The Returning Champ Fredric Aasbo finds his stride at Formula Drift Atlanta
Defending champion Fredric Aasbo delivered yet another performance of racing perfection this past weekend at Formula Drift Atlanta. Papadakis racing are now two for two this season, with their sights set on another championship winning season. Aasbo quickly rised amongst the ranks with his trademark flat-out, aggressive driving style against long-time rival Chris Forsberg — showcasing the Papadakis Racing team’s “take no prisoners” competitive approach.
In the final four, Aasbo faced down championship favorite Aurimas ‘Odi’ Bakchis and then went on to a highlight battle against three-time champion Chris Forsberg. After a day of heated head-to-head battling, Aasbo delivered a clear victory in the rematch to take the event win. As the pressure mounted, Aasbo repeated his aggressive drive while Forsberg made a big error, putting all four wheels off track.
“This was a weekend where we saw just how incredibly stacked the field is this season in Formula Drift,” said team owner Stephan Papadakis. “The speed and proximity these drivers are delivering means there are no ‘easy’ rounds. Every driver out there is capable of winning and it feels great to bring home two wins in a row.”
Aasbo and Papadakis Racing are set to take the Formula Drift stage again in just under two weeks for the first oval of 2022 at Orlando Speed World May 20-21.
The Papadakis Racing team began drifting in 2004 and is the most winning team in Formula Drift history, earning the 2021 and 2015 titles with driver Fredric Aasbo, as well as back-to-back championships with driver Tanner Foust in 2007 and 2008. Aasbo and Papadakis continue to embody Motegi’s competitive spirit and penchant for performance, and we look forward to yet another championship for 2022.