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2014 Golden Gate Drift Round 2 [RESULTS]

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The Golden Gate Drift series  fired up this weekend with Round 2 at the Stockon 99 Speedway. Round 2 brought out the top talents of Northern California but did see European Faruk Kugay run away with the competition and take home a victory in his grey 2JZ powered S14. Here is how they finished up with nobody from Round 1 landing back on the podium:

1. Faruk Kugay
2. Crick Fillipe
3. Joe Tardiff

Article source: http://www.wreckedmagazine.com/blog/2014/04/20/2014-golden-gate-drift-round-2-results/


British Drift Championship Round 1 at Lydden Hill [RESULTS]

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BDC finished off its season opener this weekend with a huge field of cars competing in three classes to wrap things up at Lydden Hill. The man on top of the podium this weekend is no other than 14 year old Jack Shanahan in his Nexen sponsored S14. The rain barely held off but left a dry track for a full weekend of fun in England. Check below to see where drivers finished in all three divisions.

Super Pro Podium:
1. Jack Shanahan
2. Shane O’Sullivan
3. Michael Marshall

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Pro Podium:
1. Martin Battye
2. Dan Firmager
3. Pete Green

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Semi Pro Podium:
1. Matt Stevenson
2. Ollie Elmore
3. Jake Spickett

Article source: http://www.wreckedmagazine.com/blog/2014/04/20/british-drift-championship-round-1-at-lydden-hill-results/


2014 Midwest Drift Union Round 1 by Subject Media [VIDEO]

The Midwest Drift Union kicked off last weekend with a big Round 1 weekend at Gateway International just outside of St. Louis. One of the most fun Pro Am tracks in the country kicked off in style. Here are the podium results from the weekends event.

Article source: http://www.wreckedmagazine.com/blog/2014/04/19/2014-midwest-drift-union-round-1-by-subject-media-video/


British Drift Championship Kicks off at Lydden Hill with Qualifying [RESULTS]

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The qualifying results are in from Round 1 of the BDC series at Lydden Hill in England. While soccer is coming to an end in England the drift season has blown up in the UK with several events going around the country this weekend. Monster Energy driver Stephen Biagioni claimed first place to kick off the year with Michael Marshall (2013 champion) locked in second place. Full qualifying results from semi pro, pro, and super pro are just below.

Super Pro Qualifying Results
1. Stephen Biagioni
2. Michael Marshall
3. Matt Carter
4. Mark Luney
5. Shane Lynch
6. Jack Shanahan
7. Shane O’Sullivan
8. Martin Richards
9. Simon Perry
10. Steve Moore
11. Brian Egan
12. Christian Lewis
13. Phil Morrison
14. Dan Chapman
15. Wesley Keating
16. Wayne Keeber
17. Danny Eyles
18. James Fuller
19. Paul Cheshire
20. Paul Smith
21. Paul Conlan
22. Jody Fletcher
23. Jamie Kenyon
24. Jay White
25. Mark Lappage
26. Ludovic Clini
27. David Waterworth
28. Alex Law
29. Julie Robinson

Pro Qualifying Results
1. Martin Battye
2. Oliver Silcock
3. Alan Green
4. Gary Dunne
5. Pete Green
6. Matt Tilyard
7. Dan Firmager
8. Brad McQueen
9. Ben Manuel
10. Marcin Mucha
11. TJ Berney
12. David Egan
13. Keilan Woods
14. Adam Weeden
15. Jordan Patton
16. Matt Samuel
17. Ricky Emery
18. Luke Woodham
19. Justin Clarke
20. Antony Mortley
21. Keith Bar O’Shea
22. Dylan Thanushyan
23. Ross Gregory
24. Gareth Taylor
25. Matt Hitchcock
26. Tom Yates
27. Louis Geldart
28. Nigel Moody
29. Ian Waddington
30. Chris Smith
31. Dan Isbell
32. Michael Trembath
33. Nathan Chivers
34. Daniel Hall
35. Justin Griffiths
36. Dean Barber

