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2013 Drift Mania Round 4 at Victoriaville [RESULTS]

A big round at Victoriaville took place over the weekend putting another Drift Mania in the books. Marc Landerville continues to perform well in 2013 regardless of loaning cars and personal car troubles throughout the year. He drove himself all the way to the finals where he couldn’t defeat Francis Tasse. Here is how the podium finished:


1. Francis Tasse
2. Marc Landreville
3. Jeff Laflamme

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Round 5: Throwdown at Evergreen Speedway Results; Chris Forsberg Takes the Victory

Long Beach, Calif. – July 21, 2013 – Formula DRIFT presented by GoPro returned to the Pacific Northwest to a sold out crowd. Chris Forsberg in the NOS Energy Drink / Hankook Tire Nissan 370Z takes the victory and the championship points lead.

The fans came out in droves for Round 5: Throwdown at Evergreen Speedway and for the second year in a row the event was held in front of a sell-out crowd.

“Each year we look forward to the action and excitement at Evergreen Speedway and this year did not disappoint. The championship chase is heating up with only two events left in the season,” stated Jim Liaw, president and co-founder of Formula DRIFT. “The chase is as close as it has ever been and we look forward to returning to Texas for the next round of competition and then the Finals in Irwindale.”

Heading into the event, returning champion Daigo Saito had a commanding points lead, but with an early exit in the Top 32, an opening for the other drivers became present. In the consolation round, Aurimas “Odi” Bakchis in the Nexen Tire Nissan 240SX battled Fredric Aasbo in the Hankook Tire / Scion Racing tC. Wheel and tire problems helped give Aasbo the win and the third place finish. The final battle pitted Michael Essa in the GSR Autosport / Yokohama BMW M3 against Chris Forsberg. After a close battle, Forsberg edged out Essa to take the victory and the lead in the 2013 Pro Championship points standings. Essa also moves into second place overall.

“Hats off to my crew for giving me a perfect running car this weekend as they were hustling really hard since Thursday’s practice to get the car dialed in for today,” said Chris Forsberg, winner of Round 5: Throwdown. “It is a testament from last year’s season to this year just how much you can improve with a hard working crew and the support of great sponsors. I’m excited for the win and the lead and can’t wait for the next event.”

With only 2 events remaining the championship is up for grabs with less than 35 points separating the top five drivers from the title. Formula DRIFT continues to Round 6: Showdown at Texas Motor Speedway in Dallas Fort Worth, Texas on September 13-14, 2013.

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2013 Formula Drift Round 5 at Evergreen Speedway – Main Event [GALLERY]

A main event gallery shot by Nelson Ayra covers all the big action at Evergreen Speedway. Odi Bakchis put down a great performance putting him in 4th place for the weekend. Follow Daigo Saito’s Top 32 elimination and watch as Chris Forsberg makes a run to a first place finish. All the photos are right inside the link below.

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An Airbagged Race Trailer That Every Drifter Needs [VIDEO]

This awesome creation for a race car drivers towing needs is a creation of some guys out in New Zealand with a current price point of just over $12,000 US dollars (converted from NZ dollars). The independent suspension open car trailer will lay flat out to load a car and air up to standard normal towing height almost instantly. The air system is also accessible for connecting air tools or putting air into your tires. The rumor is these guys are bringing this creation to the USA and localizing production which should reduce the US price point of just over $12,000 but this seems like a 2014 or later project. Would you buy one for your race car?

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2013 Formula Drift Round 5 – Seattle – Tire Manufacturer Championship [STANDINGS]

Despite a big crash from Justin Pawlak in the Top 8 and a similar exit in the top 8 from Darren McNamara, Falken Tire remains in the lead of the tire championship although their lead has decreased substantially. Hankook has jumped into second place behind a double-podium finish, while Achilles falls to third place behind Saito’s unexpected top-32 exit. Yokohama has jumped into fifth place, while Maxxis falls to seventh.

Here are the standings after five events:

1. Falken – 776
2. Hankook  – 742.5
3. Achilles– 671.25
4. Nitto – 645
5. Yokohama – 522.5
6. Nexen – 517.75
7. Maxxis – 490.5
8. Kenda – 79.25

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2013 Formula Drift Round 5 – Seattle – Manufacturers Championship [STANDINGS]

With a pair of top 8 finishes for Justin Pawlak and Vaughn Gittin Jr, Ford takes over sole control of first place in the OEM Manufacturer’s standings, with Lexus dropping to third. Nissan moved into second thanks to the win from Forsberg and a top-16 showing from Kado. Scion and BMW round out the top five, with Chevy, Toyota, and Mazda maintaining their position. Subaru and Hyundai both jumped ahead of Dodge thanks to the first top-16 appearances of the season from both brands behind Yoshioka (Subaru) and Mertzanis (Hyundai).

Here’s the current standings after 5 rounds:

1. Ford – 712.5 points
2. Nissan – 683.5 points
3. Lexus – 668.25 points
4. Scion – 645.5 points
5. BMW – 597.5 points
6. Chevy – 429 points
7. Toyota – 201.75 points
8. Mazda – 160.5 points
9. Subaru – 106 points
10. Hyundai – 79.25 points
11. Dodge – 49.25 points

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2013 Formula Drift at Evergreen Speedway Pro Am [RESULTS]

A big Pro Am weekend took place just before the Top 32 kicked off at Evergreen Speedway today. It was actually Round 4 of their Pro Am series in 2013 with some familiar northwest names landing on the podium. Here is how they finished:

1. Nik Jimenez
2. Michael Klingele
3. Ian Fournier
4. Matthew Coffman

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2013 Formula Drift Round 5 at Evergreen Speedway [RESULTS]

After one insane battle and some really extended competition timeouts we came to an end in Seattle as the sun goes down. Yes, I know t, the sun was actually up in Washington for our Saturday event. Anyway, Chris Forsberg battled a hard ladder to first place putting him in control of the championship and Round 5 of Formula Drift this year! Daigo Saito went off in the Top 32 handing away his 67 point championship lead early in the weekend. Here is how they finished:
1. Chris Forsberg
2. Michael Essa
3. Fredric Aasbo
4. Odi Bakchis

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2013 Formula Drift Championship Points After Round 5 [RESULTS]

Wow, a huge turn of events for Chris Forsberg in his Nissan 370z this weekend jumped him from fifth to first in the championship today. Assisted with a huge screw up by Daigo Saito in Top 32. Vaughn exited in the great 8 putting him behind in points as well. The championship points are insane right now and now the next round is way too far away at a brand new track setup in Fort Worth, Texas at a famous NASCAR track Texas Motor Speedway. Here is how the unofficial points stand now:

1. Chris Forsberg – 388
2. Michael Essa – 386.50
3. Daigo Saito – 385.25
4. Vaughn Gittin Jr. – 367
5. Fredric Aasbo – 354.50
6. Justin Pawlak – 345.50
7. Darren McNamara – 332.50
8. Odi Bakchis – 294
9. Matt Field – 261
10. Robbie Nishida – 253
11. Dai Yoshihara – 244.25
12. Kenneth Moen – 234.50
13. Conrad Grunewald – 230.50
14. Ryan Tuerck – 229.50
15. Chelsea DeNofa – 210.50
16. Matt Powers – 201.50
17. Tyler McQuarrie – 198.50
18. Ryan Kado – 160.75
19. Danny George – 152.75
20. Ken Gushi – 141.50

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