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2014 Formula Drift Round 7 – Final Fight – Irwindale Speedway [RESULTS]

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Daigo Saito just won his third straight Final Fight Irwindale Speedway round which has to be some kind of record I imagine. After his mishap in qualifying Daigo turned it around and had an awesome weekend in competition. His final battle with Fredric Aasbo also determined the championship for Forsberg. Here is how the event finished up:

1. Daigo Saito
2. Fredric Aasbo
3. Forrest Wang
4. Chris Forsberg

What it takes to win: 2014 Championship – Forsberg vs Aasbo

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After yesterday’s qualifying, not a lot changed. Although Forsberg qualified 4 positions higher than Aasbo, the additional 1.5 points in qualifying is insignificant since each tandem round is worth 16 points. Forsberg’s current lead is 27.5 points, which requires Aasbo to earn at least 2 more tandem wins than Forsberg. The way the brackets are lined up, Forsberg and Aasbo could meet in the top 4. If this happens, Aasbo would have to win the battle and win the event to earn the championship.

If Forsberg loses in the top 32 (vs Geoff Stoneback), Aasbo must make the top 8 to win the Championship.
If Forsberg loses in the top 16 (vs either Pat Goodin or Vaughn Gittin Jr), Aasbo must make the top 4 to be champion.
If Forsberg loses in the top 8 (vs Tuerck / Aono / Field / Pawlak), Aasbo must make the top 4 to be champion.
If Forsberg loses in the top 4 (potentially against Aasbo), Aasbo must win the event to be champion. – Note: It does not matter whether Forsberg comes in 3rd or 4th  based on qualifying score since both positions earn the same amount of championship points.
If Forsberg makes the final round, he is guaranteed the championship.

If Aasbo loses in the top 32 (vs Landreville), Forsberg is the champion.
If Aasbo loses in the top 16 (vs McQuarrie or Baribeau), Forsberg is the champion.
If Aasbo loses in the top 8 (vs Yoshihara / Hamilton / Kearney / Hohnadell) and Forsberg did NOT lose in the top 32, Forsberg is the champion.
If Aasbo loses in the top 4 (potentially against Forsberg) and Forsberg did NOT lose in the top 32 or top 16, Forsberg is the champion.
If Aasbo loses in the final round, and Forsberg did not lose in the top 32, top 16, or top 8, Forsberg is the champion.
If Aasbo wins the event, he is guaranteed the championship since Forsberg would have lost no later than the top 4. He would also become only the fifth driver in FD history to win back-to-back events in a single FD Season (Joining Hubinette, Yoshihara, Pawlak, and Gittin Jr.).

2014 Formula Drift Round 7 Irwindale Thursday Action [GALLERY]

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Some great Formula Drift paddock action is here from Luke Munnell. Some crashes, damage, pit action, and drifting on course to cover a big Thursday over the long Irwindale Speedway weekend.

Check out the Gallery: http://www.wreckedmagazine.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=436

Ryan Tuerck & Chris Forsberg Compete in a Hand Controlled S13 [VIDEO]

The hand controlled S13 built by Rob “Chairslayer” Parsons looks pretty hard and even more fun. Ryan Tuerck and Chris Forsberg battled in Opposite Controls this year in the hand controlled S13 making a judged run to see who can win the game/event this season.

2014 Irish Drift Championship Round 5 at Mondello Park [RESULTS]

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The Irish Drift Championship came to an end this weekend with Round 5 at Mondello Park. Two American drivers were special guests including Chris Forsberg and Vaughn Gittin Jr. who came to be the first foreigner to win an event in Ireland. Vaughn Gittin suffered car troubles and wasn’t able to turn a wheel for the weekend and Chris Forsberg was taking names all weekend until he hit car troubles in the final four and couldn’t run his final tandem battle versus James Deane. This was his lead run from his Great 8 battle with Duane McKeever which was just wild! All and all James Deane competed in two rounds, won both, and finished second in the championship. That final battle is one I wish we could of seen but here is how they finished:

1. James Deane
2. Chris Forsberg
3. Matt Carter
4. John McCarthy
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Chris Forsberg Coming to Irish Drift Championship in 240sx

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IDC is coming into a wild Round 5 this weekend with Japfest. The car is built/maintained by Darren McNamara and was used at Global Warfare by Matt Powers. Now that Vaughn Gittin Jr. walked out of KOE Valencia with a win we wonder if Chris Forsberg can back that up with a win this weekend for a true American takeover of the European drift world.

