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2014 Formula Drift Round 3 at Miami Homestead [RESULTS]

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What an insane event at Miami Homestead today! Matt Field gave the tandem follow battle of the year but it wasn’t enough to get the win! ¬†Chris Forsberg had oil pressure issues in the final which put him down on power and he couldn’t keep up with Vaughn. So here is how they finished, top three qualifiers are top three finishers:

1. Vaughn Gittin Jr.
2. Chris Forsberg
3. Kenneth Moen
4. Matt Field

2014 Formula Drift Round 3 at Miami Homestead Qualifying [RESULTS]

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Chris Forsberg won top qualifying circumstances in such odd conditions due to tiebreakers. The reason he won top qualifier today was due to him being first in the championship. Dai Yoshihara never turned a wheel in qualifying due to mechanical issues just like Round 2 in Road Atlanta. The other big name who failed to make Top 32 was Daigo Saito who continues to struggle through the 2014 season. Here is how the Top 32 finished:

1. Chris Forsberg- 89
2. Vaughn Gittin Jr.- 89
3. Kenneth Moen- 86
4. Conrad Grunewald- 86
5. Forrest Wang- 85
6. Tyler McQuarrie- 85
7. Fredric Aasbo- 84
8. Justin Pawlak- 83
9. Ken Gushi- 81
10. Alec Hohnadell- 81
11. Chelsea DeNofa- 81
12. Odi Bakchis- 80
13. Matt Field- 80
14. Charles Ng- 79
15. Jhonnathan Castro- 77
16. Ryan Tuerck- 77
17. Dan Savage- 77
18. Mats Baribeau- 76
19. Dave Briggs- 76
20. Michael Essa- 76
21. Geoff Stoneback- 75
22. Pat Goodin- 74
23. Carl Ryquist- 74
24. Robbie Nishida- 74
25. Jeff Jones- 73
26. Matt Coffman- 72
27. Kyle Mohan- 71
28. Dennis Mertzanis- 71
29. Dean Kearney- 70
30. Darren McNamara- 69
31. Danny George- 69
32. Tony Angelo- 68

Top 32 Tandem Battles (Edit: Bold names won the top 32 matchup)
Chris Forsberg vs. Tony Angelo
Ryan Tuerck vs. Rapper Dan Savage
Justin Pawlak vs. Jeff Jones
Ken Gushi vs. Robbie Nishida
Conrad Grunewald vs. Dean Kearney
Matt Field vs. Michael Essa
Forrest Wang vs. Dennis Mertzanis
Odi Bakchis vs. Geoff Stoneback

Vaughn Gittin Jr. vs. Danny George
Jhonnathan Castro vs. Mats Baribeau
Fredric Aasbo vs. Matt Coffman
Alec Hohnadell vs. Carl Rydquist
Kenneth Moen vs. Darren McNamara
Charles Ng vs. Dave Briggs
Tyler McQuarrie vs. Kyle Mohan
Chelsea DeNofa vs. Pat Goodin

2014 Formula Drift Pro 2 Round 1 @ Miami [RESULTS]

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Carl Ryquist locked in 3rd place once he made the final four due to his number 1 qualifying position. The first ever Pro 2 event was super fun as the drivers drifted into the sunset at Homestead. We really loved some of the battles and car attrition was limited down to two cars. Here is how they finished:

1. Geoff Stoneback
2. Nate Hamilton
3. Carl Ryquist
4. Jeremy Lowe

2014 Just Drift Pro Am Round 2 at Horse Thief Mile [GALLERY]

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Just Drift Round 2 coverage has come in from Speed Driven Media! Just Drift took place over the past weekend and we get some seriously comprehensive coverage from the Pro Am weekend. Follow the link below to check out all the images of the weekend!

Check out the Gallery: http://www.wreckedmagazine.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=404

 

 

Irwindale Speedway Now Has Thursday Night Drifting Sessions Under the Lights

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Formula Drift and the House of Drift Irwindale Speedway have launched Thursday night drifting! All on track drifting will be under the control of the same officials and tech staff as the professional Formula Drift series. Entrants of the Thursday night Irwindale events will be grouped into three skill divisions based on experience. There will be three courses set up, each progressively faster and more difficult with the final course being the full Pro Drift course that is used for the series when it visits Irwindale.

