|Long Beach, Calif. – October 14, 2017 – Formula DRIFT Black Magic Pro Championship presented by BlackVue Dash Cameras returned to Irwindale Speedway for Round 8: O’Reilly Auto Parts “Title Fight”. Piotr Wiecek in the Worthhouse / Falken Tire Nissan 240 takes home his first Formula DRIFT victory and clinches Rookie of the Year honors, while his teammate James Deane in the Worthouse / Falken Tire Nissan 240 clinches his first Formula DRIFT Championship.
words Carlos Cano Estrella
photos eDRIFT staff photographers
Good evening drift fans, well, it’s very much out of Frederic Aasbo’s hands at this point. We would have had to see James Deane’s car in a similar situation to this (in other words broken) during qualifying. He currently sits 96 points ahead of Aasbo at 582. With a score of 94 in today’s qualifying session “The Machine” secures, not only a bye run for tomorrow’s main event, the 2017 Formula DRIFT championship!
Aasbo currently sits on 486 points and is fighting to stave off the hungry drivers who currently sit underneath him in the standings.
China, Zhuhai International Circuit Drift competition
I’ve just got back from China and we brought home the 2017 Championship. Its a pretty surreal feeling and after 3 years competing over in China we finally managed to bring home the Championship. It wasn’t without drama and plenty of ups and downs though. Mechanical dramas, mis communication with the Chinese mechanics, crazy weather including Typhoons. you name it and we pretty well had to endure it. What a crazy year its been to say the least.
I tried a new avenue of sharing the adventure with all my fans and followers, I took my GoPros and captured as much footage as I could on and off the track. Editing every night and trying to upload the footage before I hoped back in the car each day. It was another challenge I put on myself but the enjoyment I get from sharing it with everyone is priceless. Here is the Link to my Video series from the recent Championship Winning trip. >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FreGgNe7Zc&index=1&list=PLQWls4DETwzNIFbEF-MmO3PD_6nHvuXDu&t=25s Continue reading