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Piotr Wiecek was victorious both evenings of the 2018 Motegi Super DRIFT Challenge.
Piotr Wiecek Claims Double Victory in Motegi Super Drift Weekend
The 2018 Motegi Super DRIFT Challenge would see one man rise to the top on both evenings. Piotr Wiecek dominated the proceedings, continuing the momentum that resulted in an event win at the 2017 final round, first-place qualification at round one of the 2018 series and a third-place finish at that event. Wiecek’s rise to the top last Friday saw him run first against Alec Hohnadell in his Rain-X/Permatex/Nexen/Hoonigan Nissan S14 in the Great 8. Wiecek would then beat Alex Heilbrunn’s Team IMR/Nitto Tire BMW M3 in the Final 4. This meant he ran against Forrest Wang’s Vapetasia/Achilles Radial/NRG Innovations Nissan S15 in the final. Wang had taken second place in round one of the 2018 Formula DRIFT series after a year away from the sport; however, Wiecek claimed the win. On Saturday evening, Wiecek beat Hohnadell in the Great 8 before facing Wang again in the Final 4, where Wiecek took the victory. Saturday evening’s Motegi Super DRIFT Final was between Wiecek and Justin “JTP” Pawlak in his Roush Performance/Falken Tires ’18 Ford Mustang. The judges narrowly gave the decision to Wiecek and the Worthouse/Falken Tire team. Full results from both rounds of the 2018 Motegi Super DRIFT Challenge can be found at www.formulad.com.
VP Racing Fuels Signs With Cotton Bowl Speedway; Signs Multi-Year Sponsor Agreement With REAL PRO MOD Association; Named Official Fuel of Mid-West Pro Mod Racing Series
VP Racing Fuels Inc. has announced an agreement with Cotton Bowl Speedway for on-site fuel supply as the 3/8-mile banked dirt track opens for the 2018 season. VP has also announced it has signed a multi-year sponsor agreement with the REAL PRO MOD Association and has been named the official fuel of the Mid-West Pro Mod Racing Series. The all 1/8-mile drag racing series competes in events in Oklahoma, Kentucky, Missouri, Kansas and Texas.
Formula DRIFT has announced a new partnership with Summit Racing Equipment, focusing on the Pro2 category.
Formula DRIFT Partners With Summit Racing for Pro2 Category Contingency and Promotion
Formula DRIFT has announced a new partnership with Summit Racing Equipment, focusing on the Pro2 category. The program requires Pro2 teams to have Summit Racing decals on the car. The top two finishers will then be rewarded with a $200 gift card for finishing in first place, and a $100 gift card for second place in the Pro2 category. Additionally, Summit Racing will sponsor a series of videos highlighting the drivers and focusing on their battle in the Pro2 category. Furthermore, Summit Racing Equipment will activate at the Atlanta and Texas rounds, where it invites Formula DRIFT fans to visit its booth and pick up a free catalog and special show discount offer. Round two of the 2018 Formula DRIFT series takes place in Orlando, Florida, April 27–28.