“We’re very excited about being able to offer drivers a chance at some very important practice time at Irwindale, and just as pleased that we’ll be able to have our great fans out for an insider’s behind-the-scenes look at the art of Drifting 2014,” said Jim Liaw. Thursday night sessions will be open to the public. Admission to the track grandstand will be $10 and parking is free. Fan gates will open at 4:00pm and the Drift sessions will run until 9:00pm

Irwindale Formula Drift 2014 Schedule
June 12th
July 24th
August 14th
September 25th
November 13th
December 18th

2014 Formula Drift Pro 2 from Miami Qualifying [RESULTS]

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Formula Drift Pro 2 qualifying at the Homestead Miami track this Thursday was a blast! The track has some very tricky elements but some drivers really were up for the occasion than I had imagined. Many drivers who are close or at risk to losing their Formula Drift pro license did not attend which was shocking. Here is how the drivers qualified:

1st. Carl Rydquist – 75
2nd. Geoff Stoneback – 74
3rd. Rob Primozich – 68
4th. Nate Hamilton – 67
5th. Dan Savage – 64
6th. Brad Heyl – 63
7th. Matt Coffman – 63
8th. Will Parsons – 61
9th. Jeff Wolfson – 60
10th. Dave Briggs – 60
11th. James Evans – 46
12th. Doug Van Den Brink – 46
13th. Andy Hateley – 45
14th. Jeremey Lowe – 45
15th. Ron Ewerth – 38
16th. Tony Cisneros – 35

Tandem Battles
Carl Rydquist vs. Tony Cisneros
Geoff Stoneback vs. Ron Ewerth
Rob Primozich vs. Jeremy Lowe
Nate Hamilton vs. Andy Hateley
Dan Savage vs. Doug Van Den Brink
Brad Heyl vs. James Evans
Matt Coffman vs. Dave Brigs
Will Parsons vs. Jeff Wolfson

2014 Formula Drift Pro 2 Debut Round in Miami [DRIVERS LIST]

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Practice has just started for the Formula Drift Pro 2 series! We have seen a much bigger turnout then we had expected. Qualifying goes live at 5:30pm EST here in Miami. Check out the drivers list below and follow Pro 2 qualifying on our twitter account, @wreckedmagazine.

1. Dave Briggs
2. Dan Brockett
3. Tony Cisneros
4. Matt Coffman
5. Pat Cyr
6. Ron Ewerth
7. Nate Hamilton
8. Andy Hateley
9. Brad Heyl
10. Ryan Litteral
11. Jeremy Lowe
12. Will Parsons
13. Rob Primozich
14. Carl Rydquist
15. Geoff Stoneback
16. Doug Van Den Brink (In DeNofa’s old BMW)
17. Brandon Wicknick
18. Jeff Wolfson
19. Tyler Wolfson
20. James Evans
21. Rapper Dan Savage

2014 D1 Grand Prix Round 2 at Suzuka [RESULTS]

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The second round of the D1 Grand Prix series wrapped up this weekend with some spectacular battles. The final round with Suenaga and Takayama was pretty insane. Takayama was given the win when Suenaga dropped tires off course. Here is how the podium finished up for D1GP Round 2:

1st. Kenji Takayama
2nd. Masao Suenaga
3rd. Kuniaki Takahashi
4th. Tomohiro Murayama

Ryan Litteral Preps for Formula Drift Pro 2 in Miami [VIDEO]

Check out an introduction video to Ryan Litteral who is now on his way to Miami for Formula Drift Pro 2! His Borgwaner turbocharged Nissan was prepped just in time to compete in Formula Drift Pro 2! Enjoy his team prepping for the start of the Pro 2 season.

Norwegian Powerdrift Series Round 1 at Gatebil [RESULTS]

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The Norwegian Powerdrift Series kicked off in a big way at Gatebil over the past weekend. Several Formula Drift drivers were on hand including Dai Yoshihara who made his first visit to Norway. Local Fredric Aasbo was also in attendance with his 2JZ powered Toyota 86. Qualifying ended up turning into the main event due to a huge rainout for competition day. You can see a full recap of the weekend over at Onroaders.com here. This is how the podium wound up based on qualifying scores for Round 1:

1st. Kenneth Moen
2nd. Christer Halvorsen
3rd. Robin Alsaker and Kim Sondergaard