RESULTS

2015 USDRIFT Pro AM Series Round 4 at VIR [RESULTS]

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The 4th and final round of the 2015 USDrift PRO/AM Series took place at VIRginia International Raceway leaving only three drivers with a chance to walk away with the championship. Austin Meeks from Spartanburg, SC did everything possible in his Sikky Manufacturing swapped LSX powered 1996 Nissan 240SX on Achilles Radials to try and take the championship by qualifying first and winning the event, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the lead from Concord, NC native Jonathan Nerren going into the event. Nerren would end up qualifying second and finishing second at Round 4 in his 1995 Magnuson Superchargers Nissan 240SX on Zenna Tires, giving him the 2015 Championship by just a mere 21 points over Meeks. Yonkers, NY resident, by way of Ireland, Fred Keogh in his LS3 powered Nissan 350Z on Achilles Radials would enter the final round third in points, qualify third, finish the event in third, and end the season third overall in points. Nerren, Meeks, and Keogh also earned their 2016 Formula DRIFT PRO2 licenses after the event.

Here are the results:

USDrift RD4 Results:

  1. Austin Meeks [SC] – 116pts
  2. Jonathan Nerren [Concord, NC] – 105pts
  3. Fred Keogh [NY] – 95pts

USDrift 2015 Overall Season Standings:

  1. Jonathan Nerren [NC] – 396pts
  2. Austin Meeks [SC] – 375pts
  3. Fred Keogh [NY] – 328pts
  4. Chris Cotrupi [NC] – 264pts
  5. Tyler Nelson [NC] – 241pts
  6. David Bellomo [VA] – 212pts
  7. Thomas Palmerino – 191pts
  8. Troy Manners [PA] – 153pts
  9. Cody Doyle [NC] – 138pts
  10. Mateen Ahmad [VA] – 137pts

2015 Formula Drift Japan at Suzuka [RESULTS]

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The second Formula Drift Japan event of 2015 finished up this weekend at Suzuka. Andy Gray dominated the event with his great style and aggressive tandems. He even took home 500,000 yen ($4,162 US) for his victory. This was not a Formula Drift World Championship event so points don’t count towards anything. Dai Yoshihara was even in attendance for the weekend as a guest judge. Here is how they finished up –

1. Andy Gray
2. Seimi Tanaka
3. Toshimitsu Masuda

2015 Holley Performance LS Fest in Kentucky [RESULTS]

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WOW guys! The atmosphere and 10,000+ people at Beech Bend Raceway in Kentucky was electric this weekend. This is my third LS Fest and it was by far the strongest drivers list the event has had since its inception years ago. Joon Maeng took over the event and had the best qualifying run I had seen put down at LS Fest. Here is how qualifying wrapped up –

1. Joon Maeng
2. Pat Goodin
3. Josh McGuire
4. Dirk Stratton
5. Nate Hamilton
6. Ricky Adams
7. Rob Carlson
8. Steve Topping
9. Nick Thomas
10. Devin Callahan
11. Alex Heilbrunn
12. Eric Loomis
13. Bryan Broberg
14. Rolando Alfaro
15. Shane Whalley
16. Hooman Rahimi

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The grandstands were completely packed out at Holley’s LS Fest for the Top 16. The Formula Drift drivers slowly fell out of the competition one by one including a tough exit for Pat Goodin who lost an AN line and sprayed coolant everywhere in his Final Four battle. This made him miss the 3rd place battle all together and wound up sitting in fourth. Here is how the podium wound up and we have more coverage on the way –

1st. Josh McGuire
2nd. Nick Thomas
3rd. Bryan Broberg
4th. Pat Goodin

2015 Formula Drift World Championship in Canada [RESULTS]

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The new Formula Drift World championship wrapped up its second event in Canada with an international podium. Some World Championship drivers went missing including Daigo Saito who was off playing with his Lamborghini in Japan instead of driving in Canada. Fredric Aasbo seemingly has a great shot at winning the World Championship after a solid performance in Canada. Here is how the podium finished up-

1. Fredric Aasbo
2. Tomy Boisvert-Bellemare
3. Matt Field

2015 Formula Drift Canada World Championship Round 8 Qualifying [RESULTS]

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Fredric Aasbo continues to extend his lead in the Formula Drift World Championship, taking the top qualifying spot at Autodrome Saint-Eustache. Canadian Jeff Laflamme held it down for the Canadian contingent, out-qualifying the rest of the pack in second with fellow Canadian Pat Cyr in third and Matt Field marking the highest qualified American at fourth. Unfortunately, fan favorite Daigo Saito did not make the trip and looks to be in Japan right now showing off his Lamborghini instead.

