Come visit the Formula DRIFT booth at Spocom this weekend. We’ll be featuring the following cars at our booth: Chris Forsberg’s NOS Energy Nissan 350Z, Ross Petty’s Garage Boso Nissan S15, and Kyle Mohan’s Nexen Mazda RX-8.
SpoCom Super Show Long Beach, CA
Long Beach Convention Center
300 Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90802
Final results are:
1st – Kyle Pollard
2nd – Nik Jimenez
3rd – Kohei Nakamura
4th – Peter Funatake
Kyle had only driven in one drift event in over 2 years prior this ProAm round and had never slid the 5/8ths bank. He was driving a borrowed car that just had ITBs installed and the ECU tuned a couple days before the event (this means he was risking mechanical issues with untested upgrades for those not up on the jargon). Even with 176HP at the wheels from a Honda S2000 engine swap the Corolla was still underpowered for the mega sized FD pro course but Kyle quickly figured out how to make it work and drifted to the top of the podium! Outstanding.
Formula DRIFT 2010 Round 4: Throwdown Results;
Tanner Foust Takes the Victory and the Lead in the Tires.com Triple Crown
Long Beach, Calif. – July 10, 2010 – Formula DRIFT entered Evergreen Speedway for Round 4: Throwdown in Monroe, Washington. Tanner Foust takes the victory and moves into second place overall in the Pro Championship standings, while taking the lead in the chase for the Tires.com Triple Crown.
Evergreen Speedway hosted Round 4: Throwdown to a packed stadium. Fans gathered to watch the exciting competition under the clear skies and warm sun. Attendance increased from past seasons proving the growth and popularity of the sport in the Pacific Northwest is as strong as ever.
“The drifting fans in the Pacific Northwest prove to be some of the most diehard and enthusiastic in the nation,” said Jim Liaw, president and co-founder of Formula DRIFT. “The drifting market is thriving in the area as was evident by the increased attendance from last season, despite two major sporting events occurring simultaneously.”
Round 4: Throwdown brought exciting drifting action back to the Pacific Northwest with Tanner Foust in the Rockstar Energy Scion TC taking his first victory of the season moving him into second place overall in the Pro Championship standings. Foust also takes the lead in the second event of the Tires.com Triple Crown with the win. The final battle paired Foust with Ryan Tuerck in the Mobil 1 / Maxxis Tires Pontiac Solstice, Tuerck crashed into the wall coming off the banking on the second run giving Foust the victory. The consolation run showcased Darren McNamara in the Falken Tire Saturn Sky against Michihiro Takatori piloting the Drift Emporium / BF Goodrich Nissan S13. McNamara edged out Takatori to take third place.
“This was an epic event and took a lot of work to get this victory,” said Tanner Foust, winner of Round 4: Throwdown. “After running multiple “One More Time” battles we almost ran out of Hankook tires, but to advance against competitors that put on such clean tandem battles made this victory even more sweet.”
Round 4: Throwdown at Evergreen Speedway is going on live. Here are some great images from yesterday’s practice and qualifying from our staff photographer J.Martinez. For those in the area there’s still time to catch the Top 32 competition along with all the other great event features including One of One Showcase car show, open pits, and more!