The Norwegian Hammer struck during a wet round of Formula D in Atlanta, and took his first win for the season
After the rain started falling in top 32, the Formula Drift round 3 changed completely. As always, some drivers thrive in the wet, and some drivers hate it. We saw a few drivers spin around and some contact, like that between Chelsea DeNofa, second in qualifying, and Pat Goodin, where DeNofa was deemed causing the contact and Goodin spinning around.
The semi final between Aasbo and reigning champion James Deane was one of the best battles of the day, with good lead runs, good proximity and two drivers that like wet conditions.
In the final Aasbo faced Ryan Tuerck in his fresh Toyota GT86, built after the crash in Long Beach. In Orlando the car was barely finished, but still managed to get Tuerck to a 16th position. Now it was running really good and took him all the way to the final.
With the judges score 2-1, two for Aasbø and one for a One More Time, Fredric Aasbo was deemed winner in this round of the Formula Drift circus.
Next round is in New Jersey June 7-8th.
Text: Christer Hägglund – DriftZone.se
Photo: Larry Chen – Formula Drift