Posts Tagged ‘Atlanta’

Say Howdy! Get Rowdy! S2E2 – Road Atlanta

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Chelsea Denofa and BC Racing released the latest episode of Say Howdy! Get Rowdy! covering FD Round 2 at Road Atlanta.
When I got to talk to Denofa in the paddocks before qualifying and asked him how he felt coming out of Long Beach and he was obviously happy with LB but wasn’t really confident going into it. Denofa ended up qualifying pretty high in 4th. Asking him again on Saturday I ran into him again and asked if his confidence was any better after qualifying as well as he did, and he still wasn’t very confident. After walking by his paddock they were doing some serious work under the car around the gearbox. Turns out (as you’ll see the in the video) he was having some trouble so hopefully Denofa does better in his home state of Florida.

I did ask one of the crew if Denofa had gotten the new tranny he was selling his personal RX-7 to be able to afford after the issues in Long Beach and it turns out he did get the new transmission but hadn’t been able to get it in before Atlanta due to travel and not having a place to work, hopefully he is able to sort that and the other issues out for Round 3 Palm Beach next weekend.

Pat Goodin & FD Road Atlanta

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Behind The Smoke – Road Atlanta Defeats Dai Yoshihara

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One of the many controversial matches at FD Round 2: Road Atlanta was Dai Yoshihara and Conrad Grunewald. The judges awarded Conrad the win, but many fans did not agree, either way here is the Behind the Smoke episode for Road Atlanta, see how it played out for Dai.

King & Crown Take On Formula D Road Atlanta

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Formula Drift Atlanta Controversy

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So I was able to make it up to Atlanta this weekend for Round 2 of Formula D, and I have hundreds of photos to sift through and started writing the recap but after working on the site latency and the 12 hour drive back yesterday I’m still a little winded. So that will wait, in the meantime I will say that I feel that I was extremely lucky to be there for 2 really controversial events that I feel will not be forgotten anytime soon.

First was the race between Danny George and Ryan Tuerck, both drivers I am really fond of and was rooting for, I went into this match thinking that the new 2JZ FR-S was going to just be a monster and pull but it didn’t and Danny did an amazing job on his lead run. The trouble started right off the bat on Tuerck’s lead run where Ryan claimed that Danny hit in and caused the spin and the judges (after a long review) awarded Tuerck the win. It seems now that more video is being released, this one by LORENinHD, that seems to show a different angle.

The other monsterous(you’ll get it in a second) event was when Vaughn Gittin JR seemed to forget he was following another car and powered over the front of Fredric Aasbo’s tC. When it first happened my jaw dropped but then to see both drivers continue the run was amazing, not a single person was sitting. They ended up going OMT for an unknown reason and giving Gittin the win, but it was an amazing match.

Neither of the results from these matches were favored by the crowd and it was loud and clear to everyone there, I have never heard a FD crowd boo as loud as when Tuerck was announced the winner or when Gittin moved on. So check back tomorrow for a full recap but there are two of the most talked about events as of right now. The other things that I’ll go into more detail in the recap was the amazing run Forrest Wang dropped vs Daigo Saito as well as the qualifying results disaster than left a lot of people confused going into Top32.