Tony Angelo

2012 Formula Drift Hardest Charging Award – Daigo Saito

Daigo Saito took home a gang of awards this weekend at the Formula Drift banquet but this is the first one he was awarded last night. Hardest charging award goes to a guy who is just 100% no matter what the occasion is during the season. Our staff pick for notable mentions in this category was Chelsea DeNofa and Tony Angelo has runner ups in this category.

2012 Formula Drift Irwindale Qualifying [RESULTS]

Rhys Mad Skills Millen Formula Drift Irwindale Top Qualifier

Rhys Millen takes the home the Top Qualifier position in the Final round of Formula Drift. The qualifying order is below.

1. R. Millen
2. J. Pawlak
3. F. Aasbo
4. C. Forsberg
5. K. Gushi
6. R. Tuerck
7. T. McQuarrie
8. C. DeNofa
9. V. Gittin
10. T. Brakohiapa
12. M. Field
11. M. Powers
13. D. Saito
14. D. Briggs
15. A. Lee
16. K. Mohan
17. D. Yoshihara
18. T. Angelo
19. R. Nishida
20. T. Aono
21. J. Lowe
22. L. Lonberger
23. M. Essa
24. N. D’Alessio
25. P. Mordaunt
26. J. Maeng
27. R. Kado
28. T. Yoshioka
29. C. Gruenwald
30. D. McNamara
31. W. Wilkerson
32. Kenny Moen

2012 Freedom Moves Missile Crisis [VIDEO]

Another great video piece from the Freedom Moves weekend put together by Mike Spock and highlights a ton of the missile car action between Formula Drift drivers such as Chris Forsbeg, Nick D’Alessio, Ryan Tuerck, and Vaughn Gittin Jr. as they take on Englishtown Raceway. Don’t miss the Missile Crisis video.

 

Watch the video: https://vimeo.com/50121229

2012 Formula Drift Round 7 at Irwindale [DRIVERS LIST]

 

With the 2012 season coming to a wrap following the next round of competition at Irwindale Speedway, Vaughn Gittin Jr. leads in points, but the shot for the title is still very much open. Here’s the tentative list of who you can expect to see at the final round of the 2012 Formula Drift season at Irwindale.

Rank Name Car #
1 Gittin, Vaughn Jr. 25

2

Saito, Daigo

430

4

Pawlak, Justin

13

5

Yoshihara, Daijiro

9

7

Tuerck, Ryan

62

3

Millen, Rhys

67

6

Aasbo, Fredric

151

9

Forsberg, Chris

64

11

Powers, Matt

665

13

Bakchis, Odi

723

8

Gushi, Ken

21

10

Grunewald, Conrad

79

12

Essa, Mike

101

19

Moen, Kenneth

22

20

Kado, Ryan

614

14

Yoshioka, Toshiki

5

16

Denofa, Chelsea

88

17

McQuarrie, Tyler

17

18

Wilkerson, Walker

95

15

Nishida, Robbie

31

21

Field, Matt

777

25

McNamara, Darren

8

22

Mohan, Kyle

99

23

Angelo, Tony

96

24

Maeng, Joon

51

28

Lowe, Jeremy

138

27

Mertzanis, Dennis

323

29

Aono, Taka

86

30

Ovcharik, Miroslav

235

31

Mordaunt, Patrick

90

32

Castro, Jhonnattan

717

33

Brakohiapa, Tony

18

26

Lonberger, Luke

28

34

George, Danny

7

39

Hosford, Corey

232

35

Ward, Chris*

23

36

Goodin, Patrick

46

41

D’Alessio, Nick

84

42

Amandio, Emmanuel

30

39

Lee, Alex

81

45

Jones, Jeff

29

49

Martinez, Cyrus

951

49

Hajdu, Zoltan

32

49

Abbott, Jeff

518

45

Bell, Ryan

19

45

Briggs, Dave

24

49

Coomes, Andrew

12

43

Fournier, Ian

11

37

Gallagher, Roland

425

49

Mendoza Jr., Enrique

16

49

Ornelas Jr., Mauricio

27

49

Phillips, Mike

52

49

Skudlarek, Mike

20

49

Stone, Gabe

15

49

Thomas, Nick

310

2012 Formula Drift Round 6 Main Event [GALLERY]

Round 6 of Formula Drift had a lot of action and a alot of carnage. Our photographer, Ricky Cervantes caught all of the action and the carnage that came along with it .

