SERIES NEWS: QUALIFYING RESULTS FROM THE SEATTLE ROUND OF THE 2021 FORMULA DRIFT PRO CHAMPIONSHIP

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EVENT DETAILS

Date: Friday, July 30, 2021
Location: Evergreen Speedway, Monroe, WA
Event: Formula DRIFT PRO Championship Round 5: Throwdown

RESULTS FROM FD PRO QUALIFYING

1. Michael Essa (USA) – FCP Euro / Liqui Moly / GT Radial BMW M3
2. Chris Forsberg (USA) – NOS Energy / GT Radial Nissan 370Z
3. Ryan Tuerck (USA) – Gumout / Nitto Tire / Mobile1 Toyota Corolla Hatchback

NOTES

  • After two rounds at new tracks, the 2021 Formula DRIFT PRO Championship returns to familiar territory at Evergreen Speedway, with Round 5: Throwdown marking the start of the second half of the season
  • Top qualifier, 2013 FD champion Michael Essa, maintains his 2021 qualifying form but needs to convert it into competition points as he’s 16th coming into Round 5
  • After some miserable qualification runs in previous rounds, Chris Forsberg seemingly resolved his technical issues and put his 370Z in second position in the hope of renewing his title challenge
  • Third place Ryan Tuerck was one of three drivers who scored 90 points, but took the position by virtue of a superior style score
  • 2021 FD PRO Championship points leader, Matt Field (USA), made his weekend more exciting by having his first qualifying run ruled incomplete. He made the most of his second run in the Knockout Qualifying Format, scoring 95 points in the Falken Tire / Drift Cave Chevrolet Corvette. This would have equaled Essa’s score but KQF placed him 26th for Saturday’s heats
  • Branden Sorensen (USA) was the top FD PRO rookie, achieving a remarkable fourth place in the 212 Performance / Sorensen Motorsports BMW
  • With 33 drivers attempting to qualify for Round 5, at least one would be eliminated. And unfortunately, after two incomplete runs, the axe fell on Wataru Masuyama (Japan) and his Buy Now Japan Nissan Silvia S15

ROUND FIVE TOP 16 PRO QUALIFYING

BRACKET FOR ROUND FIVE PRO COMPETITION HEATS 

FORMULA DRIFT SEATTLE RECAP

A summary of competition results from FD SEA will be available tomorrow, followed by a full recap of FD PRO Round 5: Throwdown on Monday along with event images