Tanner Foust

2016 Formula Drift Round 7 in Texas – Qualifying [RESULTS]

The qualifying session today was pretty insane with several drivers scoring a 96 and then down the chart tons of drivers matched scores as well putting the second qualifying run into play as a tie-breaker. The track flows well in qualifying but I will be interested to see how it plays out in tandem. Here is qualifying results.

1. Vaughn Gittin Jr. 96 (93)
2. Ryan Tuerck 96 (91)
3. Fredric Aasbo 96 (90)
4. Ken Gushi 96 (85)
5. Odi Bakchis 94
6. Chris Forsberg 92 (92)
7. Tyler McQuarrie 92 (91)
8. Dai Yoshihara 92 (0)
9. Forrest Wang 91 (84)
10. Mad Mike Whiddett 91 (84)
11. Justin Pawlak 91 (84)
12. Matt Coffman 91 (84)
13. Jeff Jones 90 (84)
14. Geoff Stoneback 90 (83)
15. Charles Ng 88
16. Matt Field 87 (86)
17. Tanner Foust 87 (78)
18. Alec Hohnadell 87 (0)
19. Alex Heilbrunn 86 (84)
20. Kristaps Bluss 86 (83)
21. Michael Essa 86 (80)
22. Pat Goodin 84 (83)
23. Cameron Moore 84 (0)
24. J Castro 81
25. Juha Rintanen 80 (80)
26. Dean Kearney 80 (71)
27. Pat Mordaunt 78 (72)
28. Chelsea DeNofa 78 (71)
29. Andrew Gray 75
30. Faruk Kugay 71
31. Kyle Mohan 70
32. Robbie Nishida 0

Right Bracket
Vaughn Gittin Jr. vs. BYE
Matt Field vs. Tanner Foust
Dai Yoshihara vs. Juha Rintanen
Forrest Wang vs. J Castro
Ken Gushi vs. Andrew Gray
Jeff Jones vs. Kristaps Bluss
Odi Bakchis vs. Chelsea DeNofa
Matt Coffman vs. Michael Essa

Left Bracket
Ryan Tuerck vs. Kyle Mohan
Charles Ng vs. Alec Hohnadell
Tyler McQuarrie vs. Dean Kearney
Mad Mike Whiddett vs. Cameron Moore
Fredric Aasbo vs. Faruk Kugay
Geoff Stoneback vs. Alex Heilbrunn
Chris Forsberg vs. Pat Mordaunt
Justin Pawlak vs. Pat Goodin

2016 Formula Drift Round 6 in Seattle Qualifying [RESULTS]


Wow, Vaughn Gittin Jr. stole first place with the last run of the day. Patrick Mordaunt crashed in practice and was unable to make it to the line and as a result finished 33rd and is out of the show. Ryan Tuerck had to call a competition timeout to make his run but ended up with a last minute 88 on his second pass to sit him in 11th. Odi Bakchis held first place for almost all of qualifying to have it snatched away based on a tie-breaker. Here is how it finished:

1. Vaughn Gittin Jr. 91
2. Odi Bakchis 91
3. Tyler McQuarrie 90
4. Mike Essa 90
5. Chris Forsberg 89
6. Ken Gushi 89
7. Fredric Aasbo 89
8. Matt Coffman 89
9. Mad Mike Whiddett 89
10. Matt Field 88
11. Ryan Tuerck 88
12. Dai Yoshihara 87
13. Tanner Foust 85
14. Kenneth Moen 84
15. Forrest Wang 84
16. Kristaps Bluss 83
17. Dean Kearney 82
18. Geoff Stoneback 82
19. Charles Ng 81
20. Justin Pawlak 81
21. Alex Heilbrunn 81
22. Robbie Nishida 79
23. Juha Rintanen 78
24. Alec Hohnadell 77
25. Andrew Gray 77
26. Kyle Mohan 74
27. Jeff Jones 73
28. Cameron Moore 72
29. Jhonnathan Castro 72
30. Pat Goodin 71
31. Chelsea DeNofa 69
32.Faruk Kugay 68

Left Tandem Bracket
Vaughn Gittin Jr. vs. Faruk Kugay
Kristaps Bluss vs. Dean Kearney

Matt Coffman vs. Andrew Gray
Mad Mike Whiddett vs. Alec Hohnadell

Mike Essa vs. Jhonnathan Castro
Tanner Foust vs. Justin Pawlak

Chris Forsberg vs. Cameron Moore
Dai Yoshihara vs. Alex Heilbrunn

Right Tandem Bracket
Odi Bakchis vs. Chelsea DeNofa
Forrest Wang vs. Geoff Stoneback

Fredric Aasbo vs. Kyle Mohan
Matt Field vs. Juha Rintanen

Tyler McQuarrie vs. Pat Goodin
Kenneth Moen vs. Charles Ng

Ken Gushi vs. Jeff Jones
Ryan Tuerck vs. Robbie Nishida

2016 Formula Drift Round 2 at Road Atlanta [GALLERY]

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Here is some great coverage of Formula Drift done by our photographer Andrew Jennings! A collection just short of 300 images showing all the great moments that went down at Road Atlanta. His coverage includes Pro 2 and Pro battles from practice, the grid, and the main event. Sit back and enjoy some great images from Round 2 at Road Altanta!