Check out the full gallery : http://www.wreckedmagazine.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=312

 

2012 Formula Drift Round 6 at Las Vegas Qualifying [GALLERY]

Formula Drift Qualifying ended with Fredrick Aasbo taking home the top qualifying spot. Follow the link below to check of some Formula Drift Round 6 Qualifying photos.

http://www.wreckedmagazine.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=311

2012 Formula Drift Round 6 at Las Vegas Thursday Night Practice [GALLERY]

The new track layout is quite a change from years past in Vegas. In fact, the whole place looks different in a great way with movement of the paddock area to the side of the parking lot and moved grandstands. Many top drivers made only a few passes but the track seems to be difficult for almost all. Qualifying should be interesting today.

Check out the gallery: http://www.wreckedmagazine.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=310

2012 Formula Drift Round 6 – Las Vegas Motor Speedway [DRIVERS LIST]

The most hot place on earth next weekend is hosting a drift event next weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway  for the sixth round of Formula Drift. Below is a complete list of drivers coming to Las Vegas to compete for the big weekend.

1

Gittin, Vaughn Jr.

25

2

Saito, Daigo*

430

3

Pawlak, Justin

13

4

Yoshihara, Daijiro

9

5

Tuerck, Ryan

62

6

Millen, Rhys

67

7

Aasbo, Fredric

151

8

Forsberg, Chris

64

9

Powers, Matt

665

10

Bakchis, Odi

723

11

Gushi, Ken

21

12

Grunewald, Conrad

79

13

Essa, Mike

101

14

Moen, Kenneth**

22

15

Kado, Ryan

614

16

Yoshioka, Toshiki

5

17

Denofa, Chelsea*

88

18

McQuarrie, Tyler

17

18

Wilkerson, Walker

95

20

Nishida, Robbie

31

21

Field, Matt

777

22

McNamara, Darren

8

23

Mohan, Kyle

99

24

Angelo, Tony

96

25

Maeng, Joon

51

26

Lowe, Jeremy*

138

27

Mertzanis, Dennis

323

27

Aono, Taka

86

29

Ovcharik, Miroslav*

235

30

Mordaunt, Patrick

90

31

Castro, Jhonnattan*

717

32

Brakohiapa, Tony

18

33

Lonberger, Luke

28

34

Marstanovic, George*

111

35

George, Danny

7

35

Hosford, Corey*

232

35

Ward, Chris*

23

35

Goodin, Patrick*

46

39

D’Alessio, Nick*

84

40

Amandio, Emmanuel**

30

41

Lee, Alex**

81

43

Jones, Jeff

29

45

Abbott, Jeff

518

45

Bell, Ryan*

19

45

Briggs, Dave*

24

45

Coomes, Andrew*

12

45

Fournier, Ian

11

45

Gallagher, Roland

425

45

Guild, Joshua*

702

45

Mendoza Jr., Enrique*

16

45

Ornelas Jr., Mauricio*

27

45

Skudlarek, Mike

20

45

Stone, Gabe*

15

45

Thomas, Nick

310

Chris Forsberg and Tony Angelo donate $3,500 to animal shelter

Chris Forsberg and Tony Angelo are both huge animal lovers, and both have been traveling the FD circuit with their canine companions in tow this season. During the East Coast Bash, Angelo and Forsberg offered ride-alongs in their cars for a charitable donation. Today, they delivered a check for $3,500 to the local New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NJ SPCA) organization on behalf of Club Loose. It’s great to see professional drivers doing good things for their community.

V8 vs Turbo 4 – The debate continues [VIDEO]

It’s hard to deny that the V8 invasion has been steadily happening over the last several years. We even run one in our S13 project car, which Dennis Mertzanis is driving in the FD season. There’s some good interviews in this piece from drivers like Rhys Millen, Pat Mordaunt, and Tony Angelo.  It looks like this is the first in a series of videos exploring the cars of the series, so stay tuned!