Motegi Athlete, Fredric Aasbo, wins big at Irwindale and secures his third Formula Drift Championship.
Motegi athlete and defending champion, Fredric Aasbo, has done it again. After a grueling 2022 season, the reigning champ has secured his position atop the winner’s podium with a 1st-place finish – becoming the third three-time champion in Formula Drift history. From the season opener on the sunny waterfront of Long Beach to the frigid and wet battle of Irwindale, Aasbo has proven that his reputation for drifting domination and Motegi’s performance perfection doesn’t go without merit.
Aasbo was joined by Papadakis Racing teammate Ryan Tuerck, who conquered the competition for a second-place finish and third-place overall for the 2022 season. Between them, teammates Aasbo and Tuerck achieved seven podium results in eight rounds of competition, with Tuerck winning the season opener in Long Beach and Aasbo topped the podium at Round 2 in Atlanta again at the Irwindale finale.
“It takes an enormous team effort to win a championship title and I’m proud of our work this season,” said Aasbo. “It’s been up and down, for sure, but it’s the support of the team and our friends and family that gets us through.”
Fans can catch up on the full season of action for Tuerck and Aasbo by tuning in to weekly episodes of the Rockstar Energy YouTube series “Controlled Chaos.” Each week at https://www.youtube.com/rockstarenergy, Rockstar Energy brings fans behind the scenes with the Papadakis Racing team to showcase the highs and lows of competition weekends.