Moments In Time: Formula Drift Texas by Larry Chen

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You Speedhunters out there can get a pretty good idea of what actually happened at Formula Drift Texas from watching the live stream, or afterwards on demand. However, there is only so much you can experience unless you’re actually there on the ground. Here are 50 moments in time that I captured from the ‘One More Time Fest’ in Texas.

Above: Due to the 10 OMT battles, Formula Drift Texas had the longest Top 16 in the history of the series. Although it did provide for some epic battles, including Ken Gushi chasing down ‘Fast Kenny’ Moen.


Tandem donuts never looked so good. Fredric told me he thinks the drivers have grown up a bit as they have stopped doing so many donuts during the Top 16 introductions. The reason? They want to save their cars for the competition.

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Ken Gushi Takes Second Place at Formula DRIFT Texas

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Ken Gushi moves to 2nd in overall 2015 Championship Standings

Formula Drift Texas - Scion Racing

Though at times it was dramatic, there’s no questioning how action-packed Formula Drift was this past weekend at the Texas Motor Speedway. Throughout most of the Top 16, there were several ‘One More Time’ battles, and one driver in particular doing a tremendous amount of drift battling over the day was Scion Racing driver, Ken Gushi in the GReddy Racing FR-S.

Against Ryan Tuerck, Gushi went up to the maximum of two OMTs, and a single OMT against Kenny Moen, then another two OMTs against Daigo Saito before finding himself in the finals, where he came in just shy behind Masashi Yokoi. Gushi’s Second place finish pushed him into Second place overall in the Formula Drift Championship points standings, just behind Fredric Aasbo.

Though Gushi will need to qualify high in Irwindale and win the event to stand a solid fighting chance against Aasbo, we have seen stranger things happen at the House of Drift. Come October, it’s going to be a mad house and nail biting until the very end…


Fredric Aasbo extends Formula Drift championship lead in Texas

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Rockstar Energy Drink driver tops Formula Drift standings heading into final round

Fredric Aasbo - Scion Racing - Formula Drift Texas

Fredric Aasbo extended his lead in the 2015 Formula Drift Championship this weekend in Texas putting him in a strong points position heading into the season finale.

Aasbo has won three of six rounds so far this year and leads the standings by 80 points over fellow Scion Racing and Hankook Tire driver Ken Gushi.

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