Jeff Jones in the DOC S14 is the last man standing in a screwy kickoff to the FD Pro series undercard
Formula DRIFT PRO 2 Championship Results at the Advance Auto Parts Road to the Championship Presented by Gumout; Jeff Jones Takes the Victory
Long Beach, Calif. – May 7, 2016 – Formula DRIFT PRO 2 entered Road Atlanta for the first round of the PRO 2 championship. Jeff Jones in the DOC Nissan S14 takes the victory and the lead in the standings.
The inaugural event for PRO 2 at Road Atlanta kicked off the PRO 2 championship season. The course proved to be challenging and for many of the PRO 2 drivers as it was their first time drifting at Road Atlanta.
The top four qualifiers coincidentally also ended in the Top 4 of the competition. In the semi-finals, Ryan Litteral in the Ryan Litteral Racing Nissan S14 went head to head with Jeff Jones in one of the best battles of the evening. Litteral made contact with Jones, which ultimately gave Jones the win placing him in the Finals. Number one qualifier, Marc Landreville, in the Perry Performance Nissan S14 faced off against Dan Burkett in the RAD Dan Toyota Supra in unique circumstances due to a collision on course with fault given to Burkett. Landerville was given the win into the Finals, but with his car being unrepairable he was unable to continue in competition giving Jones the victory.
“I’m totally ecstatic to get first place,” said Jeff Jones, winner of Round 1 of the PRO 2 championship. “It was amazing and I’d like to thank DOC for helping me out to get the car ready. It was a blast and I can’t wait for the next round.”
The 2016 Formula DRIFT Pro Championship will continue to Round 3: Uncharted Territory on June 3-4 at Orlando Speedworld. For more information visit,www.formulad.com and find Formula DRIFT on Instagram @formulad, Facebookwww.facebook.com/formuladrift, Twitter @FormulaD, and snapchat formula_drift. Tune into Formula DRIFT on CBS Sports and check your local listings for airtimes.
Big news out of The Jeff Jones Racing team for Formula Drift USA: Jeff Jones has a new title sponsor for the 2016 FD season, doc energizing drink. doc is an energizing soda with a powerful pepper taste that’s crafted for renegades and enjoyed by all. If you want to grab a doc and go rouge you can stop by and say what’s up to the team in Long beach, CA this weekend. Jeff Jones Racing has also teamed up with a few new sponsors, ACT, CPR Engines, and Sticker City who laid down the beautiful wrap. JJR also wants to thank our long-time supporting sponsors who will be returning for the 2016 season, Traklite Wheels, Garret Turbos, BC, CP, drift knuckles, and Sinister Designs. Finally, JJR racing has launched a brand new website, Drifthacks.com, along with a grand opening of the Jeff Jones Racing drift modification shop in Sun Valley, CA. If all that was not enough, the team has also launched a Drift 101 video series with new videos every month
Formula DRIFT PRO 2 Orlando Speed World Results;
Alex Heilbrunn Takes the Victory
Long Beach, Calif. – June 5, 2015 – Formula DRIFT PRO 2 began the season at Orlando Speed World with the first of four rounds of competition. Alex Heilbrunn in the IMR BMW 3-Series takes the victory and the lead in the standings.
PRO 2 kicked off the season with the first event at Orlando Speed World. This marks the first PRO 2 event to be held at the venue.
“In its second year, PRO 2 has proven to be a great way for drivers to get acclimated to the tracks and the level of competition,” says Jim Liaw, President of Formula DRIFT. “Alex Heilbrunn is a great example of an international driver, hailing from Lima, Peru, who made his way through the Pro-AM Series and now has found success in PRO 2.”
Heilbrunn met Andy Gray in the DriftEbisu.com / Achilles Tire Toyota Chaser, a regular of Formula DRIFT Japan, in the Finals. Heilbrunn remained consistent throughout the night and out drove his opponents to gain his first victory in Formula DRIFT PRO 2 and gain the lead in the standings in the first of four events for the season. Rounding out the podium was Jeff Jones in third place in the DNA Motoring Nissan S14.
“We are super excited to be here at Formula DRIFT PRO 2 for the first time,” said Alex Heilbrunn, winner of Round 1 of 4 events of PRO 2 Championship. “We qualified first and got the win, so it was a perfect weekend for me. I want to thank my team and everyone that made it possible.”
The 2015 Formula DRIFT season will continue to Round 4: The Gauntlet on June 26-27 at Wall Speedway in New Jersey. For more information visit: www.formuladrift.com and find Formula DRIFT on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Tune into Formula DRIFT on CBS Sports and check your local listings for airtimes.
PRO 2 – Round 1 of 4 – Orlando Speed World Event Results
|1. Heilbrunn, Alex||IMR BMW 3-Series||Winner|
|2. Gray, Andy||DriftEbisu.com / Achilles Tire Toyota Chaser||2nd Place|
|3. Jones, Jeff||DNA Motoring Nissan S15||3rd Place|
|4. Briggs, Dave||Briggs Racing Nissan S14||4th Place|
|5. Wolfson, Jeff||Scion FR-S||5th Place|
|6. Wicknick, Brandon||Chase Bays / RUN2JZ Nissan S13||6th Place|
|7. Patterson, Brandon||Damascus Apparel Nissan S14||7th Place|
|8. Rintanen, Juha||Nissan S14||8th Place|
|9. Evans, James||Sikky Racing Nissan 350Z||9th Place|
|10. Lawrence, Kevin||Nissan S13||10th Place|
|11. Cleef, Tommy Van||Van Cleef Motorsports Toyota Supra||11th Place|
|12. Goble, Brody||Indy Speed Shop V8 Nissan 240SX||12th Place|
|13. Hull, Taylor||Nissan S14||13th Place|
|14. Kugay, Faruk||Nissan S14||14th Place|
|15. Litteral, Ryan||Nissan S14||15th Place|
|16. Rowlings, Kelsey||Nissan S14||16th Place|
2015 Formula DRIFT PRO 2 Top 3 Standings After One Event
|1. Heilbrunn, Alex||IMR BMW 3-Series||107.00 Points|
|2. Gray, Andy||DriftEbisu.com / Achilles Tire Toyota Chaser||83.00 Points|
|3. Jones, Jeff||DNA Motoring Nissan S15||67.00 Points|