2015 Formula Drift Championship [RESULTS]


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 Canada Round 1 [RESULTS]


The 2015 Formula Drift Canada season is underway and the first round is completed. The series is separate from Formula Drift as you know it but it does host a round of the world championship later this year. Complicated I know but it didn’t stop the series from kicking off and some solid door banging in tandem drifting. Here is how they finished Round 1-

1. Pat Cyr
2. Francis Tasse
3. Jeff LaFlamme

10 Things I Learned from Formula Drift Round 3 at Orlando Speed World


10. The Weekend Just Lacked Any Positive Narratives 

You know in sports when some miracle happens and they use that tacky cliche “you couldn’t even script this or write this…”? Well, I do hate that cliche because people can write about aliens, unicorns, and flying cars so putting together a compelling sports narrative with a shocking finish does’t seem that far fetched. This weekend of Formula Drift was the opposite of all that hype and lacked any real positive narratives.

The rain made drifting so slow and robbed us of smoke that we would of been just as entertained watching drivers draw straws to get a win. The home grown hero who cut his teeth at Orlando Speed World known as Pat Goodin couldn’t even qualify due to some car troubles giving this weekend the final nail in a miserable coffin.


9. Pro 2 Has Promise for 2015

Even with the bad weather conditions and a track that seemed hell bent on preventing good tandem drifting I saw that the Pro 2 ranks were far more entertaining than last season. I won’t make a bold proclamation about the Pro 2 season until I see them run at Seattle, but I do really like the builds and some drivers that have come out of the wood work for Pro 2 in 2015. The whole operation seems far more professional and relevant than its first season which I enjoy and shows potential for Pro 2 in the future.


8. Yokoi and his Car Are Growing into Formula Drift

Yokoi and his S15 Silvia look like night and day compared from his driving in Long Beach to Orlando. If it wasn’t for the wild fire coming out of his fuel system (more on that down at  #4) in a battle versus Ryan Tuerck I think he could of won that battle and possibly became the event winner.  Before going out in the Great 8 he managed to beat #1 in points Odi Bakchis in a Road Atlanta rematch. He also made pretty easy work of potential champion Fredric Aasbo in Top 32.

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2015 Formula D Round 3 Orlando – OEM Manufacturers Championship [STANDINGS]


With two more drivers on the podium, repeating their two-podium effort in Long Beach, Scion extends their lead in the OEM championship and is already starting to run away with the championship. Three of the top five drivers in the championship are piloting Scion vehicles, proving that this could be the year for Scion to win not only the OEM Championship (for the second consecutive year) but the Formula Drift championship as well.

Here are the standings in the OEM Manufacturer championship after 3 of 7 rounds:

1. Scion  – 468 points
2. Nissan – 260 points
3. Ford – 234 points
4. Chevy – 179 points
5. Mazda – 125 Points
6. Infiniti – 122 points
7. Dodge– 70 Points
8. BMW – 52 points
9. Lexus – 51 points
10. Toyota – 37 points

Formula Drift Pro 2 Driver Preview – Jeff Wolfson


His rookie year in Formula Drift Pro or Pro2 season didn’t work out quite like he wanted, but Jeff Wolfson is back for Pro2 in 2015. Wolfson wasn’t able to qualify in Pro and was only able to muster a 16th place finish in Pro2, but it’s enough to allow him to retain his license from last year. Before the season finale at Irwindale, Jeff slammed his FR-S into the wall at the House of Drift during the Thursday Night Drift before Round 7 and it just didn’t act the same since. His FR-S is powered by a stroked out 2JZ built and tuned by Portland Speed Industries with a Garrett GTX4088R and nitrous when he needs it. He’s also using a four-speed dox box transmission and a quick change rear. Unlike many coming up from Pro Am, Jeff is sticking with his Powered by Max Pro Coilovers and Angle Kit to control the motions and getting big angle. We haven’t heard much from Jeff over the off season, so hopefully we’ll see a much better performance and see him come back to Pro competition.

-by Justin Banner

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Fredric Aasbo Lands with Rockstar Energy but Stuck in a Scion tC Another Year

One could hope that with an influx of marketing dollars the FWD RWD Scion tC would be retired for something a little more exciting for the new season. Great news for Aasbo his this is by far the best his car has ever looked since he came to the States. I also personally think Aasbo is around a 3.1 favorite to win the championship this season. That tC seems to progress a little bit each year under Papadakis Racing and much of his competition made huge overhauls to their programs. His biggest competition will probably be Forsberg again but for Forsberg to perform at that high of a level to win across 14 rounds is a tall order.

Pat Cyr Shows Off His Scion FR-S for 2015


Pat Cyr debuted his new FR-S at the Montreal Autoshow up in Canada today. The car has a transformation to orange with a large title sponsorship with Eneos Oil. Pat continues to carry some big name sponsors such as Garrett Turbo and Yokohama for the new season. What do you think about his new unveiling?

Dreamride Los Angeles with Fredric Aasbo [VIDEO]

Fredric Aasbo finds himself in downtown Los Angeles and Willow Springs in a new video called Dreamride LA. The video shows his Scion tC taking on some downtown Los Angeles streets with a unique passenger. Sit down and buckle up as Fredric Aasbo throws down some out of this world driving around the mean streets of downtown Los Angeles.


Jeff Jones Driving a Scion FR-S for 2015 Formula Drift? [RUMORMILL]


Jeff Jones is set to retire his beat up Nissan 240sx for the 2015 Formula Drift season after his best performance in career  finish. Jeff Jones actually saw some serious success in Pro 2 with multiple podiums. While everyone is slowing down for the holidays we got this hot tip from our contact form. The rumor is Jeff Jones and Vision Performance are shopping him around for 2015 sponsorships. This would mean Jeff Jones would be in this V8 powered Scion FR-S that actually looked really good throughout the drift season in 2014 and driven by Ron Ewerth. What do you think about this new partnership and build for Jeff Jones in 2015?

Ryan Tuerck and Pat Goodin Take on Tuerck Mountain in Vermont [VIDEO]

Check out a video of Ryan Tuerck and Pat Goodin taking on a mountain road in Vermont. This is a pretty solid sequel to The Oregon Trail Drift he did with Rob Primo last season. Pat Goodin is in a black S13 240sx and Ryan Tuerck brought out his street car FR-S build for the big video shot up in the northeast tandem drifting about.