Posted by Armin H. Ausejo
Day 2 of Formula D Seattle proved to be one of the best and most eventful in the event’s 4-year Pacific Northwest history. While past years featured tough driving conditions due to rain or overheating issues thanks to blisteringly hot weather, this year’s main event was clear of any rain and stayed on the warm side, yet not Vegas-style hot like previous years. The combination of good weather and removal of the blue and yellow plastic track liners made for some of the best drifting that the Pacific Northwest has ever seen. The good weather also paved the way for Formula D Seattle’s traditionally large crowds, many of which succumbed to the NWMotiv’s “NOS Energy Drink Bong” to take home a NOS Energy Drink Vuvuzela. The noise from the vuvuzelas undoubtedly furthered Formula D Seattle’s already loud reputation among all of the Formula D events throughout the country.
Local favorite and Formula D Pro Driver Nikolay Konstantinov wowed the crowds, fighting his way into the Top 16 before being eliminated by Charles Ng. He, along with almost every other Formula D driver, faced an enduring number of “One More Times” since the initial drifting trade-offs were so close. With some of the drivers going One More Time 2-3 more times, ultimately the only way a winner could be decided would be with a crash, which definitely took its toll on the drivers and cars alike. Each driver definitely brought their best, but at the end of the day, Tanner Foust brought home his second Formula D Seattle victory, moving him ahead of Daijiro Yoshihara for second place in the points standings. Vaughn Gittin retains the first place slot despite being eliminated in the Top 16. For the full results and standings, please visit http://www.formulad.com.