Formula D

Daigo Saito Building a Nissan GT-R for Formula Drift 2015? [RUMORMILL]

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A tipster CobaltGriffin gave us this huge scope this morning about Daigo Saito building a Nissan GT-R. Someone from the Achilles Team virtually confirmed without confirming that this is his Formula Drift build for 2015. The car looks like it is going under a serious build with his old D1GP car peaking out in the back of some shots. It does also appear that HKS will be adding to his partners for 2015 based on some Google translating. The original photos we managed to trace back to here we think, an ameblo.jp blog post. What do you think of this new build?

Tuerck’d Season 3 Premiere Episode is Here [VIDEO]

Ryan Tuerck is back with some Formula Drift Seattle, Dirtfish Racing school, and last but not least his Tuerck’d Bash day at PARC. We are so glad the new Tuerck’d season has come out with a bang! Go ahead and hit read more if you want to see some awesome images from the PARC event. Tons of fun tandem trains are packed into the video along with table game and drifting kickball.

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Matt Field In Car POV at Texas Motor Speedway [VIDEO]

After the Forrest Wang POV received an amazing response I went ahead and dug up this Matt Field POV run showing how much insane angle he gets around the new Texas Motor Speedway layout at Formula Drift Round 6. His Vortech Supercharger sounds quite insane at full throttle! I also followed around Pro 2 driver Ryan Litteral this season which you can check out on my Vimeo page.

2014 Formula Drift Round 6 – Main Event [GALLERY]

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Jason Scott takes on the bad weather to bring a main event gallery from Round 6 at Texas Motor Speedway. The photos from the insane Chelsea DeNofa vs. Karl Osaki battle look pretty wild. Click through as the sun falls down and Fredric Aasbo gets his second win of the season.

Check out the Gallery: http://www.wreckedmagazine.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=433

Ryan Tuerck Presenting Tuerck’d Season 3 is Coming [VIDEO]

A complete new season of Tuerck’d is coming up around the corner and it looks pretty awesome. Some huge tandem trains, trips to Europe, and bike tricks in Austin, Texas all seem to be around the corner with this new Network A season.

2014 Formula Drift Round 6 at Texas Qualifying [GALLERY]

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Jason Scott took on the bad weather and captured some solid content for Pro 2 qualifying and Pro qualifying from Formula Drift Round 6.

 

Check out the Gallery: http://www.wreckedmagazine.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=431

10 Things I Learned from Formula Drift Round 6 This Weekend

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10. Delays Delays Delays
You win some and you lose some which is the natural order of how the world works. I would chalk this weekend up to a loss for Formula Drift. The delays at Texas were back, just like last year, but for new and annoying reasons. Will Parsons Top 32 crash was a bad sign when nobody seemed to be in a rush to fix the course after his AE86 smashed into the krail moving them out of place. Top 16 then almost took 3 hours (good thing we got rid of 3rd place or it might of been four hours!) which is just unacceptable in my eyes. If I wanted to spend five hours on the weekend to consume one hour of entertainment I would just watch football. This whole season has been fantastic until this weekend in Texas that it just really highlighted the mistakes and issues here that I thought we left behind in the last decade of Formula Drift.

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9. CHELSEA DENOFA!
If you are going to watch anything from this weekend you should go pull up DailyMotion.com and find DeNofa’s Top 32 tandem follow. I think Chelsea could of easily won this event if it wasn’t for more car problems. The worst part about his car issues is they happened in his battle against his friend and Florida native Pat Goodin. We really got robbed of an insane tandem battle between these two friends.

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8. Hankook Tire Has Won Its First Championship
I know, Hankook Tire has been in this sport a long time but they just keep missing the championship year after year. The good news for the Hankook team, they are 100% guaranteed to win a first championship at Irwindale Speedway with either Fredric Aasbo or Chris Forsberg.

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2014 Formula D Round 6 Texas – Tire Manufacturer Championship [STANDINGS]

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Hankook Tire is your 2014 Tire Manufacturer championship winner, repeating their 2013 Championship!

With the only two competitors statistically left in the championship being on Hankook Tire, it makes sense that they are atop the Tire Manufacturer standings. With a 214 point lead over Nitto Tire, and only 197.5 points available for qualifying 1/2 and finishing 1/2, there’s no way for Nitto Tire to take over the lead even if every Hankook Tire driver fails to qualify at Irwindale. Aasbo’s win combined with Forrest Wang’s 3rd place finish in Texas gave Hankook Tire an additional 178.5 points, and they are well on pace to break 1,055.5 points they earned last season (although the championship points structure has changed substantially). Nitto Tire still sits in second place, with Achilles Tire still holding onto third place.

Here’s the standings after 6 of 7 events in the Formula D Championship:

1. Hankook Tire – 962.5 Points
2. Nitto Tire – 748.5 Points
3. Achilles Tire – 647 Points
4. Falken Tire – 592.5 Points
5. Maxxis Tire – 347 Points
6. Yokohama Tire – 255 Points
7. Kenda Tire – 154.5 Points
8. GT Radial – 141.5 Points

2014 Formula D Round 6 Texas – OEM Manufacturers Championship [STANDINGS]

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With the event win from Aasbo and a top 8 finish from Tuerck, Scion has increased their lead going into the final round of competition. For the second consecutive event, Ford dropped in the standings, this time falling from second to third behind Nissan due to the top 8 finish from Gittin Jr. and top 16 exit from Justin Pawlak. Nissan improved their position behind a team effort from Chris Forsberg Racing, placing one car in the final four (Forsberg) and Castro placing the other car in the top 8, where he narrowly lost to Forsberg.

Here’s how the OEM championship shapes up after 6 of 7 rounds of competition.

1. Scion  – 720 points
2. Nissan – 626 points
3. Ford – 619 points
4. Chevy – 400 points
5. BMW – 356 points
6. Lexus – 331 points
7. Dodge – 252 points
8. Mazda – 141.5 points
9. Toyota – 103.5 Points
10. Hyundai – 19 Points

2014 Formula D Championship Standings – Round 6 Texas [STANDINGS]

 

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Heading into the final event, it is now officially a two-horse race. Had Aasbo been eliminated in the top 16, there was a potential for Chris Forsberg to clinch the championship entirely in Texas. With Forsberg losing to Aasbo in the Final 4, and Aasbo going on to win the event, the championship chase is now tighter than it has been nearly all season. Odi Bakchis also jumped from 6th in the championship to 4th by earning his second podium of the season, while Wang jumps from 10th to 8th with his second career podium finish.

Here are the point totals after Texas Motorspeedway’s 6th round of Formula D competition:

1. Chris Forsberg                 493 points
2. Fredric Aasbo                  467 points
3. Vaughn Gittin Jr.            359.5 points
4. Odi Bakchis                      328 points
5. Kenneth Moen                 293 points
6. Darren McNamara         280.5 points
7. Justin Pawlak                  259.5 points
8. Forrest Wang                  257.5 points
9. Dean Kearney                 252 points
10. Ryan Tuerck                  213 points
11. Conrad Grunewald       211.5 points
12. Robbie Nishida             208.5 points
13. Ken Gushi                      192.5 ponts
14. Tyler McQuarrie           188.5 points
15. Michael Essa                 183.5 points
16. Chelsea Denofa             172.5 points
17. Matt Field                      170.5 points
18. Pat Goodin                    157.5 points
19. Charles Ng                     154.5 points
20. Jhonnattan Castro      143 points