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Top 32 Tandem Battles Parings for PBIR

The event is right around the corner so we put together the Top 32 pairings for you from the weekend. Some snoozers mixed with some really get pairings of tandem to fight our way into the Top 16 today at PBIR. The fast entry is going to be a focus point of tandem we feel like and the high speed ending by that wall could result in some serious damage by the end of the day.

1 Chris Forsberg vs 32 Michael Essa
16 Samuel Hubinette vs 17 Ross Petty
8 Tyler Mcquarrie vs 25 Jeff Jones
9 Joon Maeng vs 24 Charles Ng
4 Vaughn Gittin JR vs 29 John Ruskakoff
13 Otto Graven vs 20 Matt Waldin
5 Rhys Millen vs 28 Odi Bakchis
12 Dai Yoshihara vs 21 Kyle Mohan
2 Darren McNamara vs 31 Mike Feiock
15 Taka Aono vs 18 Alex Pfeiffer
7 Conrad Grunewald vs 26 Eric O’Sullivan
10 Toshiki Yoshioka vs 23 Pat Cyr
3 Justin Pawlak vs 30 Luke Lonberger
14 Ryan Tuerck vs 19 Walker Wilkerson
6 Fredric Aasbo vs 27 Matt Powers
11 Ken Gushi vs 22 Ryan Kado

2011 Formula Drift Round 3 at Palm Beach [DRIVERS LIST]

We just posted about the Palm Beach International Raceway track layout and now we have our hands on the drivers list for this event in Florida. Here is who is currently signed up for the event:
1. Fredric Aasbo
2. Taka Aono
3. Odi Bakchis
4. Tony Brakohiapa
5. Pat Cyr
6. Michael Essa
7. Mike Feiock
8. Matt Field
9. Chris Forsberg
10. Vaughn Gittin Jr.
11. Otto Graven
12. Conrad Grunewald
13. Ken Gushi
14. Jim Guthrie
15. Zoltan Hadju
16. Brad Hettinger
17. Sam Hubinette
18. Jeff Jones
19. Ryan Kado
20. Dean Kearney
21. Luke Lonberger
22. Joon Maeng
23. Darren McNamara
24. Tyler McQuarrie
25. Dennis Mertzanis
26. Rhys Millen
27. Kyle Mohan
28. Patrick Mordaunt
29. Charles Ng
30. Eric O’Sullivan
31. Justin Pawlak
32. Ross Petty
33. Alex Pfeiffer
34. Matt Powers
35. John Russakoff
36. Mike Skudlarek
37. Ryan Tuerck
38. Matt Waldin
39. Walker Wilkerson
40. Daijiro Yoshihara
41. Toshiki Yoshioka

Matt Powers Goes Door Smashing at Road Atlanta [VIDEO]

Matt Powers Smashing into Darren McNamara – Road Atlanta Top 16

Check out the Need for Speed S14 driven by Matt Powers as he takes off down the hill following Darren McNamara for the Top 16 tandem battle. Matt Powers gets overzealous and smashes Darren’s door and rear quarter panel in the process. Darren McNamara advanced into the Top 8 but the NFS driver Matt Powers went out while giving us a show and we respect him for that!

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KW Suspension Visits Road Atlanta [VIDEO]

KW TV Episode 3: Formula Drift at Road Atlanta

Watch KW Suspension highlight their star studded cast of Formula D drivers performing at Road Atlanta. The video shows off the huge following Matt Powers has at Road Atlanta (almost a cult like following we felt like) for the event. Joon Maeng laid down some amazing qualifying laps and Fredric Aasbo had some insane entries coming down the hill. The event was completed with a victory from Daijiro Yoshihara in the Discount Tire S13.

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2011 Formula Drift Road Atlanta [TRACK NOTES]

I did my best over the weekend to collect data/notes on the weekends event to help assist people in Fantasy Drift or just fill the minds of curious readers. I would love some feedback on this and if it is something people would like to see in the future.

