Formula DRIFT Round 6 has us traveling to Monroe, Washington for this week’s event. With only three races remaining in the Pro DRIFT season, look for a “THROWDOWN” of Epic Proportions.
Round 6 of the Formula DRIFT Pro Season has us traveling to one of the oldest tracks on the Formula DRIFT circuit, Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, Washington. Monroe is only about a 45-minute drive North of Seattle, so expect some die-hard Pacific Northwest fans to make their way to this week’s event. Evergreen Speedway is also known for having some of the toughest transition spots on the circuit, so drivers will need to keep it tight if they want to win over the fans and the judges this week.
Last month’s True North event was Formula DRIFT’s first International Pro Championship, and brought some of best drifters from around the world to Montreal, Canada for the first time. In front of a sold-out crowd, these athletes put on quite a show, ending in an exciting, 4-driver matchup for the finals. When the smoke finally cleared, Fredric “The Norwegian Hammer” Aasbo came out on top, with Chris Forsberg and Aurimas Bakchis rounding out the top three. This was Aasbo and the Rockstar Energy Team’s second win this season and they are now only 3 points away from points leader Vaughn Gittin Jr. for the Championship! In fact, the top 4 drivers are all within striking distance of the Championship. The overall point standings have Vaughn Gittin Jr. and his 2016 Monster Energy RTR Mustang leading the competition, followed by Fredric Aasbo and Chris Forsberg in third.
Art of Gears has got you covered with the link to the Live Stream for Saturday’s events as well as the full event schedule.
Schedule courtesy of Formula Drift for Saturday onward:
Saturday, August 6, 2016 – Main Event
10:00am – VENUE OPEN: Credential Holders Only
11:00am – 7:00pm – BOX OFFICE HOURS
12:00pm – 1:30pm – PRO: Open Practice
12:00pm – 8:00pm – GATES OPEN TO PUBLIC
1:30pm – 3:30pm – LIVESTREAM on www.formulad.com/live
1:40pm – 3:30pm – PRO: Main Competition – Round of 32
3:30pm – 5:00pm – HALF TIME BREAK
4:00pm – 5:00pm – VIP experience track walk
5:00pm – 7:30pm – LIVESTREAM on www.formulad.com/live
5:00pm – 5:30pm – OPENING CEREMONIES
5:30pm – 7:30pm – Main Competition: Round of 16
7:30pm – 8:00pm – TROPHY CEREMONY & CLOSING
Here is this week Formula DRIFT Throwdown preview video:
Congratulations to Fredric Aasbo and the Rockstar Energy Crew on another Formula DRIFT victory at Round 5 in Canada. Aasbo has 2 wins under his belt this season and is only 3 points behind Vaughn Gittin Jr. for the lead!
Who do you think will take Round 6 in Washington? Hit us up on Twitter and let us know. I am looking forward to watching Tanner Foust and his V8-powered Volkswagen tear up the track this week at Throwdown. If you’re wondering what the Top 32 standing’s look like based off of rankings, click here to see how it’ll all go down on Saturday.