SERIES NEWS: COMPETITION RESULTS FROM THE STREETS OF LONG BEACH ROUND OF THE 2021 FORMULA DRIFT PRO CHAMPIONSHIP

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EVENT DETAILS

Date: Saturday, September 18, 2021
Location: Streets of Long Beach, Long Beach, CA
Event: Formula DRIFT PRO Championship Round 7: AutoZone Streets of Long Beach Presented By TYPE S

 
RESULTS

  1. Aurimas Bakchis (Lithuania) – Falken Tire / Feal Suspension Nissan S15
  2. Fredric Aasbo (Norway) – Rockstar Energy Drink Toyota GR Supra
  3. Vaughn Gittin Jr (USA) – Monster Energy Ford Mustang RTR Spec 5-D


NOTES

  • It’s been 897 days since the Formula DRIFT PRO Championship last ran on the Streets of Long Beach, but you’d never know after the action the fans witnessed this weekend
  • Bakchis claimed his first win since the opening round at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta and pulled himself to within 43 points of the Championship leader
  • Aasbo claimed his third second-place finish of the year, and together with his win at the previous round in St Louis, he climbed to the top of the FD PRO Championship from third
  • Matt Field (USA) in the Falken Tire / Drift Cave Chevrolet Corvette, who was leading the points chase coming into Long Beach, was knocked out of the Top 16 by a suspension failure during his One More Time battle against Vaughn Gittin Jr (USA) in the Monster Energy Ford Mustang RTR Spec 5-D. Gittin went on to finish third. Field dropped to third in the Championship chase, 20 points behind Aasbo
  • Championship contender, Chelsea DeNofa (USA) in the BC Racing / Nitto Tire Ford Mustang RTR Spec 5-D, was eliminated from the Top 8 by team leader, Gittin. DeNofa remains second in the points table, but is now 19 points behind Aasbo
  • Top qualifier Justin Pawlak (USA) driving the Falken Tire Ford Mustang was eliminated from the Top 16 by Chris Forsberg (USA) driving the NOS Energy / GT Radial Nissan 370Z
  • Top FD PRO Rookie finisher was Jonathan Hurst (USA) who placed 14th in the Cash Racing Infiniti G37

ROUND 7 FD PRO TOP 16 DRIVER POINTS 

2021 FD PRO CHAMPIONSHIP TOP 16 STANDINGS

2021 AUTO CUP TOP FIVE STANDINGS

2021 TIRE CUP STANDINGS

FORMULA DRIFT LONG BEACH RECAP
A full recap of Round 7: AutoZone Streets of Long Beach Presented By Type S will be available on Monday, along with event images

NEXT ROUND
Irwindale Speedway – the House of Drift –  will host Round 8 TYPE S Title Fight. This is the Final Round of the Formula DRIFT PRO and Link ECU PROSPEC Championships, scheduled for October 22-23. Please visit formulad.com for ticket information, event schedule, driver profiles, special content, and the event livestream