SERIES NEWS: COMPETITION RESULTS FROM ROUND ONE OF 2021 FORMULA DRIFT PRO CHAMPIONSHIP

Posted on

EVENT DETAILS
Date: Saturday, May 8, 2021
Location: Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, Braselton, GA
Event: Round 1: Royal Purple Road To The Championship Presented By O’Reilly Auto Parts

RESULTS
Winner: Aurimas Bakchis (Lithuania) ­– Falken Tires / Feal Suspension Nissan S15
Second: Matt Field (USA) – Falken Tire / Drift Cave Chevrolet Corvette
Third: Vaughn Gittin Jr (USA) – Monster Energy Ford Mustang RTR Spec 5-D

NOTES

  • FD ATL 2021 represents back-to-back wins for Aurimas “Odi” Bakchis, who won the Final Round of the 2020 FD PRO Championship at Irwindale Speedway
  • FD ATL was Matt Field’s first podium since he scored two second place finishes in 2018 at FD NJ and FD STL
  • The top two finalists are Falken Tire teammates
  • The Round One winner was only decided after Bakchis and Field ran “One More Time” in the Final after both were judged “incomplete” on their first runs
  • Reigning FD PRO Champion, Vaughn Gittin Jr, finished third as he sets about defending his title
  • Top placed Rookie was Branden Sorensen (USA) driving his 212 Performance / Sorensen Motorsports BMW
  • Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta hosted the first competitive FD event in 2004 and has remained on the calendar ever since (2020 excluded)
  • With FD ATL starting in daylight and ending after dark, all PRO competitors ran with TYPE S undercar LED lighting

ROUND ONE TOP 16 PRO DRIVER POINTS & CHAMPIONSHIP DRIVER STANDINGS

2021 AUTO CUP TOP FIVE STANDINGS

2021 TIRE CUP STANDINGS

FORMULA DRIFT ATLANTA RECAP
A full recap of Formula DRIFT PRO Championship Round One will be available on Monday along with event images