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Formula DRIFT Texas 2016 Coverage By Super Street Magazine

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Matt Field storms to first FD career win in the DriftCave S14; Chris Forsberg in NOS Energy 370Z inches closer to third title

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It warms our hearts every time Formula DRIFT shuts down the haters. The latest vindication comes from Round 7 at Texas Motor Speedway, the penultimate event of the 2016 season, where the tandem action was so evenly spread, competitors so equally matched, cars so ridiculously close to one another, we wouldn’t blame you if you were watching and literally on the edge of your seat for the entire contest. Ok, so yeah, it’s still a drag race – FD cars are powerful and fast, we get it – but with the judges encouraging chase drivers to take the gloves off and be aggressive, we saw a lot of wheelmen take the urging to heart and put the noses of their cars right up in other guys’ business.

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Formula DRIFT Wall, N.J. 2016 By Super Street Magazine

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Vaughn Gittin, Jr., picks up 2nd win of the year in Monster Energy Mustang, making history by equaling record for most event victories

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In the wake of what some have now come to regard as one of the best Formula DRIFT rounds in a while, we’re gonna veer for a moment from recapping Round 4 of the Formula D 2016 Championship, staged at Wall Speedway in New Jersey, to join the chorus of drivers, media, fans, and others asking driver Forrest Wang’s supporters to lay off of fellow pilot Chris Forsberg. The anger being directed at the twice champion stems from a heavy-contact incident during the event’s Top 16 tandem elimination round, wherein Forsberg on the chase in his NOS Energy Nissan 370Z ran into Wang’s Get Nuts Lab S15 Silvia as the pair flew by the course’s first inner clipping point. It seems like a lot of people were surprised when the judges gave the match to Forsberg (including us, admittedly), but upon further review and explanation we now understand why Wang lost the round.

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Formula DRIFT Orlando 2016 By Super Street Magazine

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Amid controversy and confusion, Fredric Aasbo in the Rockstar Energy tC claims victory, Kristaps Bluss in the HGK Motorsport M3 picks up first FD career podium

 

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Formula DRIFT returned to the short oval at Orlando Speed World for Round 3 of 8 of its 2016 Pro Championship, and from the start everyone knew it would be different from last year’s rainy affair. The sun showed up this time, bringing unrelenting heat and humidity common to central Florida that wreaked havoc on both man and machine. In the end, 2015 series champion Fredric Aasbo behind the steering wheel of the Papadakis Racing Rockstar Energy Scion tC came out on top, but not without a lot of on-track drama and an equal amount of head scratching from a segment of fans.

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