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10 Things I Learned from Formula Drift Round 3 This Weekend

10. Car-​to​-​ Car Contact ​i​​s Becoming More Common
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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
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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 D Championship Standings After Miami [STANDINGS]

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Chris Forsberg still leads the championship, but the lead has shrunk down to just 10 points where it was 27.5 points after Atlanta. Vauhgn Gittin Jr has strung together back-to-back wins for the first time in Formula Drift since he won in Wall, NJ and Seattle, WA back in the 2012 season. Kenneth Moen moves up to third place with his second podium in the season, while Fredric Aasbo’s top-8 finish puts him in fourth place. Justin Pawlak rounds out the top five, although still more than 100 points behind both Forsberg and Gittin Jr.

Here’s how the points look after three rounds:

1. Chris Forsberg                 263 points
2. Vaughn Gittin Jr.         253 points
3. Kenneth Moen                 205.5 points
4. Fredric Aasbo                  189.5 points
5. Justin Pawlak                  140 points
6. Robbie Nishida               132.5 points
7. Forrest Wang                   129.5 points
8. Odi Bakchis                      121 points
9. Tyler McQuarrie            114 points
10. Michael Essa                    109 points
11. Darren McNamara        102 points
12. Chelsea Denofa               92 points
13. Conrad Grunewald       90.5 points
13. Ryan Tuerck                  90.5 points
15. Ken Gushi                        89 ponts
16. Dean Kearney              84.5 points
16. Geoff Stoneback           84.5 points
16. Matt Field                     84.5 points
19. Kyle Mohan                   71.5 points
19. Jhonnattan Castro      71.5 points

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

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

2014 Drift All-Stars Round 1 from the Streets of London [RESULTS]

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Round 1 of the Drift All-Stars series just came to an end in London. The guys were driving with the Olympic Stadium as a backdrop all weekend and some crazy fans! The final four ended up with one blown motor, two crashed cars, and one car in good shape. Kenneth Moen was a guest judge for the weekend as well who also did some laps during practice to check out the track. This is how they finished up:

1. Piotr Więcek
2. Janis Eglite
3. Dan Chapman

Kenneth Moen In Low Brain Drifters 13 for Drift All-Stars

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Kenneth Moen has hopped into this V8 powered Low Brain Drifters car for the Drift All-Stars weekend. From our on track reports, Kenneth is just ripping in this car! We cannot wait for qualifying and the race kick off in front of London Olympic Stadium tomorrow first thing in the morning. We have Jamie Rolls on the scene giving us the best reporting from the UK to kick off Drift All-Stars!

2014 Formula D Championship Standings after Atlanta [STANDINGS]

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By earning his second podium in two events, Chris Forsberg remains atop the Formula D Championship standings after Atlanta. Vaughn Gittin Jr slides into second place behind Forsberg, with Fredric Aasbo taking third place.

Here’s the top 20 standings after two rounds of Formula Drift competition:

1. Chris Forsberg                 173 points
2. Vaughn Gittin Jr.         145.5 points
3. Fredric Aasbo                  137 points
4. Kenneth Moen                 135.5 points
5. Justin Pawlak                  103.5 points
6. Odi Bakchis                      102 points
7. Forrest Wang                   93 points
8. Michael Essa                    91.5 points
9. Darren McNamara        84.5 points
10. Robbie Nishida              83 points
11. Conrad Grunewald       70 points
11. Ken Gushi                        70 ponts
13. Daigo Saito                     68.5 points
14. Tyler McQuarrie          61.5 points
15. Chelsea Denofa              57 points
16. Ryan Tuerck                 45.5 points
17. Kyle Mohan                   54 points
18. Pat Goodin                      52.5 points
18. Pat Mordaunt                52.5 points
20. Dean Kearney               51 points

2014 Formula Drift Road Atlanta – Through the Rain – Qualifying [RESULTS]

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During a southern downpour qualifying continued and ran 4 hours in time. Drivers were given a tester/feel lap then had to go and make a judged run right after. The track started to dry up about halfway through the second passes which is the result of the big points gap in the scores.

1. Forrest Wang
2. Tyler McQuarrie
3. Vaughn Gittin Jr.
4. Ryan Tuerck
5. Chris Forsberg
6. Chelsea DeNofa
7. Ken Gushi
8. Fredric Aasbo
9. Conrad Grunewald
10. Jhonnattan Castro
11. Kenneth Moen
12. Kuniaki Takahashi*
13. Odi Bakchis
14. Justin Pawlak
15. Kyle Mohan
16. Daigo Saito
17. Danny George
18. Darren McNamara
19. Pat Goodin
20. Michael Essa
21. Charles Ng
22. Dai Yoshihara
23. Dean Kearney
24. Marc Landerville
25. Matt Field
26. Ryan Kado
27. Alec Hohnadell*
28. Rapper Dan Savage*
29. Patrick Mordaunt
30. Geoff Stoneback*
31. Robbie Nishida
32. Jeff Jones

 

Top 32 Tandem Battles
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Faruk Kugay & World Drifting Recap – Wrecked Weekly #22 [VIDEO]

Faruk Kugay was our special guest this week who comes fresh off a win at Golden Gate Drift Round 2 (Formula Drift Pro Am series in Northern California). He also helps give insight into the European drift season which has kicked off in the spring! Below is a list of our talking points from the show and the YouTube Summary has time stamps so you can jump to each of the stories directly!

Topic 1- Review of Golden Gate Drift Round 2
Topic 2- Talking about Golden Gate Drift Round 2 Insane Final Battle (Video)
Topic 3 – Midwest Drift Union Round 1 Review (More Info)
Topic 4 – Lone Star Bash Round 2 Review We talk monsoon that causes a full round delay on Final 4
Topic 5 – D1NZ Round 5 Recap. Mad Mike Breaks Everything and Loses Championship Lead (More Info)
Topic 6- Europe Kicks off 2014 with BDC Round 1 and Jack Shanahan takes a win at age of 14!
Topic 7 – Polish Drift Championship Kicks off in Poznan
Topic 8 – Dean Kearney is Going Back to Ireland. Driving in IDC! (More Info)
Topic 9- Opinion: Can Kenneth Moen Win the Formula D Championship?
Topic 10- Exploring Formula Drift Rivalries (Original Post)

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