As we hit the end of TopDrift 2019 series, we are introduced to new and veteran drivers earning their Pro-2 license for 2020. With this license, they have the opportunity to compete at Formula Drift Pro-2 and possibly earn a Pro license for 2021. For now, the focus was on getting the win and points to be podium championship and earn their Pro-2 license.
After a long wait, we are finally back at Willow Spring International Speedway for the TopDrift series and the chance to earn a Pro2 license. Since 2002, JustDrift has been holding this event and has always catered to excited drivers, the ones who are serious and have a love for the sport. This year, Trent Beechum (@trenton_beechum), 2015 TopDrift championship took first place at Formula Drift Pro2 round 1. While Rome Charpentier (@romecp), 2018 TopDrift championship took second place.
The highlight of this year hands down goes to All Star Bash, hosted by JustDrift. They have been hosting this event since 2007 at Willow Spring International Raceway. Over the years, All Star Bash has been moving closer to the end of the year to beat the heat. Most drivers come to have fun and hang out with others with no stress since competition season is over by this point. All Star Bash was held in November 10 and 11, 2018 at Horse Thief Mile and Streets of Willow Spring.
There is no place like home, as we come back to the world famous “House of Drift” Irwindale Speedway to end the 2018 Pro2 session. Unlike the Pro drivers having 8 rounds throughout the year, Pro2 drivers only have 4 rounds. There is no room for error and anything can happen. Only the top 8 overall drivers will have the chance to get their Pro license for next year.
As we come to a close to the 2018 TopDrift series, we are introduced to three drivers who earned their Formula D Pro 2-License. TopDrift is a four round series held by JustDrift and goes based on a points system similar to Formula D. The main crucial judging points are speed, line, angle and style. Depending on where you place in each round, a certain amount of points will be added. At the end of round 4, all the points are added and only the top three will receive their Formula D Pro 2-License.