Tuerck’d Season 3 Premiere Episode is Here [VIDEO]

Ryan Tuerck is back with some Formula Drift Seattle, Dirtfish Racing school, and last but not least his Tuerck’d Bash day at PARC. We are so glad the new Tuerck’d season has come out with a bang! Go ahead and hit read more if you want to see some awesome images from the PARC event. Tons of fun tandem trains are packed into the video along with table game and drifting kickball.

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10 Things I Learned from Formula Drift Round 6 This Weekend

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10. Delays Delays Delays
You win some and you lose some which is the natural order of how the world works. I would chalk this weekend up to a loss for Formula Drift. The delays at Texas were back, just like last year, but for new and annoying reasons. Will Parsons Top 32 crash was a bad sign when nobody seemed to be in a rush to fix the course after his AE86 smashed into the krail moving them out of place. Top 16 then almost took 3 hours (good thing we got rid of 3rd place or it might of been four hours!) which is just unacceptable in my eyes. If I wanted to spend five hours on the weekend to consume one hour of entertainment I would just watch football. This whole season has been fantastic until this weekend in Texas that it just really highlighted the mistakes and issues here that I thought we left behind in the last decade of Formula Drift.

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9. CHELSEA DENOFA!
If you are going to watch anything from this weekend you should go pull up DailyMotion.com and find DeNofa’s Top 32 tandem follow. I think Chelsea could of easily won this event if it wasn’t for more car problems. The worst part about his car issues is they happened in his battle against his friend and Florida native Pat Goodin. We really got robbed of an insane tandem battle between these two friends.

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8. Hankook Tire Has Won Its First Championship
I know, Hankook Tire has been in this sport a long time but they just keep missing the championship year after year. The good news for the Hankook team, they are 100% guaranteed to win a first championship at Irwindale Speedway with either Fredric Aasbo or Chris Forsberg.

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2014 Formula D Round 6 Texas – Tire Manufacturer Championship [STANDINGS]

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Hankook Tire is your 2014 Tire Manufacturer championship winner, repeating their 2013 Championship!

With the only two competitors statistically left in the championship being on Hankook Tire, it makes sense that they are atop the Tire Manufacturer standings. With a 214 point lead over Nitto Tire, and only 197.5 points available for qualifying 1/2 and finishing 1/2, there’s no way for Nitto Tire to take over the lead even if every Hankook Tire driver fails to qualify at Irwindale. Aasbo’s win combined with Forrest Wang’s 3rd place finish in Texas gave Hankook Tire an additional 178.5 points, and they are well on pace to break 1,055.5 points they earned last season (although the championship points structure has changed substantially). Nitto Tire still sits in second place, with Achilles Tire still holding onto third place.

Here’s the standings after 6 of 7 events in the Formula D Championship:

1. Hankook Tire – 962.5 Points
2. Nitto Tire – 748.5 Points
3. Achilles Tire – 647 Points
4. Falken Tire – 592.5 Points
5. Maxxis Tire – 347 Points
6. Yokohama Tire – 255 Points
7. Kenda Tire – 154.5 Points
8. GT Radial – 141.5 Points

2014 Formula D Championship Standings – Round 6 Texas [STANDINGS]

 

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Heading into the final event, it is now officially a two-horse race. Had Aasbo been eliminated in the top 16, there was a potential for Chris Forsberg to clinch the championship entirely in Texas. With Forsberg losing to Aasbo in the Final 4, and Aasbo going on to win the event, the championship chase is now tighter than it has been nearly all season. Odi Bakchis also jumped from 6th in the championship to 4th by earning his second podium of the season, while Wang jumps from 10th to 8th with his second career podium finish.

Here are the point totals after Texas Motorspeedway’s 6th round of Formula D competition:

1. Chris Forsberg                 493 points
2. Fredric Aasbo                  467 points
3. Vaughn Gittin Jr.            359.5 points
4. Odi Bakchis                      328 points
5. Kenneth Moen                 293 points
6. Darren McNamara         280.5 points
7. Justin Pawlak                  259.5 points
8. Forrest Wang                  257.5 points
9. Dean Kearney                 252 points
10. Ryan Tuerck                  213 points
11. Conrad Grunewald       211.5 points
12. Robbie Nishida             208.5 points
13. Ken Gushi                      192.5 ponts
14. Tyler McQuarrie           188.5 points
15. Michael Essa                 183.5 points
16. Chelsea Denofa             172.5 points
17. Matt Field                      170.5 points
18. Pat Goodin                    157.5 points
19. Charles Ng                     154.5 points
20. Jhonnattan Castro      143 points