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2013 Formula Drift Round 4 at Wall Speedway [GALLERY]








A big main event weekend finished up at Wall Speedway while Forsberg lost a door mid-drift and kept going and Daigo Saito took home another victory. In the past nine seasons tandem has never been this close or entertaining at Wall Speedway. Enjoy my extensive gallery of photos from the Top 32 all the way to the podium from the Round 4 weekend of Formula Drift.

Check out the Gallery: http://www.wreckedmagazine.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=349

Formula D Championship Points standings after New Jersey [STANDINGS]

After a third consecutive podium, Daigo Saito is increasing his lead on a quest to win his second consecutive championship. After being knocked out in the top 16, both Vaughn Gittin Jr and Mike Essa lost ground on Saito in the points standings. Forsberg remains in fourth after his second podium this season, while Pawlak moves from 8th to 5th with his first podium of the season. Here’s how the points shape up after four events in the season:

Here’s how the points currently sit:

1. Daigo Saito                   361 points

2. Vaughn Gittin Jr.       300 points

3. Michael Essa                296.5 points

4. Chris Forsberg            286 points

5. Justin Pawlak              282.5 points

6. Fredric Aasbo             266.5 points

7. Darren McNamara     259.5 points

8. Aurimas ”Odi” Bakchis     221.5 points

9. Daijiro Yoshihara      219.5 points

10. Kenneth Moen               210 points

11. Ryan Tuerck               205 points

12. Matt Field                   199 points

13. Robbie Nishida         191.5 points

14. Chelsea Denofa          186 points

15. Conrad Grunewald   174.5 points

16. Tyler McQuarrie       143.5 points

16. Matt Powers               143.5 points

2013 Formula Drift Round 4 Wall Speedway [RESULTS]

 

The final was pretty wild at Wall Speedway this year. It wasn’t quite as excited compared to the last time JTP and Daigo met at Palm Beach in 2012 where we saw a battle on the track and one off the track (reference link here if you forgot.) The final eight drivers in the great 8 were also the top eight qualifiers of the weekend. Perhaps a recipe from a new track layout? Chris Forsberg and Darren McNamara had such an awesome battle that Forsberg lost his passenger side door in the process of taking home 3rd place. Justin Pawlak spun on the follow run but clearly shows Justin is liking the new setup in his Ford Mustang.

1st. Daigo Saito
2. Justin Pawlak
3. Chris Forsberg
4. Darren McNamara

Official Top 32 Ranking and Runs for 2013 Formula Drift Wall Speedway [RESULTS]

Justin Pawlak locked down top honors thanks to the new qualifying format (otherwise Ryan Kado would of seen his first first place qualifying spot) but he couldn’t get the job done on the first run like Justin Pawlak. Speaking with Justin at an event in downtown Los Angeles last week he told me the car feels better than it ever has with the 2013 changes and its a work in progress but it will end up being better than ever before. Perhaps this is the beginning of that new era he spoke about starting up. Here is how the Top 32 runs will be and a list of how they qualified:

1.Justin Pawlak vs. 32. Nate Hamilton
16. Danny George vs. 17. Ryan Kado

8. Conrad Grunewald vs. 25. Miro Ovcharik
9. Chelsea DeNofa vs. 24. Matt Powers

4. Chris Forsberg vs. 29. Carl Rydquist
13. Michael Essa vs. Chris Ward

5. Tyler McQuarrie vs. 28. Jeff Jones
12. Kyle Mohan vs. 21. Marc Landerville

(Other Side of Bracket)

2. Darren McNamara vs. 31. Pat Goodin
15. Dean Kearney vs. 18. Ryan Tuerck

7. Robbie Nishida vs. 26. Corey Hosford
10. Kenneth Moen vs. 23. Odi Bakchis

3. Fredric Aasbo vs. 30. Dai Yoshihara
14. Jhonnatthan Castro vs. Matt Field

6. Daigo Saito vs. 27. Taka Aono
11. Vaughn Gittin vs. Ken Gushi

 

Qualifying List in Order
1. Justin Pawlak
2. Darren McNamara
3. Fredric Aasbo
4. Chris Forsberg
5. Tyler McQuarrie
6. Daigo Saito
7. Robbie Nishida
8. Conrad Grunewald
9. Chelsea DeNofa
10. Kenneth Moen
11. Vaughn Gittin Jr.
12. Kyle Mohan
13. Michael Essa
14. Jhonnatthan Castro
15. Dean Kearney
16. Danny George
17. Ryan Kado
18. Ryan Tuerck
19. Matt Field
20. Chris Ward
21. Marc Landerville
22. Ken Gushi
23. Odi Bakchis
24. Matt Powers
25. Miro Ovcharik
26. Corey Hosford
27. Taka Aono
28. Jeff Jones
29. Carl Rydquist
30. Dai Yoshihara
31. Pat Goodin
32. Nate Hamilton

Our Readers Pick What Formula D Palm Beach Judging Call They Want Clarification On [ROCK THE VOTE]

After a Formula Drift judging reply to the incidents at Round 2 Road Atlanta we have talked to the three judges who agreed to break down a judging call of the Wrecked readers choice. Below, we hand picked the Top 10 most controversial tandem battles of the Palm Beach Round 3 weekend so the readers can request clarification.

 

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2013 Formula Drift Palm Beach – Practice/Qualifying [GALLERY]






Here is a gallery from practice at Palm Beach International Raceway. The rain held out almost all day until the evening practice where the skies opened and poured down onto the track. I captured some images from the end of the first turn highlighting my favorite part of the course. Don’t miss the coverage along with much more coming tomorrow. With a 50% chance of rain we have no telling what will happen to cap off Round 3 down in West Palm Beach.

