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Formula Drift Round 2 was filled with excitement, nerves, questionable calls (but when isn’t there), and battles that felt like they would never end. It was hot, and i mean real hot. No matter how much sunscreen you put on, it wasn’t going to help. Renting a golf cart was probably the best idea for the weekend. Road Atlanta is huge, and to get from the Paddock to the track, or from the Paddock to grid was insane. Up and down hills in that heat wasn’t happening. I must say Atlanta fans might be the best fans of the Formula Drift series.

In the first round of the Top 32 we saw Mad Mike push start his car to beat Rapper Dan Savage (which is apparently illegal), Daigo failed to advance past the first round again, and Tanner Foust was also knocked out. After advancing to the final 16 drivers, Aasbo took himself out with a terrible mistake, which had major championship implications. It opened the door for a lot of drivers to gain points. Odi Bakchis would take advantage of that and win Round 2. He went up against Ken Gushi who had a chance to win it all for the first time since 2005, but failed to do so. Ken Gushi and Chris Forsberg had an epic battle which went OMT two time before Gushi won.

Stay tuned to a Driver feature on Joon Maeng’s BMW Z4, as well as Brandon Wicknick’s S13.

 

ENJOY!

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Vaughn creating seperation

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Rockstar!

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The more smoke the better!

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S-Chassis battle!

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Smoking out the competition

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GATEBIL

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Essa full locked

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Drifting at its finest

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Proximity

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Yokoi!!!!!!!!!

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Closing in

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Diego Santos Drift!

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MAD MIKE!

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The Force getting closer

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Climbing the hills

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Where is the other driver?

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The horseshoe

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RADBULL

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LHD S15

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Look at that crowd!

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The smoke just lingers

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#TEAMENJUKU

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Broken control arm

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Two 1000hp monsters

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Road Atlanta!

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A little dirt drop!

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So close!

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Blinded by the smoke

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All East Coast battle

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A little smoke! A little dirt!

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Favorite part of Road Atlanta

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Trails of smoke

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Bakchis vs Moen!

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The battle of the ages

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Ride the line

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Guess who won!

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