Taylor Hull finally gets to compete at Wall Speedway

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June 7-8 marked the annual invasion of the north by Taylor Hull and the rest of the field of Formula Drift. The battle takes place at Wall Speedway on the eastern coast of New Jersey. Fans lined all the way to the road each day to witness the spectacle. The adrenaline fueled crowd was unfazed by the venue selling out to standing room only on Saturday and the event did not disappoint them.

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Top 10 Things from Formula Drift New Jersey

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By Joey Redmond
 

10. Track Layout Change for the Best

The track layout at Wall Speedway had some serious issues when the Formula Drift staff arrived this past weekend. Some of the patchwork on the track wasn’t holding up so the Formula Drift staff was forced to rework the track to avoid this section. The change to the track put a lot of pressure and load on one tire as they circled the track. I spoke with a few teams that were greatly concerned about tire wear but I think the last minute changes to the track were for the best. The Top 16 was wild with tons of great battles, a few unfortunate accidents, and a wild shakeup to the championship!

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Chelsea DeNofa Leaves New Jersey 10th in Championship Standings

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Good afternoon! Chelsea had an eventful day at Formula Drift New Jersey which saw each of his battles end in a wrecker being brought out. Fortunately, all drivers are okay, but unfortunately for Chelsea the judges deemed the contact in his Top 16 battle with Piotr Wiecek to be his fault knocking him out of competition. Chelsea currently sits 10th in the overall championship standings with the second half of the season beginning July 19th in Monroe, WA.
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Vaughn Gittin Jr. Finishes 4th at Formula Drift New Jersey

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Hope everyone had a good weekend! Vaughn certainly did finishing fourth at Formula Drift Round 4: The Gauntlet and closing the point gap in overall standings. After unanimously winning his first battle the road to the final four was no easy one for Vaughn who saw his Top 16, eight and four battles all go one more time. Ultimately it would be current points leader Fredric Aasbo besting Vaughn, but not before Vaughn was able to gain some spots in the overall championship where he currently sits eighth at the halfway point of the season.
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Ryan Tuerck claims first 2019 Formula DRIFT PRO Category win in New Jersey

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Beautiful sunny skies and mild temperatures greeted the Formula DRIFT Black Magic PRO Championship teams as they arrived at Wall Stadium Speedway in New Jersey for the Advance Auto Parts Gauntlet presented by Black Magic. With a good mix of drivers claiming podiums at the early rounds and some of last year’s favorites yet to shine, a sell-out crowd filled the grandstands around the banked track in preparation for another nail-biter.
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