Vaughn Gittin, Jr. and his Nitto Tires Ford Mustang RTR looked like he would have a great run against Kenny Moen and his Achilles Radial Nissan 240SX. At least, it was looking good until the finish when the car popped out of 2nd gear and couldn't maintain drift. Then, Kenny made contact with a chicane cone and forced a restart after he used his one and only Competition Time Out. If he had hit the cones two more times, it would have been a zero but knocking over a cone would not count against a full run. The second try was a charm and a full run was made and even with the great proximity put on by Vaughn, it would be a win for Kenny Moen thanks to that early shut down by Vaughn. A few weeks later at the Grand Prix of Trois Rivieres, Vaughn made a comeback and his stock car racing debut where he would finish in 14th.
Another weird start would be between the Nitto Tires BMW 325 Sedan of Chelsea Denofa and MavTV/Lucas Oil driver Joon Maeng in his Nissan 240SX. After “Power Alley”, Denofa’s car broke a transmission and he knew what had happened right away. He would go ahead and drive back to start instead of wasting a Competition Time Out. The win would automatically go to Joon Maeng.
Matt Coffman in the Maxxis Tires Nissan 240SX would have to battle the most consistent man in Formula Drift in 2014, the Hankook Tires/NOS Energy Drink Nissan 370Z of Chris Forsberg. Coffman’s Nissan 240SX is powered by a Roush-Yates V8 and would keep up with Forsberg, but to win he would need to bring his best driving. Unfortunately he didn’t as he would make a correction at the finish in his follow run and his lead run wasn’t enough to overcome that mistakee. Forsberg was in the Top 16.
Pat Goodin was looking excellent in his Enjuku Racing Nissan 240SX while he was leading the CX Racing/Nitto Tires Nissan 240SX of Matt Field. Then, coming off the last front clipping point a suspension failure stopped Goodin in his tracks. That would end Pat’s day. Next was Ryan Tuerck in the Maxxis Tires Scion FR-S and “Magic” Mike Pollard in the Breast Cancer Awareness Nissan 240SX. Mike would make Ryan’s win easy after straightening out in his follow run and nearly straightening out on his lead run at the finish.