Competition results from the Orlando round of the 2021 Formula Drift Championships

Competition results from the Orlando round of the 2021 Formula Drift Championships

23.05.2021: EVENT DETAILS Date: Saturday, May 22, 2021 Location: Orlando Speed World, Orlando, FL Event: Formula DRIFT PRO Championship Round 2: Scorched & Formula DRIFT PROSPEC Championship Round 1

Date: Saturday, May 22, 2021
Location: Orlando Speed World, Orlando, FL
Event: Formula DRIFT PRO Championship Round 2: Scorched & Formula DRIFT PROSPEC Championship Round 1


1. Chelsea DeNofa (USA) – BC Racing / Nitto Tire Ford Mustang RTR Spec 5-D
2. Fredric Aasbo (Norway) – Rockstar Energy Drink Toyota GR Supra
3. Justin Pawlak (USA) – Falken Tire Ford Mustang


1. Nick Noback (USA) – KoruWorks BMW E46
2. Blake Olsen (USA) – KoruWorks / GT Radial BMW E92
3. Dmitriy Brutskiy (Belarus) – Essa Autosport / ISC Suspension BMW E46


•    FD ORL 2021 represents the first win for DeNofa since FD STL at the start of the 2020 season

•    The FD PRO Final between DeNofa and Aasbo was delayed after Pawlak’s engine blew at the beginning of his Top 4 heat against Aasbo. Track officials had to clean oil from the course and moved the startline forward to allow the Final to take place

•    By finishing fourth, Aurimas “Odi” Bakchis in the Falken Tires / Feal Suspension Nissan S15 retains his lead of the FD PRO Championship points table

•    Top placed FD PRO Rookie was Simen Olsen (Norway) driving a Toyota GR Supra who finished 15th

•    FD ORL started in daylight but ended after dark, requiring all PRO competitors to run TYPE S undercar LED lighting

•    The winners of the FD PRO and Link ECU PROSPEC rounds both qualified in first place

•    FD ORL marked Nick Noback’s first win, and occurred at the inaugural round of the Link ECU PROSPEC Championship

•    Noback was a series rookie in 2020 who scored a second place at the final round. The win means he continues his momentum into 2021

•    Third place Dmitriy Brutskiy was the 2020 FD PRO2 Champion

•    All three Link ECU PROSPEC podium finishers drove BMWs

•    The top Rookie in the FD Link ECU PROSPEC Championship was Rich Whiteman driving the Freedom Motorsports Toyota JZX100 who finished fourth

•    GT Radial is the Official Tire of the 2021 Link ECU PROSPEC Championship, with all teams serviced by TireStacks



1    Chelsea DeNofa    100
2    Fredric Aasbo    91
3    Justin Pawlak    80
4    Aurimas Bakchis    80
5    Matt Field    67
6    Vaughn Gittin Jr    67
7    Kazuya Taguchi    67
8    Deane Kearney    67
9    Ryan Tuerck    52
10    Chris Forsberg    52
11    Jeff Jones    52
12    Travis Reeder    52
13    Dan Burkett    52
14    Alec  Robbins    52
15    Simen Olsen    52
16    Yves Meyer    52


1    Aurimas Bakchis    180
2    Matt Field    158
3    Chelsea DeNofa    152
4    Justin Pawlak    147
5    Vaughn Gittin Jr    147
6    Fredric Aasbo    143
7    Dean Kearney    134
8    Jeff Jones    132
9    Kazuya Taguchi    119
10    Yves Meyer    119
11    Ryan Tuerck    104
12    Travis Reeder    104
13    Adam LZ    102
14    Branden Sorensen    87
15    Chris Forsberg    87
16    Jhonnattan Castro    87


Ford    327
Toyota    247
Chevrolet    158
Dodge    134
Nissan    87


Falken Tire    351
Nitto Tire    338
Nexen Tire    253
GT Radial    251
Federal Tire    191


1    Nick Noback    100
2    Blake Olsen    91
3    Dmitriy Brutskiy    80
4    Rich Whiteman     80
5    Tommy Lemaire     67
6    Joshua Love    67
7    Cory Talaska     67
8    Austin Matta    67
9    Evan Bogovich     52
10    Ben Hobson     52
11    Josiah Fallaise     52
12    Alex Schlagel    52
13    Amanda Sorensen    52
14    Alex Jagger     52
15    Daniel Stuke    52
16    Kelsey Rowlings    52


Old Bridge Township Raceway Park will host Round Three of the Formula DRIFT PRO Championship and Round Two of the Link ECU PROSPEC Championship on June 18-19. Please visit

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23.05.2021 / MaP

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