The Formula Drift Pro 2 season continued for Round 2 in Central Florida at Orlando Speed World (OSW) Oval Track. Hot as hell and always with the potential to rain, Pro 2 in Orlando would prove to be more interesting than some thought of Atlanta. Georgia brought the wet conditions prior to Pro 2 competition, leaving drivers with little time to shakedown before taking on the Road Atlanta hill, not the case for this very dry and hot day. Drivers kicked up the competition we got a hot round of Formula Drift Pro 2 Top 16.
Donovan Brockway and Matt Madrigali line up on grid for practice. Both drivers would end up making the competition show.
Staying cool in the heat was paramount for drivers. Sometimes the heat makes us do things… Looking good, Trent Beechum.
Rookie Pro 2 driver Sheng Ng Nian from Singapore in his JZX100 Chaser looked like a force to be reckoned with throughout practice and qualifying, even without the sponsorship level of his competitors. This isn’t the Japanese Chaser cup, so we welcome these 4-door monsters in the U.S. 1000hp? Yes. Built by Powervehicles? Yes indeed.
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Marc Landreville in the Perry Performance S14 aces the perfect weekend, topping qualifying and tandem competition
Formula DRIFT’s Pro 2 championship redeemed itself somewhat on the Orlando Speed World oval last weekend after a wobbly start to the season at Road Atlanta in May. Competition was noticeably fiercer in the Pro championship’s licensing series – perhaps because of the relative confinement of running in a bowl – and when the smoke and dust finally settled it was an ex-Pro, Marc Landreville in the Perry Performance Nissan S14 240SX, who not only won the whole thing, but did so in fairly convincing fashion.
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Formula DRIFT PRO 2 Round 2 Championship Results at Orlando Speed World;
Marc Landreville is Victorious
Long Beach, Calif. – June 3, 2016 – Formula DRIFT PRO 2 returned to the Orlando Speed World for the second round of the the PRO 2 championship. Marc Landreville in the Perry Performance Nissan S14 takes the victory and the lead in the standings.
Round 2 of the PRO 2 Championship delivered an entertaining evening of competition for the Florida fans. In the semi-finals, Matt Madrigali in his Nissan 240 went head to head with Jeff Jones in the Nexen Tire / DOC Racing Nissan 240. Jones outdrove his opponent to reach the finals. Number one qualifier, Marc Landreville, in the Perry Performance Nissan 240 faced off against Andrew Lewis in his Nissan 240. The battle was close, but Landreville was able to advance to the finals against Jones for the second consecutive event. This time Landreville was able to edge out Jones to take the top spot and move into the lead in PRO 2.
“I feel great to get first place so we are really happy,” said Marc Landreville, winner of Round 2 of the PRO 2 Championship.
The 2016 Formula DRIFT PRO 2 Championship will continue to Round 3 on September 9-10. 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.
Jeff Jones in the DOC S14 is the last man standing in a screwy kickoff to the FD Pro series undercard
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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.