Formula DRIFT Round 5 Results
Posted 2012-07-22, 14:18:11 PST by press
Tags: event coverage,drifting
July 21, 2012
Vaughn Gittin Wins His Second Consecutive Event at Round 5: Throwdown;
Long Beach, Calif. - July 21, 2012 - Formula DRIFT returned to the Pacific Northwest at Evergreen Speedway for Round 5: Throwdown. Vaughn Gittin, Jr. in the Monster Energy / Falken Tire Ford Mustang takes his second consecutive victory and the lead in the Pro Championship Points Standings.
Round 5: Throwdown continued the success of the season to a capacity crowd at Evergreen Speedway. The Driftstream saw an estimated 175,000 viewers in a 24-hour period.
"This has been one of the most exciting events of the season," said Jim Liaw, president and co-founder of Formula DRIFT. "The chase for the championship heats up as we head into the final two events of the season and it is still anyone's to take with only 62 points separating the top 5 drivers."
The action on the track showcased the true competition of the Series with many close battles and upsets throughout the event. Ken Gushi in the Greddy Performance Scion FR-S faced Hankook teammate Rhys Millen in the RMR Hyundai Genesis Coupe in a very close battle. Millen took the victory for third place and his first podium appearance of the season. The Finals pitted Ryan Tuerck in the Retaks Nissan 240SX against Vaughn Gittin, Jr. After a tightly fought battle Gittin took the win and the lead in both the Pro Championship points standings and in the Tires.com Triple Crown, while Tuerck moves up to fifth place overall.
The competition is as close as it has ever been with only two remaining events remaining and the championship still up for grabs. The Formula DRIFT Pro Championship Round 6: After Dark on August 24 - 25 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
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Formula DRIFT Professional Championship 2012 Point Standings After 5 Events
Round 5: Throwdown Event Results
Tires.com Triple Crown Standings after 2 events of 3