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James Deane defeated Chris Forsberg in Formula DRIFT Round 7 at Texas Motor Speedway.
Formula DRIFT Round 7: James Deane Increases His Chances for a Championship
Formula DRIFT Black Magic Pro Championship presented by BlackVue Dash Cameras returned to Texas Motor Speedway for Round 7: AutoZone Showdown, where James Deane in the Worthhouse/Falken Tire Nissan S15 had a perfect weekend as the number-one qualifier with his second consecutive event victory. Deane has tied a Formula DRIFT record with his fourth event victory in a single season to increase his lead in the Pro Championship standings with only one event remaining. Deane edged out former champion and second in points Fredric Aasbo in the Rockstar Energy/Nexen Tire Toyota Corolla iM to advance to the finals. On the other side of the Top 4 bracket, former champion Chris Forsberg in the NOS Energy/Hankook Nissan 370Z defeated Aurimas Bakchis in the Falken Tires/Drifz Wheels Nissan 240. In the Finals, Deane’s consistent driving proved to be too much as Forsberg fell back and took a shallow line on his chase run, which ultimately lead to his win and a considerable lead heading into the finals. The action continues to Round 8: Title Fight, October 13–14, at Irwindale Speedway in Irwindale, California.
Yokohama is the title sponsor of the 2018 Yokohama National Off-Road Racing Association’s (NORRA) Mexican 1000.
Yokohama Tire to Rock Baja as Title Sponsor of the 2018 NORRA Mexican 1000
Yokohama Tire Corp. (YTC) has announced it has fortified its off-road racing ties as the title sponsor of the 2018 Yokohama National Off-Road Racing Association’s (NORRA) Mexican 1000—a five-day, 1,300-mile blast down Mexico’s Baja peninsula. The 51st running of the rally begins April 22, 2018, in Ensenada, with pre-event activities starting April 20.