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


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]


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]


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]


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]

Lone Star ProAm Drift
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]


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]


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]


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

2015 KMC Wheels SuperDrift at LBGP [RESULTS]


With a small field for the weekend and only 10 drivers to produce a score in qualifying the main event went on in a Top 16 format. The three drivers who failed to qualify were allowed to enter the main event so the field included 13 drivers. The night time tandem events saw several drivers make serious contact including Robbie Nishida and Odi Bakchis early in the event. In the end, Robbie Nishida made it into the finals but couldn’t beat Conrad Grunewald in the end. Here is how they finished:

1. Conrad Grunewald
2. Robbie Nishida
3. Forrest Wang

2015 Formula Drift KMC Wheels Super Drift Qualifying [RESULTS]


The KMC Wheels Super Drift Challenge at the Long Beach Grand Prix wrapped up a pretty mediocre qualifying session which found Formula Drift short of a full Top 16 field. Only 10 drivers managed a qualifying score as these guys will battle for a big pay day tomorrow at the Long Beach Grand Prix. Here is how they qualified:

1. Forrest Wang – 94
2. Justin Pawlak – 89
3. Odi Backhis – 84
4. Conrad Grunewald – 81
5. Charles Ng – 79
6. Robbie Nishida – 75
7. Michael Essa – 70
8. Kyle Mohan – 68
9. Jeff Jones – 66
10. Brandon Wicknick – 65
11. Dean Kearney – 0
12. Alec Hohnadell – 0
13. Joon Maeng – 0

Tandem Battles
Forrest Wang vs. BYE
Kyle Mohan vs. Jeff Jones
Conrad Grunewald vs. Joon Maeng
Charles Ng vs. Alec Hohnadell
Justin Pawlak vs. BYE
Michael Essa vs. Brandon Wicknick
Odi Bakchis vs. BYE
Robbie Nishida vs. Dean Kearney