Matt Powers

2012 Just Drift All-Star Bash [OPEN MEDIA THREAD]

Sadly the Wrecked Magazine staff couldn’t make it out to Willow Springs this weekend but we came up with an idea to collect all media produced in one big open thread for people to enjoy the weekend of drift events. With over 100 drivers attacking Horse Thief Mile and Streets of Willow you should have tons of drifting content from the weekend. Check out and enjoy all the content! Send any content from this weekend you want posted through our contact form.

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Joey Redmond is on MotoIQ Radio Tonight at 8:30pm PST

Tonight in less than 30 minutes our head editor Joey Redmond will be on MotoIQ radio with Justin Banner and one gorgeous time attacker Kerryann De La Cruz as they talk about the end of the 2012 season and the previews of the 2013 season. The three of them are going to talk about some exclusive hints on the new season and what will be announced at the 2012 Formula Drift SEMA press conference. Here is MotoIQ talking about coming on air:

8:30pm PST - Finally, Joey Redmond of Wrecked Magazine will be on with us to discuss the 2012 season. We’ll also get his views on judging for this year and Daigo Saito winning the 2012 Formula Drift Championship in his first year. Finally, we’ll look into his crystal ball and see what he sees coming in the 2013 Formula Drift Season.

Source: http://www.motoiq.com/magazine_articles/id/2756/motoiq-radio–jarod-deanda-bryan-bridges-and-joey-redmond.aspx?4

2012 Formula Drift Irwindale Qualifying [RESULTS]

Rhys Mad Skills Millen Formula Drift Irwindale Top Qualifier

Rhys Millen takes the home the Top Qualifier position in the Final round of Formula Drift. The qualifying order is below.

1. R. Millen
2. J. Pawlak
3. F. Aasbo
4. C. Forsberg
5. K. Gushi
6. R. Tuerck
7. T. McQuarrie
8. C. DeNofa
9. V. Gittin
10. T. Brakohiapa
12. M. Field
11. M. Powers
13. D. Saito
14. D. Briggs
15. A. Lee
16. K. Mohan
17. D. Yoshihara
18. T. Angelo
19. R. Nishida
20. T. Aono
21. J. Lowe
22. L. Lonberger
23. M. Essa
24. N. D’Alessio
25. P. Mordaunt
26. J. Maeng
27. R. Kado
28. T. Yoshioka
29. C. Gruenwald
30. D. McNamara
31. W. Wilkerson
32. Kenny Moen

2012 Formula Drift Round 7 at Irwindale [DRIVERS LIST]

 

With the 2012 season coming to a wrap following the next round of competition at Irwindale Speedway, Vaughn Gittin Jr. leads in points, but the shot for the title is still very much open. Here’s the tentative list of who you can expect to see at the final round of the 2012 Formula Drift season at Irwindale.

Rank Name Car #
1 Gittin, Vaughn Jr. 25

2

Saito, Daigo

430

4

Pawlak, Justin

13

5

Yoshihara, Daijiro

9

7

Tuerck, Ryan

62

3

Millen, Rhys

67

6

Aasbo, Fredric

151

9

Forsberg, Chris

64

11

Powers, Matt

665

13

Bakchis, Odi

723

8

Gushi, Ken

21

10

Grunewald, Conrad

79

12

Essa, Mike

101

19

Moen, Kenneth

22

20

Kado, Ryan

614

14

Yoshioka, Toshiki

5

16

Denofa, Chelsea

88

17

McQuarrie, Tyler

17

18

Wilkerson, Walker

95

15

Nishida, Robbie

31

21

Field, Matt

777

25

McNamara, Darren

8

22

Mohan, Kyle

99

23

Angelo, Tony

96

24

Maeng, Joon

51

28

Lowe, Jeremy

138

27

Mertzanis, Dennis

323

29

Aono, Taka

86

30

Ovcharik, Miroslav

235

31

Mordaunt, Patrick

90

32

Castro, Jhonnattan

717

33

Brakohiapa, Tony

18

26

Lonberger, Luke

28

34

George, Danny

7

39

Hosford, Corey

232

35

Ward, Chris*

23

36

Goodin, Patrick

46

41

D’Alessio, Nick

84

42

Amandio, Emmanuel

30

39

Lee, Alex

81

45

Jones, Jeff

29

49

Martinez, Cyrus

951

49

Hajdu, Zoltan

32

49

Abbott, Jeff

518

45

Bell, Ryan

19

45

Briggs, Dave

24

49

Coomes, Andrew

12

43

Fournier, Ian

11

37

Gallagher, Roland

425

49

Mendoza Jr., Enrique

16

49

Ornelas Jr., Mauricio

27

49

Phillips, Mike

52

49

Skudlarek, Mike

20

49

Stone, Gabe

15

49

Thomas, Nick

310

Vaughn Gittin Jr. – Monster Drift in Las Vegas [VIDEO]

Vaughn Gittin Jr. rolls out his Monster Drift video with a very Las Vegas look and feel as he drove his way to another podium finish this season on what looks to be a road to a potential second championship if all goes well at Irwindale. Follow the three minute reel of his weekend drifting in the dark at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in his 2013 Ford Mustang RTR. Even watch Luke Lonberger in his Corvette C6 tap the wall from a great follow camera that Vaughn has on his roof as he gives chase. The video by NetworkA has a great Vegas theme and music placed behind it that we just love.

