SEMA eNews Vol. 18, No. 31, July 30, 2015

Racing News: Fredric Aasbo Takes the Victory at Formula DRIFT Round 5: Throwdown

By SEMA Editors

Fredric Aasbo Takes the Victory at Formula DRIFT Round 5: Throwdown

  Formula Drift
Fredric Aasbo in the Rockstar Energy Drink/Hankook Scion tC took the victory and lead in both the Pro Championship and World Championship standings.
   

Formula DRIFT presented by GoPro returned to Evergreen Speedway for Round 5: Throwdown. Fredric Aasbo in the Rockstar Energy Drink/Hankook Scion tC took the victory and lead in both the Pro Championship and World Championship standings.

The 2015 Formula DRIFT season will continue to Round 6: Showdown, August 21–22, at Texas Motor Speedway.

Round 5: Throwdown Event Results

1. Aasbo, Fredric  Rockstar Energy Drink/Hankook Scion tC
2. Hohnadell, Alec 11 Racing Nissan S14
3. Pawlak, Justin Roush Performance/Car Crafters Ford Mustang
4. Goodin, Pat Enjuku Racing/Falken Tire Nissan S13
5. Field, Matt CX Racing/Yokohama Nissan S14
6. Saito, Daigo Achilles Radial Nissan GT-R
7. McQuarrie, Tyler Mobile 1/GoPro Chevrolet Camaro
8. Gittin, Vaughn Monster Energy/Nitto Tire Ford Mustang RTR
9. Moen, Kenny Bridges Racing/Achilles/Gatebil Nissan S14
10. Gushi, Ken GReddy Racing/Hankook Tire Scion Racing FR-S
11. Forsberg, Chris NOS Energy Drink/Hankook Tire Nissan 370Z
12. Denofa, Chelsea BC Racing/Chelsea DeNofa Motorsports/GT Radial BMW
13. Essa, Michael SLP Performance/Yokohama Tire Chevy Camaro
14. Whiddett, Mike RedBull/Mobil 1 Mazda “Radbul”
15. Coffman, Matt Coffman Racing Nissan S13
16. Stoneback, Geoff Achilles Radial/Parts Shop Max/Enkei Nissan S14

2015 Formula DRIFT Championship Top 3 Standings After Five Rounds

1. Aasbo, Fredric Rockstar Energy Drink/Hankook Scion tC 373.00 Points
2. Tuerck, Ryan Ryan Tuerck Racing/Retaks/Maxxis Scion FR-S 297.00 Points
3. Aurimas “Odi” Bakchis Feal Suspension/ARK Performance/Nitto Nissan 240SX 293.00 Points

Manufacturers Championship Standings After Five Rounds

1. Scion 785.00 Points
2. Nissan 417.00 Points
3. Ford 407.00 Points 
4. Chevrolet 300.00 Points 
5. Mazda 225.00 Points
6. Dodge 170.00 Points
7. Infiniti 159.00 Points
8. BMW 139.00 Points
9. Toyota 105.00 Points

Tire Championship Standings After Five Rounds

1. Hankook 751.00 Points
2. Nitto 516.00 Points
3. Achilles 510.00 Points
4. Falken 485.00 Points
5. Yokohama 447.00 Points
6. Maxxis 401.00 Points
7. GT Radial 266.00 Points

New Lap Records Posted at Road America Majors

  Road America Majors
Justin Hille leads the Spec Miata field into Turn Two at Road America. Photo credit: SCCA
   

Round 10 of the Northern Conference SCCA U.S. Majors Tour, part of the SafeRacer Club Racing Program, was held in noticeably cooler conditions than Saturday's sprint races. The result was three new lap records at a track that is no stranger to SCCA Club Racing.

While the traffic was faster at the 4.048-mile, 14-turn road course, the race results were still close in many classes. At one point the skies threatened rain during the scheduled 12-lap feature races, but that threat passed over the facility without affecting the competition.

Group One, made up of the Touring classes, provided close finishes among all three of those classes. In Touring 2, Tim Kezman, of Franksville, Wisconsin, was the winner in his No. 44 Calypso Lemonade/Fall Line Motorsports Porsche 911 by 0.553-second over Matt Slavens. Touring 3, saw J. Patrick Womack, of Burr Ridge, Illinois, win by 0.909-second in his No. 2 Laurel BWM/Hoosier BMW Z4. Justin Hille, of Canfield, Ohio, came out on top of the Spec Miata field. His No. 8 Hilltrux/Roush Mazda Miata crossed the line just 0.523-second ahead of Saturday winner Kyle M. Webb.

Additional information on the Road America Majors, including a schedule of events, winner interviews and full results, can be found at www.SCCA.com/RoadAmericaMajors. For more information on the Majors program, visit SCCA.com/Majors.

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