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2012 Streetwise Round 4 ProAm [RESULTS]

Some familiar faces rose to the top again for round 4 of the Streetwise ProAm series, which took place today in Charlotte, NC. Doug VanDenBrink took home the win again, extending his lead in the points. Nate Hamilton took home second place, while Sikky driver “Rapper” Dan Savage took home third. All three drivers were already ranked in the top 7 rankings entering this event, as we highlighted earlier in the week, so they should all be well on their way to earning their FD Pro licenses with only one event to go.

1st – Doug VanDenBrink – Ford Mustang
2nd – Nate Hamilton – Nissan S13
3rd – “Rapper” Dan Savage – Nissan S13 SilTruck

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2012 Slide Open from Montreal [GALLERY]

Our man with a plan in the great white North known as Canadia Jeremy Glover stopped by the Slide Open competition last weekend at Circuit Icar just outside of Montreal. The competition featured entries approaching 150 km/hr (around 93 mph), and several top names both from Canada and the US. Matt Waldin was top qualifier, with Pat Cyr, Dave Briggs, and several other drivers chasing him down. In the end, they were all bested by an American, who took home the $10,000 cash prize.

1st – Mike Pollard
2nd – Marc Landreville
3rd – Simon Shaffner
4th – Alex Michaud

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Streetwise FD ProAm after 3 rounds [STANDINGS]

After 3 rounds, the most recent being at Z-Max Raceway, the ProAm standings for the eastern-most ProAm affiliate are getting tight. Streetwise uses a modified point system which awards 100 tandem points for a win, 90 for 2nd, 78 for third, 65 points for 4th, and 50 tandem points for all top-8 finishers. Qualifying points are given as 20/18/16/14/12 points for the top 5 qualifiers, then 10/10/8/8/6/6/4/4/2/2 for the next 10 qualifiers with 0 qualifying points being given to the 16th place driver. The final two events will be taking place this weekend (August 4th) in Charlotte and on September 29th at Virginia International Raceway.

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Kyle Mohan adds new title sponsor for Las Vegas – Energy X gum and lip balm

Kyle Mohan will be partnering with Energy-X gum and lip balm for the Las Vegas event. Kyle mentioned a new partnership on the DriftStream, but spilled details today as he preps his car for Vegas. Mohan had some fuel pump troubles in Seattle and is anxious to get back to the racetrack where he had a massive crash last year. Energy-X will be a new sponsor to Formula D, and we can’t wait to try their product soon. The Lip Balm has an SPF of 30, which should come in handy for the Vegas heat.

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Vaughn Gittin Jr qualifies first and finishes first in Seattle [VIDEO]

Vaughn Gittin Jr is now leading the points thanks in large part to his great qualifying efforts. JR released a video showcasing his tandem battles and some antics around the Pikes Place market. His video series, which we’ve featured previously this year, is one of the more entertaining video blogs being put out by the drivers. Watch and enjoy!

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Wanna buy a drift car chassis? 2 S13 chassis for sale [BUY NOW]

Two different S13 chassis went up for sale this week, one on each coast. First up is Alex Pfeiffer’s RHD 180SX chassis, which has competed at Formula D and NOPI drift events in the past and has recently been spotted driving at Adams Motorsports Park in Riverside, CA. Second is Mark Manansala’s S13, which showed up at a few rounds of XDC / D1 as well as some grassroots events and is based out of NJ. Alex is asking $500 which includes the glass and wiring, but does not include the rear subframe or front suspension. Mark’s car is available for $3k OBO, which includes everything but the motor. Alex’s car may come with some complimentary dirt from Adams as well.

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