Formula Drift 2019 Round 3 & 4, Halfway

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The conclusion of New Jersey marks the halfway point of the Formula Drift Season. Later today, the next round in Seattle will commence, kicking off the remaining four rounds ending with the final round in Irwindale. Here's a recap of the past two rounds leading up to the midpoint standings:

 

FORMULA DRIFT ROUND 3: ATLANTA

Formula Drift Round Atlanta was the next challenging round after Orlando. Known for the steep track, excited fans, and high speeds, Atlanta did not disappoint on qualifying day. Friday revealed a plethora of high scores with three of the Team ARK drivers with points in the mid to high 90s range.

Qualifying Round on Friday May 10th:

Friday’s qualifying round began strong with all five drift drivers qualifying for Tandem Battles the following day.

Qualifying Round Results and Standings:

James Deane seeded 4th – 96 points

Odi Bakchis seeded 5th – 96 points

Piotr Wiecek seeded 6th – 96 points

Jhonnattan Castro seeded 22nd – 87 points

Ryan Litteral seeded 26th - 82 points

 

 

Pro Standings after Round 3 Atlanta:

Atlanta? More like Atlantis. This round was interesting to say the least. Dry qualifying led to high scores for the ARK Team but rain fall and wet conditions in the Top 16 brought an end to the high speed smoky drifting we’re used to. Despite the conditions the Team ARK drivers put on a great show. James Deane fought his way into a 3rd place finish after facing tough battles in the first 2 rounds.

 

Round 3 Results and Standings:

Odi Bakchis leading 1st with 257 points

Piotr Wiecek – 5th with 155 points

James Deane – 6th with 154 points

Jhonnattan Castro – 18th with 68 points

Ryan Litteral – 21st with 67 points

 

Drifting on the wet track provided a whole new level of challenges.

 

Odi and James battling on a very slick track.

 

Piotr and Jhonnattan battling in the rain.

 

James Deane up on the podium finishing 3rd.

 

 

 

FORMULA DRIFT ROUND 4: NEW JERSEY

 

Heading to the north east, Wall, New Jersey became loud with the noise and engines of dozens of drift machines. The qualifying round featured many high scores with three ARK Performance drivers getting scores in the 90s.

 

Qualifying Round on Friday May 10th:

Friday’s qualifying round began strong with all five drift drivers qualifying for Tandem Battles the following day.

Qualifying Round Results and Standings:

James Deane seeded 5th – 97 points

Odi Bakchis seeded 6th – 96 points

Piotr Wiecek seeded 7th – 96 points

Ryan Litteral seeded 21st - 88 points

Jhonnattan Castro seeded 25th – 85 points

Piotr with a high scoring 96/100 point run.

 

Pro Standings after Round 4 New Jersey:

The battles following the qualifying round were getting heated. Piotr Wiecek, James Deane, and Odi Bakchis were able to move out of the first round of the top 32 drivers. Everybody fought intensely tough tandem battles, but James Deane led Team Ark with a third place podium victory.

 

Round 4 Results and Standings:

Odi Bakchis leading 2th with 292 points

Piotr Wiecek – 6th with 206 points

James Deane – 5th with 221 points

Jhonnattan Castro – 20th with 85 points

Ryan Litteral – 22th with 84 points

 

Ryan battling high and tight.

 

James battling high in the outer bank.

 

Odi powerfully cornering.

 

James with a 3rd place finish.

 

 

The conclusion of round 4 marks the midpoint of the 2019 Formula Drift Season. So far, three ARK Performance Drivers are ranked within the top ten, and with the second half of the season underway, we anticipate an exciting series of rounds. It is still too early to tell how the final standings are, but hopefully, we'll see Team ARK move up higher in the rankings and finish off the season strong!

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