DriftStream2010.com Continues Steady Growth with over 200,000 Unique Viewers for Round 3: The Gauntlet

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Long Beach, Calif. – June 25, 2010 – Formula DRIFT continued the new DriftStream with YoParts.com at Round 3: The Gauntlet registering over 200,000 unique viewers watching the event live for the second event in a row.

Formula DRIFT and YoParts.com partnered with Justin.tv to distribute the LiveStream of Round 3: The Gauntlet at Wall Stadium in New Jersey. Over 128 countries tuned in to watch the over 1,000,000 minutes of action streamed in a 24-hour period, the largest of any of the events to date. This event featured multiple camera angles including an exclusive “starting line” camera and enhanced scoring displays. The coverage also included footage live from the Drivers’ meeting and exclusive coverage from the “Throttle Thursday” event.

“Round 3 was definitely our best broadcast yet! We were able to produce the best stream quality out of our first three events and made for an enjoyable viewing experience. Our DriftStream2010 chat audience were instrumental in helping us fine tune the stream each day,” said Tom Masiero, co-founder of YoParts.com. “This event we had multiple camera angles for Round 3: The Gauntlet as well as a LIVE start line cam that caught some great close up action. This event would not have been possible without our sponsors Mishimoto, Need for Speed and Belle-1 Communications. We are looking forward to Round 3: Throwdown Monroe Wa, with even more great new features for the Formula Drift Fan base. We would also like to thank out media partners motoiq.com, speedhunters.com, pasmag.com, motormavens.com, drifting.com, streetimportonline.com, gtchannel.com, livesockets.com for hosting and promoting DriftStream2010.”

The Drift Stream will continue at Round 4: Throwdown on July 9-10 in Monroe, WA when Formula DRIFT returns to Evergreen Speedway.

Round 3: The Gauntlet Top 32 Qualifying

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Today’s Top 32 Qualifying was very exciting. Both Ken Gushi and Tyler McQuarrie tied with the same top score, but Ken had a higher speed so he earns the top spot. The biggest upset of the day comes with current Formula DRIFT champion Tanner Foust spinning in both his qualifying runs and failing to qualify into the Top 32 competition.

Be sure to stay tuned to the Formula DRIFT Blog and Twitter for live updates throughout the day.

Ken Gushi
Ken Gushi

Tyler McQuarrie
Tyler McQuarrie

Qualifying Drivers – Top 32

Driver: Car #: Score:

1 K. Gushi 5 95.9
2 T. McQuarrie 17 95.9
3 R. Millen 6 94.6
4 D. McNamara 8 93.9
5 S. Hubinette 77 93
6 V. Gittin 25 89.6
7 J. Pawlak 13 89.5
8 D. Yoshihara 9 88
9 P. Mordaunt 90 87.1
10 C. Forsberg 64 86.2
11 R. Tuerck 44 84.7
12 S. Verdier 12 84.4
13 R. Miki 26 84.1
14 R. Nishida 31 82.9
15 K. Yamanaka 7 80
16 R. Petty 808 77.9
17 C. Canul 30 77.7
18 M. Waldin 24 77.6
19 K. Mohan 99 76
20 M. Takatori 23 75.9
21 T. Brakohiapa 18 74.9
22 J. Maeng 51 74.1
23 D. VanDenBrink 19 72.6
24 E. O’Sullivan 35 70.6
25 T. Aono 86 70.4
26 C. Wan 3 66
27 T. Suell 777 63.8
28 J. Wagner 412 55.2
29 J. Jones 29 52.6
30 R. Ewerth 27 49
31 C. Kregorian 14 46
32 G. Lang 68 28