Gittin edged out Tuerck for his second victory of the season increasing his lead overall in the championship standings with only 1 event remaining in the season.

Formula DRIFT entered Sonoma, CA for Round 6: Point of Impact with Vaughn Gittin, Jr. taking his second victory of the season and increasing his points lead heading into the last round of the season on October 8-9 at the Toyota Speedway at Irwindale.

“It was another great event weekend to what has already been an intensely competitive season,” said Jim Liaw, president and co-founder of Formula DRIFT. “With the championship on the line and only 1 event remaining in the season we are excited to see who will come out on top.”

 

The competition was fierce and made for another exciting event with the drivers putting it all on the line before heading into the Finals. The Top 4 competition consisted of a battle between current champion Chris Forsberg in his NOS Energy Drink Nissan 350Z against 2-time Formula DRIFT champion Tanner Foust in his Rockstar Energy Scion TC for third place. Foust took the victory and maintained his third place status overall in the point standings. The final match-up pitted Vaughn Gittin Jr. in his Monster Energy / Falken Tire Ford Mustang against Ryan Tuerck in the Mobil 1 / Maxxis Pontiac Solstice. Gittin edged out Tuerck for his second victory of the season increasing his lead overall in the championship standings with only 1 event remaining in the season.

“Are you serious? Is this really happening,” stated Vaughn Gittin, Jr., winner of Round 6: Point of Impact. “My team is amazing and I’m simply beside myself for what we did on the track!”

With only 1 event remaining in the 2010 Formula DRIFT season the action heats up and a champion will be crowned at Round 7: Title Fight. Tickets are now on-sale online starting at $26. All seating is reserved with both main event day and 2-day ticket packages available. A limited amount of VIP tickets are also available for purchase online. Tickets are expected to sell-out, and it is advised to purchase tickets online early to guarantee your spot to witness the crowning of a new Formula DRIFT champion. For more information and details visit the Formula DRIFT website at: www.formuladrift.com

 

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Formula DRIFT Professional Championship 2010 Point Standings

1. Gittin, Vaughn

Monster Energy / Falken Tire Ford Mustang

540 Points

2. Yoshihara, Daijiro

Discount Tire / Falken Tire Nissan S13

482 Points

3. Foust, Tanner

Rockstar Energy Scion TC

464.50 Points

4. Tuerck, Ryan

Mobil 1 / Maxxis Tire / Gardella Racing Pontiac Solstice

455 Points

5. McNamara, Darren

Falken Tire Saturn Sky

396.50 Points

6. Forsberg, Chris

NOS Energy Drink / CFR Nissan 350Z

375 Points

7. Millen, Rhys

RMR / Red Bull Hyundai Genesis Coupe

353 Points

8. McQuarrie, Tyler

Falken Tire Nissan 350Z

341.50 Points

9. Hubinette, Samuel

SHR-Dodge / BF Goodrich Dodge Challenger

330 Points

10. Takatori, Michihiro

BF Goodrich / Exedy Nissan S13

295.50 Points

11. Pawlak, Justin

Ford Racing / Falken Tire Ford Mustang

292.50 Points

12. Maeng, Joon

Full Tilt Poker / Nitto Tire Mazda RX-8

245.25 Points

13. Grunewald, Conrad

Hankook Tire Chevy Camaro

239 Points

14. Ng, Charles

Charles Ng Racing Mazda RX-7

228.50 Points

15. Gushi, Ken

Scion Racing / RS*R Scion TC

228 Points

16. Aasbo, Fredric

Japan Auto Toyota Supra

223.50 Points

Round 6: Point of Impact Event Results

1. Gittin, Vaughn

Monster Energy / Falken Tire Ford Mustang

1st Place

2. Tuerck, Ryan

Mobil 1 / Maxxis Tire / Gardella Racing Pontiac Solstice

2nd Place

3. Foust, Tanner

Rockstar Energy Scion TC

3rd Place

Tires.com Triple Crown - Event 2 of 3

1. Foust, Tanner

Rockstar Energy Scion TC

169 Points

2. Tuerck, Ryan

Mobil 1 / Maxxis Tire / Gardella Racing Pontiac Solstice

167 Points

3. Yoshihara, Daijiro

Discount Tire / Falken Tire Nissan S13

162 Points

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