Formula D

Chelsea DeNofa vs. Tyler McQuarrie in Slow Motion [VIDEO]

Check out an awesome slow motion capture of the Tyler McQuarrie vs. Chelsea DeNofa wreck! This is an awesome angle showing the contact between the two cars as they go wheel to wheel which flings DeNofa sky high into the air.

10 Things I Learned from Formula Drift Round 3 This Weekend

10. Car-​to​-​ Car Contact ​i​​s Becoming More Common
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This is the best car -​to​-​car contact of the season to date! ​Chelsea ​DeNofa just managed to connect with Tyler McQuarrie wheel​-​to​-​ wheel​, throwing him airborne. Do you remember the accident that happened when these guys met at Wall Speedway in 2012? In case you don’t, here is the video. Quite a bit of other car ​-​to​-​car contact happened this weekend​,​ including some nice banging around with Matt Field and Chris Forsberg in the ​F​inal ​F​our. Keep an eye on this to be a theme through 2014.

9. Matt Field Deserves a Tip of the Hat
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I will never forget the day the world discovered Matt Field as a serious American drifter. It was back at Irwindale Speedway when he sent Daigo Saito into a two OMT battle before finally ​losing to Saito. Something interesting I have noticed since then is ​Field does exceptionally​ well at new tracks where all drivers start without data. Look back to 2013 at Texas Motor Speedway and this weekend at Homestead. This tells me​, as he drives these tracks and learns what he needs to make things work​, ​​he will be a championship contender.
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2014 Formula Drift Round 3 – Miami Homestead Main Event [GALLERY]

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Jason Scott brings us some solid main event coverage from Miami Homestead this weekend! We saw some of the new blood in Formula Drift really perform well this weekend. Rookie Geoff Stoneback put on a huge show and finished with this first Top 8 for the weekend! Others like Matt Field and Jhonnathan Castro looked unreal throughout the big show as well!

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2014 Formula Drift Round 3 – Friday [GALLERY]

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Jason Scott attacked the humidity and heat at Miami Homestead to produce some great Pro coverage from the Formula Drift Round 3 weekend. Enjoy tons of pictures as the drivers had morning practice and qualifying in the southern Florida heat.

 

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2014 Formula D Tire Round 3 Miami – OEM Manufacturers Championship [STANDINGS]

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Vaughn Gittin Jr’s win combined with Justin Pawlak’s Top 16 appearance have helped to extend Ford’s lead in the OEM Championship. Nissan has risen into second position behind Chris Forsberg’s second place finish and Jhonnattan Castro’s Top 16 finish. Scion is now in third place behind Aasbo’s top-8 appearance and Tuerck’s top 16 appearance. Chevy has jumped into fourth position, while BMW remains in fifth place but is joined in a tie by defending champion Lexus (who drops from fourth place after Atlanta).

Here’s how the OEM championship shapes up after three of seven rounds:

1. Ford – 393 points
2. Nissan – 334.5 points
3. Scion  – 312 points
4. Chevy – 204.5 points
T5. BMW – 201 points
T5. Lexus – 201 points
7. Dodge – 84.5 points
8. Mazda – 71.5 points
9. Toyota – 51 Points
10. Hyundai – 19 Points

2014 Formula D Round 3 Miami – Tire Manufacturer Championship [STANDINGS]

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Tyler McQuarrie’s 4th place qualification and top-8 finish, paired with Chris Forsberg’s podium, helped keep Hankook Tire in first place in the Tire manufacturer championship. Nitto Tire closed the gap from 62.5 points down to 30.5 points via Vaughn Gittin Jr’s win combined with Matt Field’s final four finish. Achilles Tire, Falken Tire, and Yokohama Tire all remain in third, fourth, and fifth place respectively. Maxxis Tire now sits above Kenda Tire thanks to points from both Ryan Tuerck and Matt Coffman.

Here’s how the Tire Championship standings look after 3 of 7 rounds:

1. Hankook Tire – 452.5 Points
2. Nitto Tire – 422 Points
3. Achilles Tire – 338 Points
4. Falken Tire – 242 Points
5. Yokohama Tire – 128 Points
6. Maxxis Tire – 108 Points
7. Kenda Tire – 103.5 Points
8. GT Radial – 71.5 Points

2014 Formula D Championship Standings After Miami [STANDINGS]

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Chris Forsberg still leads the championship, but the lead has shrunk down to just 10 points where it was 27.5 points after Atlanta. Vauhgn Gittin Jr has strung together back-to-back wins for the first time in Formula Drift since he won in Wall, NJ and Seattle, WA back in the 2012 season. Kenneth Moen moves up to third place with his second podium in the season, while Fredric Aasbo’s top-8 finish puts him in fourth place. Justin Pawlak rounds out the top five, although still more than 100 points behind both Forsberg and Gittin Jr.

