With only two rounds remaining in the 2018 Formula DRIFT season there are nine drivers in the Pro category and the entire Pro 2 grid with a mathematical chance to win their respective championships. This meant nobody could afford to relax as the Formula DRIFT Black Magic Pro Championship and Link ECU Pro 2 Championship arrived in Fort Worth, TX for Round Seven: Autozone Showdown presented by Rain X.
Formula Drift returns to Texas Motor Speedway
DALLAS, Texas ( September 13, 2018) – Formula Drift star Fredric Aasbo is poised to battle for the 2018 championship title at Texas Motor Speedway this weekend. He hopes to capitalize on his momentum from a winning Round 6 with a return to the podium in the Rockstar Energy Drink / Nexen Tire Toyota Corolla Hatchback.
10. Gateway is Great
This track and this event were near perfect. A Hollywood storywriters fairy taleevent where the former champion falls to his friend and the second place guy who we all thought was just out of reach wins and pulls the championship race to 30 points. The venue was great to watch and the fast speed long turn was great when the guys who could tandem found their lane. Other than the wild weather that blew through town, I don’t think anyone has much to complain about the Midwest. Let’s hope for years more to come at this unique road course.
Teammate Piotr Wiecek earns Honorable Mention with 4th
MADISON, IL (August 11, 2018) – On a hot, sticky, Midwest Saturday night, Team Falken Driver Matt Field scored a second place podium in Round 6 of the 2018 Black Magic Formula Drift Pro Championship at Gateway Motorsports Park, outside St. Louis. This was the second time Field has earned a runner-up trophy, and places him sixth overall in this season’s Formula D standings. Defending Champion and Falken teammate James Deane continues to lead the championship, with Wiecek in third place. Team Falken has six of its eight drivers in the top 10 of the championship leader board.
Bringing world-class drifting to the Mid-West, the 2018 Formula DRIFT Black Magic Pro Championship and Link Pro 2 Championship headed to St Louis, MO for Round Six: Advance Auto Parts Crossroads presented by Rain-X. This would be the first time in its 15-year history the series had visited Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, IL and packed grandstands greeted the competitors.