Formula DRIFT Round 6: Throwdown Results

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Formula DRIFT Round 6: Throwdown Results
Aug 8, 2016, 5:50 PM

Aurimas “Odi” Bakchis takes the victory to shake up the standings

Podium: winner Aurimas Bakchis, second place Chris Forsberg, third place Ken Gushi
Tyler McQuarrie
Tyler McQuarrie
Tanner Foust, Chris Forsberg
Chris Forsberg
Aurimas Bakchis, Chris Forsberg
Ken Gushi
Chris Forsberg, Aurimas Bakchis
Aurimas Bakchis
Mike Whiddett
Chris Forsberg
Chris Forsberg

Long Beach, Calif. – August 6, 2016 – Formula DRIFT presented by BlackVue returned to Monroe, Washington for the sixth round of competition. Aurimas “Odi” Bakchis in the Ark Performance / Feal Suspension / Falken Tire Hyundai Genesis is Victorious.

Evergreen Speedway hosted Round 6: Throwdown in the Pacific Northwest. The action packed event showcased some of the closest battles to date. The competition was fierce as many of the high ranked drivers were taken out early in the competition opening the door for the other drivers to move up in the standings. With two events remaining in the 2016 Pro Championship season less than 55 points separate the top four drivers.

“It was awesome to treat the capacity crowd to an amazing weekend of competition, during one of the busiest event weekends in the region.” said Jim Liaw, President of Formula DRIFT.

The highly competitive event saw a shake up in the Pro Championship standings with Vaughn Gittin, who qualified first and was on top of the standings heading into Round 6, lose in the Top 16, which opened the door for the other drivers as Gittin moves down to third place overall by only 15 points. 2-time champion, Chris Forsberg in the NOS Energy / Hankook Tire Nissan 370Z faced Matt Coffman in the Coffman Racing Nissan 240 in the semi-finals. Forsberg edged out the young driver to advance to the Finals. Ken Gushi in the GReddy Racing / Nexen Tire SR by Toyota 86 met Bakchis in the semi-finals. Bakchis outdrove his opponent to move to the Finals. Errors on Forsberg’s run helped give Bakchis his first victory of the season. Forsberg’s second place finish moves him into the lead by 5 points over Fredric Aasbo.

“I’m really happy with the win. It’s been a lot of work on our part and with our sponsors Ark Performance, Feal Suspension, and Falken Tire,” said Aurimas “Odi” Bakchis, winner of Round 6: Throwdown. “I really want to keep this momentum going into the next round and am excited for the rest of the season.”

The 2016 Formula DRIFT Pro Championship will continue to Round 7: Showdown on September 9-10, 2016 at Texas Motor Speedway.  

Round 6: Throwdown Event Results

1. Bakchis, Aurimas

Ark Performance / Feal Suspension / Falken Hyundai Genesis

Winner

2. Forsberg, Chris

NOS Energy Drink / Hankook Tire Nissan 370Z

2nd

3. Gushi, Ken

GReddy Racing / Nexen Tire SR by Toyota 86

3rd

4. Coffman, Matt

Coffman Racing Nissan 240

4th

5. McQuarrie, Tyler

Mobil 1 Chevy Camaro

5th

6. Aasbo, Fredric

Rockstar Energy Drink / Nexen Tire SR by Toyota tC

6th

7. Foust, Tanner

Rockstar Energy Drink / Nexen Tire Volkswagen Passat

7th

8. Kearney, Dean

Oracle Lighting Dodge Viper

8th

9. Gittin, Vaughn

Monster Energy / Nitto Tire Ford Mustang RTR

9th

10. Field, Matt

Falken Tire / Driftcave Motorsports Nissan 240

10th

11. Yoshihara, Dai

Falken Tire / Turn 14 Subaru BRZ

11th

12. Moen, Kenny

Team Boost Lock BMW M3

12th

13. Wang, Forrest

Get Nuts Lab / Hankook Tire Nissan 240

13th

14. Nishida, Robbie

Achilles Radial Infiniti G37

14th

15. Hohnadell, Alec

Enjuku / Get Nuts Lab / Nexen Tire Nissan 240

15th

16. C., Jhonnattan

Gerdau Meltadom / Nexen Tire Toyota 86

16th

2016 Formula DRIFT Championship Presented by BlackVue Standings After 6 Events

1. Forsberg, Chris

NOS Energy Drink / Hankook Tire Nissan 370Z

419 Pts

2. Aasbo, Fredric

Rockstar Energy Drink / Nexen Tire SR by Toyota tC

414 Pts

3. Gittin, Vaughn

Monster Energy / Nitto Tire Ford Mustang RTR

404 Pts

2016 Manufacturer Championship Standings After 6 Events

1. SR by Toyota

737 Pts

 

2. Ford

565 Pts

 

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