Two Formula Drift Championships will be decided at Irwindale Speedway finals

Two Formula Drift Championships will be decided at Irwindale Speedway finals

12.11.2020: Despite a late start to the 2020 season and a compressed schedule that saw double-header rounds introduced for the first time, Formula DRIFT is looking forward to a thrilling Final


Despite a late start to the 2020 season and a compressed schedule that saw double-header rounds introduced for the first time, Formula DRIFT is looking forward to a thrilling Final for both the PRO and Link ECU PRO2 Championships. With a large number of drivers having a mathematical chance to grab the crown, we’re guaranteed to see literal and metaphorical fireworks at Irwindale Speedway, the legendary House of Drift.
 


Another exciting “first” for 2020 will see the PRO series teams run on Friday and Sunday, with the Link ECU PRO2 Championships moved up to Saturday to ensure both Champions are crowned during the weekend of November 20-22.
 


Amid all the excitement, there is the sad news that local authorities will not permit fans to be in attendance. Formula DRIFT has been working tirelessly with local government and health officials for months to allow fans to attend but recently learned this will not be possible. Fans who purchased tickets will automatically receive a refund of the entire purchase, with funds being returned within the next 7-10 days.
 


The good news is that the Formula DRIFT Livestream will be available for free to fans around the world who can follow the action as the intensity ratchets up and two Champions are crowned. We hope all the loyal Formula DRIFT fans can help make this the biggest Livestream event in the series’ history as we enjoy the first competition of the year to run at night under the lights. And as an extra incentive, this will be the first time all PRO category cars will be running TYPE S PRO Series LED lighting kits to help viewers catch more of the action. The track itself will also have LED lighting to help make this the most spectacular weekend in Formula DRIFT history.
 


“We’re extremely disappointed that fans won’t be able to join us for the Irwindale Finals,” commented Jim Liaw, Formula DRIFT President. “It’s the fans who have allowed the series to grow to become the best in the world, and they always make our visit to the House of Drift especially memorable. We want to thank them for their continued support and we look forward to welcoming everybody to the Livestream of the 2020 Final Rounds on November 20-22 at Irwindale Speedway.”
 



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The 2020 Formula DRIFT PRO and Link ECU PRO2 Championships culminate on November 20-22 at Irwindale Speedway in Irwindale, CA. Please visit formulad.com for 2020 event details, driver profiles, new content and livestream information.
 



2020 FORMULA DRIFT CHAMPIONSHIP

 
2020 PRO CHAMPIONSHIP DRIVER STANDINGS


1    Vaughn Gittin Jr    428
2    Ryan Tuerck    420
3    Chris Forsberg    364
4    Chelsea DeNofa    336
5    Fredric Aasbo    332
6    Aurimas Bakchis    292
7    Justin Pawlak    280
8    Kazuya Taguchi    240
9    Daijiro Yoshihara    240
10    Matt Field    240
11    Michael Essa    236
12    Jeff Jones    224
13    Taylor Hull    224
14    Adam LZ (rookie)    208
15    Dylan Hughes    192
16    Dean Kearney    160
 


2020 AUTO CUP


Ford    836
Toyota    768
Nissan    604
Chevrolet    304
BMW    236
 


2020 TIRE CUP


Nitto    1068
Falken    652
Achilles    588
Nexen    588
GT Radial    448
 


LINK ECU PRO2 CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS



1    Jonathan Hurst    236
2    Dmitriy Brutskiy    212
3    Joshua Love (rookie)    196
4    Austin Matta (rookie)    184
5    Blake Olsen    168
6    Chase Schmidt (rookie)    168
7    Micah Diaz (rookie)    128
8    Hooman Rahimi    128
9    Kelsey Rowlings    112
10    Andy Hateley    112
11    Derek Madison    108
12    Mike Power (rookie)    96
13    Joshua Reynolds (rookie)    96
14    Brian Wadman    96
15    Dustin Miles    80
16    Josh Robinson    80
 
 


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

 





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