Deane takes third Formula DRIFT podium of the season in Canada
Worthouse Drift Team’s James Deane continues to lead the Formula DRIFT Pro Championship after taking third position and his third podium of the season during the Saturday’s Round 5 at the Autodrome St-Eustache in Canada. His Polish teammate Piotr Więcek was impressive in qualifying but an unlucky practice crash just minutes before Top 32 forced him out of the main event.
Deane was on fire in Canada, taking first in qualifying and earning a Bye Run for the Top 32 before topping Dai Yoshihara and Robbie Nishida in Top 16 and Great 8 respectively. The Irishman then clashed with last year’s Canada winner Fredric Aasbo. The Worthouse Drift Team’s star put in an impressive lead run and an equally spectacular chase run before a small mistake in the final corner handed the victory to the Norwegian Hammer. Aasbo eventually won the entire event, taking a record breaking tenth Formula DRIFT victory and moving to second overall, 34 points behind Deane. James continues to lead the Championship with three podiums, including two wins, from five events, while Falken leads the Tire Championship standings with a 50 points advantage.
Deane and Więcek aim high as Formula DRIFT heads to Canada
The Worthouse Drift Team’s duo will return to action after a brief summer break with round five of the Formula DRIFT Pro Championship taking place at the Autodrome St-Eustache in Montreal, Canada this weekend.
Championship leader James Deane heads to Canada with a 56-point advantage having won the opening round in Long Beach and round three in Atlanta before finishing inside the top eight last time out in New Jersey. Meanwhile his Polish teammate Piotr Więcek is ranked 14th overall, as a top Formula DRIFT rookie.
Both have flown to Montreal for the “True North” event straight from Toruń, Poland where they’ve competed in the fourth round of the Drift Masters Grand Prix with the sister Budmat Auto Drift Team. The week earlier Deane took part in the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK, with Formula DRIFT stars being one of the highlights of the famous automotive event.
Canada means another new track for the Worthouse Drift Team’s drivers but one which they’ve both visited as spectators last year while planning their 2017 campaign. Practice and qualifying will take place on Friday, with the latter streamed live on www.formulad.com/live from 6 PM local time. Saturday’s main competition starts with a Top 32 at 4:15 PM followed by the opening ceremony at 8 PM and Top 16 at 8:30 PM, all also streamed live.
2017 Formula DRIFT Round 4: The Gauntlet – Wall Speedway
Wall, NJ June 2 – 3, 2017
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Deane retains Formula DRIFT overall lead in New Jersey
Worthouse Drift Team’s James Deane finished the fourth round of the Formula DRIFT Pro Championship in the Great 8 and remains the overall leader at the season’s halfway point. His Polish teammate Piotr Więcek ended the main competition at the Wall Stadium Speedway prematurely due to a clutch issue. Both drivers will be back in action next weekend during the third round of the Drift Masters GP in Więcek’s hometown, Płock.
Worthouse Drift Team climbs the Wall as Formula Drift marks half-way point
The Worthouse Drift Team will be back in action this weekend for round four of the Formula Drift Pro Championship at the Wall Stadium Speedway. Both James Deane and Piotr Więcek are looking for another strong showing as the New Jersey event marks the season’s half-way point with the last round on the East Coast.