The 2016 Formula Drift season’s come to an end, but what a season! And we couldn’t have done it without all of you!
It all came down to this: Formula Drift’s season finale at the infamous House of Drift, the round where a champion is crowned and the action is at its highest extreme.
For team SR by Toyota, it’s our last round of competition representing the SR by Toyota brand, and all three drivers—Fredric Aasbo (Papadakis Racing/Nexen SR by Toyota tC), Ken Gushi (GReddy Racing/Nexen SR by Toyota 86) and Ryan Tuerck (O’Reilly/Gumout/Hankook SR by Toyota 86)—were prepared to go the entire distance for the win or go out fighting.
Formula Drift made its final stop of the year at the House of Drift Irwindale Speedway for it’s signature final round of the season. Three drivers would enter into the round in contention for the championship – Points leader Chris Forsberg, 2nd place Fredric Aasbo and 3rd Vaughn Gittin Jr. Forsberg would be chasing down his 3rd championship title trying to pass Samuel Hubinette and Tanner Foust on the list with 2 titles. Aasbo would be defending by trying to defend his 2015 title and become the second driver to win consecutive championships.
Vaughn Gittin Jr. reflects on his successful 2016 season including a 3rd place finish in the Driver’s Championship at Formula Drift Irwindale