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Vegas Drift Kicks Off This Weekend – 3 Formula Drift Drivers Set as Judges

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The Vegas Drift series has the earliest start date of all the Pro Am series in America with Round 1 kicking off this weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The three judges announced for this series are Danny George (20th in 2013), Forrest Wang (17th in 2013), and former Formula Drift driver Tommy Suell.

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Forrest Wang 2013 Review and Drifting at Get Nutz Lab [VIDEO]

We put together these two videos that recently came out based around Forrest Wang. The top video is Forrest Wang’s 2013 season in review which saw a top level performance from Forrest in his S14. He even managed to land his first podium in Formula Drift history. His 2014 season could look to be his best with the large amount of seat time he is managing to get in Las Vegas and at his shop.

The second video is a perfect example of what we are talking about with his prospects of the 2014 season. The video put together by LoreninHD shows off the amazing facility Forrest Wang and friends have access to just behind his shop. This video also features George Kiriakopoulos and Danny George sliding around the Get Nutz lab drift course in the short video. It sure seems like the Las Vegas group of drivers are onto something and progressing forward in Formula Drift.

Just Drift Presents All Star Bash / Toy Drift at WSIR [VIDEO]

This Vimeo video from Just Drift shows off what fun all these drivers had collecting toys for the holidays. In attendance was BG, Justin Pawlak, Matt Powers, Odi Bakchis, Danny George, Matt Field, Forrest Wang and plenty of other familiar drifting stars from the west coast. Will Roegge made an awesome video with some awesome follow car action.

 

StateofStance Visits the Get Nutz Lab in Las Vegas [VIDEO]

Here is another video from the Las Vegas shop of Forrest Wang’s Get Nutz Lab from SEMA time. Ryan Tuerck paid a visit to the shop and smashed up a 240sx and now the guys from StateofStance are in attendance as well to make a little video of the amazing course they have built.

Ryan Tuerck Takes on the 2013 SEMA Show [VIDEO]

Ryan Tuerck made a SEMA video that involved off-road trucks, a Gymkhana 6 teaser, a visit to GRC, and some show cars of the SEMA show. Ryan Tuerck threw his own event at The Griffin bar in old Las Vegas and he wrapped up the week at Get Nutz Lab’s private race track in Las Vegas. The longest episode of Tuerck’d by far to date and it is a good one.

2013 Just Drift All-Star Bash Drivers List

Check out a drivers list for the 2013 All-Star Bash taking place at Willow Springs. The full 92 drivers registered are listed below for the big bash weekend! Our photographer will be on site over the weekend capturing all the team tandem drift action and drivers across the weekend. Formula Drift drivers Dai Yoshihara, Ken Gushi, Forrest Wang, Matt Field, Matt Powers, and Michael Essa all are signed up and ready to do battle with the west coast drivers. Team drift practice fires up at 8:00pm and competition is at 9:00pm! The hashtag for All-Star Bash weekend is #ASB13.

 

1 Abraham Cruz 26 Holton Coverdale 51 Kyle Armstrong 76 Sherry Kamiya
2 Alex Hsieh 27 Jairo Jaramillo 52 Kyle Lumm 77 Spencer Reiker
3 Andrew Molina 28 Jason Bostrom 53 Luke Wright 78 Spike Chen
4 Andrew Schulte 29 Jason Kim 54 Mario Partida 79 Stephen Ramil
5 Brad Hornecker 30 Jeff Jones 55 Martin Rauch 80 Taka Aono
6 Calvin Chuen 31 Jeff Le 56 Masashi Motonaga 81 Timothy Foreman
7 Chris Billedo 32 Jeff Wolfson 57 Matt Coffman 82 Tony Cisneros
8 Chris Crick Filippi 33 Jesse Vargas 58 Matt Field 83 Trenton Beechum
9 Christopher Hills 34 Joey Sproul 59 Matt Powers 84 Trevor Dowdall
10 Dai Yoshihara 35 John Lazorack 60 Mickie Frial 85 Tyler Page-Howell
11 Dan Burkett 36 Jonathan Juarez 61 Mike Essa 86 Tyler Wolfson
12 Daniel Giraldo 37 Joseph Tardiff 62 Mikey Mendoza 87 Vladimir Kulahin
13 Daniel Nguyen 38 Josh Cole 63 Mohammad Shariloo 88 Wais samad
14 Darin Burgess 39 Joshua Lind 64 Moises Torres 89 William Rogers
15 David Hankins 40 Julian Jacobs 65 Nan Yu 90 Yun Ki Hong
16 DJ Lloyd 41 Julian Raiden 66 Nathan Von Tuchlinski 91 Zac Farina
17 Donovan Brockway 42 JunWoo Byun 67 Nick Bayati 92 Zenia Amezquita
18 Efrain Diaz 43 Justin Muilenberg 68 Pablo Cabrera 93
19 Ernie Gonzalez 44 Justin Pawlak 69 Palmer Sanderson 94
20 Evan Vhadat 45 Juve Gallegos 70 Ramon Hernandez 95
21 Forrest Wang 46 Karl Osaki 71 Rick Cunanan 96
22 Frank Cundari 47 Kasey King 72 Robbin Webber 97
23 George Marstanovic 48 Ken Gushi 73 Robert Airth 98
24 Hector Diaz 49 Kenneth Voung 74 Ryan Carroll 99
25 Hiro Sumida 50 Kenny Chieu 75 Ryan Jordan 100

