Motegi Racing Super Drift Challenge Results

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Motegi Racing Super Drift Challenge Results;
Matt Field Takes the Victory

Long Beach, Calif. – April 17, 2016 – Formula DRIFT presented by BlackVue returned to Long Beach to host the Motegi Racing Super Drift Challenge as part of the 42nd Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Matt Field in the Falken Tire / Drift Cave Nissan S14 takes the victory.

The Motegi Racing Super Drift Challenge for the fourth consecutive year brought motorsports action under the lights during the annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach with a filled capacity within Turns 9, 10, and 11 of the famous street course. Select Formula DRIFT drivers competed for a $25,000 prize purse.

“This was a landmark year as the tenth consecutive year for us to bring drifting as part of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach,” said Jim Liaw, President of Formula DRIFT. “Since 2013, we have been the only Series to compete under the lights in the Grand Prix’s 42-year history and we are happy to make this an ongoing tradition.”

The Top 4 pitted Odi Bakchis, the number qualifier, against Michael Essa, in an exciting battle. Essa outdrove his opponent to move into the Finals. Matt Field then faced Dean Kearney and capitalized on his opponent making a mistake to meet Essa in the final battle. On his lead run Essa spun giving the advantage to Field and ultimately the event victory.

“First off thank you to my crew, they gave me an amazing car. My parents for always being there and for cheering louder than anyone back home,” said Matt Field, winner of the Motegi Super Drift Challenge. “And my sponsors, Casino M8trix, Lucas Oil, Drift Cave, and of course to Falken Tires for giving me the grip I need to stick it to the hard charging boys in this Formula DRIFT field.”

The 2016 Formula DRIFT Pro Championship will continue to Round 2: Road to the Championship on May 6-7 at Road Atlanta. 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.

Motegi Super Drift Challenge Results

1. Field, Matt Falken Tire / Driftcave Motorsports Nissan S14 Winner
2. Essa, Michael Loudmouth Exhaust / Achilles Tire BMW M3 2nd Place
3. Bakchis, Aurimas Feal Suspension / ARK Performance / Falken Tire Hyundai Genesis 3rd Place
4. Kearney, Dean Oracle Lighting Dodge Viper 4th Place
5. Mohan, Kyle GT Radial / Mazdatrix Mazda MX5 5th Place
6. Jones, Jeff DOC Racing Nissan S14 6th Place
7. Litteral, Ryan Ryan Litteral Racing Nissan S14 7th Place
8. Aasbo, Fredric Rockstar Energy / Nexen Tire SR by Toyota tC 8th Place
9. Pawlak, Justin Roush Performance Ford Mustang 9th Place
10. Beechum, Trenton Falken Tire / Joy Hollywood Ford Mustang 10th Place
11. Heilbrunn, Alex RTS Monster BMW 11th Place

Motegi Racing Super Drift Challenge – Event Info and Drivers List

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The Motegi Racing Super Drift Challenge, which will take place both nights on the eastern end of the race circuit – turns 9, 10 and 11.  Friday’s action will include practice and qualifying runs, while Saturday will see the teams compete for a $25,000 prize purse.

Grand Prix fans that purchase any admission ticket for Friday or Saturday racing activities will be able to see that night’s Motegi Racing Super Drift Challenge. Seating for the Super Drift Challenge will be in Grandstands 16, 18, 24, 25 and 26 on a first-come, first-serve basis beginning at 7:00 p.m. Continue reading Motegi Racing Super Drift Challenge – Event Info and Drivers List

KMC Wheels Super Drift Challenge – Event Info and Drivers List

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The KMC Wheels Super Drift Challenge, which will take place both nights on the eastern end of the race circuit – turns 9, 10 and 11 – will feature 13 of the sport’s top cars and drivers.

Friday’s action will include practice and qualifying runs, while Saturday will see the teams compete for a $25,000 prize purse. On Sunday, the Super Drift Challenge cars will drift the entire race circuit after the featured IndyCar Series race.

Grand Prix fans that purchase any admission ticket for Friday or Saturday racing activities will be able to see that night’s KMC Wheels Super Drift Challenge. Seating for the Super Drift Challenge will be in Grandstands 16, 18, 24, 25 and 26 on a first-come, first-serve basis beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Drivers List
Odi Bakchis
Joon Maeng
Mike Essa
Robbie Nishida
Dean Kearney
Brandon Wicknick
Forrest Wang
Conrad Grunewald
Charles Ng
Jeff Jones
Alec Hohnadell
Kyle Mohan
Justin Pawlak

Friday, April 17             

7:00 AM          Gates Open
7:45 AM          TUDOR Championship Practice
8:00 AM          Lifestyle Expo Opens
10:45 AM        Pirelli World Challenge Practice
11:45 AM        Pro/Celebrity Race Practice
12:30 PM        Verizon IndyCar Series Practice
1:30 PM          Indy Lights Practice
2:00 PM          Verizon IndyCar All Driver Autograph Session in INDYCAR Paddock (open to all spectators)
3:00 PM          Pro/Celebrity Qualifying
3:45 PM          Verizon IndyCar Practice
4:45 PM          TUDOR Championship Qualifying
6:00 PM          Lifestyle Expo Closes
6:45 PM          Tecate Light Fiesta Concert (Concert Stage)
7:00 PM          KMC Wheels Super Drift Challenge Practice (Turns 9-10-11)
7:45 PM          KMC Wheels Super Drift Challenge Qualifying

Saturday, April 18

7:00 AM          Gates Open
7:55 AM          SPEED Energy Off-Road Series Practice & Qualifying
8:00 AM          Lifestyle Expo Opens
8:30 AM          Pirelli World Challenge Qualifying
9:15 AM          Indy Lights Practice
10:00 AM        Verizon IndyCar Practice
11:40 AM        Pro/Celebrity Race
12:55 PM        Indy Lights Qualifying
2:00 PM          Verizon IndyCar Qualifying & Firestone Fast 6
3:30 PM          TUDOR Championship Pre-Race
4:05 PM          Tequila Patron Sports Car Showcase (Race #3 of the 2015 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship – 100 min)
6:00 PM          Lifestyle Expo Closes
6:45 PM          Rock-N-Roar Concert Starring Vince Neil of Motley Crue (Concert Stage)
7:00 PM          KMC Wheels Super Drift Challenge Finals (Turns 9-10-11)

 

Sunday, April 19                                                                                                        

7:00 AM          Gates Open
7:20 AM          SPEED Energy Off-Road Race #1
8:00 AM          Lifestyle Expo Opens
8:38 AM          Indy Lights “Drivers Start Your Engines”
8:45 AM          Indy Lights Race
10:00 AM        Verizon IndyCar Warm Up
11:20 AM        Mothers Exotic Car Parade
11:50 AM        SPEED Energy Off-Road Race #2
1:30 PM          Verizon IndyCar “Drivers Start Your Engines”
1:37 PM          TOYOTA GRAND PRIX OF LONG BEACH (Race #3 of the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series)
3:55 PM          Drifting Demonstration
4:30 PM          Pirelli World Challenge Race  (1 hour)
5:30 PM          Lifestyle Expo Closes

*Schedule subject to change without notice

CLICK HERE for more information about the entire Grand Prix of Long Beach weekend.