Semi Pro Qualifying Results
1. Gary Mills
2. Jake Spickett
3. Richard McCourt
4. Ollie Elmore
5. Joseph Ankers
6. Ben Mellish
7. Adam Simmons
8. Ryan Pothecary
9. Steve Donnelly
10. Stuart Farley
11. Matt Stevenson
12. Michael Jankowiak
13. Martin Wonnacott
14. Ben Rowland
15. Lewis Baker
16. Chris Hawker
17. Tim Lockyer
18. Martyn Lowe
19. Matt Cussens
20. Lewis Mitchell
21. Ryan Toporowski
22. Mike Lardner
23. Mark Annette
24. Tony Walker
25. Shaan Shareef
26. Matthew Denham
27. Damen Haskett
28. Brett Beland
29. Mike Collins
30. Louis Lawrence
31. Andy Redmond
32. Andy Arnott
33. James Matthewson
34. Kirsty Widdrington
35. Ryan Cooper
36. Stuart Egdell
37. Brad Wallbank
38. Robert Booth

Article source: http://www.wreckedmagazine.com/blog/2014/04/19/british-drift-championship-kicks-off-at-lydden-hill-with-qualifying-results/


Drift UAE Round 4 at Yas Marina Circuit [RESULTS]

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This weekend the Drift UAE season came to an end at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi. The Formula 1 track makes a great backdrop for some big action drifting! The Toyota Emirates Drift team driver Ahmed Alamiry with his 2JZ powered Toyota 86 took the victory. Here is how the podium finished for Round 4:
1. Ahmed Alamiry
2.Fredrick Aasland
3.Ahmad Daham
4.Sami Haidar

Article source: http://www.wreckedmagazine.com/blog/2014/04/19/drift-uae-round-4-at-yas-marina-circuit-results/


2014 Polish Drift Championship Round 1 at Poznan [GALLERY]

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Check out some great images shot by Maciej Maroszek from the first round of the Polish Drift Championship in Poznan. The event took place at the Poznań Race Track which is also know as the house of Polish Drift. Piotr Wiecek of BudMat Auto Drift Team in his yellow Nissan Skyline R34 RB26 stroked to a RB28 engine stole the show by qualifying first and winning the event. Dig into some awesome photos from the weekends event in Poland!

 

Check out the Gallery: http://www.wreckedmagazine.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=389

Article source: http://www.wreckedmagazine.com/blog/2014/04/18/2014-polish-drift-championship-round-1-at-poznan-gallery/


2014 D1 Street Legal Round 1 at Bihoku [RESULTS]

Check out the start of the D1 Street Legal series that went down at Bihoku over the past weekend. The big winner was Naoki Nakamura on the weekend! You can see his final battle with Kazuki Hayashi in the video above. Nakamura qualified third for the event after suffering serious mechanical issues in practice. His car normally around 450hp was down around 370hp after an issue with a broken camshaft put him out for most of practice. Here is how they finished up:

1. Naoki Nakamura (25)
2. Kazuki Hayashi (21)
3. Yusuke Kitaoka (18)

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Article source: http://www.wreckedmagazine.com/blog/2014/04/18/2014-d1-street-legal-round-1-at-bihoku-results/


2014 D1 Street Legal Round 1 at Bihoku [RESULTS]

Check out the start of the D1 Street Legal series that went down at Bihoku over the past weekend. The big winner was Naoki Nakamura on the weekend! You can see his final battle with Kazuki Hayashi in the video above. Nakamura qualified third for the event after suffering serious mechanical issues in practice. His car normally around 450hp was down around 370hp after an issue with a broken camshaft put him out for most of practice. Here is how they finished up:

1. Naoki Nakamura (25)
2. Kazuki Hayashi (21)
3. Yusuke Kitaoka (18)

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Article source: http://www.wreckedmagazine.com/blog/2014/04/18/2014-d1-street-legal-round-1-at-bihoku-results/


2014 Polish Drift Championship Round 1 at Poznań [RESULTS]

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The first round of the Polish Drift Championship is in the books after a big weekend at Poznań. Here is how qualifying and the final event results clocked in for the big season kick off! Noteably absent was the PUZ Drift Team as they were away in Lithuania for another event. We will have more content coming soon from Poland thanks to the help of Maciej Maroszek!