Here’s how the points look after three rounds:

1. Chris Forsberg                 263 points
2. Vaughn Gittin Jr.         253 points
3. Kenneth Moen                 205.5 points
4. Fredric Aasbo                  189.5 points
5. Justin Pawlak                  140 points
6. Robbie Nishida               132.5 points
7. Forrest Wang                   129.5 points
8. Odi Bakchis                      121 points
9. Tyler McQuarrie            114 points
10. Michael Essa                    109 points
11. Darren McNamara        102 points
12. Chelsea Denofa               92 points
13. Conrad Grunewald       90.5 points
13. Ryan Tuerck                  90.5 points
15. Ken Gushi                        89 ponts
16. Dean Kearney              84.5 points
16. Geoff Stoneback           84.5 points
16. Matt Field                     84.5 points
19. Kyle Mohan                   71.5 points
19. Jhonnattan Castro      71.5 points

2014 Formula Drift Round 3 at Miami Homestead [RESULTS]

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What an insane event at Miami Homestead today! Matt Field gave the tandem follow battle of the year but it wasn’t enough to get the win!  Chris Forsberg had oil pressure issues in the final which put him down on power and he couldn’t keep up with Vaughn. So here is how they finished, top three qualifiers are top three finishers:

1. Vaughn Gittin Jr.
2. Chris Forsberg
3. Kenneth Moen
4. Matt Field

2014 Formula Drift Round 3 at Miami Homestead Qualifying [RESULTS]

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Chris Forsberg won top qualifying circumstances in such odd conditions due to tiebreakers. The reason he won top qualifier today was due to him being first in the championship. Dai Yoshihara never turned a wheel in qualifying due to mechanical issues just like Round 2 in Road Atlanta. The other big name who failed to make Top 32 was Daigo Saito who continues to struggle through the 2014 season. Here is how the Top 32 finished:

1. Chris Forsberg- 89
2. Vaughn Gittin Jr.- 89
3. Kenneth Moen- 86
4. Conrad Grunewald- 86
5. Forrest Wang- 85
6. Tyler McQuarrie- 85
7. Fredric Aasbo- 84
8. Justin Pawlak- 83
9. Ken Gushi- 81
10. Alec Hohnadell- 81
11. Chelsea DeNofa- 81
12. Odi Bakchis- 80
13. Matt Field- 80
14. Charles Ng- 79
15. Jhonnathan Castro- 77
16. Ryan Tuerck- 77
17. Dan Savage- 77
18. Mats Baribeau- 76
19. Dave Briggs- 76
20. Michael Essa- 76
21. Geoff Stoneback- 75
22. Pat Goodin- 74
23. Carl Ryquist- 74
24. Robbie Nishida- 74
25. Jeff Jones- 73
26. Matt Coffman- 72
27. Kyle Mohan- 71
28. Dennis Mertzanis- 71
29. Dean Kearney- 70
30. Darren McNamara- 69
31. Danny George- 69
32. Tony Angelo- 68

Top 32 Tandem Battles (Edit: Bold names won the top 32 matchup)
Chris Forsberg vs. Tony Angelo
Ryan Tuerck vs. Rapper Dan Savage
Justin Pawlak vs. Jeff Jones
Ken Gushi vs. Robbie Nishida
Conrad Grunewald vs. Dean Kearney
Matt Field vs. Michael Essa
Forrest Wang vs. Dennis Mertzanis
Odi Bakchis vs. Geoff Stoneback

Vaughn Gittin Jr. vs. Danny George
Jhonnathan Castro vs. Mats Baribeau
Fredric Aasbo vs. Matt Coffman
Alec Hohnadell vs. Carl Rydquist
Kenneth Moen vs. Darren McNamara
Charles Ng vs. Dave Briggs
Tyler McQuarrie vs. Kyle Mohan
Chelsea DeNofa vs. Pat Goodin

2014 Formula Drift Pro 2 Round 1 @ Miami [RESULTS]

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Carl Ryquist locked in 3rd place once he made the final four due to his number 1 qualifying position. The first ever Pro 2 event was super fun as the drivers drifted into the sunset at Homestead. We really loved some of the battles and car attrition was limited down to two cars. Here is how they finished:

1. Geoff Stoneback
2. Nate Hamilton
3. Carl Ryquist
4. Jeremy Lowe