Recorded Entry Speeds
Daijiro Yoshihara – 96.8mph (Final)
Daijiro Yoshihara – 96mph (Top 4)
Vaughn Gittin Jr. – 95.9mph (Top 16)
Fredric Aasbo – 94mph (Top 16)
Chris Forsberg – 92mph (Top 16)
Eric O’Sullivan – 91mph (Top 16)
Toshiki Yoshioka – 90mph (Top 16)
Walker Wilkerson – 89.4mph (Top 16)
Kenneth Moen – 89mph (Top 32)
Justin Pawlak – 86mph (Top 16)
John Russakoff – 84mph (Top 4)

Battle Breakdowns
Daijiro Yoshiara Vs. Jeff Jones
Daijiro Yoshihara Vs. Fredric Aasbo
Daijiro Yoshihara Vs. Vaughn Gittin Jr.
Daijiro Yoshihara Vs. John Russakoff
Daijiro Yoshihara Vs. Darren McNamara
Darren McNamara Vs. Mike Feiock
Darren McNamara Vs. Matt Powers
Darren McNamara Vs. Justin Pawlak
Darren McNamara Vs. Toshiki Yoshioka
Toshiki Yoshioka Vs. Ross Petty
Toshiki Yoshioka Vs. Walker Wilkerson
Toshiki Yoshioka Vs. Patrick Mordaunt
Toshiki Yoshioka Vs. John Russakoff (3rd Place/OMT)
John Russakoff Vs. Conrad Grunewald
John Russakoff Vs. Matt Waldin
John Russakoff Vs. Chris Forsberg
Matt Waldin Vs. Kenneth Moen (OMT x2)
Chris Forsberg Vs. Cyrus Martinez
Chris Forsberg Vs. Eric O’Sullivan (OMT)
Eric O’Sullivan Vs. Kyle Mohan
Vaughn Gittin Jr. Vs. Odi Bakchis
Vaughn Gittin Jr. Vs. Tyler McQuarrie
Tyler McQuarrie Vs. Dean Kearney
Fredirc Aasbo Vs. Pat Cyr
Patrick Mordaunt Vs. Ken Gushi
Patrick Mordaunt Vs. Michael Essa
Ken Gushi Vs. Charles Ng

Battle Damage
Justin Pawlak – Rear End Damage from Solo Crash (Practice)
Eric O’Sullivan – Rear End Damage from Solo Crash (Practice) / Side Damage from Mohan Contact (Top 32)
Ryan Kado – Wheel/suspension damage from contact with Charles Ng (Practice)
Dean Kearney – Broken Control Arm (Practice) / Steering Rack Issues (Practice)
Matt Powers – Front Passenger Side Suspension Damage (Qualifying)
Kyle Mohan – Hit in Door by Eric O’Sullivan (Top 32)
Darren McNamara – Passenger Side Door Damage from Matt Powers (Top 16)

Mechanical Issues
Darren McNamara – Engine Sensor Issues (Practice)
Sam Hubinette – Header Crack (Practice) / Engine Cutting Out (Qualifying)
Rhys Millen – Engine Problems – Noted as Electrical (Practice)
Ross Petty – Blown Engine (Qualifying Run 2)
Ken Gushi – Wastegate Manifold Crack (Practice) / Broken Differential (Top 16)
Kyle Mohan – Coolant Line Burst (Top 32)
Taka Aono – Failed to line up for Top 32 battle against Ryan Tuerck
Patrick Mordaunt – Engine Fire (Top 16)

2011 Formula Drift Road Atlanta Championship [STANDINGS]

Here is how the Top 25 are sitting in the chase for the championship. Anything can still happen but quite a gap is developing from the top drivers already in the race. Daijiro Yoshihara holds the lead currently in the 2011 season championship race and is now in first place for the Triple Crown.