Here’s a look at the qualifying results as well as the tandem brackets:

1. Fredric Aasbo
2. Jeff Laflamme
3. Pat Cyr
4. Matt Field
5. Odi Bakchis
6. Robbie Nishida
7. Marc Landreville
8. Charles Ng
9. Mats Baribeau
10. Simon Shaffner
11. Tommy Bellemare
12. Forrest Wang
13. Jonathan Guitard
14. Dean Kearney
15. Miro Ovcharik
16. Alex Grosselin
17. Youri Levesque
18. Alec Hohnadell
19. Kevin Morin
20. Danny Bernier
21. Andy Gray
22. Jonathan Thiffault
23. Bob Patinka
24. Francis Doyan
25. Francis Tasse
26. Stephen Van Sleuwan
27. Alex Blanchette
28. Marc-Antoine Demers
29. Martin Langlois
30. Riley Sexsmith
31. Eric Belanger
32. Patrick Gauthier

Left Bracket:
Fredric Aasbo vs. Patrick Gauthier
Alex Grosselin vs. Youri Levesque
Charles Ng vs. Francis Tasse
Mats Baribeau vs. Francis Doyan
Matt Field vs. Martin Langlois
Jonathan Guitard vs. Danny Bernier
Odi Bakchis vs. Marc-Antoine Demers
Forrest Wang vs. Andy Gray

Right Bracket:
Jeff Laflamme vs. Eric Belanger
Miro Ovcharik vs. Alec Hohnadell
Marc Landreville vs. Stephen Van Sleuwan
Simon Shaffner vs. Bob Patinka
Pat Cyr vs. Riley Sexsmith
Dean Kearney vs. Kevin Morin
Robbie Nishida vs. Alex Blanchette
Tommy Bellemare vs. Jonathan Thiffault

2015 Just Drift Pro Am Top Drift Round 4 [RESULTS]

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The Just Drift series wrapped up this weekend for 2015. The series runs in Southern California with all of its events at Willow Springs International Raceway. These three drivers above are all now Formula Drift licensed for 2015. Here is how the series finished up with these new FD Pro 2 licensed drivers:

1. Trenton Beechum
2. Joe Tardiff
3. Kenny Chieu

Here is how the Round 4 podium finished up:

1. Joe Tardiff
2. Trenton Beechum
3. Jason Kim

 

Photo by AMDRIFT.com

2015 Formula Drift Round 6 Pro Qualifying [RESULTS]

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Qualifying came down to the last two runs which saw Chris Forsberg steal first from Justin Pawlak with a 90 and then Aasbo followed up with a 94. The championship is all up for grabs this weekend for the most part and it is basically Aasbo’s to lose. A top qualifying spot (his first of the year) isn’t a bad start to making that happen. Here is how everyone finished –

1. Fredric Aasbo 94
2. Chris Forsberg 90
3. Justin Pawlak 89
4. Ken Gushi 85
5. Kenneth Moen 84
6. Masahi Yokoi 84
7. Matt Coffman 84
8. Daigo Saito 84
9. Vaughn Gittin 83
10. Alec Hohnadell 82
11. Mad Mike Whiddett 82
12. Tyler McQuarrie 82
13. Ryan Tuerck 81
14. Dai Yoshihara 81
15. Forrest Wang 81
16. Odi Bakchis 80
17. Dean Kearney 78
18. Chelsea DeNofa 78
19. Rapper Dan Savage 76
20. Nate Hamilton 76
21. Kristaps Bluss 76
22. Mats Baribeau 75
23. Conrad Grunewald 75
24. James Evans 74
25. Marc Landerville 73
26. Charles Ng 73
27. Pat Goodin 72
28. Michael Essa 70
29. Jeff Jones 69
30. Jhonnattan Castro 69
31. Robbie Nishida 68
32. Kyle Mohan 68

