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08-22-2009, 12:14 PM
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TOP 32
Round 1: Katsuhiro Ueo vs. Jeff Jones. Run1. Ueo leads and Jeff Jones tries to chase him down. Run 2. Jones leads and Ueo follows closely behind. Ueo Advances.
Round 2: Pat Mordaunt vs. Darren McNamara. Pat leads and Dmac gives chase and stays nicely behind him. Run 2. Dmac leads and iniates early. Pat goes wide then catches up to Dmac’s door. Dmac advances.
Round 3: Ken Gushi vs. Robbie Nishida. Gushi leads and swings it through the teardrop with Nishida following. Run 2. Nishida leads with Gushi right behind with a clean line. Great run. Ken Gushi advances.
Round 4: Eric O’Sullivan vs. Dai Yoshihara. Yoshihara leads and O’Sullivan spins out behind him. Run 2. O’Sullivan leads and Dai chases him down through the teardrop. Dai moves on to the Top 16.
Round 5: Rhys Millen vs. Ron Ewerth. Rhys leads and Ewerth spins on the first iniation point. Run 2. Ewerth leads and Rhys sticks it to him through the hairpin. Rhys advances.
Round 6: Tyler McQuarrie vs. Kenji Yamanaka. McQuarrie calls for 5 mins with a problem to his cam sensor. McQuarrie fails to make it to the line in time. Yamanaka does a bye run and will advance to the Top 16.
Round 7: Alex Pfeiffer vs. Cody Parkhouse. Pfeiffer leads and keeps a distance throughout the run with Parkhouse trying to play catch-up. Run 2. Parkhouse through the first drift goes really wide and Pfeiffer slides past as Parkhouse goes off course. Pfeiffer moves on.
Round 8: Matt Powers vs. Tanner Foust. Powers leads and Foust sticks to his door through the course. Run 2. Foust leads and creates a large gap in the entire run with Powers trying to catch up. Foust moves on.
Round 9: Ryuji Miki vs. Taka Aono. Miki leads and Taka gives chase. Miki creates a gap towards the end of the run. Run 2. Taka leads and Miki chases closely. Taka goes wide in the teardrop. Miki moves on.
Round 10: Tony Brakohiapa vs. Kyle Mohan. Tony B leads and Mohan gives a close chase sticking to his door at the last clipping point. Run 2. Mohan leads and Tony sticks close through the teardrop. Great run for both. One More Time.
Run 1 in OMT. Tony B leads and Kyle chases going a bit wide on the first turn. Run 2 in OMT. Kyle leads and Tony B goes hot and makes a big correction on the first run. Kyle moves on to the Top 16.
Round 11: Ryan Tuerck vs. Samuel Hubinette. Tuerck leads and is a little shallow through the first turn in the hairpin. Run 2. Hubinette leads and Tuerck goes in very hot and makes a huge correction. Sam moves on to the Top 16.
Round 12: Bill Sherman vs. Yasu Kondo. Bill Sherman has broke a rocker arm. Kondo does a bye run and Kondo moves on.
Round 13: Chris Forsberg vs. Calvin Wan. Forsberg leads and Calvin sticks to his door. There is contact. Chris exits the track with something broken on his car. 5 mins is called by Forsberg. Wow great work by the Forsberg team and he will make it to the line in time to start the 2nd run. More deliberation by the judges and going over a rules issue as Forsberg feels his car is not able to run. Run 2. Calvin leads Chris chases, but Calvin straightens and corrects, but Forsberg spins at the last clipping point. One More Time is called by the judges.
Run 1 in OMT. Forsberg leads and Calvin chases but goes really shallow. Calvin then passes on the inside on the last clipping point as Chris goes wide. Run 2 in OMT. Wan leads but is shallow and Chris gives chase but a small correction. Calvin Wan moves on.
Round 14. Stephan Verdier vs. Kazu Hayashida. Run 1 Verdier leads and Hayashida chases through the course. Run 2. Hayashida leads and Verdier comes in tight in the teardrop. Verdier moves on.
Round 15. Vaughn Gittin vs. Ross Petty. Vaughn leads and Petty goes hot and spins on the initial first sweeper. Run 2. Petty leads and goes wide, but Vaughn is right there on his bumper. Vaughn moves on to the top 16.
Round 16. Justin Pawlak vs. Michael Essa. Pawlak leads and has great angle as Essa gives chase. Essa spins! Run 2. Essa leads but Pawlak sticks to him like glue and finishes off the run. Pawlak advances.
**OMT re-run of Chris Forsberg vs. Calvin Wan. Forsberg leads and Wan goes hot through the first turn. Forsberg straightens out after being hit. 5 mins called by Wan. Run 2. Calvin leads Chris through the teardrop. Chris stays with him. Chris advances to the Top 16.


