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2014 Formula Drift Round 4 – Main Event [GALLERY]

FredricAasbo.Tandem DennisMertzanis.VaughnGittinJr MattFIeld.OdiBakchis Dan Jenkins stepped up and delivered a gallery from what many are dubbing the best Formula Drift event in history! So many close tandem battles through the weekend helped him put together almost 800 amazing photos from the big Round 4 weekend. Follow the link below and enjoy  drift overload.   Check out Gallery:

2014 Formula D Championship Standings after New Jersey [STANDINGS]


Fredric Aasbo’s win in New Jersey catapults him over Vaughn Gittin Jr in the standings, but both are still chasing Chris Forsberg. By qualifying first and placing second, Forsberg now leads by 59 points, up from just 10 points after Miami. With Kenny Moen 111 points behind Forsberg due to his exit in top 16, this is practically a three-horse race with just three events to go.

Here’s how the top 20 points shape up after four rounds:

1. Chris Forsberg                 353 points
2. Fredric Aasbo                  294 points
3. Vaughn Gittin Jr.         288 points
4. Kenneth Moen                 242 points
5. Odi Bakchis                      189.5 points
6. Justin Pawlak                  173.5 points
7. Forrest Wang                   164.5 points
8. Darren McNamara        153 points
9. Robbie Nishida               151.5 points
10. Conrad Grunewald       141.5 points
11. Tyler McQuarrie            134.5 points
12. Dean Kearney              134 points
13. Michael Essa                    131 points
14. Ryan Tuerck                  125.5 points
15. Matt Field                     119.5 points
16. Charles Ng                   118 points
17. Chelsea Denofa               115.5 points
18. Ken Gushi                        106.5 ponts
19. Kyle Mohan                   90.5 points
20. Jhonnattan Castro      89 points

2014 Formula Drift Round 4 – Wall Qualifying [RESULTS]


Qualifying from Wall Speedway is in! One of the biggest (if not biggest) grid we have seen at Wall in history. Also, never have we seen so many ties in Formula Drift history. Almost 75% of drivers were on a point style that came down to style (style points denoted on tiebreakers. Style ties were broke by championship rank.) Here is how they finished up:

1. Chris Forsberg – 93
2. Chelsea DeNofa – 92
3. Michael Essa – 90
4. Dai Yoshihara – 89
5. Odi Bakchis – 87 (46 Style)
6. Tyler McQuarrie – 87 (45 Style)
7. Fredric Aasbo – 87 (44 Style)
8. Kenneth Moen – 85
9. Conrad Grunewald – 84 (43 Style)
10. Forrest Wang – 84 (41 Style)
11. Kyle Mohan – 83
12. Matt Field – 82 (42 Style)
13. Ryan Tuerck – 82 (41 Style)
14. Vaughn Gittin Jr. – 82 (40 Style)
15. Darren McNamara – 79 (42 Style)
16. Robbie Nishida – 79 (40 Style)
17. Marc Landerville – 79 (32 Style)
18. Pat Goodin – 78
19. Dennis Mertzanis – 76
20. Daigo Saito – 75 (37 Style)
21. Mats Baribeau – 75 (35 Style)
22. Justin Pawlak – 74 (35 Style)
23. Jhonnathan Castro – 74 (35 Style)
24. Karl Osaki – 74 (33 Style)
25. Ken Gushi – 73 (36 Style)
26. Tony Angelo – 73 (36 Style)
27. Charles Ng – 72 (36 Style)
28. Ryan Kado – 72 (33 Style)
29. Dave Briggs – 72 (32 Style)
30. Dean Kearney – 70 (37 Style)
31. Patrick Mordaunt – 70 (32 Style)
32. Joon Maeng – 68



Chris Forsberg vs. Joon Maeng
Robbie Nishida vs. Marc Landerville
Kenneth Moen vs. Ken Gushi
Conrad Grunewald vs. Karl Osaki
Dai Yoshihara vs. Dave Briggs
Ryan Tuerck vs. Daigo Saito
Odi Bakchis vs. Ryan Kado
Matt Field vs. Mats Baribeau

Chelsea DeNofa vs. Patrick Mordaunt
Darren McNamara vs. Pat Goodin
Fredric Aasbo vs. Tony Angelo
Forrest Wang vs. Jhonnattan Castro
Michael Essa vs. Dean Kearney
Vaughn Gittin Jr. vs. Dennis Mertzanis
Tyler McQuarrie vs. Charles Ng
Kyle Mohan vs. Justin Pawlak

An Adventure out to HyperFest for US Drift Round 1


So after spending the week in Southern Florida for Formula Drift Round 3 I managed to spend just a few days at home back in Los Angeles before hopping on a flight to Washington DC. The last time I ventured out to Summit Point wasn’t what I would call a fun experience. I had trekked out in my G35 from Atlanta to watch Formula Drift use the Shenandoah Circuit for a course. Hyperfest opted to use that same track for a parking lot!


