Formula DRIFT PRO 2 Texas Motor Speedway Results;
Alex Heilbrunn Takes the Victory and Secures PRO 2 Championship
Long Beach, Calif. – August 21, 2015 – Formula DRIFT PRO 2 continued to Texas Motor Speedway for the third of four rounds of competition. Alex Heilbrunn takes the victory and secures the PRO 2 championship heading into the final event of the season.
PRO 2 continued to Fort Worth, TX at Texas Motor Speedway for the third round of the 2015 season. With only one event left in the PRO 2 season, Heilbrunn has taken a dominant point lead to earn the PRO 2 championship by finding the podium in each of three PRO 2 rounds. The competition between second and fourth in the standings is more competitive with only 8 points separating the three drivers. The top eight finishers in PRO 2 will earn their Formula DRIFT Pro license.
“It will be exciting to see the outcome for PRO 2 at Irwindale,” says Jim Liaw, President of Formula DRIFT. “Eight drivers will be eligible for a Formula DRIFT pro license at the end of the season. The 2nd PRO 2 season has proven to be intensely competitive. We are looking forward to having these young drivers enter the Pro Championship next season.”
The final battle had the number one qualifier and PRO 2 points leader, Alex Heilbrunn in the IMR BMW 3-Series faced Cameron Moore in the VIP Performance / Falken Tire Lexus SC300. Heilbrunn out drove his opponent on his way to his third podium of the season. Jeff Jones in the DNA Motoring Nissan S14 finished the event in third place.
“It was a crazy round, but everything worked out,” said Alex Heilbrunn, winner of Round 3 of 4 events of PRO 2 Championship. “The team has been amazing and I can’t thank them enough and we are on the podium again!”
The 2015 Formula DRIFT PRO 2 season will continue to Round 7: Final Fight at Irwindale Speedway. 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.
Crick Filippi earned his Formula Drift PRO2 license last year in a qualifying series here in the San Francisco Bay area. Since then, Crick has been working hard to find the financing necessary to set off on his dream of becoming a professional driver in the world’s most competitive drift series. Getting the license is hard enough. Getting a professional program put together on a shoestring, blue collar budget is an entirely different challenge altogether. Unfortunately, Crick wasn’t able to make the first PRO2 event of the season, on the far side of the country in Orlando, from where Crick resides. But Seattle seemed manageable. The one thing keeping him from his goal now was a car.
Formula DRIFT PRO 2 Evergreen Speedway Results;
James Evans is Victorious
Long Beach, Calif. – July 24, 2015 – Formula DRIFT PRO 2 continued the season at Evergreen Speedway for the second of four rounds of competition. James Evans in the Sikky Racing Nissan 350Z takes the victory.
PRO 2 continued to the Pacific Northwest at Evergreen Speedway for the second round of the 2015 season. The on-track conditions were demanding with many vehicles seeing damage through the course of the event.
“The level of competition in PRO 2 has created an exciting element to the event weekend,” says Jim Liaw, President of Formula DRIFT. “We are only half way through the PRO 2 season and it will be interesting to see how everything unfolds.”
Evans faced off with PRO 2 points leader, Alex Heilbrunn in the IMR BMW 3-Series, in the finals. On the first battle, Heilbrunn went into the wall and was unable to continue giving Evans his second consecutive victory at Evergreen Speedway. Evans moves into second place in the PRO 2 standings, while Heilbrunn maintains his top position. Faruk Kugay in the Bay Shore Supply / Limitless Motorsports Nissan S14 lands in third place for the event and moves into fourth place in the standings.
“It wasn’t the way I wanted to win out there, but I’ll take the win,” said James Evans, winner of Round 2 of 4 events of PRO 2 Championship. “It was a pretty tough battle to get to the finals, but it’s been a good weekend for us.”
The 2015 Formula DRIFT season will continue to Round 6: Showdown on August 21-22 at Texas Motor Speedway. 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 2 of 4 – Evergreen Speedway Event Results
|1. Evans, James||Sikky Racing Nissan 350Z||Winner|
|2. Heilbrunn, Alex||IMR BMW 3-Series||2nd Place|
|3. Kugay, Faruk||Bay Shore Supply / Limitless Motorsports Nissan S14||3rd Place|
|4. Hull, Taylor||N/A||4th Place|
|5. Gray, Andy||DriftEbisu.com / Achilles Tire Toyota Chaser||5th Place|
|6. Litteral, Ryan||N/A||6th Place|
|7. Goble, Brody||Indy Speed Shop V8 240SX||7th Place|
|8. Fournier, Ian||N/A||8th Place|
|9. Wicknick, Brandon||Chase Bays / RUN2JZ Nissan S13||9th Place|
|10. Moore, Cameron||N/A||10th Place|
2015 Formula DRIFT PRO 2 Top 3 Standings After Two Events
|1. Heilbrunn, Alex||IMR BMW 3-Series||194.00 Points|
|2. Evans, James||Sikky Racing Nissan 350Z||143.00 Points|
|3. Gray, Andy||DriftEbisu.com / Achilles Tire Toyota Chaser||137.00 Points|