2009 Formula Drift Streets of Long Beach – Preview Day

2009 Formula Drift Streets of Long Beach

Today, Formula DRIFT got its 6th season underway for Round 1 at the Streets of Long Beach. The event featured 47 drivers both practicing and attempting to qualify for the main event on Saturday, April 11th. As opposed to years past when only the top 16 drivers advanced, there is now a new 32 car head-to-head competition format. Round by round eliminations will take place with each driver advancing to the next round.

The Formula D qualifying runs today not only determined who made it to the next round but also solidified starting positions. The highest scoring qualifier received the #1 position with the final cutoff getting #32. The #1 and #32 drivers then compete head-to-head tomorrow. Tandem battles will proceed on from there in a Final-Four style bracket until a winner is determined. Stay tuned! Will will have race results and photos from the main event on Saturday.

Here are the Top 32 drivers for 2009 Formula Drift Round 1:

1. Chris Forsberg – 93.1
2. Darren McNamara – 88.2
3. Tanner Foust – 87.4
4. Kazu Hayashida – 87.2
5. Justin Pawlak – 86.8
6. Taka Aono – 84.4
7. Conrad Gruenwald – 83.9
8. Robbie Nishida – 82.9
9. Quoc Ly – 80.8
10. Ryan Tuerck – 79
11. Dai Yoshihara – 79
12. Sam Hubinette – 77.4
13. Vaughn Gittin JR. – 77.3
14. Katsuhiro Ueo – 76.3
15. Tony Brakahopia – 73.2
16. Stephan Verdier – 72.7
17. Rhys Millen – 72.3
18. Kyle Mohan – 72.2
19. Ross Petty – 69.2
20. Joon Maeng – 68.5
21. Tyler McQuarrie – 67
22. Jeff Jones – 66
23. Calvin Wan – 65.8
24. John Russakoff – 65.5
25. Takatori – 65.2
26. Matt Powers – 63.8
27. Pat Mordaunt – 54.9
28. Casper Canul – 54.4
29. Yasu Kondo – 53.8
30. Carl Rydquist – 51.7
31. Eric O’Sullivan – 48
32. Matt Waldin – 46

Source: Formula Drift



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