Long Beach, Calif. – May 7, 2016 – Formula DRIFT PRO 2 entered Road Atlanta for the first round of the PRO 2 championship. Jeff Jones in the DOC Nissan S14 takes the victory and the lead in the standings.
The inaugural event for PRO 2 at Road Atlanta kicked off the PRO 2 championship season. The course proved to be challenging and for many of the PRO 2 drivers as it was their first time drifting at Road Atlanta.
The top four qualifiers coincidentally also ended in the Top 4 of the competition. In the semi-finals, Ryan Litteral in the Ryan Litteral Racing Nissan S14 went head to head with Jeff Jones in one of the best battles of the evening. Litteral made contact with Jones, which ultimately gave Jones the win placing him in the Finals. Number one qualifier, Marc Landreville, in the Perry Performance Nissan S14 faced off against Dan Burkett in the RAD Dan Toyota Supra in unique circumstances due to a collision on course with fault given to Burkett. Landerville was given the win into the Finals, but with his car being unrepairable he was unable to continue in competition giving Jones the victory.
“I’m totally ecstatic to get first place,” said Jeff Jones, winner of Round 1 of the PRO 2 championship. “It was amazing and I’d like to thank DOC for helping me out to get the car ready. It was a blast and I can’t wait for the next round.”
The 2016 Formula DRIFT Pro Championship will continue to Round 3: Uncharted Territory on June 3-4 at Orlando Speedworld. For more information visit,www.formulad.com and find Formula DRIFT on Instagram @formulad, Facebook www.facebook.com/formuladrift, Twitter @FormulaD, and snapchat formula_drift. Tune into Formula DRIFT on CBS Sports and check your local listings for airtimes.
PRO 2 Round 1 Event Results
|1. Jones, Jeff||DOC Nissan S14||Winner|
|2. Landreville, Marc||Perry Performance Nissan S14||2nd Place|
|3. Litteral, Ryan||Ryan Litteral Racing Nissan S14||3rd Place|
|4. Burkett, Dan||RAD Dan Toyota Supra||4th Place|
|5. Lewis, Andrew||Andrew Lewis Racing Nissan Silvia||5th Place|
|6. Van Den Brink, Doug||DVM Mustang||6th Place|
|7. Hull, Taylor||Aloha Green Tea Hawaii Asphalt Anarchy Nissan S14||7th Place|
|8. Hunter, Ethan||Achilles Radial / Bald Eagle Nissan 240||8th Place|
|9. McGuire, Josh||Enjuku Racing / Fortune Auto Built Nissan S14||9th Place|
|10. Beechum, Trenton||Falken Tire / JoyHollywood Ford Mustang||10th Place|
|11. Lawrence, Kevin||Enjuku Racing Nissan S14.3||11th Place|
|12. Day, Aaron||Achilles Radial / Trademark Auto House Nissan S14||12th Place|
|13. Nian, Sheng Ng||Powervehicles Toyota Chaser||13th Place|
|14. Meeks, Austin||Committed Service Brands / Meeks Drift Nissan S14.5||14th Place|
|15. Madrigali, Matt||Matt Madrigali Racing Nissan 240||15th Place|
|16. Stratton, Dirk||Lingenfelter Performance Chevy Corvette C6||16th Place|
|2016 Formula DRIFT PRO 2 Championship Standings After 1 Event|
|1. Jones, Jeff||DOC Nissan S14||104.00 Points|
|2. Landreville, Marc||Perry Performance Nissan S14||86.00 Points|
|3. Litteral, Ryan||Ryan Litteral Racing Nissan S14||65.00 Poin|