Top 10 Things from Formula Drift Orlando

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10. Ryan Tuerck Made It!

Wow, the fact that Ryan Tuerck scrambled to get his Toyota 86 rebuilt in an old chassis over that short period of time was pretty insane. Double that with the ability to run into the Top 16 was a pretty impressive feat for any team to build a car that quickly and not have some serious mechanical issues. Now the challenge will be keeping this new build together for the east coast leg until the team returns back to home base in Los Angeles and works to push Tuerck back into the Top 10 in the championship race.

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Papadakis Racing ready for Formula Drift Round 3

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Fredric Aasbo ready for Road Atlanta in two weeks
Papadakis Racing dialing in the setup for Formula Drift in Georgia

ORLANDO, Florida (April 29, 2019) — After scoring a near-perfect 99-point qualifying run, Fredric Aasbo advanced to the Top 16 and took home ninth-place points at Round 2 of the Formula Drift championship this weekend.
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Vaughn Gittin Jr. Completes Impressive Comeback with 4th Place Finish

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What a wild weekend for Vaughn and his RTR team! Making contact with the wall in the final run of practice before the Top 32 began, Vaughn’s team put on an incredible display of preparation and teamwork to get him from tow truck to his first battle in under 20 minutes. Taking to the track versus Dean Kearney in a car resembling Mad Max more than a Mustang, Vaughn would get the win capping off one of the greatest comebacks in FD history. However, Vaughn wasn’t done and continued winning into the evening before finishing fourth overall.

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Chelsea DeNofa Leaves Orlando with 3rd Place Trophy

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Good morning! Hope you all are still as excited about Chelsea’s third place finish in Orlando as we are. His strong finish currently has him sitting 6th in overall points and with the help of Vaughn Gittin Jr.’s 4th place finish, Ford now sits at the top of the Auto Cup standings. In addition to yesterday’s assets, I wanted to include a full competition week recap video for your use you will find linked below.

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BAKCHIS INCREASES 2019 FORMULA DRIFT LEAD WITH SECOND WIN AT ORLANDO ROUND

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Coming into the second round of the 2019 Formula DRIFT season in Orlando, FL for the AutoZone Scorched presented by Black Magic, many teams and drivers had a lot to prove. In the Formula DRIFT Black Magic Pro Championship, Aurimas “Odi” Bakchis had taken the win at the opening round in Long Beach, CA while the top three drivers from 2018 were not able to make the podium. As a result, the capacity crowd were assured fireworks on the banked Orlando course as the top teams tried to get their season back on track.

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