COMPETITION RESULTS FROM THE ORLANDO ROUND OF THE 2021 FORMULA DRIFT CHAMPIONSHIPS

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EVENT DETAILS
Date: Saturday, May 22, 2021
Location: Orlando Speed World, Orlando, FL
Event: Formula DRIFT PRO Championship Round 2: Scorched & Formula DRIFT PROSPEC Championship Round 1

RESULTS FROM FD PRO COMPETITION
1. Chelsea DeNofa (USA) – BC Racing / Nitto Tire Ford Mustang RTR Spec 5-D
2. Fredric Aasbo (Norway) – Rockstar Energy Drink Toyota GR Supra
23 Justin Pawlak (USA) – Falken Tire Ford Mustang

RESULTS FROM FD PROSPEC COMPETITION
1. Nick Noback (USA) – KoruWorks BMW E46
2. Blake Olsen (USA) – KoruWorks / GT Radial BMW E92
3. Dmitriy Brutskiy (Belarus) – Essa Autosport / ISC Suspension BMW E46

NOTES

  • FD ORL 2021 represents the first win for DeNofa since FD STL at the start of the 2020 season
  • The FD PRO Final between DeNofa and Aasbo was delayed after Pawlak’s engine blew at the beginning of his Top 4 heat against Aasbo. Track officials had to clean oil from the course and moved the startline forward to allow the Final to take place
  • By finishing fourth, Aurimas “Odi” Bakchis in the Falken Tires / Feal Suspension Nissan S15 retains his lead of the FD PRO Championship points table
  • Top placed FD PRO Rookie was Simen Olsen (Norway) driving a Toyota GR Supra who finished 15th
  • FD ORL started in daylight but ended after dark, requiring all PRO competitors to run TYPE S undercar LED lighting
  • The winners of the FD PRO and Link ECU PROSPEC rounds both qualified in first place
  • FD ORL marked Nick Noback’s first win, and occurred at the inaugural round of the Link ECU PROSPEC Championship
  • Noback was a series rookie in 2020 who scored a second place at the final round. The win means he continues his momentum into 2021
  • Third place Dmitriy Brutskiy was the 2020 FD PRO2 Champion
  • All three Link ECU PROSPEC podium finishers drove BMWs
  • The top Rookie in the FD Link ECU PROSPEC Championship was Rich Whiteman driving the Freedom Motorsports Toyota JZX100 who finished fourth
  • GT Radial is the Official Tire of the 2021 Link ECU PROSPEC Championship, with all teams serviced by TireStacks

ROUND TWO FD PRO TOP 16 DRIVER POINTS

2021 FD PRO CHAMPIONSHIP TOP 16 STANDINGS

2021 AUTO CUP TOP FIVE STANDINGS

2021 TIRE CUP STANDINGS

ROUND ONE PROSPEC TOP 16 DRIVER POINTS & CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS

FORMULA DRIFT ORLANDO RECAP
A full recap of FD PRO Round Two and Link ECU PROSPEC Round One will be available on Monday along with event images