Ryuji Miki and John Wagner, a rookie in his first Formula DRIFT professional event, battle it out. Miki easily moves past the rookie into the Top 16.
Tyler McQuarrie in his Falken Tires Nissan 350 battles another rookie Michael Essa in his LS1 powered RX7. The battle was close and the judges announced a One More Time. In the 1st round of the OMT battle, Essa spins into the kitty litter giving Mcquarrie the advantage.