Formula Drift virtual awards 2020 results

Formula Drift virtual awards 2020 results

05.12.2020: Formula DRIFT ends each season with its annual awards ceremony. Despite the restrictions placed on it by COVID-19, the organizers wanted to recognize the top teams and drivers who make the sport truly special.

Formula DRIFT ends each season with its annual awards ceremony. Despite the restrictions placed on it by COVID-19, the organizers wanted to recognize the top teams and drivers who make the sport truly special.


As a result, they created a Virtual Awards Banquet for 2020 and made it available via the very popular Formula DRIFT livestream, allowing fans to join in for the very first time.
 


Here are the awards for outstanding performances:

 


2020 FD PRO CATEGORY AWARDS
 


2020 FORMULA DRIFT PRO CHAMPIONSHIP

1. Vaughn Gittin Jr – Champion for the second time, previously 2010
2. Chelsea DeNofa – RTR Motorsports teammate to Gittin Jr
3. Ryan Tuerck
 


AUTO MANUFACTURER’S CUP
For the first time in FD history, Ford took top place
 


TIRE MANUFACTURER’S CUP
This was also the first win for Nitto Tire
 


FAN FAVORITE DRIVER
The public voted for Adam LZ
 


FAN FAVORITE CAR
The public chose the Enjuku Racing Nissan S15 driven by Adam LZ
 


ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
Awarded to Adam LZ based on accumulating 288 points throughout the season to finish in 12th place overall
 


MOST IMPROVED DRIVER
Based on a comparison of results from 2019 to 2020, Taylor Hull ranked 24th in 2019 and climbed to 10th this year
 


BEST DRIFTING STYLE
Voted on by FD teams, this award went to Chris Forsberg
 


HARDEST CHARGER
Awarded to Chelsea DeNofa, the FD teams voted for the driver who puts it all out there, on every run, in every battle throughout 2020
 


SPIRIT OF DRIFTING
There was a tie between Jeff Jones and Rome Charpentier for the driver who best represented the sport of drifting during 2020 with his tenacity, professionalism and positivity
 


SPOTTER OF THE YEAR
Voted for by FD teams, Stephan Papadakis from Papadakis Racing took the honor
 


CREW MEMBER OF THE YEAR
Jason Dixon from RTR Motorsports was voted for by FD teams
 


CREW CHIEF OF THE YEAR
Also voted for by the teams, James Caldwell from Chris Forsberg Racing took the top spot
 


TEAM MANAGER OF THE YEAR
Stephan Papadakis from Papadakis Racing has won this team vote for multiple years
 
 



2020 FD LINK ECU PRO2 CATEGORY AWARDS

 


2020 FORMULA DRIFT LINK ECU PRO2 CHAMPIONSHIP

1. Dmitriy Brutskiy – Champion
2. Jonathan Hurst
3. Joshua Love (Rookie)
4. Blake Olsen
5. Austin Matta (Rookie)
6. Mike Power (Rookie)
7. Nick Noback (Rookie)
8. Chase Schmidt (Rookie)


The top eight PRO2 drivers are eligible for FD PRO licenses in 2021

 


FAN FAVORITE DRIVER
The public vote went to Micah Diaz
 


FAN FAVORITE CAR
The public chose the Hold Fast / Proper Fabworks BMW E46 driven by Micah Diaz
 


ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
Joshua Love finished third overall
 


MOST IMPROVED OF THE YEAR
Dmitriy Brutskiy improved from 27th in 2019 to being PRO2 Champion in 2020
 



 
2021 SEASON


Thank you for supporting the 2020 Formula DRIFT PRO and Link ECU PRO2 Championships. We will communicate details of the 2021 FD schedule in the New Year. Please visit formulad.com for driver profiles, new content and more.

 



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