Check out the Gallery: http://www.wreckedmagazine.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=469


Tanner Foust Returns for Three Round Formula Drift in 2016


The two time former champion of Formula Drift will be returning for the 2016 Formula Drift season in his V8 powered Volkswagen. He will be running the following three rounds: Road Atlanta, Evergreen Speedway (Seattle), and Texas Motor Speedway. He made the jump over to Nexen Tire for the new season as well. Tanner finished last season in 36th place and only managed to put on a respectable performance at Irwindale Speedway. Hopefully he has some of the bugs shaken out and has dialed in this VW and can put on a show at Road Atlanta this year!

Two Formula Drift Champions Are Joining Nexen Tire [RUMORMILL]


The paddock has been buzzing about the big driver signings that Nexen Tire has been doing behind the scenes this during this off-season. We have heard big time rumors of two former Formula Drift champions coming to Nexen Tire over and over again and now we can all but confirm it. This photo was taken by @richardundie during the Leadfoot Festival in New Zealand. It shows Tanner Foust as one of the two champions we have heard big time rumors of moving to Nexen Tire. The other champion moving to Nexen Tire is Fredric Aasbo which seems like a natural link with Rockstar Energy and the Papadakis Racing umbrella/link between the two teams. I haven’t spoken to anyone who has tested the new Nexen Tire but I have heard they are “on quality” with the big toy tires of the sport. Thanks for the tip Case182!

2015 Formula Drift Round 7 Final Fight at Irwindale Speedway Part 1 [GALLERY]

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Justin Kaehler attacks Part 1 of our Irwindale Speedway coverage on Wrecked Magazine. Here are photos covering the Final Fight that brought Fredric Aasbo his first championship in his Scion tC. The 20k fans were treated to car to car contact and some solid battles to close out the 2015 season.

Check out the Gallery: http://www.wreckedmagazine.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=463


2015 Formula D Promotion and Relegation: Irwindale Pro Class Preview


Expanding on yesterday’s Promotion and Relegation preview for the Pro 2 class, today we take a look at Formula D’s top Pro class and who’s at risk of being dropped to the lower class for the 2016 season. We will get into the chase for the 2015 Formula Drift championship with our well-known “What it takes to win” series later this week.

As the top class in the Formula Drift series, there’s no opportunity for ‘promotion’ available. Instead, the top 32 drivers in the series will maintain their Pro class license, while drivers falling below 32nd in the final standings will be relegated to the Pro 2 class. Currently, drivers like Kristaps Bluss, Michael Essa, Jeff Jones, Kyle Mohan, and Nate Hamilton are sitting above the relegation point, while drivers like Marc Landreville, James Evans, Brandon Wicknick, and Mats Baribeau will face possible relegation. For Wicknick and Evans, they are sitting in position to be promoted via the Pro 2 class, so they would be permitted to stay in the Pro class due to the smart decision they made to drive in both series.

Most interestingly, Tanner Foust currently sits in 37th position in the standings due mostly to only participating on a limited schedule. Should Foust make it to the Final Four at Irwindale, he would earn no fewer than 66 points (64 points for tandem plus at least 2 points for qualifying), which would jump him up above the red line as it sits now. However, that still may not be enough as some of the drivers below the current red line may qualify and move up as well. In reality, anything less than a final round appearance for Foust (earning 80 points for second or 100 points for first, plus qualifying points) may put him in a position to be relegated to the Pro 2 class.

Of course, Formula Drift does have a petition process (which is how Foust was permitted to re-enter the series directly into the Pro class), but it is unclear at this time if he would be permitted to remain in the top Pro class given that he petitioned last season.

In 2014, two drivers who stayed above the relegation line chose not to compete in 2015 (Darren McNamara and Ryan Kado). Formula D did NOT permit the 33rd or 34th ranked drivers to move up in the standings and remain in the Pro Class, and were only permitted to compete in Pro 2. We expect this precedent to continue, as the bar has remained the same all season. If you want to stay in the top Pro class, you must finish the season in the top 32 final standings.

In case you want to tally points live at the event, here’s how the Formula Drift championship points are allocated:

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Joe Rogan Experience #661 with Rutledge Wood Talk Drifting

Rutledge Wood of Top Gear USA fame was a guest on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast last week and brought up drifting on more than one occasion in the show. If you are unfamiliar with the Joe Rogan Experience it is a show (also podcast you can download through proper radio means) where he has guests over from all walks of life and chats about interesting topics. Rutledge Wood is the proud owner of the DTA 2JZ powered Scion XB that Pat Mordaunt took drifting around Willow Springs back in the day. If you are lazy, skip to about 35 minutes and tune in for a while.

Another Look at Formula Drift Road Atlanta [GALLERY]



Jaron Cole took on Road Atlanta for us as well to document what happened at one of the best Formula Drift events in history. The entertainment and driving value never sell short when the series rolls into Georgia. Follow the link below to comb through another excellent gallery.


Check it out: http://www.wreckedmagazine.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=449

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