Re: Decision regarding tandem match-up between Chris Forsberg and Calvin Wan

Due to various external communications based on poor information from unqualified sources, Formula Drift has issued the following clarification ruling regarding the Round of 32 match-up between Chris Forsberg and Calvin Wan.

- On the first run of the head to head match-up contact was made between Chris Forsberg and Calvin Wan. Calvin Wan, who was chasing, was deemed at fault for the contact. Subsequently Chris Forsberg’s car was damaged. Specifically a lower control arm was broken.
- Chris Forsberg Racing enacted the 5 Minute Rule via their spotter; legally per the guidelines of the Formula Drift rulebook.
- The 5 Minutes expired and Chris Forsberg Racing brought the vehicle back to the line to run the second run of the head to head match-up.
- The judges’ decision was One More Time.
- Chris Forsberg Racing asked for a second 5 Minute and was denied by the Chief Steward
- The match continued and Calvin Wan was deemed the victor.
- 8 minutes past the expiration of the Head-to-Head battle Chris Forsberg Racing filed a legal protest deeming that they were unjustly refused additional time to fix their vehicle according Appendix E/”5 Minute Time Out” of the 2009 Formula DRIFT Rulebook. Chris Forsberg Racing stated that there is no provision that would NOT allow additional time if the team requests and that the Chief Steward can allow for additional time to fix the vehicle if deemed warranted.
- The protest by Chris Forsberg Racing was deemed legal and valid and that additional time should have been allowed which would have easily repaired the minor issue with the car
- The Chief Steward ruled to run the One More Time battle between Chris Forsberg and Calvin Wan.

Formula DRIFT understands that this is a rare and isolated incident and in no way sets precedent for “Re-runs”. This is an example of a team properly using the protest provision on a non-subjective call and finding error in a specific ruling by a Formula DRIFT official.
Any questions and comments, can be addressed to Randy Hembrey, Jim Liaw, or Ryan Sage. Contacts are listed on the Formula DRIFT website.

TOP 16

Round 1: Ueo vs. McNamara – Ueo leads and McNamara goes hot and contact is made, but both continue and finish the run. Run 2 McNamara leads and Ueo catches up in the teardrop and sticks to his bumper for the rest of the run. Ueo moves on to the Great 8.

Round 2: Ken Gushi vs. Dai Yoshihara. Ken leads and Dai catches him in the teardrop, but Ken breaks free and creates a gap to the end of the run. Run 2. Dai leads and Ken gives chase, both initiate at same time and Ken sticks to Dai’s door. Dai straightens out! Ken advances.

Round 3: Rhys Millen vs. Kenji Yamanaka. Rhys leads and Kenji has a wider line, but can’t catch up to Rhys. Run 2. Kenji leads and Rhys chases and sticks to the bumper of Kenji like glue through the entire run. Rhys advances.

Round 4: Alex Pfeiffer vs. Tanner Foust. Alex leads and Tanner chases right to Alex’s door and sticks with him through the entire run. Amazing run. Run 2. Tanner leads and Alex returns the favor by sticking to his door through the teardrop. Great tandem action! Tanner gets the win and moves on to the Great 8.

