Long Beach, Calif. May 31, 2014 Formula DRIFT PRO 2 Series kicked off the season at Homestead-Miami Speedway with the first of four rounds of competition. Geoff Stoneback in the Geoff Stoneback Racing Nissan S14 takes the first victory in PRO 2 history.
The inaugural PRO 2 competition held at Homestead-Miami Speedway marked the start of the PRO 2 season. PRO 2 Series was introduced as an intermediary series between the Formula DRIFT Pro-Am and Pro Championship to help drivers get acclimated to the competition level and venues, while gaining valuable experience. As the first year of the PRO 2, drivers that are eligible include both licensed Pro-Am and Pro Championship drivers. In addition, the PRO 2 competition was available on the Driftstream for the fans at home and remaining events in the PRO 2 Series will be streamed live this season.
For Immediate Release
May 14th, 2009
City Tire / Kallusive Clothing, Formula D Road Atlanta: OMT in Top 32 and closing the gap!
With a skeleton crew, City Tire / Kallusive Clothing went to Road Atlanta to keep collecting points in the 2009 Formula D league. It was an eventful weekend leading up to the final 32 tandem battles, with a new course, a new setup and a gearbox that started to crack during the pre-qualifying practice.
“During pre-qualifying practice the gearbox started giving a hard time to shift from 2nd to 3rd gear,” says driver Carl Rydquist. “This was becoming a big problem as it is much needed to do that upshift quickly at this track. I put a score in during my first run, just to make top 32, but in my second run as I went for a better position, the gearbox completely refused to go from 2nd to 3rd and my run was lost.”
2nd Update: This has been cancelled and will not be a rerun, Casper wasn’t able to run and was allowed the bypass via not running to save time. Justin will move on to Top 16
Update: Casper Canul and Justin Pawlak will run a 2nd run. Apparently both broke from the tap and JTP was supposed to do a bye run. That didn’t happen, so they will both get to go at it for their 2nd run. This will happen at the begining of the Top 16 to determine a winner.
Daijiro Yoshihara Vs. Jeff Jones
Dai leads, and comes out with Jeff giving chase and mirroring his entry. Dai able to pull away a bit and maintain a gap through the sweeper. Good run from both
Jeff leads, and comes in with a sick entry on the wall past the tire wall. Entry into the tranisiton is again close and Dai spins! Jeff Jones moves on! A privateer from the grassroots scene.
Taka Aono Vs. Pat Mordaunt
Taka leads, and come out sideways. Pat is close behind and both stay in drift through the course. Slight correction at end by Taka.
Pat leads, and comes out with a very nice angle. Taka is close and mirrors Pat with a slightly shalower angle. Pat spins and comes to a halt at the end. Taka moves on