1. Daijiro Yoshihara – 194 points
2. Justin Pawlak – 164 points
3. Matt Powers – 151 points
4. Darren McNamara – 148 points
5. Chris Forsberg – 134 points
6. Ryan Tuerck – 127 points
7. Fredric Aasbo – 116.5 points
8. Tyler McQuarrie – 115 points
9. Walker Wilkerson – 111.25 points
10. Matt Waldin – 110 points
11. Toshiki Yoshioka – 103.25 points
12. Conrad Grunewald – 102 points
13. John Russakoff – 95.25 points
14. Kyle Mohan – 95 points
15. Patrick Mordaunt – 85.75 points
16. Ken Gushi – 82.50 points
17. Matt Field – 80.25 points
18. Ross Petty – 79.50 points
19. Dennis Mertzanis – 79 points
20. Rhys Millen – 65 points
21. Vaughn Gittin Jr. – 63 points
22. Joon Maeng – 56.50 points
23. Eric O’Sullivan – 54.50 points
24. Michael Essa – 50.50 points
25. Odi Bakchis – 48.75 points

2011 Formula Drift Road Atlanta – Top 16 Lineup [BATTLES]

Here are the Top 16 battles for the main event tonight at Road Atlanta. The sun is falling and some major upsets took place to get us into the Top 16 rounds which are kicking off in 30 minutes. Strap in and get ready for some insane battles. Our prediction is that Matt Powers Vs. Darren McNamara will be the most insane battle with Vaughn Gittin Jr. and Tyler McQuarrie in second.

John Russakoff vs Matt Waldin
Chris Forsberg vs Eric OSullivan
Daijiro Yoshihara vs Fredric Aasbo
Tyler McQuarrie vs Vaughn Gittin
Taka Aono vs Justin Pawlak
Matt Powers vs Darren McNamara
Walker Wilkerson vs Toshiki Yoshioka
Ken Gushi Vs. Parick Mordaunt

Matt Powers Flys Into the Pea Gravel while losing his Front Suspension

Matt Powers and some of the other top drivers stopped caring about qualifying results and turned the second runs into an insane reverse entry battle. Matt Powers had one of the sickest ones coming down the hill but crossed over the inside berm, destroyed his front suspension, and went flying into the pee gravel. We caught some photos of him just after the front suspension fell apart. Matt Powers was towed off the track giving a Wreck Tow Off to anyone who has him in Fantasy Drift.

Chris Forsberg Vs. Matt Powers with Some Fun Audio [VIDEO]

Chris Forsberg On Car POV with Matt Powers Audio

A great POV camera showing the top 4 runs between Matt Powers and Chris Forsberg at Streets of Long Beach. Our favorite part however is the commentary between Forsberg and Matt Powers at the end of the video. ” I’m sorry I hit you that hard but Tommy told me that you did really good and I had too.” You will want to watch the whole video.

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2011 Formula Drift Road Atlanta – Drivers List [UPDATED]

We got a tip from Formula Drift today that two drivers have been added to the Road Atlanta drivers list as of today. The new additions are Toshiki Yoshioka and the Kenneth Moen from Norway. Make sure to mark your Fantasy Drift teams accordingly and get ready for Round 2 at Road Atlanta!

Justin Pawlak
Matt Powers
Daijiro Yoshihara
Chris Forsberg
Kyle Mohan
Conrad Grunewald
Rhys Millen
Ryan Tuerck
Fredric Aasbo
Darren McNamara
Tyler McQuarrie
Walker Wilkerson
Matt Field
Ross Petty
Matt Waldin
Dennis Mertzanis
John Russakoff
Michael Essa
Ken Gushi
Joon Maeng
Cyrus Martinez
Charles Ng
Alex Pfeiffer
Taka Aono
Odi Bakchis
Mike Feiock
Otto Graven
Jeff Jones
Dean Kearney
Patrick Mordaunt
Tony Brakohiapa
Patrick Cyr
Vaughn Gittin Jr.
Jim Guthrie
Zoltan Hadju
Brad Hettinger
Sam Hubinette
Ryan Kado
Luke Lonberger
Eric O’Sullivan
Mike Skudlarek
Kenneth Moen
Toshiki Yoshioka