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Formula Drift reveals driver line-up for 2020 season

Formula Drift reveals driver line-up for 2020 season

04.08.2020: After a delayed start created by the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Formula DRIFT PRO and Link ECU PRO2 Championships will finally get underway in approximately one month. The first event is scheduled for September 4-6 at World Wide Technology Raceway locate


After a delayed start created by the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Formula DRIFT PRO and Link ECU PRO2 Championships will finally get underway in approximately one month. The first event is scheduled for September 4-6 at World Wide Technology Raceway located near St Louis, MO.
 




Fans, teams, drivers, sponsors and media will be treated to an action-packed weekend, with the official eight-round PRO Championship and four-round Link ECU PRO2 Championship compressed into four venues. Each weekend will include a LINK ECU PRO2 Championship round on Friday, with PRO rounds on both Saturday and Sunday.
 


All in attendance will be required to comply with General COVID-19 Guidelines, which can be found on the Event Details page for the St Louis round at formulad.com – the same link can be used to purchase tickets for this and future events, as well as access the Formula DRIFT event livestream, which will broadcast all 2020 events to fans free of charge.
 


In preparation for the first competitive events since October 2019, Formula DRIFT is excited to share the official PRO and Link ECU PRO2 driver registration lists (as of 8/3/2020).
 




FORMULA DRIFT 2020 DRIVER LISTS


 
PRO DRIVERS    NATIONALITY
Fredric Aasbo    Norway
Aurimas “Odi” Bakchis    Lithuania
Joao Barion    Brazil
Trent Beechum*    USA
Dan Burkett    USA
Jhonnattan Castro    Dominican Republic
Rome Charpentier    USA
James Deane    Ireland
Chelsea Denofa    USA
Michael Essa    USA
Matt Field    USA
Chris Forsberg    USA
Vaughn Gittin Jr    USA
Ken Gushi    Japan
Dylan Hughes    USA
Taylor Hull    USA
Jeff Jones    USA
Dean Kearney    Ireland
Faruk Kugay    Turkey
Ryan Litteral    USA
Adam Lizotte-Ziesler*    USA
Wataru Matsuyama*    Japan
Yves Meyer*    Switzerland
Shinji Minowa*    Japan
Kyle Mohan    USA
Tyler “Timothy” Nelson*    USA
Jonathan Nerren*    USA
Justin Pawlak    USA
Travis Reeder    USA
Alec Robbins*    USA
Daigo Saito    Japan
Branden Sorensen*    USA
Kazuya Taguchi    Japan
Ryan Tuerck    USA
Piotr Wiecek    Poland
Daijiro Yoshihara    Japan
 
 



PRO2 DRIVERS    NATIONALITY

Sean Adriano    USA
Carlos Arrieta    USA
Dmitriy Brutskiy     
Micah Diaz    USA
Tyler Garlatz*    USA
Andy Hateley    USA
Ricky Hofmann     
Jonathan Hurst    USA
Joe Lin*    USA
Josh Love    USA
Derek Madison    USA
Austin Matta*    USA
Dustin Miles    USA
Steve Misko    USA
Nick Noback    USA
Blake Olsen    USA
Mike Power     
Hooman Rahimi     
Joshua Reynolds*     
Josh Robinson    Australia
Kelsey Rowlings    USA
Alex Schlagel     
Chase Schmidt    USA
Amanda Sorensen    USA
Branden Sorensen    USA
Daniel Stuke    USA
Cory Talaska    USA
Brian Wadman     
 
* denotes 2020 Rookie status


 


2020 SEASON


The 2020 Formula DRIFT PRO and Link ECU PRO2 Championships kicks off on September 4-6 at World Wide Technology Raceway. Please visit formulad.com for 2020 event details, ticket purchases, driver profiles, new content and livestream information.


 
ABOUT FORMULA DRIFT


Formula DRIFT is recognized as the leading international drifting championship. Established on the streets of Japan, drifting has evolved into a worldwide competitive sport that challenges each driver's ability and control. Formula DRIFT provides a series for the best professional drifters from across the globe to compete nationwide for the coveted Formula DRIFT Championship.



As the first official drifting series in North America, Formula DRIFT has taken competitive motorsports to the extreme, attracting drift fans and car enthusiasts from all walks of life, and established itself as the global leader for the sport. 


 
For a competition schedule, ticket information, special content and livestream, visit formulad.com
 


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Tune into Formula DRIFT on CBS Sports Network and check your local listings for air times
 


2020 FORMULA DRIFT OFFICIAL SPONSORS

Major Sponsor, Official Vehicle Lighting, Dash Cam & Jump Starter – TYPE S
Major Sponsor, Official Energy Drink – NOS Energy Drink
Major Sponsor, Official Military Branch – United States Air Force
Major Sponsor, Official Engine Oil – Royal Purple
Major Sponsors – Achilles Tires, Falken Tires, GT Radial
Tire Supplier – Nexen Tire, Nitto Tire
PRO2 Title Sponsor – Link Engine Management
Official Sponsors – Ford Performance, BC Racing, Link Engine Management, Toyota Racing
Associated Sponsors – Enkei Wheels, Torque Drift, NGK Spark Plugs
Technical Partner – PCI Race Radios, Proform
 



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