Just Drift's Top Drift rd 2 was held at the Horse Thief Mile track of Willow Springs International Raceway at Rosamond Calif on May 27, 2012. Top Drift is one of the grassroots drifting series that allows Professional-Amature (Pro-Am) drivers to get a professional license for Formula Drift if you win the series.
Ryan Fadera of RAD Experience and a lot of local and out of state drivers participated. This round filled up the track and around 50 drivers competed to qualify for Top 16 to battle for tandem drifting.
Charlie Ongsinco, founder of Just Drift, said that if the same number of drivers or more will participate next year, then they will adjust the qualifying results to Top 32 instead of the traditional Top 16.
There were a lot of good drivers and the weather is perfect for a fun-filled drifting competition. As usual, there were some unfortunate drivers who experienced mechanical failure. And there were drivers who were drifting good during practice runs but during qualifying messed up their drifting lines. It might be the pressure of knowing that you have to"Go Big or Go Home" during qualifying.
At the end of the day, Tyler Wolfson took 3rd place, Dan Brocket finished 2nd place and Forrest Wang took first place. Congratulations to all the winners!
Here are some teaser pictures and more pictures to follow. Click here to view the full gallery.
Forrest Wang showing crazy angles, consistency and a lot of smoke during qualifyings.
Dan Brocket during qualifying runs.
Again, congratulations to all winners! (Above photo by: Mike Bolanos)
See you guys at Top Drift Round 3 on July 28, 2012 at the Streets of Willow, Willow Springs International Raceway at Rosamond California!
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