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.
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Top qualifier and event winner Fredric Aasbo scores maximum points
ST. LOUIS, Missouri (August 13, 2018) – Fredric Aasbo dominated the sixth round of the Formula Drift championship this weekend earning his second victory of the season. The Rockstar Energy Drink / Nexen Tire Toyota Corolla Hatchback driver earned the maximum possible points as the championship heads into its last two rounds.
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HAWTHORNE, California (August 7, 2018) — Papadakis Racing is offering a glimpse under the hood of their 1,000 horsepower Rockstar Energy Drink / Nexen Tire Toyota Corolla Hatchback. A new video showing their 2018 competition build dropped Tuesday morning as the team prepares for a Formula Drift stop in St. Louis with driver Fredric Aasbo this Friday and Saturday.
The latest video to hit the Papadakis Racing YouTube channel documents the extensive four-month Formula Drift build as the team transformed a stock, front-wheel drive Toyota Corolla hatchback into a championship ready rear-wheel drive, 1,000 horsepower competition machine.
WATCH AND SHARE THE VIDEO: https://youtu.be/a4xmry2sn8M
Featured in the video are team owner and noted innovator Stephan Papadakis, champion driver Fredric Aasbo, team technicians “Shaldo” (Shawn Hillier and Aldo Villagran), Georgheinz Rios, designer Jon Sibal and Chris Woodward from TRD.
The video was produced by Attain Media, with video contribution from DC Chavez.
Aasbo is currently second in the series championship. The Formula Drift series travels to Gateway Motorsports Park this weekend for the first time for a competition dubbed “The Crossroads.” Competition opens Friday with Pro qualifying starting midday followed by Pro2 competition. The on-track action resumes Saturday at 11 a.m. and runs through 8 p.m.
The Rockstar Energy Drink / Nexen Tire Toyota Corolla Hatchback
under development at Papadakis Racing, beside the 2018 team vehicle.
Written by Joey Redmond of Wrecked Magazine
10. Can St. Louis Save the 2018 Championship Chase?
One of the most exciting things to happen in Formula Drift is when the whole series descends onto a new racetrack for the weekend. Coming up next is Gateway Motorsports Park in St. Louis, Missouri. New tracks tend to do really well for specific drivers (Fredric Aasbo and Chris Forsberg comes to mind as drivers who tend to podium at new events) and other drivers need that build up of experience to perform. The two drivers that are on my mind are sitting behind James Deane and really need to podium and see Deane take an early exit to prevent the Deane repeat at this point.
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