2013 Formula Drift Round 7 Final Fight at Irwindale [RESULTS]

Formula Drift Final Fight at Irwindale Speedway was just insane! Tyler McQuarrie who had one of the worst runs of luck this season drove all the way to the finals where a crash ruled him out. Robbie Nishida came to the same fate and crashed chasing Forrest Wang giving him a pass to the podium. What a night with Daigo Saito slaying the competition in his Lexus. Here is how they finished for Final Fight:

1. Daigo Saito
2. Tyler McQuarrie
3. Forrest Wang
4. Robbie Nishida

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 Formula Drift Irwindale Speedway – Tentative Drivers List

Here are the people who have paid and registered to drift next weekend at the House of Drift. The real strong title contenders are Mike Essa and Chris Forsberg and unless they drop the ball big time one of them is taking home a championship. If they both fail to advance a win could be taken by another driver to advance and win a championship as well. All eyes on Irwindale next weekend! Here is who is driving:
1 Essa, Mike 101
2 Forsberg, Chris 64
3 Aasbo, Fredric 151
4 Gittin, Vaughn Jr. 25
5 Saito, Daigo 1
6 Pawlak, Justin 13
7 Field, Matt 777
8 McNamara, Darren 8
9 Bakchis, Odi 723
10 Nishida, Robbie 31
11 Yoshihara, Daijiro 9
12 Grunewald, Conrad 79
13 Denofa, Chelsea 88
14 Moen, Kenneth 22
15 Powers, Matt 665
16 Tuerck, Ryan 62
17 George, Danny 7
18 McQuarrie, Tyler 17
19 Wang, Forrest 808
20 Kado, Ryan 614
21 Mordaunt, Patrick 90
22 Gushi, Ken 21
23 Yoshioka, Toshiki 104
24 Maeng, Joon 51
25 Aono, Taka 86
26 Ovcharik, Miroslav 235
27 Goodin, Patrick 46
28 Mohan, Kyle 99
29 Jones, Jeff 29
30 Angelo, Tony 96
31 Briggs, Dave 24
32 Baribeau, Mats* 30
33 Mertzanis, Dennis 323
34 Castro, Jhonnattan 717
35 Ward, Chris 23
36 Kearney, Dean 43
38 Wicknick, Brandon* 801
39 Parsons, Will* 48
40 Hamilton, Nate* 144
41 Hosford, Corey 232
42 Rydquist, Carl 300
44 Jeanneret, Chris* 111
45 Primozich, Rob* 3
46 Stone, Gabe 15
47 Mendoza Jr., Enrique 16
48 Wilkerson, Walker 95
49 Steele, Josh* 72
50 Moore, Victor 360
52 Hildebrand, J.R. 6
53 Pakula, Luke* 714
55 Lee, Alex 81
57 Osaki, Karl* 14
61 Cano Estrella, Carlos 10

2013 Formula Drift Round 6 at Texas Motor Speedway Qualifying [RESULTS]

In the 1st Formula Drift event at Texas Motor Speedway Vaughn Gittin Jr takes home the top qualifying spot. The rest of the qualifying results and Top 32 match ups are below.

1. V. Gittin
2. F. Aasbo
3. C. Forsberg
4. F. Wang
5. O. Bakchis
6. D. Yoshihara
7. M. Essa
8. P. Mordaunt
9. C. Denofa
10. T. Yoshioka
11. M. Powers
12. K. Gushi
13. M. Field
14. J. Pawlak
15. M. Baribeau
16. T. Aono
17. C. Grunewald
18. M. Ovcharik
19. P. Goodin
20. W. Parsons
21. D. George
22. D. Saito
23. R. Primozich
24. R. Kado
25. D. Kearney
26. J. Maeng
27. K. Moen
28. R. Nishida
29. T. Angelo
30. J. Lowe
31. C. Jeaneret
32. G. Stone

 

Top 32 Match Battles

V. Gittin vs G. Stone
T. Aono vs C. Grunewald
P. Mordaunt vs D. Kearney
C. Denofa vs R. Kado
F. Wang vs T. Angelo
M. Field vs W. Parsons
O. Bakchis vs R. Nishida
K. Gushi vs D. George
F. Aasbo vs C. Jeaneret
M. Baribeau vs M. Ovcharik
M. Essa vs J. Maeng
T. Yoshioka vs R. Promozich
C. Forsberg vs J. Lowe
J. Paklak vs P. Goodin
D. Yoshihara vs K. Moen
M. Powers vs D. Saito