FORMULA DRIFT R2: ATLANTA

From Kudzu to tire smoke, Formula Drift Atlanta has been a staple on the run to the championship. It’s officially the most rowdiest event of all the rounds in Formula D and it has earned that title proudly.

I was originally planning on writing a basic editorial about the drivers with interviews but then i realized that my partner on this mission, Jack Stiglitz, had never attended an FD event before, this was his first, so it was up-to me to show him a good time.

Going into the venue on a Thursday when hardly anyone is on the premises, you can take in all the beauty that this place has to offer. If I wasn’t already an annual spectator, I wouldn’t be able to imagine the shear madness that would occur later!

I remember the first time seeing the entry to Road Atlanta and being intimidated and excited by the size of this place. It not a parking lot with cones, this is the real deal!

Formula D Atlanta is a workout. From the evil hill to the pits and the unforgiving southern heat, it is not for the weak! But every year many people like myself come back to see our favorite sport and to rub shoulders with our favorite drivers! The pits are a open market for stickers, shirts, food, and other memorabilia as well as getting the scoop on new aftermarket parts for your car.

This event always throws you a curve ball. I personally watched Moen kill it Thursday and Friday.. but come Saturday night Ken Gushi got his first podium in years.. And Odi Batchkis was the round winner!

Every driver and team put in a solid effort at round 2, next up is R3 at Orlando Speedworld!

Round 2: Road to the Championship Event Results

1. Bakchis, Aurimas Feal Suspension / ARK Performance / Nitto Nissan 240SX Winner
2. Gushi, Ken GReddy Racing / Hankook Tire Scion Racing FR-S 2nd Place
3. Forsberg, Chris NOS Energy Drink / Hankook Tire Nissan 370Z 3rd Place
4. Wang, Forrest Get Nuts Lab Nissan S15 4th Place
5. Moen, Kenny Bridges Racing / Achilles / Gatebil Nissan S14 5th Place
6. Ng, Charles Maxxis / Sparkplugs.com Infiniti G37 6th Place
7. Goodin, Pat Enjuku Racing / Falken Tire Nissan S13 7th Place
8. Stoneback, Geoff Geoff Stoneback Racing Nissan S14 8th Place
9. Pawlak, Justin Roush Performance Car Crafters Ford Mustang 9th Place
10. Aasbo, Fredric Rockstar Energy Drink / Hankook Tire Scion tC 10th Place
11. Grunewald, Conrad Always Evolving / Replay / GT Radial Chevy Camaro 11th Place
12. Gittin, Vaughn Monster Energy / Nitto Tire Ford Mustang RTR 12th Place
13. Whiddett, Mike Red Bull Mazda MX-5 13th Place
14. Tuerck, Ryan Ryan Tuerck Racing / Retaks / Maxxis Scion FR-S 14th Place
15. Hohnadell, Alec 11 Racing Nissan S14 15th Place
16. Yokoi, Masashi D-Max Nissan S15 16th Place

(Results table  thanks to Formula Drift)

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