Top 32 Bracket (Left)
Fredric Aasbo vs. Kyle Mohan
Odi Bakchis vs. Dean Kearney
Diago Saito vs. Marc Landerville
Vaughn Gittin Jr. vs. James Evans
Ken Gushi vs. Jeff Jones
Ryan Tuerck vs. Nate Hamilton
Kenneth Moen vs. Michael Essa
Tyler McQuarrie vs. Kristaps Bluss

Top 32 Bracket (Right)
Chris Forsberg vs. Robbie Nishida
Forrest Wang vs. Chelsea DeNofa
Matt Coffman vs. Charles Ng
Alec Hohnadell vs. Conrad Grunewald
Justin Pawlak vs. Jhonnatan Castro
Dai Yoshihara vs. Rapper Dan Savage
Masahi Yokoi vs. Pat Goodin
Mad Mike Whiddett vs. Mats Baribeau

2015 Formula Drift Texas Pro 2 Round 3 Qualifying [RESULTS]

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Pro 2 domination continued with Alex Heilbrunn stealing the show in his BMW and putting down a world class qualifying performance. Some other drivers shook up the Pro 2 ranks and we have a solid Top 16 for tomorrow. This is the qualifying order and Top 16 bracket for tomorrow’s show down that you can catch on the Livestream.

1. Alex Heilbrunn
2. Brody Goble
3. Cameron Moore
4. Andrew Gray
5. Jeff Jones
6. Pat Cyr
7. Taylor Hull
8. Josh McGuire
9. Kevin Lawrence
10. Faruk Kugay
11. Juha Rintanen
12. James Evans
13. Brandon Wicknick
14. Dan Burkett
15. Kenji Yaminaka
16. Dave Briggs

Top 16 Bracket Left
Alex Heilbrunn vs. Dave Briggs
Josh McGuire vs. Kevin Lawrence
Andrew Gray vs. Brandon Wicknick
Jeff Jones vs. James Evans

Top 16 Bracket Right
Brody Goble vs. Kenji Yaminaka
Taylor Hull vs. Faruk Kugay
Cameron Moore vs. Dan Burkett
Pat Cyr vs. Juha Rintanen

2015 Midwest Drift Union Round 2 on Streets of Detroit [RESULTS]

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One of the most unique Pro Am events of the season is when Midwest Drift Union invades the streets of Detroit, Michigan each year. Some unique builds like this C6 Corvette showed up to drive making the day even more unique/special in my opinion. Where was that car for Street Driven STL? Kyle Cross took this awesome snap of Shane Whalley chasing down this C6 Corvette in downtown Detroit, Michigan. Here is how the results finished –

1. Riley Sexsmith
2. Shane Whalley
3. Nick Thomas
4. Sam Henry

2015 USDrift PRO/AM Series RD3 – Shenandoah Speedway [Results]

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The 3rd round of the 2015 USDrift PRO/AM Series took place at Shenandoah Speedway this past Saturday in conjunction with Fresh Roots, offering drivers and fans both a competition and practice event. The event saw three fresh faces grace the USDrift podium for their first time with Tyler Nelson taking the top honors. Dylan Hughes made an introduction landing himself in second place in his first competition, and Chris Cotrupi rounded out the podium moving him into 5th place in the season points. Round 4 will take place in just a couple of weeks at VIRginia International Raceway on Saturday, September 5th.

Here are the results:

USDrift RD3 Results:

  1. Tyler Nelson [NC] – Mayhem Garage Nissan S13
  2. Dylan Hughes [MD] – MA-Motorsports Nissan S13
  3. Chris Cotrupi [NC] – Nissan S13

USDrift 2015 Standings After Three Rounds:

  1. Jonathan Nerren [NC] – 291pts
  2. Austin Meeks [SC] – 259pts
  3. Fred Keogh [NY] – 233pts
  4. Thomas Palmerino [MD] – 191pts
  5. Chris Cotrupi [NC] – 179pts
  6. Tyler Nelson [NC] – 177pts
  7. Troy Manners [PA] – 153pts
  8. David Bellomo [VA] – 133pts
  9. Miro Ovcharik [NJ] – 116pts
  10. Dylan Hughes [MD] – 101pts