Check out the Gallery: http://www.wreckedmagazine.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=342

Justin Pawlak previews the Formula D Atlanta course [VIDEO]

Justin Pawlak did this sweet video walking you through the Road Atlanta course. Last year, he won the event in Atlanta, and he’s qualified third overall for today’s tandem competition. The aerial footage in this video is very cool! We are at the track today, bringing you our own footage including yesterday’s gallery covering practice and qualifying. Stay tuned for more coverage!

2013 Formula D Atlanta top 32 Qualifying Order [RESULTS]

After a disappointing top 8 exit at the hands of Dai Yoshihara in Long Beach, Freddy Aasbo has emerged from qualifying in Atlanta with the top position. Mike Essa, Justin Pawlak, Chelsea Denofa, and Daigo Saito all earn key qualifying points with runs that landed them in the top 5. Here’s the entire qualifying order from Road Atlanta:

1 – Fredric Aasbo
2 – Mike Essa
3 – Justin Pawlak
4 – Chelsea Denofa
5 – Daigo Saito
6 – Darren McNamara
7 – Matt Powers
8 – Matt Field
9 – Vaughn Gittin Jr
10 – Chris Forsberg
11 – Odi Bakchis
12 – Forrest Wang
13 – Jeff JOnes
14 – Danny George
15 – Dai Yoshihara
16 – Kenny Moen
17 – Robbie Nishida
18 – Conrad Grunewald
19 – Ryan Tuerck
20 – Kyle Mohan
21 – Miro Ovcharik
22 – Toshiki Yoshioka
23 – Taka Aono
24 – Dave Briggs
25 – Chris Ward
26 – Will Parsons
27 – Nate Hamilton
28 – Pat Mordaunt
29 – Joon Maeng
30 – Pat Goodin
31 – Corey Hosford
32 – Walker Wilkerson

Here are the tandem matchups for tomorrow:
1 Freddy Aasbo vs 32 Walker Wilkerson
16 Kenny MOen vs 17 Robbie Nishida
8 Matt Field vs 25 Chris Ward
9 Vaughn Gittin Jr vs 25 Dave Briggs

4 Chelsea Denofa vs 29 Joon Maeng
13 Jeff Jones vs 20 Kyle Mohan
5 Daigo Saito vs 28 Pat Mordaunt
17 Forrest Wang vs 21 Miro Ovcharik

2 Mike Essa vs 31 Corey Hosford
15 Dai Yoshihara vs 18 Conrad Grunewald
7 Matt Powers vs 26 Will Parsons
10 Chris Forsberg vs 23 Taka Aono

3 Justin Pawlak vs 30 Pat Goodin
14 Danny George vs 19 Ryan Tuerck
6 Darren McNamara vs 27 Nate Hamilton
11 Odi Bakchis vs 22 Toshiki Yoshioka

Falken Tire documents the Formula D demo in Panama [VIDEO]

Justin Pawlak brought his Falken Tire Ford Mustang to Panama last month along with Matt Powers, Joon Maeng, and Odi Bakchis. This video documents Justin Pawlak’s trip, and gives us a cool behind-the-scenes look at one of the many international demos that FD does each year.

2013 Formula Drift Streets of Long Beach Videos [OPEN MEDIA THREAD]

We know tons of videos are going to be released over the next few days so this is an open media thread. Feel free to use our contact form to submit a video or drop one in the comments and we will keep this thread ongoing. The feature video above is a piece put together by Mark Lenardon and is one awesome compilation video highlighting all of the events from Round 1.

2013 Formula Drift Streets of Long Beach Media Day
Ryan Tuerck Testing his 2JZ Retaks Scion FR-S:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpFpBz_f3gI&list=PLVBahRgiCzw8
Jhonnathan Castro – Nissan 350z Hood Flies Up Mid Drift
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwD7easuef4&list=PLVBahRgiCzw8Wl3jTzAVFJa5A-WQ6trbB
Justin Pawlak’s First Run of 2013- LoreninHD
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqPq_MwoHkw
Wrecked Magazine YouTube Playlist from Media Day
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLVBahRgiCzw8Wl3jTzAVFJa5A-WQ6trbB

2013 Formula Drift Streets of Long Beach Practice/Qualifying Day
Keep Drifting Fun – Will Roegge RAW Footage
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRY5Ce2ex1w
Justin Pawlak’s Big Crash on First Qualifying Run (BeardLife)
http://vimeo.com/64031559
Justin Pawlak and Matt Field Qualifying Crash (AWfilms)
http://vimeo.com/63949795
Ryan Tuerck Crash from GoPro – NetworkA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8dWZ7JNPb4
Conrad Grunewald Talks About Long Beach and New Sponsors – Lifeblasters
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Si9E3sG2SnU
Matt Powers Sit Down with My Life at Speed – Not Great Audio
href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbyqLppiytM">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbyqLppiytM
Brandon Wicknick Practice Runs (In Car)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYkex4-A7i4
Brandon Wicknick Slow Motion by LoreninHD
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbERDT_KHxs&feature=youtu.be

2013 Formula Drift Streets of Long Beach Main Event
DSTROYR Clothing at Round 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRf6Bsav7NE&list=UUya0bYdFgEY6SICAAN-b16w&index=1
Driven to Drift by Scion Racing
http://vimeo.com/64335183
GoPro at Streets of Long Beach with Tyler McQuarrie and J.R. Hildebrand
http://vimeo.com/64085584
Hoonigan Team at Round 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JB05YJnIV2E&feature=youtu.be
Joon Maeng Recap by Nexus Visuals
http://vimeo.com/64405597
Monster Drift with Vaughn Gittin Jr.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xDIONV5RPA
State of Stance Rolly Dee – Preview
http://vimeo.com/64264043