Long Beach, Calif. – April 19, 2015 – Formula DRIFT hosted the KMC Super Drift Challenge during the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Conrad Grunewald in the Always Evolving / Replay Camera Chevrolet Camaro takes the victory.
The KMC Super Drift Challenge for the third consecutive year brought motorsports action under the lights during the annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach with a filled capacity within Turns 9, 10, and 11 of the famous street course. Sixteen of the top Formula DRIFT drivers competed for a $25,000 prize purse.
We were excited to be able to showcase competition drifting under the lights on the streets of Long Beach, stated Jim Liaw, president and co-founder of Formula DRIFT. Then to see a capacity turn out for the fierce competition capped off an eventful Saturday at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.
The action under the lights along created a unique and competitive environment for the drivers. Number one qualifier, Forrest Wang in Get Nuts Lab / Hankook Tire Nissan S14 finishes in third place for the second consecutive year. Conrad Grunewald met Robbie Nishida in the Achilles Motorsport / Bridges Racing Lexus SC300 in the finals. Grunewald outmatched Nishida to take the event victory.
Monroe, WA – July 18, 2014 – Conrad Grunewald driver of the No. 77 Megan Racing/Top 1 Oil Chevrolet Camaro put on a great performance last month at Round 4: The Gauntlet in Wall, New Jersey. Fans watched in awe as Grunewald battled on the challenging track and had an impressive run to the Great 8 round of competition, until contact with Chris Forsberg resulted in defeat.
Grunewald is more than ready to take to the track in Monroe, Washington and closed off the day Thursday with a successful session of testing. “I’m looking forward to competing this weekend and the car is ready to go and running great,” said Grunewald. “We should be set up for a competitive weekend here at Evergreen Speedway.”