Round 5: Ryuji Miki vs. Kyle Mohan. Ryuji leads and Kyle chases both have wide lines through to the teardrop. Run 2. Kyle leads and both enter the teardrop, Kyle goes a bit wide. Ryuji Miki moves on to the Great 8.

Round 6: Samuel Hubinette vs. Yasu Kondo. Yasu leads and Sam gives chase to the much slower Corolla and sticks to his rear bumper. Run 2. Sam leads and Yasu chases and catches up at the teardrop and stays with him through the run. One More Time!

Run 1 in OMT. Yasu leads and Sam chases and sticks to the rear bumper of the Corolla. Run 2. Sam leads but Kondo goes a bit wide and never really catches Sam in the run. Sam advances

Round 7: Chris Forsberg vs. Stephan Verdier. Chris leads and Stephan chases and shadows Chris throughout the course right on his door and rear bumper. Great run! Run 2. Stephan leads and Chris catches up and returns the favor by sticking to Stephan’s door and follow to the end of the run. Stephan Verdier advances.

Round 8: Vaughn Gittin vs. Justin Pawlak. Gittin leads and JTP gives chase. JTP goes hot and spins out on the first turn. Run 2. JTP leads and goes feint drift and Gittin follows. Gittin keeps it close and goes a little wide, but its not enough and Gittin moves on.

TOP 8

Run 1: Katuhiro Ueo vs. Ken Gushi. Ueo leads and Ken goes door to door with him on entry. Ueo slows and Ken makes contact in the teardrop, both cars stop. 5 mins called. Run 2. Gushi leads and Ueo chases, but straightens out in the teardrop. OMT is called.

Run 1 in OMT. Ueo leads and goes wide on his really early drift entry and Ken gives chase and sticks to him. Run 2. Ken leads and Ueo chases sticking to Ken’s door through the run. Close battle. Ken moves on to the Final 4.

Round 2. Rhys Millen vs. Tanner Foust. Rhys leads and Tanner chases sticking to his door from the entry through to the teardrop. Rhys pulls slightly away towards the end of the run. Run 2. Tanner leads and Rhys gives chase and shadows him through the teardrop and Tanner pulls slightly away in the same fashion as Rhys did in the previous run. Tanner Foust moves on to the Final 4.

Round 3. Ryuji Miki vs. Sam Hubinette. Ryuji leads and Sam chases him down to the teardrop. Ryuji ends the run with a slight gap between the 2 cars. Run 2. Sam leads and Ryuji gives chase and sticks to the Viper’s door through the teardrop to the end of the run. Ryuji Miki moves on to the Final 4.

Round 4. Stephan Verdier vs. Vaughn Gittin. Vaughn leads and Stephan chases sticking closely through the teardrop and to the end of the run. Run 2. Stephan leads and Vaughn chases, but Vaughn goes wide and makes a correction in the teardrop. Stephan Verdier moves on.

TOP 4

Round 1 of Top 4: Ken Gushi vs. Tanner Foust. Battle of the Scion TCs. Ken leads and Tanner chases and stays close through the run. Run 2. Tanner leads and Ken gives chase and goes wheel to wheel with the champ through the teardrop and to the end of the run. Ken Gushi moves on to the Finals!

Round 2 of Top 4: Ryuji Miki vs. Stephan Verdier. Ryuji leads and Verdier gives chase and goes wide and off-course with 1 tire into the teardrop. Run 2. Verdier leads and Miki gives chase tapping Verdier’s bumper in the teardrop and makes a correction towards the end of the run. Verdier moves on to the Finals.

Consolation Round for 3rd Place: Tanner Foust vs. Ryuji Miki. Miki leads and Foust chases and Foust overshoots wide and goes off-course into the teardrop. Run 2. Foust leads and Miki chases him down and keeps it close. One More Time.

