Matt Powers

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 .

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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.

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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.

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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

Matt Powers keeps drifting fun with some grassroots events [VIDEO]

Matt Powers has been busy spreading his Drift Party around the US.  A few weeks back, Matt made the trip out to Texas for Lone Star Bash, and back in June, he drove at the Thunder on the Lot event in Lancaster California. He filmed both events with REplay XD cameras, and produced a pair of videos from both events. Click on the screenshots above or the linked event titles to watch the videos.

Formula Drift 2012 Standings After 5 Rounds

With his back to back wins, Vaughn Gittin Jr has taken 1st place away from Justin Pawlak. Daigo Saito is still in 3rd place.

1. Vaughn Gittin – 391
2. Daigo Saito – 383.50
3. Justin Pawlak – 376
4. Daijiro Yoshihara – 347
5. Ryan Tuerck – 328.50
6. Rhys Millen – 318.25
7. Fredric Aasbo – 295.50
8. Chris Forsberg – 293
9. Matt Powers –  275.50
10. Odi Bakchis – 267.75
11. Ken Gushi – 266.50
12. Conrad Grunewald – 238.50
13. Michael Essa – 232
14. Kenneth Moen – 231
15. Ryan Kado – 226
16. Toshiki Yoshioka – 224.75

2012 Formula Drift Seattle Qualifying [RESULTS]

The qualifying scores were delayed  because of a protest by Jeff Jones that he did not have 2 tires go offline. Jeff Jones won the protest, but it did not effect the qualifying score.

1. V. Gittin Jr

2. J. Pawlak
3. T. Yoshioka
4. P. Mordaunt
5. C. Forsberg
6. C. Grunewald
7. F. Aasbo
8. W. Wilkerson
9. M. Powers
10. R. Kado
11. D. McNamara
12. D. Yoshihara
13. M. Field
14. K. Gushi
15. R. Tuerck
16. M. Essa
17. O. Bakchis
18. R. Nishida
19. K. Moen
20. T. Aono
21. D. Mertzanis
22. D. Saito
23. A. Lee
24. K. Pollard
25. C. Denofa
26. P. Goodin
27. T. Brakohiapa
28. R. Millen
29. J. Castro
30. T. Angelo
31. J. Lowe
32. M. Ovcharik

 

2012 Formula Drift Round 4 at Wall Speedway Main Event [GALLERY]








The smoke finally cleared from New Jersey after a weekend filled with totaled vehicles, controversial calls, and Falken Tire taking back first place at this oval track. Our photographer Dan Jenkins captured tons of images from Top 32 all the way to the podium which saw Vaughn Gittin Jr., Dai Yoshihara, and Chris Forsberg take the stand.

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