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2016 Formula Drift Round 1 – Long Beach [RESULTS]

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The 2016 season is in the books after a crazy Round 1 weekend that fought weather at every turn. A first time ever canceled qualifying led into the best and most balanced bracket of all time in Formula Drift history. I will spare you my plea to cancel qualifying for good and focus on this amazing event. Chelsea DeNofa became the champion killer after beating three former champions to win his first event. Chelsea DeNofa becomes the 23rd unique driver to win a Formula Drift event and the 38th unique driver to earn a podium. DeNofa previous best finish was 4th place. Here is how the final four stacked up:

1. Chelsea DeNofa
2. Fredric Aasbo
3. Ken Gushi
4. Odi Bakcihs

2016 Drift Allstars – Round 1 Yas Marina [RESULTS]

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While the Formula Drift boys were qualifying practicing in Long Beach, the first round of Drift Allstars was taking place as the historic Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi. The event at Yas Marina was missing a few of the top names including James Deane and Janis Eglite, but the competition was still quite competitive. Similar to Formula Drift, Drift Allstars will crown a European Champion alongside a World Champion, with this round counting towards the “World Championship” title.

Monster Energy driver “Baggsy” Biagioni had a newly-installed Nitrous-fed Chevy LS3 motor shipped over from the US just in time for the event, and the engine would prove to be a winning combination with his Nissan S13 chassis. Baggsy qualified first on Friday, and eliminated all drivers on Saturday in tandem competition to take the early lead in the championship chase.

Here’s how the podium shook out:

1st – Steve “Baggsy” Biagioni – Monster Energy / Westlake Tyre Nissan S13

2nd – Ahmad Daham – Nitto Tire / Tensai Tuning Nissan S13

3rd – Nigel Colfer – Tri-Ace Tyre Nissan S13

2016 Formula Drift Round 1 Qualifying [RESULTS]

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The weather has impacted Round 1 at Long Beach in a hard way. Due to rain on course and changing weather conditions all the drivers agreed to cancel qualifying and practice for the day. Qualifying is going by your 2015 championship rankings in Pro, then Pro 2, and one driver who petitioned will start 32nd. With this format, no qualifying points will be issued for the championship for this round. Here is how they stack up:

1. Fredric Aasbo
2. Ken Gushi
3. Chris Forsberg
4. Ryan Tuerck
5. Odi Backhis
6. Justin Pawlak
7. Forrest Wang
8. Matt Field
9. Alec Hohnadell
10. Kenneth Moen
11. Vaughn Gittin Jr.
12. Dean Kearney
13. Tyler McQuarrie
14. Chelsea DeNofa
15. Pat Goodin
16. Pat Mordaunt
17. Mad Mike Whiddett
18. Charles Ng
19. Geoff Stoneback
20. Dai Yoshihara
21. Jhonnattan Castro
22. Robbie Nishida
23. Michael Essa
24. Kristaps Bluss
25. Kyle Mohan
26. Matt Coffman
27. Jeff Jones
28. Alex Heilbrunn
29. Juha Rintanen
30. Cameron Moore
31. Faruk Kugay
32. Shengjun Zhang

Here is Top 32 Bracket-

(Left)
1.Freric Aasbo
32. Shangjun Zhang
16. Pat Mordaunt
17. Mad Mike Whiddett

8. Matt Field
25. Kyle Mohan
9. Alec Hohnadell
24. Kristaps Bluss

4. Ryan Tuerck
29. Juha Rintanen
13. Tyler McQuarrie
20. Dai Yoshihara

5. Odi Backhis
28. Alex Heilbrunn
12. Dean Kearney
21. Jhonnattan Castro

(right)
2. Ken Gushi
31. Faruk Kugay
15. Pat Goodin
18. Charles Ng

7. Forrest Wang
26. Robbie Nishida
10. Kenneth Moen
23. Michael Essa

3. Chris Forsberg
30. Cameron Moore
14. Chelsea Denofa
19. Geoff Stoneback

6. Justin Pawlak
27. Jeff Jones
11. Vaughn Gittin Jr.
22.Robbie Nishida

2016 Lonestar Drift ProAm Round 1 [RESULTS]

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Lonestar Drift held their first round of ProAm a few weeks back at Gulf Greyhound Park, which featured a complete elimination of qualifying. The event went over well with the drivers, who were slotted into ‘divisions’ and tandem battled from the start. In the end, some familiar names finished on the podium as Josh McGuire took home the win in his Enjuku Racing S14. McGuire already has his Pro 2 license, and likely used this event as a tune-up for the Pro 2 season which starts in Atlanta in May.


