Long Beach, Calif. – September 14, 2014 – Formula DRIFT for the second consecutive year returned to Texas Motor Speedway for Round 6: Showdown. Fredric Aasbo in the Hankook Tire / Scion Racing tC takes his second victory of the season. 


Round 6: Showdown held at Texas Motor Speedway brought professional drifting to Texas for the second consecutive year. The event featured the Round 2 of the PRO 2 series, Offset Kings car show, and action from the Pro Championship. The weather held up on the main event day providing clear skies and cool temperatures. 


“The dramatic finish to this event has set-up a close battle between Fredric Aasbo and Chris Forsberg for the championship as we head into Round 7 at Irwindale Speedway,” says Jim Liaw, President of Formula DRIFT. “The finale has always been an action packed event with drivers leaving it all on the line and we are excited to see how the championship chase unfolds.” 


The final four pitted number one qualifier, Forrest Wang in the Get Nuts Lab / Hankook / STR Racing Nissan S14 against Odi Bakchis in the Feal Suspension / Nitto Tire Nissan 240SX. After a One More Time battle, Wang out drove Bakchis to secure his second career podium to finish in third place. Point leader, Chris Forsberg in the Hankook Tire Nissan 370Z faced Hankook Tire teammate, Fredric Aasbo. Forsberg contacted Aasbo on his chase run to give Aasbo the advantage and ultimately the win moving him into the Finals. The Finals pitted Aasbo and Bakchis. In the second run, Bakchis spun out giving Aasbo the event victory. Aasbo closed the point gap heading into the final event of the season with 26 points separating him from Forsberg as they head into the final event of the 2014 season. 


“This victory is for my team, for Scion, and for Hankook. This might feel like the weirdest victory ever as people took themselves out, but I’ll take it and will see everyone in Irwindale,” said Fredric Aasbo, winner of Round 6: Showdown. “My Hankook Tire teammate, Chris Forsberg and I have been battling it out all year and we are right where we want to be. We are right behind him and he has all the pressure on him. Irwindale is going to be a killer event.” 


The 2014 Formula DRIFT Championship season continues to Round 7: Final Fight at Irwindale Speedway on October 10-11. For more information and find Formula DRIFT on Instagram @formulad, Facebook and Twitter @FormulaDrift.


Formula DRIFT Professional Championship Presented by GoPro 2014 Standings After Six Rounds

1. Forsberg, Chris

Hankook Tire Nissan 370Z

493.00 Points

2. Aasbo, Fredric

Hankook Tire Scion Racing tC

467.00 Points

3. Gittin Jr., Vaughn

Monster Energy / Nitto Tire Ford Mustang RTR

359.50 Points

4. Bakchis, Aurimas “Odi”

Feal Suspension / Nitto Tire Nissan 240SX

328.00 Points

5. Moen, Kenneth

Bridges Racing Nissan 240SX

293.00 Points

6. McNamara, Darren

Falken Tire Nissan S14

280.50 Points

7. Pawlak, Justin

Falken Tire Ford Mustang

259.50 Points

8. Wang, Forrest

Get Nuts Lab / Hankook Tire / STR Racing Nissan S14

257.50 Points

9. Kearney, Dean

Oracle Lighting Dodge Viper SRT

252.00 Points

10. Tuerck, Ryan

Retaks Maxxis Tires Air Force PSI Scion FR-S

213.00 Points

11. Grunewald, Conrad

Megan Racing / Top 1 Oil / BRE Chevrolet Camaro

211.50 Points

12. Nishida, Robbie

Achilles Radial / Bridges Racing Lexus SC300

208.50 Points

13. Gushi, Ken

GReddy Performance / Scion Racing Drift FR-S

192.50 Points

14. McQuarrie, Tyler

GoPro / Mobil 1 Chevrolet Camaro

188.50 Points

15. Essa, Michael

Essa Autosport / Yokohama BMW M3

183.50 Points

16. DeNofa, Chelsea

BC Racing / Nitto Tire BMW 3-Series

172.50 Points

Round 6: Showdown Event Results

1. Aasbo, Fredric

Hankook Tire Scion Racing tC


2. Bakchis, Aurimas “Odi”

Feal Suspension / Nitto Tire Nissan 240SX

2nd Place

3. Wang, Forrest

Get Nuts Lab / Hankook Tire / STR Racing Nissan S14

3rd Place

Manufacturers Championship Standings After Six Rounds

1. Scion

725.00 Points


2. Nissan

636.00 Points


3. Ford

619.00 Points


4. Chevy

400.00 Points


5. BMW

356.00 Points


Tire Championship Standings After Six Rounds

1. Hankook

962.50 Points


2. Nitto

748.50 Points


3. Achilles

647.00 Points


4. Falken

592.50 Points


5. Maxxis

347.00 Points


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