Deane takes third Formula DRIFT victory of the season
Worthouse Drift Team’s James Deane took his third victory of the season and extended his Championship lead after a spectacular performance during round six in Monroe, Washington. His Polish teammate and series rookie Piotr Więcek scored his best result in the series by taking fifth position.
Deane started the weekend by qualifying first for the second consecutive time, earning a Bye Run for Top 32 and topping Dan Burkett in Top 16. The Irishman then clashed with friend and teammate Piotr Więcek, who himself took a solid ninth in the qualifying before beating Dean Keartney and Alex Heilbrunn in his first two duels.
The Worthouse Drift Team’s duo put in an amazing show before Deane went on to battle Dai Yoshihara in Top 4 and Fredric Aasbo in the final, coming out on top twice in fierce battles which both included On More Time runs.
Deane’s victory in Monroe is his third of the season after Long Beach and Atlanta, extending his Championship lead over Aasbo to 57 points with just two rounds to go. Next up in Texas Motor Speedway on the 8-9 of September.
Deane and Więcek excited to head to Monroe Worthouse Drift Team’s duo of James Deane and Piotr Więcek are looking forward to return to Formula DRIFT action during this weekend’s round 6 in Monroe, Washington with the Irishman leading the Championship with three events to go.
Heading to another new venue, Deane leads the way by 34 points from Norwegian Fredric Aasbo with top rookie Więcek 12th overall. Both have flown to the US straight from Latvia, having just competed in the fifth round of the European Drift Masters Grand Prix series in Riga where both made it to the Top 8.
Monroe, just outside Seattle in Washington, is another new track for the Worthouse Drift Team’s duo, with a fast entry and a long first right-hander followed by a left and right that tighten up on themselves.
Qualifying action starts on Friday at 11:45 AM PST with the main event on Saturday with Top 32 at 1:15 PM and Top 16 at 5:30 PM respectively. Live stream will be available on www.formulad.com/live.
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.