Here’s a look at the full podium results:

1st – Josh McGuire
2nd – Jeff Kurtz
3rd – Chris Tyrone
4th – Randall Waters

2016 D1NZ Round 3 at Taupo [RESULTS]

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It turns out that Nico Reid might prove to be unstoppable at D1NZ this season. He takes home a second victory in a row after dominating the competition at ASB last week. Fanga Dan got a little aggressive in his tandem chase run trying to run through and over a Nissan Silvia in the process. The whole stream of the event is still available here if you want to check out how the action happened at D1NZ Round 3.

 

Here is how they finished:
1st – Nico Reid
2nd – Cole Armstrong
3rd – Bruce Tannock

2015 Streetwise Drift Round 3/4 [RESULTS]

 

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Streetwise Drift wrapped up their 2015 drifting season at Myrtle Beach Speedway this past weekend in 2016. The double event weekend wrapped up a 2015 season and issued three Pro 2 licenses to some of the best drifters in the southeast. Tyler Nelson took home a Pro 2 license in his HaloEFX liquid wrapped Nissan 240sx (above) along with Jonathan Nerren and Ricky Adams. Below are the results from the double round and 2015 Streetwise Drift season:

Round 3
1st- Jonathan Nerren
2nd – Tyler Nelson
3rd- Nate Roberts

Round 4
Winner- Ricky Adams
2nd- Tyler Nelson
3rd- Eric Loomis

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Pro 2 Licenses
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Jonathan Nerren
Ricky Adams

2015 Drift All-Stars Poland and Season [RESULTS]

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The 2015 Drift All-Stars season came to an end with an awesome stadium event in Poland. I almost attended this event on a last minute flight/trip with Pro 2 driver Faruk Kugay but couldn’t make it work out with my schedule sadly. The final battle with Kuba Przgonski and James Deane brought the stadium to its feet. The follow from Deane was just unreal. Here is a snapshot from it.

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Final results from the Polish Drift GP – Round 6:
1st- Kuba Przygonski – Poland – Orlean Team
2nd- James Deane – Ireland – Falken Tyres/Level One Qatar
3rd- Grzegorz Hypki – Poland – PUZ Drift Team

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Even with his second place finish in Poland – James Deane took home the 2015 championship which just continues to highlight the dominance of Ireland in European drifting. James Deane is now back to back champion and once again I wish he would get a seat in Formula Drift already! Here is how the 2015 championship finished-

1st- James Deane (497 Points)
2nd- Janis Eglite (437 Points)
3rd- Luke Fink (307 Points)
4th- Nigel Colfer (298 Points)
5th- Juha Poyatalskoo (284 Points)
6th- Piotr Wiecek (282 Points)

2015 Formula Drift Championship [RESULTS]

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The 2015 championship is a wrap! Fredric Aasbo followed up his second place finish last year with a championship in 2015. Ken Gushi was right on his heels the whole way in what wound up a Scion dominated season. The Scion brand finished 1,2, and 4 during this Formula Drift season which is unparalleled by any OEM in this sports history. Chris Forsberg took his Nissan 370z with a respectable 3rd place season finish to follow up with his 14 championship run. Here is how the Top 20 finished up for 2015 –

1. Fredric Aasbo – 530
2. Ken Gushi – 431
3. Chris Forsberg – 382
4. Ryan Tuerck – 367
5. Odi Bakchis – 363
6. Masashi Yokoi – 324
7. Justin Pawlak – 287
8. Forrest Wang – 285
9. Matt Field – 282
10. Alec Hohnadell – 272
11. Kenneth Moen – 247
12. Daigo Saito – 238
13. Vaughn Gittin Jr – 226
14. Dean Kearney – 220
15. Chelsea DeNofa – 212
15. Tyler McQuarrie – 212
17. Pat Mordaunt – 211
18. Pat Goodin – 207
19. Mad Mike Whiddett – 192
20. Charles Ng – 191

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

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