For qualifying I got invited up into the judges tower built at one end of Main Course. The track is technical, very very fast, and pretty much anywhere around the track you have an amazing view. Here is David Bellomo taking his 1JZ powered 240sx around the course in car where he qualified 9th so you can get a feel for this track.
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2014 US Drift Pro Am Round 1 at Hyperfest Main Event [GALLERY]

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Dan Jenkins finished up his Hyperfest coverage by taking some awesome photos of the US Drift Round 1 competition. This was the main event at Hyperfest bringing all of the Saturday activities to a close before people set up camp and hung out for the weekend. Follow the link below and enjoy all the images from Top 16!


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East Coast Bash 2014 by Bravo Whiskey [VIDEO]

Here is a look at one of the videos to come out of East Coast Bash 14. The event shows the great track time and tons of fun drivers get at Englishtown over the wild BASH weekend.

Formula Drift Round 3 Press Conference [VIDEO]

Here is a recap of the press conference which happened right after Formula Drift Miami. The guests for the press conference were Chris Forsberg, Vaughn Gittin Jr., and Kenneth Moen. The audio in the room was a tad odd and we didn’t have a plug in to the localized system but check out what the drivers had to say after coming off the podium.

USDrift Round 1 x Hyperfest Drivers List

This weekend will kick off the 13th Annual Hyperfest event at Summit Point Motorsports Park, just outside Washington, DC making it the longest, continually running drifting competition in North America. In addition to drifting there will be a roll-over contest, road racing, drive your own car on track, rally rides, karting, car show, and slidealongs featuring Vaughn Gittin, Jr in his Monster Energy RTR Ford Mustang and Chris Forsberg in his Nissan V8 powered Infiniti M56 benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project and Johns Hopkins Cancer Research.

1. Jonathan Nerron
2. Salvatore DiPompo
3. Timothy Nelson
4. Claude Poirier
5. Maxime Poirier
6. Barnie Bowman
7. Nathaniel Chen
8. Chris Allen
9. Paul Beiswenger
10. Austin Meeks
11. David Bellomo
12. James Bissey
13. Ben Sarli
14. Troy Manners
15. Jared Licklider
16. Wade Odrey
17. James Evans
18. Brandon Newman
19. Lee Alexander
20. Danny Domenech
21. Thomas Palmerino
22. Gorka Arrieta
23. Kaylan Ryon
24. Wolfgang Shrader
25. Jarrett McGuire
26. Chris Allen
27. Ivan Uglem
28. Valeriy Seredich 29. Matt Predmore
30. Steve Angerman
31. Dan Savage

10 Things I Learned from Formula Drift Round 3 This Weekend

10. Car-​to​-​ Car Contact ​i​​s Becoming More Common
This is the best car -​to​-​car contact of the season to date! ​Chelsea ​DeNofa just managed to connect with Tyler McQuarrie wheel​-​to​-​ wheel​, throwing him airborne. Do you remember the accident that happened when these guys met at Wall Speedway in 2012? In case you don’t, here is the video. Quite a bit of other car ​-​to​-​car contact happened this weekend​,​ including some nice banging around with Matt Field and Chris Forsberg in the ​F​inal ​F​our. Keep an eye on this to be a theme through 2014.

9. Matt Field Deserves a Tip of the Hat
I will never forget the day the world discovered Matt Field as a serious American drifter. It was back at Irwindale Speedway when he sent Daigo Saito into a two OMT battle before finally ​losing to Saito. Something interesting I have noticed since then is ​Field does exceptionally​ well at new tracks where all drivers start without data. Look back to 2013 at Texas Motor Speedway and this weekend at Homestead. This tells me​, as he drives these tracks and learns what he needs to make things work​, ​​he will be a championship contender.
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2014 Formula Drift Round 3 – Miami Homestead Main Event [GALLERY]

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Jason Scott brings us some solid main event coverage from Miami Homestead this weekend! We saw some of the new blood in Formula Drift really perform well this weekend. Rookie Geoff Stoneback put on a huge show and finished with this first Top 8 for the weekend! Others like Matt Field and Jhonnathan Castro looked unreal throughout the big show as well!

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