2015 Formula Drift Texas By Front Street

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The phrase, “Everything is bigger in Texas” is a fitting description for many aspects of Texan culture. Hosting 9 “One more time” rulings, the Top 16 competition at the 6th round of the Formula Drift championship was no different.

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During Friday practice, teams were eager to get out onto the new course layout that made use of the infield of Texas Motor Speedway.

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The track was run in reverse configuration this year. By virtue of this revision, the track posed greater challenges for drivers than in years past.

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To work on their lead/follow strategy, the teams began the weekend practicing tandem runs with competitors.

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Michael Essa in the SLP Performance Chevy Camaro squared off against Texas-native Nate Hamilton in his Enjuku Racing S13.4.

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Foreshadowing competition later in the weekend, Ken Gushi in his Greddy Racing Scion FRS led a confident Daigo Saito in the Achilles Radial Nissan GTR around the fast Texas course.

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