Stephan Verdier

2009 Formula Drift Photo Montage by Mike Gniewosz

2009 Formula D Sonoma – Photo Montage Video

Mike Gniewosz was a photographer at Formula Drift Sonoma who put together this cool video montage of his photographs. You can follow the event from Top 32 to the podium with Stephan Verdier on top as this flip book type video fly through the images.

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Dead Pirate Productions at Formula D Sonoma [VIDEO]

Dead Pirate Productions at Formula D Round 6

Dead Pirate Productions produced one of the first Formula Drift Sonoma videos that just came out. The three and a half minute video highlights activity on the track and in the pits for the overall drifting weekend. some great tandem battles that highlight the great battles of the weekend all the way up until the podium with Stephan Verdier taking first place.

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2009 Formula D Sonoma Top 16 Gallery

We already reported that Stephan Verdier drove his Crawford Performance Subaru to a victory in Sonoma. This was the second Cooper Tire podium in history and in fact the first victory overall for them. The top 16 was the only event that took place on Saturday and it really made for some great tandem battles since preparation was possible. Ken Gushi had a huge vehicle malfunction in the finals but the third place battle with Ryuji Miki and Tanner Foust was insane!

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2009 Formula D Championship Chase After 6 Rounds – Here We Come Irwindale!

After six rounds the championship points have been shaking up like crazy and now we are looking at a Drift Alliance 1,2,3 in the championship race. This season has shown that sticking with basic builds and familiar cars pays off since winning the championship really comes from consistent scoring. Here is how the points stack up for the House of Drift at Irwindale Speedway in California.

1. Forsberg, Chris NOS Energy Drink / Maxxis Nissan 350Z 470 Points
2. Tuerck, Ryan Gardella Racing / Mobil 1Pontiac Solstice 414 Points
3. Gittin, Vaughn Falken Tire Ford Racing Mustang GT 401.50 Points
4. Hubinette, Samuel NuFormz Dodge Viper 399.25 Points
5. McQuarrie, Tyler Falken Nissan 350Z 396 Points
6. Foust, Tanner Rockstar / Hankook Scion Racing tC 373 Points
7. McNamara, Darren Falken / Sears Auto Center Saturn Sky 370.50 Points
8. Verdier, Stephan Cooper Tire / Crawford Performance Subaru STI 364 Points
9. Nishida, Robbie Hankook Tires / Dynamic Autosports Nissan 350Z 362.25 Points
10. Pawlak, Justin Bergenholtz Racing / Nitto Mazda RX-8 354 Points
11. Miki, Ryuji APEXi / Hankook Mazda RX-7 341.75 Points
12. Gushi, Ken RS*R Scion Racing TC 333.50 Points
13. Brakohiapa, Tony Cooper Tire Ford Mustang 331 Points
14. Petty, Ross Garage Boso / Falken Nissan S15 329 Points
15. Aono, Taka Technosquare Toyota AE86 Corolla 321.25 Points
16. Mordaunt, Patrick PM Racing Nissan S13 317.25 Points