RESULTS

2015 Formula Drift Round 3 Orlando Speedworld Qualifying [RESULTS]

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Ken Gushi continued his stellar run from Atlanta with a top qualifying spot, his first top qualifying effort since New Jersey 2009. Although qualifying has slightly reduced importance this season compared to last season, the top spot is still very valuable for the season championship points chase.

Here’s how the full qualifying bracket shook out in Orlando:

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

Here’s how the tandem bracket shapes up –

Left Side:

Ken Gushi vs. Kyle Mohan
Kenny Moen vs. Michael Essa
Dai Yoshihara vs. Alec Hohnadell
Mike Whiddet vs. Dan Savage

Justin Pawlak vs. Jhonnattan Castro
Vaughn Gittin Jr vs. Conrad Grunewald
Tyler McQuarrie vs. Jeff Jones
Chris Forsberg vs. Geoff Stoneback

Right Side:

Matt Field vs. Matt Coffman
James Evans vs. Forrest Wang
Pat Mordaunt vs. Marc Landreville
Robbie Nishida vs. Chelsea Denofa

Ryan Tuerck vs. Kristaps Bluss
Brandon Wicknick vs. Dean Kearney
Odi Bakchis vs. Daigo Saito
Fredric Aasbo vs. Masashi Yokoi

2015 Formula Drift Pro2 Orlando Speedway [RESULTS]

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Alex Heilbrunn finished off a perfect event, qualifying first and winning all his tandem battles, to kick off the 2015 Formula Drift Pro 2 season in Orlando. Any Gray looked like the only driver capable of stopping him, but Gray took a shortcut through the infield of the second turn, earning himself a 0 on his chase run.

Here’s a look at the podium:

1st – Alex Heilbrunn – Inca Madness Racing E46 BMW

2nd – Andy Gray – PowerVehicles Toyota JZx100

3rd – Jeff Jones – Hankook Tire DNA Motoring S14

2015 Formula Drift Pro 2 Round 1 Orlando Speed World Qualifying [RESULTS]

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Pro 2 is in the books at Formula Drift Orlando Speed World and the 2015 season is kicked off! Here is the Top 16 for tomorrow’s Pro 2 event which will be Live Streamed.

1. Alex Heilbrunn
2. James Evans
3. Jeff Wolfson
4. Kevin Lawrence
5. Tommy Van Cleef
6. Brody Goble
7. Taylor Hull
8. Brandon Wicknick
9. Faruk Kugay
10. Jeff Jones
11. Andrey Gray
12. Brandon Patterson
13. Dave Briggs
14. Ryan Litteral
15. Juha Rintanen
16. Kelsey Rowlings
17. Chris Jeanneret

Top 16 Battles
Alex Heilbrunn vs. Kelsey Rowlings
Brandon Wicknick vs. Faruk Kugay
Kevin Lawerence vs. Dave Briggs
Tommy Van Cleef vs. Brandon Patterson

James Evans vs. Juha Rintanen
Taylor Hull vs. Jeff Jones
Jeff Wolfson vs. Ryan Litteral
Brody Goble vs. Andrew Gray

2015 Drift Mania Round 2 at Riverside Speedway [RESULTS]

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The second round of DMCC is in the books with a great event in St. Croix, Quebec at the Riverside Speedway. Here is how the event podium finished up –

1. Jeff Laflamme
2. Jonathan Guitard
3. Tommy Boiverts-Bellemare

2015 Formula Drift Round 2 at Road Atlanta [RESULTS]

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Odi Bakchis used his aggressive driving and consistency to perform at a high level over the weekend and take home his first career victory. It was pretty wild considering that last round he drove a Hyundai Genesis and swapped back to his Nissan 240sx this weekend without skipping a beat. Ken Gushi was just inches away from taking him out in the finals but should be happy with his first return to a podium in 6 years. Here is how they finished up –

1. Odi Bakchis
2. Ken Gushi
3. Chris Forsberg
4. Forrest Wang

2015 Formula Drift Road Atlanta Round 2 [RESULTS]

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Road Atlanta is always a fun battle ground for the top drifting drivers in the world. Robbie Nishida made a lackluster debut in his Infiniti G37 failing to make a qualifying pass and Dai Yoshihara had issues in his Subaru BRZ and didn’t make a pass either. The bottom of the group was quite close and Matt Field even had to drift his way out of 33rd place on his second pass to stay in the show. Here is how the tandem battles look for today –

Left Bracket
Justin Pawlak vs. Chelsea DeNofa (In Loaner MK3 Supra)
Tyler McQuarrie vs. Pat Goodin
Mad Mike Whiddett vs. Rapper Dan Savage
Forrest Wang vs. Marc Landerville
Vaughn Gittin Jr. vs. Jeff Jones
Kenneth Moen vs. Michael Essa
Odi Bakchis vs. Jhonnattan Castro
Masahi Yokoi vs. Matt Coffman

Right Bracket
Fredric Aasbo vs. Daigo Saito
Tanner Foust vs. Geoff Stoneback
Chris Forsberg vs. Kyle Mohan
Ryan Tuerck vs. Pat Mordaunt
Conrad Grunewald vs. Dean Kearney
Charles Ng vs. Matt Field
Ken Gushi vs. Mats Barbieau
Alec Hohnadell vs. Nate Hamilton

2015 Lone Star Pro-Am Round 2 [RESULTS]

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Round 2 of the Lone Star ProAm series happened this past weekend at Mineral Wells, and the competition brought out enough competitors for a full top-32 tandem elimination bracket! Matt Powers even stopped by for some demo runs since he was already in Texas for a demo nearby. Here are the results of the competition:
1.Randall Waters
2. Fielding Shredder
3. Harrison Johnson
4. Kyle Scott

Formula Drift Japan / MSC Round 1 – Tsukuba [RESULTS]

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Although we didn’t see any sort of official press release, it looks like this year’s entire Drift Muscle / MSC series will be branded as Formula Drift Japan. The first event took place over the weekend at Tsukuba, and former FD USA driver Kuniaki Takahashi took the win in his big body Toyota Mark X. Round 2 will take place in July at Fuji and will count towards the Formula Drift World Championship.

1st – Kuniaki Takahashi
2nd – Kazuki Hayashi
3rd – Daigo Saito

2015 Irish Drifting Championships – Round 1 Mondello [RESULTS]

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James Deane started the new season off exactly where he left off last season, on the top rung of the podium. Deane looked flawless in his 2JZ-powered S14, consistently hitting the clipping zones as requested by the judges. It was an all-Irish podium as Nigel Colfer took second place and 15-year old Tomás Kiely took the final spot, with Australian Luke Fink finishing just outside the podium positions.

1st – James Deane
2nd – Nigel Colfer
3rd – Tomás Kiely
4th – Luke Fink

2015 Southwest Drift Round 2 at LVMS [RESULTS]

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While Long Beach was wrapping up the under represented KMC Wheels Super Drift weekend a couple hours north east Las Vegas had a huge Pro Am weekend. The former Vegas Drift series is now branded “Southwest Drift” due to expansion for the 2015 calendar year. Round 2 saw some great tandem battles and hosted a guest judge Jacob Leveton who writes sometimes for Wrecked Magazine. Here is the podium finish results and thanks to Tommy Suell for photo:

1. Ethan Hunter
2. Tony Cisneros
3. Joe Tardiff