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.
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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Więcek and Deane battle for Drift Masters Grand Prix podium in Płock
Worthouse Drift Team’s Piotr Więcek and James Deane made it all the way to the Top 4 and battled for podium during Saturday’s third round of the European Drift Masters Grand Prix series with the Pole coming out on top in front of his local fans in Płock.
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.