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2015 Formula Drift Pro 2 Championship [RESULTS]

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After last night we now have 8 newly licensed Formula Drift Pro drivers for 2016. Here are the new drivers you can expect to see at all the rounds of Formula drift next year:

1. Alex Heilbrunn
2. James Evans
3. Juha Rintanen
4. Andrew Gray
5. Cameron Moore
6. Faruk Kugay
7. Jeff Jones
8. Brody Goble

To retain a Pro 2 you needed 64 points in the season. 11 drivers managed to do this for the 2015 season and you can expect to see them in Pro 2 next season. Here is that list of drivers:

1. Brandon Wicknick
2. Taylor Hull
3. Kevin Lawrence
4. Ryan Litteral
5. Dave Briggs
6. Jeff Wolfson
7. Josh McGuire
8. Brandon Patterson
9. Hiro Sumida
10. Tommy Van Cleef
11. Kenji Yamanaka

2015 Formula Drift Pro 2 at Irwindale Speedway [RESULTS]

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Juha Rintanen completed the event sweep with a top qualifying spot and a first place finish for the weekend. This Pro 2 round at Irwindale Speedway was far better than last year with several drivers really taking on the bank. Faruk Kugay ended his run with a krail smash and insane spin drift while in throttle the whole time. Alex Heilbrunn had clutch issues during qualifying and struggled through competition as well even though he secured a championship already. Here is how they finished:

1st- Juha Rintanen
2nd- Cameron Moore
3rd- Kevin Lawrence

2015 Formula Drift Round 7 Pro Qualifying [RESULTS]

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Forrest Wang topped all qualifiers today with a score of 89, his second top qualifier award of the season (previously in Long Beach). Matt Field and Ken Gushi tied for second overall with a score of 86, Field earning the second tiebreaker due to a higher style judge score as they were tied in total style points. Gushi still has a chance to win the championship pending the top 32 tandem battles.

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

1. Forrest Wang
2. Matt Field
3. Ken Gushi
4. “Mad” Mike Whiddett
5. Fredric Aasbo
6. Chelsea Denofa
7. Justin Pawlak
8. Tanner Foust
9. Chris Forsberg
10. Alec Hohnadell
11. Tyler McQuarrie
12. Pat Goodin
13. Ryan Tuerck
14. Daijiro Yoshihara
15. Odi Bakchis
16. Masashi Yokoi
17. Marc Landreville
18. Kyle Mohan
19. Michael Essa
20. Conrad Grunewald
21. Daigo Saito
22. Charles Ng
23. Patrick Mordaunt
24. Dan Savage
25. Robbie Nishida
26. Brandon Wicknick
27. Kenny Moen
28. Kristaps Bluss
29. James Evans
30. Jhonnattan Castro
31. Dean Kearney
32. Geoff Stoneback

Tandem Brackets:
Left Bracket

Forrest Wang vs Geoff Stoneback
Masashi Yokoi vs Marc Landreville
Tanner Foust vs Robbie Nishida
Chris Forsberg vs Dan Savage
Mike Whiddett vs James Evans
Ryan Tuerck vs Conrad Grunewald
Fredric Aasbo vs Kristaps Bluss
Pat Goodin vs Daigo Saito

Right Bracket

Matt Field vs Dean Kearney
Odi Bakchis vs Kyle Mohan
Justin Pawlak vs Brandon Wicknick
Alec Hohnadell vs Patrick Mordaunt
Ken Gushi vs Jhonnattan Castro
Daijiro Yoshihara vs Michael Essa
Chelsea Denofa vs Kenny Moen
Tyler McQuarrie vs Charles Ng

2015 Formula Drift Pro 2 Round 4 Qualifying [RESULTS]

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Here is the final Final Fight at Irwindale Speedway had a pretty fantastic Pro 2 qualifying session under the lights at Irwindale Speedway. 26 drivers got a score which set the stage for a pretty solid Top 16 round up. Here is how they lined up –

1. Juha Rintanen
2. Kevin Lawrence
3. Alex Heilbrunn
4. Hiro Sumida
5. Jeff Jones
6. Cameron Moore
7. Brandon Wicknick
8. Ryan Litteral
9. Faruk Kugay
10. Andrew Grey
11. Josh McGuire
12. Tommy Van Cleef
13. James Evans
14. Taylor Hull
15. Brody Goble
16. Brandon Patterson

Top 16 Bracket
Juha Rintanen vs. Brandon Patterson
Ryan Litteral vs. Faruk Kugay
Hiro Sumida vs. James Evans
Jeff Jones vs. Tommy Van Cleef

Kevin Lawrence vs. Brody Goble
Brandon Wicknick vs. Andrew Grey
Alex Heilbrunn vs. Taylor Hull
Cameron Moore vs. Josh McGuire

2015 British Drift Championship Round 5 at Anglesey Circuit [RESULTS]

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The show down for the championship was a tad lack luster in the end with the championship chase drivers going out early. Jack Shanahan ended up being the 2015 champion even with major car troubles plaguing him throughout Round 5 at Anglesey Circuit. Once Mike Marshall failed to qualify it gave Jack an easy lock into the championship.

Here is how Round 5 finished-
1st. Martin Richards Drift Elite & Evergreen Tyres Drift Team
2nd. Simon Perry Lassa Tyres Drift Team
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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