martin Langlois
Alex Gosselin
Jonathan Guitard
Alex Michaud
Tommy Boisvert Bellemart
Simon Schaffner

2014 Formula Drift Pro 2 Round 2 at Evergreen Speedway Qualifying [RESULTS]

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Qualifying was tough with a bunch of drivers grouped in the 55-68 qualifying scores. Here is how Pro 2 finished up yesterday. Scores can be found on our Twitter account /wreckedmagazine. Here is how they finished up and today’s pairings.

1. Jeremy Lowe
2. Rapper Dan Savage
3. James Evans
4. Geoff Stoneback
5. Jeff Jones
6. Juha Rintanen
7. Andy Hateley
8. Dennis Mertzanis
9. Jeff Wolfson
10. Mike Pollard
11. Matt Coffman
12. Victor Moore
13. Will Parsons
14. Eric Hill
15. Mike Phillips
16. Hiro Sumida

(Left Bracket)
1. Jeremy Lowe
16. Hiro Sumida

8. Dennis Mertzanis
9. Jeff Wolfson

4. Geoff Stoneback
13. Will Parsons

5. Jeff Jones
12. Victor Moore

(Right Bracket)
2. Rapper Dan Savage
15. Mike Phillips

7. Andy Hateley
10. Mike Pollard

3. James Evans
14. Eric Hill

6. Juha Rintanen
11. Matt Coffman

Takata Racing Harnesses Shows off Formula Drift Team [VIDEO]

The team at Takata Harness put together a highlight reel video of their team in action at Formula Drift New Jersey. Tons of Formula Drift teams have turned to the product over the last couple seasons in Formula Drift as safety concerns have grown. We even put the classic green Takata Harness setup in our Project V8240sx back in the day!

2014 Formula Drift Round 4 – Main Event [GALLERY]

FredricAasbo.Tandem DennisMertzanis.VaughnGittinJr MattFIeld.OdiBakchis Dan Jenkins stepped up and delivered a gallery from what many are dubbing the best Formula Drift event in history! So many close tandem battles through the weekend helped him put together almost 800 amazing photos from the big Round 4 weekend. Follow the link below and enjoy  drift overload.   Check out Gallery: http://www.wreckedmagazine.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=416

2014 Formula Drift Round 4 – Wall Qualifying [RESULTS]

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Qualifying from Wall Speedway is in! One of the biggest (if not biggest) grid we have seen at Wall in history. Also, never have we seen so many ties in Formula Drift history. Almost 75% of drivers were on a point style that came down to style (style points denoted on tiebreakers. Style ties were broke by championship rank.) Here is how they finished up:

1. Chris Forsberg – 93
2. Chelsea DeNofa – 92
3. Michael Essa – 90
4. Dai Yoshihara – 89
5. Odi Bakchis – 87 (46 Style)
6. Tyler McQuarrie – 87 (45 Style)
7. Fredric Aasbo – 87 (44 Style)
8. Kenneth Moen – 85
9. Conrad Grunewald – 84 (43 Style)
10. Forrest Wang – 84 (41 Style)
11. Kyle Mohan – 83
12. Matt Field – 82 (42 Style)
13. Ryan Tuerck – 82 (41 Style)
14. Vaughn Gittin Jr. – 82 (40 Style)
15. Darren McNamara – 79 (42 Style)
16. Robbie Nishida – 79 (40 Style)
17. Marc Landerville – 79 (32 Style)
18. Pat Goodin – 78
19. Dennis Mertzanis – 76
20. Daigo Saito – 75 (37 Style)
21. Mats Baribeau – 75 (35 Style)
22. Justin Pawlak – 74 (35 Style)
23. Jhonnathan Castro – 74 (35 Style)
24. Karl Osaki – 74 (33 Style)
25. Ken Gushi – 73 (36 Style)
26. Tony Angelo – 73 (36 Style)
27. Charles Ng – 72 (36 Style)
28. Ryan Kado – 72 (33 Style)
29. Dave Briggs – 72 (32 Style)
30. Dean Kearney – 70 (37 Style)
31. Patrick Mordaunt – 70 (32 Style)
32. Joon Maeng – 68

 

 

LEFT BRACKET
Chris Forsberg vs. Joon Maeng
Robbie Nishida vs. Marc Landerville
Kenneth Moen vs. Ken Gushi
Conrad Grunewald vs. Karl Osaki
Dai Yoshihara vs. Dave Briggs
Ryan Tuerck vs. Daigo Saito
Odi Bakchis vs. Ryan Kado
Matt Field vs. Mats Baribeau

RIGHT BRACKET
Chelsea DeNofa vs. Patrick Mordaunt
Darren McNamara vs. Pat Goodin
Fredric Aasbo vs. Tony Angelo
Forrest Wang vs. Jhonnattan Castro
Michael Essa vs. Dean Kearney
Vaughn Gittin Jr. vs. Dennis Mertzanis
Tyler McQuarrie vs. Charles Ng
Kyle Mohan vs. Justin Pawlak