2012 Formula Drift Round 6 Main Event [GALLERY]

Round 6 of Formula Drift had a lot of action and a alot of carnage. Our photographer, Ricky Cervantes caught all of the action and the carnage that came along with it .

Check out the full gallery : http://www.wreckedmagazine.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=312

 

2012 Formula Drift Main Event Matchups

The Top 32 bracket has a couple of really interesting matchups including Aasbo vs Forsberg, two drivers that we usually don’t see battle so early in Top 32.  Pawlak and  McQuarrie are also matched up in Top 32 . You’ll recall that last year Justin Pawlak was given Tyler McQuarrie’s car last year at Vegas causing Tyler to be out of the points race. The rest of the matchups are below:

Left side of the bracket:
F. Aasbo vs C. Forsberg
K. Mohan vs D. Yoshihara
M. Powers vs T. Yoshioka
J. Pawlak vs T. McQuarrie
C. Grunewald vs R. Bell
K. Gushi vs M. Field
V. Gittin vs D. Briggs
J. Maeng vs L. Lonberger

Right side of the bracket:

R. Millen vs A. Lee
C. Ward vs R. Gallagher
D. Saito vs T. Angelo
C. Denofa vs I. Fornier
R. Nishida vs O. Bakchis
R. Tuerck vs D. Mertzanis
M. Essa vs P. Goddin
D. George vs W. Wilkerson

2012 Formula Drift Round 6 at Las Vegas Qualifying [GALLERY]

Formula Drift Qualifying ended with Fredrick Aasbo taking home the top qualifying spot. Follow the link below to check of some Formula Drift Round 6 Qualifying photos.

http://www.wreckedmagazine.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=311

2012 Formula Drift Round 6 at Las Vegas Thursday Night Practice [GALLERY]

The new track layout is quite a change from years past in Vegas. In fact, the whole place looks different in a great way with movement of the paddock area to the side of the parking lot and moved grandstands. Many top drivers made only a few passes but the track seems to be difficult for almost all. Qualifying should be interesting today.

Check out the gallery: http://www.wreckedmagazine.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=310

2012 Formula Drift Round 6 – Las Vegas Motor Speedway [DRIVERS LIST]

The most hot place on earth next weekend is hosting a drift event next weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway  for the sixth round of Formula Drift. Below is a complete list of drivers coming to Las Vegas to compete for the big weekend.

1

Gittin, Vaughn Jr.

25

2

Saito, Daigo*

430

3

Pawlak, Justin

13

4

Yoshihara, Daijiro

9

5

Tuerck, Ryan

62

6

Millen, Rhys

67

7

Aasbo, Fredric

151

8

Forsberg, Chris

64

9

Powers, Matt

665

10

Bakchis, Odi

723

11

Gushi, Ken

21

12

Grunewald, Conrad

79

13

Essa, Mike

101

14

Moen, Kenneth**

22

15

Kado, Ryan

614

16

Yoshioka, Toshiki

5

17

Denofa, Chelsea*

88

18

McQuarrie, Tyler

17

18

Wilkerson, Walker

95

20

Nishida, Robbie

31

21

Field, Matt

777

22

McNamara, Darren

8

23

Mohan, Kyle

99

24

Angelo, Tony

96

25

Maeng, Joon

51

26

Lowe, Jeremy*

138

27

Mertzanis, Dennis

323

27

Aono, Taka

86

29

Ovcharik, Miroslav*

235

30

Mordaunt, Patrick

90

31

Castro, Jhonnattan*

717

32

Brakohiapa, Tony

18

33

Lonberger, Luke

28

34

Marstanovic, George*

111

35

George, Danny

7

35

Hosford, Corey*

232

35

Ward, Chris*

23

35

Goodin, Patrick*

46

39

D’Alessio, Nick*

84

40

Amandio, Emmanuel**

30

41

Lee, Alex**

81

43

Jones, Jeff

29

45

Abbott, Jeff

518

45

Bell, Ryan*

19

45

Briggs, Dave*

24

45

Coomes, Andrew*

12

45

Fournier, Ian

11

45

Gallagher, Roland

425

45

Guild, Joshua*

702

45

Mendoza Jr., Enrique*

16

45

Ornelas Jr., Mauricio*

27

45

Skudlarek, Mike

20

45

Stone, Gabe*

15

45

Thomas, Nick

310