2107 USDrift RD2 Results

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Michaels takes the Lead with Event Victory


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Glen Allen, VA – USDrift PRO/AM Series returned to Shenandoah Speedway in Virginia for the second event in their four event season. Noah Michaels, from Medino, OH in his LS6-powered Torqstorm Superchargers / Oddball Industries Nissan 240SX took the victory.

Shenandoah Speedway is a 3/8th-Mile oval track nestled in a valley between the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Massanutten Ridge providing a great, scenic backdrop for events. Twenty-one competitors from eleven states competed in the two-day event, and another few dozen attended the open track day event with Swing Set.

“Oval tracks are always a little intimidating to drivers, and then requiring them to run the high line next to the wall doesn’t help,” said Brian Eggert, event director at USDrift. “The course featured a high speed entry on the bank and then transitioned into the infield for the finish.“
Tanner Munson, from Hinesburg, VT qualified first in his LS2-powered Munson Motorsports BMW M3, but had to bow out of competition before his first battle due to transmission issues. The Final Four placed 8th place qualifier Mike Perez, from Leesport, PA in his 2JZ-powered Onward Energy / FlagNorFail Toyota Supra against fifth place qualifier Nate Richards, from Londonderry, NH in his V8-powered Magnum Performance Turbos Nissan 350Z. Perez would take the win sending Richards to the Consolation Round. On the other side of the bracket, second place qualifier Kenric Meyer, from Jamison, PA in his LQ9-powered BC Racing BMW M3 was paired up with third place qualifier Noah Michaels. Michaels would advance and go against Perez in the finals leaving Meyer to battle Richards in the Consolation Round. Richards would take the win against Meyers earning third place. In the finals, Perez and Michaels would battle so closely that the judges voted 2-1 for a One More Time. In the second matchup however, Michaels would advance and take the top spot and earning himself his first win in USDrift. Continue reading 2107 USDrift RD2 Results

PRO AM USDrift Round 1 – Post event recap

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Glen Allen, VA – USDrift returned to Summit Point Motorsports Park, the site of the very first USDrift competition in 2002, to kick off the 2017 season on one of the hardest courses USDrift has ever held events on. Rookie USDrift competitor Ricky Hofmann, in his Onward Flipzco Nissan 240SX took the win and made the victory even more impressive considering it was his first time driving the course.  Continue reading PRO AM USDrift Round 1 – Post event recap

2016 USDrift RD4 and Season Results

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USDrift and Midwest Drift Union joined forces earlier this month for their first ever BRO/AM collaboration event at the newly opened Dominion Raceway road course for both of their fourth and final rounds of the 2016 season. Each series would run their own Top 16 brackets with the winners from each series’ event competing against each other for bragging rights of the best on this side of the Mississippi River, as well as winning their weight in Smartmouth Brewing Company beer.

Repeating a similar end to that of the 2015 season, Austin Meeks from Spartanburg, SC would win the last event of the USDrift season again. This time Meeks would win in his Committed Service Brand swapped LSX V8-powered 1996 Nissan 240SX running on Achilles Radial Tires. Riley Sexsmith, from Hamilton, Ontario in his 2007 NV Auto 2JZ powered Subaru Impreza STI running on Achilles Radial Tires would take the win in the last event of the Midwest Drift Union season. Continue reading 2016 USDrift RD4 and Season Results

Midwest Drift Union, the region’s official Formula Drift pro-am licensing body, announces its expansion into the Southeast region for 2017.

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10/21/2016
Indianapolis, IN

In it’s quest to expand its reach and develop a new field of talented drivers, Midwest Drift Union, the region’s official Formula Drift pro-am licensing body, announces its expansion into the Southeast region for 2017.

“We’re humbled and very excited to move into this new era, into the Southeast, and growing awesome drivers and building the future generation of Formula Drift drivers,” said MDU co-founder and president Edgar Sarmiento.

Along with co-founder Jon Gillatt, Sarmiento formed Midwest Drift Union as an evolution of the Drift Indy brand in 2009, holding its first competition series in 2010. Since then, they have developed the Smashed USA apparel line utilizing Gillatt’s experience as founder of Enthusiast Apparel, along with the new Street League Drifting series. Now, the duo announces the development of the Drift Group, which will focus on building a new region in the company’s first foray into Southeast territory.

