Top Drift Round 1

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Top Drift Round 1
The rain kept falling, and the puddle kept getting deeper and deeper. By the time Karl Osaki and Darius Ghassemian had their battle, it was a full on lake!
Top Drift Round 1
Karl was able to hang in there, and pull a win over Darius… Are we seriously still drifting in this? HELL YES!
Top Drift Round 1
The last battle of the Top 16 was Chris Milano against Orlando Gamez. Surprisingly, Chris didn't blink at the standing water.
Top Drift Round 1
Orlando was still able to overcome Chris's skills and take him down and move on to what Top Drift organizer Charlie Ongsingco calls “The Sexy 8”. Yes, that's really the name as of 3/27/2012!
Top Drift Round 1
Eric Hill vs Dan Brockett. Eric fell way behind, and Dan won this battle.
Top Drift Round 1
Luke Pakula wasnt able to keep Danny Giraldo from laying down some awesome runs and beating him.
Top Drift Round 1
2 of my favorite Pro-Am drifters, Alex Villabrille and Karl Osaki, had an intense run, but Karl led first and spun out with Alex behind him. Alex was able to put together a smooth lead run allowing him to move on.
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George Kilada put the heat on Orlando Gamez, and beat him after Orlando fell behind and spun a little. Look at that water. These guys are actually driving in that lake.
Top Drift Round 1
Dan Brockett up against Danny Giraldo. Dan fell way behind, and Danny took off and finished the course in full drift.
Top Drift Round 1
Alex Villabrille and George Kilada went several runs when the judges were undecided because they were both driving insanely good. Ultimately, George was able to out drive Alex and move on.

 

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