Formula Drift Pro Championship Streets of Long Beach results and notes

Formula Drift Pro Championship Streets of Long Beach results and notes

19.09.2021: EVENT DETAILS Date: Saturday, September 18, 2021 Location: Streets of Long Beach, Long Beach, CA Event: Formula DRIFT PRO Championship Round 7: AutoZone Streets of Long Beach Presented By TYPE S


EVENT DETAILS
Date: Saturday, September 18, 2021
Location: Streets of Long Beach, Long Beach, CA
Event: Formula DRIFT PRO Championship Round 7: AutoZone Streets of Long Beach Presented By TYPE S
 



RESULTS


1.    Aurimas Bakchis (Lithuania) – Falken Tire / Feal Suspension Nissan S15
2.    Fredric Aasbo (Norway) – Rockstar Energy Drink Toyota GR Supra
3.    Vaughn Gittin Jr (USA) – Monster Energy Ford Mustang RTR Spec 5-D
 



NOTES



•    It’s been 897 days since the Formula DRIFT PRO Championship last ran on the Streets of Long Beach, but you’d never know after the action the fans witnessed this weekend


•    Bakchis claimed his first win since the opening round at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta and pulled himself to within 43 points of the Championship leader


•    Aasbo claimed his third second-place finish of the year, and together with his win at the previous round in St Louis, he climbed to the top of the FD PRO Championship from third


•    Matt Field (USA) in the Falken Tire / Drift Cave Chevrolet Corvette, who was leading the points chase coming into Long Beach, was knocked out of the Top 16 by a suspension failure during his One More Time battle against Vaughn Gittin Jr (USA) in the Monster Energy Ford Mustang RTR Spec 5-D. Gittin went on to finish third. Field dropped to third in the Championship chase, 20 points behind Aasbo


•    Championship contender, Chelsea DeNofa (USA) in the BC Racing / Nitto Tire Ford Mustang RTR Spec 5-D, was eliminated from the Top 8 by team leader, Gittin. DeNofa remains second in the points table, but is now 19 points behind Aasbo


•    Top qualifier Justin Pawlak (USA) driving the Falken Tire Ford Mustang was eliminated from the Top 16 by Chris Forsberg (USA) driving the NOS Energy / GT Radial Nissan 370Z


•    Top FD PRO Rookie finisher was Jonathan Hurst (USA) who placed 14th in the Cash Racing Infiniti G37
 




ROUND 7 FD PRO TOP 16 DRIVER POINTS


1    Aurimas Bakchis     100
2    Fredric Aasbo     91
3    Vaughn Gittin Jr    80
4    Chris Forsberg     80
5    Chelsea DeNofa     67
6    Michael Essa    67
7    Jhonnattan Castro    67
8    Wataru Masuyama    67
9    Justin Pawlak    52
10    Daijiro Yoshihara     52
11    Matt Field    52
12    Ryan Tuerck    52
13    Dylan Hughes    52
14    Jonathan Hurst    52
15    Jeff Jones    52
16    Kyle Mohan    52
 

2021 FD PRO CHAMPIONSHIP TOP 16 STANDINGS

1    Fredric Aasbo    557
2    Chelsea DeNofa    538
3    Matt Field    537
4    Aurimas Bakchis    514
5    Vaughn Gittin Jr    474
6    Ryan Tuerck    470
7    Dylan Hughes    418
8    Chris Forsberg    412
9    Kazuya Taguchi    375
10    Michael Essa    375
11    Travis Reeder    360
12    Dean Kearney    358
13    Jeff Jones    356
14    Justin Pawlak    338
15    Yves Meyer    326
16    Alec Robbins    311
 

2021 AUTO CUP TOP FIVE STANDINGS


Toyota    1042
Ford    1040
Chevrolet    537
Nissan    517
BMW    375
 

2021 TIRE CUP STANDINGS


Nitto Tire     1242
Falken Tire    1068
GT Radial     984
Nexen Tire    833
Federal Tire    675
 
 



NEXT ROUND


Irwindale Speedway – the House of Drift –  will host Round 8 TYPE S Title Fight. This is the Final Round of the Formula DRIFT PRO and Link ECU PROSPEC Championships, scheduled for October 22-23. Please visit formulad.com for ticket information, event schedule, driver profiles, special content, and the event livestream
 



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