Round 2 in OMT. Miki leads and Foust keeps on his rear bumper through the run. Run 2. Foust leads and Miki is right on him in the first entry and keeps it on him through the run. One More Time.

2nd OMT battle. Miki leads and Tanner gives chase. Tanner goes hot and hits Miki’s side door. Both cars come to a hault. Foust leads and Miki chases down Tanner and stays on his door and ends the run.

Finals: Ken Gushi vs. Stephan Verdier. Ken leads and straightens out and car looks to be damaged and he runs off course. Verdier wins as Ken’s car will not be able to compete.

fast-datsun
08-22-2009, 08:01 PM
That it?????????? it 's 8:00 P.M. and nothing else???????????????

Slapshotnerd
08-22-2009, 08:26 PM
DA SWEEPS THE PODIUM!!

j/k....

Steph Verdier 1st
Ken Gushi 2nd
Ryuji Miki 3rd

Congrats to all!

INFO
08-23-2009, 04:42 AM
Formula DRIFT Round 6: Locked and Loaded Results;
Stephan Verdier Takes His First Victory and the Championship Comes Down to the Finals


Long Beach, Calif. – August 22, 2009 – Formula DRIFT returned to Infineon Raceway for Round 6: Locked and Loaded joining the Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma weekend. Stephan Verdier in the Cooper Tires / Crawford Performance Subaru STI takes his first victory in Formula DRIFT competition.

“This is a dream come true,” said Stephan Verdier, winner of Round 6: Locked and Loaded. “My first victory after 3 years of competition and it is also the first victory for a Subaru and for Cooper Tires. Today I’m number 1 and it’s a great feeling.”

Round 6: Locked and Loaded was the first event in Formula DRIFT history to share the same weekend with IndyCar for the Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma. Fans were treated to both drifting and open wheel racing action for an exciting combination of motorsports that kept everyone entertained.

Current Formula DRIFT champion Tanner Foust in the Rockstar Energy Drink / Hankook Scion Racing TC battled against Hankook teammate Ryuji Miki in the APEXi / Hankook Mazda RX-7 for third place and after 2 hard fought One More Time battles Miki finds the podium once again. The final round had Ken Gushi in the RS*R / Scion Racing TC and Stephan Verdier battle for the top spot. On the first run of the final battle, Ken Gushi ended his run with a blown motor forcing him to take a bow and give Verdier the victory.

“This event proved that drifting can co-exist with other motorsports and provide quality entertainment for all fans and we are very proud to be a part of the Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma weekend,” said Ryan Sage, vice president of marketing and co-founder of Formula DRIFT. “With only 1 event remaining in the season it will come down to the wire and we will be crowning a new champion.”

Formula DRIFT returns to the “House of Drift” at Toyota Speedway at Irwindale on October 15-16 for Round 7: Judgment Day for the season finale.

Formula DRIFT Professional Championship 2009 Point Standings
1. Forsberg, Chris NOS Energy Drink / Maxxis Nissan 350Z 470 Points
2. Tuerck, Ryan Gardella Racing / Mobil 1Pontiac Solstice 414 Points
3. Gittin, Vaughn Falken Tire Ford Racing Mustang GT 401.50 Points
4. Hubinette, Samuel NuFormz Dodge Viper 399.25 Points
5. McQuarrie, Tyler Falken Nissan 350Z 396 Points
6. Foust, Tanner Rockstar / Hankook Scion Racing tC 373 Points
7. McNamara, Darren Falken / Sears Auto Center Saturn Sky 370.50 Points
8. Verdier, Stephan Cooper Tire / Crawford Performance Subaru STI 364 Points
9. Nishida, Robbie Hankook Tires / Dynamic Autosports Nissan 350Z 362.25 Points
10. Pawlak, Justin Bergenholtz Racing / Nitto Mazda RX-8 354 Points
11. Miki, Ryuji APEXi / Hankook Mazda RX-7 341.75 Points
12. Gushi, Ken RS*R Scion Racing TC 333.50 Points
13. Brakohiapa, Tony Cooper Tire Ford Mustang 331 Points
14. Petty, Ross Garage Boso / Falken Nissan S15 329 Points
15. Aono, Taka Technosquare Toyota AE86 Corolla 321.25 Points
16. Mordaunt, Patrick PM Racing Nissan S13 317.25 Points


