James Deane to battle for Formula DRIFT title in Irwindale
Worthouse Drift Team’s James Deane heads to the eighth and final round of the Formula DRIFT Championship in Irwindale, California aiming to clinch that dream-come-true title this weekend.
Leading the standings by 96 points with just 107 up for grabs at the famous House of Drift, Deane can technically secure the Championship already with a good qualifying on Friday but the Irishman, a four-time winner this year, is focusing on giving his best during the big finale rather than doing the math. Irwindale Speedway is one of the few venues at which the 25-year-old competed in Formula DRIFT back in 2010 but James doesn’t expect it to give him any edge over his opponents.
His Worthouse Drift Team’s teammate, Poland’s Piotr Więcek will be heading to Irwindale to wrap up a successful rookie season and hopes a trouble and error free weekend brings him back inside the Top 10 in the overall standings.
The final round of the Formula DRIFT Championship starts this Friday with a qualifying session at 5:15PM local time. Saturday’s main competition starts with Top 32 finals at 3:40PM local time followed by Top 16 at 7PM with all action streamed live on www.formulad.com/live.
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