Another year of Formula D action is In the books and it was all caped out with the Final Round out at Irwindale Speedway for it’s last professional drifting event before it closes next year. Irwindale has always been able to bring the very best out of drivers and deliver an amazing show and this year sure didn’t disappoint.
|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.