Formula Drift 2014 Round 1 – Long Beach

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Formula Drift Long Beach Round 1 2014

While the Mazdatrix crew did a job that no one else thought could be done and got Kyle Mohan out for Top 16, he faced an uphill battle against Kenny Moen. Kyle continued to drive the GT Radials to new heights by making Top 16 but that would be all he could do for this round. Kenny Moen advances to the Great 8.

Formula Drift Long Beach Round 1 2014

This battle got off to an unexpected start. Conrad isn’t known for running into people but poor Aasbo is known for getting run over. That’s nearly what happened after Conrad wasn’t able to carry a drift into the first turn and hit Fredric in the right rear. It caused a flat on Fredric’s car and nose damage to the Hankook Camaro. After being given time to repair his car, Fredric would move on since Conrad’s first run was a zero.

Formula Drift Long Beach Round 1 2014

Darren McNamara was driving like he was back in Ireland and is really looking comfortable in the Falken Silvia. Those Falkens would drive past the Nittos of Vaughn Gittin’s Monster RTR and on into the Great 8.

Formula Drift Long Beach Round 1 2014

While Daigo would have been a tough challenge for Pat Goodin, it’s tougher still to beat a man who’s been denied from winning a Championship. Chris Forsberg would prove to be too much for Goodin to overcome, but Pat was able to put together two really great runs with Chris. While Chris moves on, I’m looking forward to seeing what Goodin does in Road Atlanta.

Formula Drift Long Beach Round 1 2014

Odi Bakchis would carry on the Nitto Tire banner against Tyler McQuarrie and Odi is looking like he’s going to be a contender for 2014. To add insult to injury to Tyler’s loss, his helmet, suit, and GoPros were stolen out of his truck. If you have any information on his equipment, please contact Formula Drift at www.formulad.com/contact/!

Formula Drift Long Beach Round 1 2014

Ryan Tuerck’s and his Retaks FR-S would try to out style Justin Pawlak’s Falken Mustang, but when you’ve got the King of Long Beach as an opponent you’re going to have a bad time. Pawlak’s three Long Beach wins meant he has this track down pat and that would be more than enough to send Tuerck to the trailer.

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