FD Pro-AM Nationals Tickets Now On Sale

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The Formula DRIFT Pro Am National Championship Event will be held on November 21 at the Toyota Speedway at Irwindale and tickets are now on sale for only $10.00!

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The top amateur drivers from the United States and Canada will meet at the infamous “House of Drift,” at the Toyota Speedway at Irwindale. This will be the first time that a Pro Am competition of this level will take place at this location. The rising stars of drifting will be discovered and compete for their chance to earn a Formula DRIFT Pro Championship license.

Online tickets can be purchased on the Formula DRIFT website. For more information, visit: www.formuladrift.com.

Formula DRIFT Pro AM National Championship Invited Drivers List
Driver Name / Series Qualified From

Brian Peter Formula DRIFT Atlanta
Dan Willie Formula DRIFT Atlanta
Jason Jiovani Formula DRIFT Atlanta
Tom Barnhart Formula DRIFT Atlanta
Forrest Wang Formula DRIFT Las Vegas
Johnny Kanavas Formula DRIFT Las Vegas
Roland Gallagher Formula DRIFT Las Vegas
Andrew Coomes Formula DRIFT Las Vegas
Cyrus Martinez Formula DRIFT Seattle
Victor Moore Formula DRIFT Seattle
Ian Fournier Formula DRIFT Seattle
Trent Stromkins Formula DRIFT Seattle
Kohei Nakamura DMCC West
Chris Scremin DMCC West
Robert Parsons DMCC West
David Briggs DMCC East
Ryan Lanteigne DMCC East
Claude Poirier DMCC East
Russell Walker HIN Texas
Ameen Rizvi HIN Texas
Gary James HIN Florida
Charlie Thompson HIN Florida
Derek King HIN Chicago
Mike Pollard HIN Chicago
John Johnson HIN Chicago

Note: In addition to the listed drivers, all current Formula DRIFT Pro License holders that do not meet the minimum points for automatic renewal will be invited to this competition. Alternates and additional drivers will be added to the list pending the results of upcoming Pro Am events.

– ceso

Long Beach Press Telegram Coverage of the Finals

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Pawlak gets powered up

MOTORSPORTS: Long Beach local grabs top qualifier spot for Formula Drift finale at Irwindale.

By Tim Haddock, Correspondent

Posted: 10/16/2009 11:32:42 PM PDT

IRWINDALE – One driver from Long Beach took his first step to ending his Formula Drift season on a high note. For three other drivers from Long Beach, it’s been a bit of a rough year.

Justin Pawlak, a 30-year-old from Long Beach, was the top qualifier for the Formula Drift season finale at Toyota Speedway at Irwindale on Friday night. Pawlak is in 10th place in the Formula Drift standings.

“It was definitely not easy,” Pawlak said. “I just really focused I what I wanted to do. I did a lot of mental preparation. I want to win tomorrow and this was the first step in doing that.”

Long Beach’s Kyle Mohan, Cody Parkhouse and Michael Essa enter tonight’s finale without a chance for a championship. With nearly 40 cars attempting to qualify for 32 starting spots, making the field would be an accomplishment for the three drivers.

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