“We really enjoy sharing what we know and preparing drivers for the next step of the Pro 2 Formula Drift world,” Sarmiento said.

Formula Drift pro driver Geoff Stoneback, along with Pro 2 drivers Dirk Stratton and Andrew Lewis, have earned their licenses through the MDU program. Now, the series hopes to build the driver base in a new area.

“We’ll be bringing another side of the professionalism we bring to the table to the Southeast and running a fair, fun competition series for our friends in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, the Carolinas and beyond,” Sarmiento said.

As of this release, no venues have been confirmed, but Sarmiento stated there would be four to five events spread out around the Southeast in addition to MDU’s traditional Midwest series.

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Formula DRIFT PRO2 Round 4 at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park and PRO2 Championship Results

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Formula DRIFT PRO2 Round 4 at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park and PRO2 Championship Results;
Marc Landreville Wins Final PRO2 Event of the Season and Captures the PRO2 Championship

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Long Beach, Calif. – October 2, 2016 – Formula DRIFT PRO2 entered Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park for the first ever stand-alone PRO2 event, which was also the final event of the four event PRO2 Championship. Marc Landreville in the Perry Performance Nissan 240 took his third consecutive PRO2 victory to win the event and earn the PRO2 Championship.

Thousands of fans were in attendance and 120,000 Livestream viewers tuned to watch the exciting Formula DRIFT PRO2 drivers charge the challenging track at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park to earn their Formula DRIFT Pro license.

Landreville took the victory after qualifying in first and besting Nate Hamilton, in the Enjuku Racing / Fortune Auto Nissan 240 in a One More Time battle, after Hamilton had to exit the competition due to a broken serpentine belt. Dirk Stratton in the Lingenfelter Performance Corvette C6 finished the event in third place.

“The event was great,” said Marc Landreville, 2016 Formula DRIFT PRO2 champion. “The car was great and I had some excellent drivers to go up against, so that made for tremendous competition to end the season on a high note.”

The PRO2 Championship concludes the 2016 season with new champion Marc Landreville. Finishing in second place is Jeff Jones in the DOC Racing Nissan 240 and Andrew Lewis in the Andrew Lewis Racing Nissan 240 in third place.

The 2016 Formula DRIFT Pro Championship will continue to Round 8: O’Reilly Auto Parts Title Fight sponsored by Gumout on October 7-8, 2016 at Irwindale Speedway. For more information visit, www.formulad.com and find Formula DRIFT on Instagram @formulad, Facebook www.facebook.com/formuladrift, Twitter @FormulaD, and Snapchat – formula_drift. Tune into Formula DRIFT on CBS Sports and check your local listings for airtimes.

PRO2 Round 4 Event Results

1. Landreville, Marc Perry Performance Nissan 240 Winner
2. Hamilton, Nate Enjuku Racing / Fortune Auto Built Nissan 240 2nd Place
3. Stratton, Dirk Lingenfelter Performance Chevy Corvette C6 3rd Place
4. Burkett, Dan Rad Dan Toyota Supra 4th Place
5. Waters, Randall Nissan 240 5th Place
6. Litteral, Ryan Ryan Litteral Racing Nissan 240 6th Place
7. Jones, Jeff DOC Racing Nissan 240 7th Place
8. King, Kasey Lexus SC300 8th Place
9. Madrigali, Matt Matt Madrigali Racing Nissan 240 9th Place
10. Hull, Taylor Aloha Green Tea Hawaii / Asphalt Anarchy Nissan 240 10th Place
11. Vankirk, Matt Nissan 240 11th Place
12. McGuire, Josh Enjuku Racing / Fortune Auto Built Nissan 240 12th Place
13. Brockaway, Donavan Red Baron Racing BMW E30 13th Place
14. Day, Aaron Achilles Radial Trademark Auto House Nissan 240 14th Place
15. Lawrence, Kevin Enjuku Racing Nissan 240 15th Place
16. Lewis, Andrew Andrew Lewis Racing Nissan 240 16th Place

2016 Formula DRIFT PRO2 Championship Results
1. Landreville, Marc Perry Performance Nissan 240 402.00 Points
2. Jones, Jeff DOC Racing Nissan 240 272.00 Points
3. Lewis, Andrew Andrew Lewis Racing Nissan 240 192.00 Points