For the results

Qualifying Order
1 Piotr Więcek 98 / 97 (Yellow R34 RB28)
2 Artur Opiela 93 / 92 (Blue R33 RB25)
3 Marcin Carzasty 93 / 89 (S14a 2JZ)
4 Marek Wartałowicz 93 / 88 (E21 2JZ)
5 Mateusz Włodarczyk 92 / 90 (M3 S65B40)
6 Bartosz Stolarski 92 / 90 (LS2 Turbo)
7 Max Heidrich 91 / 86 (S13 2JZ)
8 Marcin Wittchen 90 / 87 (S14,5 2JZ)
9 Kajetan Rutyna 89 / 89 (W201 55AMG)
10 Szymon Jaśkiewicz 89 / 88 (S14a 2JZ)
11 Sebastian Matuszewski 89 / 84 (S14a M60B44)
12 Paweł Kalotka 89 / 84 (S14a S62B50)
13 Szymon Budzyński 85 / 83 (Z4 S85B50)
14 Mateusz Fijał 85 / 82 (S13 1JZ)
15 Maciej Bochenek 85 / 80 (S13 RB25)
16 Niels Becker 83 / 82 (S14a RB26)

Event Results
1. Piotr Więcek – Skyline R34 – BudMat Auto Drift Team – 112 pts.
2. Bartosz Stolarski – Nissan 200SX S14a – STW Drift Team – 92 pts.
3. Mateusz Włodarczyk – M3 E92 – Drift Team Łódź – 82 pts.

Article source: http://www.wreckedmagazine.com/blog/2014/04/17/2014-polish-drift-championship-round-1-at-poznan-results/


Michael Essa vs. Chris Forsberg & Vaughn Gittin Jr. vs. Justin Pawlak by the Numbers

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Drift Idiot/Hooniverse did an interesting editorial video based on rivalries in Formula Drift. You can watch the video below but I wanted to focus on the statistics of these two rivalries. One has been a long time coming and one was formed by a battle for the championship last year. So who are the better drivers by the numbers?

 

Chris Forsberg
Overall Tandem Battles: 181
Wins: 122 (67%)
Events Qualified: 64/67
Event Wins: 8/64 (13%)
Podiums: 20/64 (31%)
Championships: 1 (2009)

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Michael Essa
Overall Tandem Battles: 67
Wins: 37 (55%)
Events Qualified: 31/31
Event Wins: 2/31 (6%)
Podiums: 4/31 (13%)
Championships: 1 (2013)

 

Chris actually manages to win in every single metric compared as individual performances. I left out the battles between the two of them because my source DriftStats.com has an inaccurate battler percentage between the two respective drivers. Here is how Vaughn and Justin stack up against each other:

Justin Pawlak
Overall Tandem Battles: 106
Wins: 69 (65%)
Events Qualified: 39/39
Event Wins: 4/39 (10%)
Podiums: 8/39 (21%)
Championships: 0 (*Finished 2nd in 2011)

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Vaughn Gittin Jr.
Overall Tandem Battles: 183
Wins: 119 (65%)
Events Qualified: 61/67
Event Wins: 5/61 (8%)
Podiums: 17/61 (28%)
Championships: 1 (2010)

 

Stats Source: http://www.driftstats.com/

Drift Idiot/Hooniverse Video – “The Other Side… Rivalries”

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Article source: http://www.wreckedmagazine.com/blog/2014/04/17/michael-essa-vs-chris-forsberg-vaughn-gittin-jr-vs-justin-pawlak-by-the-numbers/


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