Round 6: Locked and Loaded Event Results
1. Verdier, Stephan Cooper Tire / Crawford Performance Subaru STI Winner
2. Gushi, Ken RS*R Scion Racing TC 2nd Place
3. Miki, Ryuji APEXi / Hankook Mazda RX-7 3rd Place
Tires.com Triple Crown Bonus Point Standings after 2 of 3 events
1. Forsberg, Chris NOS Energy Drink / Maxxis Nissan 350Z 205 Points
2. McNamara, Darren Falken / Sears Auto Center Saturn Sky 150 Points
3. Tuerck, Ryan Gardella Racing / Mobil 1 Pontiac Solstice 149 Points

INFO
08-23-2009, 05:48 AM
Summary;

Katsuhiro Ueo (Advances)
Jeff Jones

Patrick Mordaunt
Darren McNamara (Advances)
TOP 32
Ken Gushi (Advances)
Robbie Nishida

Daijiro Yoshihara (Advances)
Eric O'Sullivan

Rhys Millen (Advances)
Ron Ewerth

Tyler McQuarrie
Kenji Yamanaka (Advances)

Alex Pfeiffer (Advances)
Cody Parkhouse

Matt Powers
Tanner Foust (Advances)

Ryuji Miki (Advances)
Taka Aono

Tony Brakohiapa (Advances)
Kyle Mohan

Ryan Tuerck
Samuel Hubinette (Advances)

Bill Sherman
Yasu Kondo (Advances)

Chris Forsberg (Advances)
Calvin Wan

Stephan Verdier (Advances)
Kazu Hayashida

Vaughn Gittin (Advances)
Ross Petty

Justin Pawlak (Advances)
Michael Essa

TOP 16

Katsuhiro Ueo (Advances)
Darren McNamara

Ken Gushi (Advances)
Daijiro Yoshihara


Rhys Millen (Advances)
Kenji Yamanaka

Alex Pfeiffer
Tanner Foust (Advances)

Ryuji Miki (Advances)
Tony Brakohiapa

Samuel Hubinette (Advances)
Yasu Kondo

Chris Forsberg
Stephan Verdier (Advances)

Vaughn Gittin (Advances)
Justin Pawlak

TOP 8
Katsuhiro Ueo
Ken Gushi (Advances)

Rhys Millen
Tanner Foust (Advances)

Ryuji Miki (Advances)
Samuel Hubinette

Stephan Verdier (Advances)
Vaughn Gittin


FINAL RESULTS
1-Stephan Verdier
2-Ken Gushi
3-Ryuji Miki
4-Tanner Foust

slideways2004
08-23-2009, 06:48 AM
"Consolation Round for 3rd Place: Tanner Foust vs. Ryuji Miki. Miki leads and Foust chases and Foust overshoots wide and goes off-course into the teardrop. Run 2. Foust leads and Miki chases him down and keeps it close. One More Time."

I really don't understand this one. Either this is a typo or its a bad call from the judges. How does Foust go OFF-COURSE on the first run and Miki keeps it close on the second run and doesn't move on?

fast-datsun
08-23-2009, 09:00 PM
Way to go Stephan (Verdier) Very good show......

Mack

eomund240
08-25-2009, 09:41 AM
Gnarly event. Glad to see Stephen and Ken duking it out in the finals. Unfortunately Ken's turbo gave out, but it was an amazing event. No complaints from my end.