SEMA eNews Vol. 18, No. 42, October 15, 2015

Racing News: Fredric Aasbo Takes Formula DRIFT Round 7: Final Fight Victory

Compiled by SEMA Editors

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Fredric Aasbo won the final event of the season, while taking both the Formula DRIFT Pro Championship and inaugural World Championship.
   

Fredric Aasbo Takes Formula DRIFT Round 7: Final Fight Victory and Wins Overall Pro and World Championship

Formula DRIFT presented by GoPro finished the 2015 Pro Championship and World Championship season at Irwindale Speedway. Fredric Aasbo in the Rockstar Energy Drink/Hankook Scion tC had a successful evening winning the final event of the season, while taking both the Formula DRIFT Pro Championship and inaugural World Championship. Aasbo entered the event with a significant lead in the points standings. As the event unfolded, he was able to clinch the Pro and World Championship by moving on to the Top 16 competition, creating a significant point margin that could not be overcome. Aasbo met with Hankook and Scion Racing teammate Ken Gushi, who sat in second place in the standings, in the Finals. Aasbo edged out Gushi to take the win and make a clean sweep for the weekend. Gushi finishes the season in second place overall—his highest finish in his career. Number-one qualifier Forrest Wang, in the Get Nuts Lab Nissan S15, rounded out the podium with a third-place finish. Two-time Formula DRIFT champion Chris Forsberg, in the NOS Energy Drink/Hankook Nissan 370Z, finishes the season in third place overall.

Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Dual-Championship Schedule Announced

The second-annual Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Dual Championship will return to the SEMA and PRI Shows in November and December. There, qualifing teams will compete in semi-final championships at each Show. The top four teams from the SEMA Show and PRI Show will then face off starting Friday, December 11, competing two times and then again on Saturday. The team with the best average time will be crowned the 2015 Hot Rodders of Tomorrow national champion.

View the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Dual-Championship schedule at the 2015 SEMA Show.

NMRA Announces 2016 Event Schedule

The NMRA event team has announced the official schedule for the 2016 season:

March 3–6, 2016
NMRA Spring Break Shootout
Bradenton Motorsports Park, Bradenton, Florida

April 7–10, 2016
NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals
Atlanta Dragway, Commerce, Georgia

April 28–May 1, 2016
NMRA Ford Motorsport Nationals
Maple Grove Raceway, Mohnton, Pennsylvania

June 9–12, 2016
NMRA All-Ford SUPERNATIONALS
National Trail Raceway, Hebron, Ohio

July 28–31, 2016
NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing
Route 66 Raceway, Joliet, Illinois

Sept. 29–Oct. 2, 2016
NMRA All-Ford World Finals
Beech Bend Raceway Park, Bowling Green, Kentucky

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Lacrecia Beurrier and co-driver Chris Moore made it back-to-back wins with last weekend’s Best In The Desert BlueWater Desert Challenge.
   

Team DragonFire Wins Back-To-Back BITD Races

Lacrecia Beurrier, the DragonFire-backed Pro Unlimited UTV racer, and co-driver Chris Moore made it back-to-back wins with last weekend’s Best In The Desert BlueWater Desert Challenge—an event that hosts multiple vehicle classes for UTV, Buggy, Jeep Speed and Trick Truck. The next race—the 10th Annual M.O.R.E. Powder Puff Race Towards A Cure—will be held November 21, for which she will raise money for breast cancer research.

Nitto Tire NMRA All-Ford World Finals Race Wrap

The 17th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA All-Ford World Finals started with rainy weather as more than 800 racers and show participants converged on Beech Bend Raceway at the end of September to begin four days of drag racing and car showing. Visit the NMRA website for full event coverage and race results.

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