Monday, May 10, 2010

Formula Drift Atlanta Coverage!

Along with the Fatlace show this weekend came a major pro drifting event. Formula Drift returned to the site of the inaugural event at Road Atlanta for Round 2: Road to the Championship. Jim Liaw President/Co-Founder of Formula Drift was quoted saying, "It all started over seven years ago here at Road Atlanta. Each year the drivers and teams have stepped it up and the level of competition is as tight as it has ever been. This is a great sign of the constant evolution of this still emerging sport."
Intense tandem action kept the thousands of fans who turned out on the edge of their seats the entire day and on into the night for the final battle. Daijiro Yoshihara and Round One winner at the Streets of Long Beach, Vaughn Gittin Jr. competed in the final battle of the day but it was Yoshihara who's excellent driving skills all weekend long claimed the victory. Gittin did not disappoint however, he landed a spot on the podium for the second consecutive event and retains the lead in the Formula Drift Pro Championship points standings. Chris Forsberg in the NOS Energy Nissan 350Z proved why he won the event at Road Atlanta last year by out driving Michael Essa for third place.
The drivers and fans could not have asked for a better race day and we were very glad that we could make it down to Atlanta to see this awesome event.

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