Competition Results from the FD Super Drift Challenge

Competition Results from 2024 Formula DRIFT Super Drift Challenge Day 2.

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

  1. Robert Thorne (USA) – ASM E46 M3
  2. Connor O’Sullivan (USA) – RTS / GT Radial E46 BMW
  3. Forrest Wang (USA) – Get Nuts Laboratory / Yellowspeed / Vitour Nissan S15

COMPETITION NOTES

Formula DRIFT President Ryan Sage was joined by guest announcer and 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.

Kyle Mohan (USA) competed on Day 1 of the Super Drift Challenge but was unable to compete on Day 2, giving Forrest Wang (USA) a bye-run to the Final 4.

2022 PROSPEC Champion Robert Thorne (USA) used his racing expertise to skillfully advance past Daniel Stuke (USA) and Connor O’Sullivan (USA) for his first Super Drift Challenge win.

Second-placed O’Sullivan did a tremendous job as a PROSPEC competitor, knocking out two fierce PRO drivers Rome Charpentier (USA) and Jonathan Hurst (USA), finding redemption from Day 1.

Third-placed Wang, a six-time Super Drift Challenge winner, was hoping to carry his momentum from Day 1 forward for another victory but was stopped by Thorne in the Final 4.

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. Streets of Long Beach. It has since 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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