Burning rubber, smoke in the air, the scream of tires going sideways at 90 miles an hour, and the roar of an 850 hp engine as it tears the car out of a corner while lining up the next one. This is Formula Drift… and I love it! Formula Drift has risen to become the premier drifting competition in the US, offering the thrill and spectacle of exhibition drifting for fans all across the States. Attending any kind of Motorsport event is all about the atmosphere, and Formula Drift has it in bucket loads. The noise, the smell, the on track action, it all comes together to make this a drama filled and very exciting Motorsport. I’m one of literally thousands of fans who follow this sport all around the US, and I would have to tell you, there’s nothing else like it! Formula Drift has all of the elements that appeal to a modern crowd, injecting new life and attitude into the American Motorsport scene.
Formula DRIFT Round 3: Miami Heat Results;
Vaughn Gittin Takes His Second Consecutive Event Victory
Long Beach, Calif. – May 31, 2014 – Formula DRIFT entered Homestead-Miami Speedway for the first time for Round 3: Miami Heat. Vaughn Gittin, Jr. in the Monster Energy / Nitto Tire Ford Mustang RTR takes his second consecutive victory.
Round 3: Miami Heat entered Homestead-Miami Speedway for the first time. The Pro Championship competition highlighted a jam-packed weekend of activities that included the kick-off of the PRO 2 Series competition and Offset Kings car show.
“Homestead-Miami Speedway provided a great new venue for our Championship,” says Jim Liaw, President of Formula DRIFT. “The increasingly bigger fan base was treated to some impressive driving all weekend with the first event PRO 2 Series competition and Round 3 of the Pro Championship.”
The final battle pitted Vaughn Gittin , Jr. against points leader and the number one qualifier, Chris Forsberg in the Hankook Tire Nissan 370Z. The final battle was close, but Gittin was able to out perform his rival to earn his second consecutive event victory moving into second place overall in the championship standings. Forsberg retains the lead by with a ten point margin heading into the fourth round of competition. Rounding out the podium in third place was the number three qualifier, Kenny Moen in the Achilles Radial / Bridges Racing Nissan 240SX.
“It feels really amazing to be here and come to a brand new track and work with my team to get my Monster Energy, Nitto Tire Ford Mustang RTR on rails to be able to hit every mark and compete with some of the best drivers in the world,” said Vaughn Gittin Jr., winner of Round 3: Miami Heat. “Back to back wins is just amazing and we are working hard and it just feels good that its paying off and I’m just pumped.”
The 2014 Formula DRIFT Championship season continues with Round 4: The Gauntlet at Wall Speedway in New Jersey on June 20-21.
Round 3 – Homestead – Miami Speedway Livestream Scheduled Times and the Official hashtags for the weekend are #formulad #formuladrift #FDMIA
Friday, May 30, 2014
10:00am – 11:00am – PRO: Open Practice
11:00am – 12:00pm – PRO: Open Practice
12:00pm – 3:00pm – PRO: Qualifying
12:00pm – 3:00pm – LIVE STREAM: PRO Live Stream Begins (EASTERN STANDARD TIME)
5:00pm – 6:00pm – Pro2: Practice
6:15pm – 7:45pm – Pro2: Top 16
6:15pm – 7:45pm – LIVE STREAM: PRO 2 Live Stream Begins (EASTERN STANDARD TIME)
Saturday, May 31, 2014
11:00am – 12:30pm – PRO: Open Practice – Top 32 – Track
12:30pm – 2:30pm – MAIN COMPETITION: Round of 32 – Track
12:30pm – 2:30pm – LIVE STREAM: PRO Live Stream Begins (EASTERN STANDARD TIME)
2:30pm – 4:00pm – “Halftime Break”
4:00pm – 4:30pm – National Anthem / Opening Ceremonies
4:30pm – 7:00pm – PRO: MAIN COMPETITION: Round of 16 to Finals
4:30pm – 7:00pm – LIVE STREAM: Round of 16 Live Stream Begins (EASTERN STANDARD TIME)