Competition Results from the FD Super Drift Challenge Day 1

COMPETITORS

  • Rome Charpentier (USA) – Garagistic / Pedal Commander / Vitour Tires E82 BMW
  • Jonathan Hurst (USA) – MRCOOL Cadillac XLR
  • Kasey Kohl (USA) – MSPEK Performance Nissan S14.9
  • Kyle Mohan (USA) – KMR / Renewable Lubricants / Mazdatrix RX-8
  • Connor O’Sullivan (USA) – RTS / GT Radial E46 BMW 
  • Daniel Stuke (USA) – MSPEK Performance Nissan Silvia Spec-R
  • Robert Thorne (USA) – ASM E46 M3
  • Forrest Wang (USA) – Get Nuts Laboratory / Yellowspeed / Vitour Nissan S15 

RESULTS

  • Forrest Wang (USA) – Get Nuts Laboratory / Yellowspeed / Vitour Nissan S15 
  • Rome Charpentier (USA) – Garagistic / Pedal Commander / Vitour Tires E82 BMW
  • Jonathan Hurst (USA) – MRCOOL Cadillac XLR

COMPETITION NOTES

  • Formula DRIFT President Ryan Sage was joined by guest announcer, FD PRO driver Ken Gushi, a 21-year veteran of the series
  • The Super Drift judging panel included Gushi (Japan), 2011 PRO Champion Dai Yoshihara (Japan), and new FD series judge Vernon Zwaneveld (Netherlands)
  • Driver match-ups for tandem competition runs were decided by a random draw in the absence of qualifying runs
  • Competitors from both the Formula DRIFT PRO and PROSPEC Championships entered their competition vehicles into the Super Drift Challenge
  • Style-king Wang became a three-time Super Drift winner following a super-close battle with Charpentier in the Final. His previous victories include a double win in 2019 and third place in 2021 
  • Second place Charpentier successfully competed in his new E82 BMW competition car
  • Third place Hurst had an incomplete score during his lead run against Charpentier, allowing Rome to advance to the Finals against Wang

ABOUT SUPER DRIFT

  • Super Drift Challenge is an invitational event. Competitors are drawn from the Formula DRIFT series but do not score points towards the FD PRO or PROSPEC Championships
  • Formula DRIFT has a long history with the Grand Prix of Long Beach, dating back to 2005 when the series was invited to conduct an annual full-course drift demo for GP fans
  • In 2012, Super Drift was introduced, offering a more traditional Formula DRIFT elimination competition format for spectators to enjoy
  • In 2006, Formula DRIFT worked with Grand Prix of Long Beach to establish its own standalone Championship round using Turns 9 to 11
  • Round 1 of the Formula DRIFT PRO Championship season takes place the weekend before the Grand Prix on the Streets of Long Beach. It has become a mainstay of the annual eight-round Formula DRIFT calendar
  • Drifting is judged on a driver’s line through the course, angle in the turns, and style throughout the run. The chase car’s proximity to the lead car is also a crucial factor

FORMULA DRIFT NEXT ROUND

Round 2: Type S Road To The Championship presented by AutoZone will take place at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta on May 9-11, as well as Round 1 of the Link ECU PROSPEC Championship. Please visit formulad.com for the competition schedule, ticket information, driver profiles, special content, and the event livestream

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