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Qualifying results from Orlando round of 2021 Formula Drift Championships

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22.05.2021: EVENT DETAILS

Date: Friday, May 21, 2021
Location: Orlando Speed World, Orlando, FL
Event: Formula DRIFT PRO Championship Round 2: Scorched & Link ECU PROSPEC Championship Round 1

EVENT DETAILS

Date: Friday, May 21, 2021
Location: Orlando Speed World, Orlando, FL
Event: Formula DRIFT PRO Championship Round 2: Scorched & Link ECU PROSPEC Championship Round 1
 

RESULTS FROM FD PRO QUALIFYING

1. Chelsea DeNofa (USA) – BC Racing / Nitto Tire Ford Mustang RTR Spec 5-D
2. Justin Pawlak (USA) – Falken Tire Ford Mustang
3. Fredric Aasbo (Norway) – Rockstar Energy Drink Toyota GR Supra
 

RESULTS FROM FD PROSPEC QUALIFYING

1. Nick Noback (USA) – KoruWorks BMW E46
2. Blake Olsen (USA) – KoruWorks / GT Radial BMW E92
3. Tommy Lemaire (Canada) – TLO Drift School Nissan S14.5 V8
 

NOTES

•    FD Orlando represents the first outing for the new Link ECU PROSPEC Championship (formerly PRO2)

•    Under the new format, PRO and PROSPEC Championships both qualify on Friday and compete on Saturday, giving them equal exposure to fans and the livestream

•    The new Knockout Qualifying Format (KQF) will again be used, with the top seeded drivers running first, setting the standard for the subsequent drivers. Drivers are only allowed one run to set their qualifying position

•    The bottom eight drivers have a chance to run a second time to improve their position or perhaps recover from an incomplete run, which would otherwise see them disqualified. FD ORL is the first time PROSPEC drivers will experience KQF

•    35 drivers attempted to qualify for the 32 available places in the Link ECU PROSPEC competition heats. Four were eliminated with incomplete runs

•    Approximately half the Link ECU PROSPEC field are rookie drivers this year, plus five rookies in the PRO Championship

•    FD ORL is the first time many of the rookie drivers have experienced a banked track, which creates a unique challenge as drivers have to control speed as they accelerate off the bank, all while maintaining a consistent drift

•    GT Radial is the Official Tire of the 2021 Link ECU PROSPEC Championship

•    Because FD ORL runs into the evening, all PRO competitors are again running with undercar LED lighting supplied by Official Lighting Partner, TYPE S
 


ROUND TWO TOP 16 PRO QUALIFYING

1    Chelsea DeNofa
2    Justin Pawlak
3    Fredric Aasbo
4    Aurimas Bakchis
5    Matt Field
6    Branden Sorensen
7    Ryan Tuerck
8    Chris Forsberg
9    Vaughn Gittin Jr
10    Jhonnattan Castro
11    Kazuya Taguchi
12    Rome Charpentier
13    Michael Essa
14    Jeff Jones
15    Jonathan Hurst
16    Dylan Hughes
 
BRACKET FOR PRO ROUND TWO COMPETITION HEATS
 
ROUND ONE TOP 16 LINK ECU PROSPEC QUALIFYING

1    Nick Noback
2    Blake Olsen
3    Tommy Lemaire
4    Josh Love
5    Dmitriy Brutskiy
6    Rich Whiteman
7    Cory Talaska
8    Austin Matta
9    Evan Bogovich
10    Ben Hobson
11    Andy Hateley
12    Josiah Fallaise
13    Alex Schlagel
14    Hooman Rahimi
15    Amanda Sorensen
16    Alex Jagger
 


BRACKET FOR PROSPEC ROUND ONE COMPETITION HEATS
 

 
FORMULA DRIFT ORLANDO RECAP

A summary of competition results from FD ORL will be available tomorrow, followed by a full recap of FD PRO Round Two and Link ECU PROSPEC Round One on Monday along with event images.
 

NEXT ROUND

Old Bridge Township Raceway Park will host Round Three of the Formula DRIFT PRO Championship and Round Two of the Link ECU PROSPEC Championship on May 21-22. Please visit formulad.com for the competition schedule, ticket information, driver profiles. special content and the event livestream
 
 

Greg Emmerson photos Formulad

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