Formula DRIFT Round 5: Throwdown Results; Fredric Aasbo Takes the Victory and the Lead in the Standings.

Formula DRIFT presented by GoPro returned to Evergreen Speedway for Round 5: Throwdown. Fredric Aasbo in the Rockstar Energy Drink / Hankook Scion tC takes the victory and lead in both the Pro Championship and World Championship standings.

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Round 5: Throwdown provided plenty of on-track action and excitement for the capacity crowd at Evergreen Speedway. With shifting weather conditions, the drivers had to make constant adjustments throughout the weekend making for a technical competition. Over 330,000 fans tuned into the Driftstream over the weekend to see the action unfold.

"?This was quite an event as we witnessed the consistency of Aasbo to take the victory and see the talents of a young driver in Alec Hohnadell to reach his first podium,"? said Jim Liaw, President of Formula DRIFT. ?"This event saw a shakeup in the Pro Championship standings, which will be interesting to see how the rest of the season plays out.?"

The semi-finals saw Alec Hohnadell in the 11 Racing Nissan S14 go against veteran Justin Pawlak in the Roush Performance / Car Crafters Ford Mustang. Hohnadell advanced to the Finals with both drivers receiving a double zero on the second run of their battle and having the advantage on the first run. Pat Goodin in the Enjuku Racing / Falken Tire Nissan S13 lost out to the consistent driving of Fredric Aasbo. Pawlak finished in third place with the higher qualifying position than Goodin. The rain began to pour into the Finals and Aasbo proved that he can handle the wet conditions taking his second consecutive victory and his third victory of the season. Aasbo moves into the top position in both the Pro Championship and World Championship standings. Hohnadell earned second place for his first career Pro Championship podium.

"?What a wild rollercoaster of an event,"? said Fredric Aasbo, winner of Round 5: Throwdown. ?"It was wet, it was dry, it was intermediate and I think growing up on the snowy, frozen lakes of Norway was a huge advantage. We kept it cool and ended up with the win and are exactly where we want to be leading the points championship.?"

The 2015 Formula DRIFT season will continue to Round 6: Showdown on August 21-22 at Texas Motor Speedway. For more information visit: www.formuladrift.com and find Formula DRIFT on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Tune into Formula DRIFT on CBS Sports and check your local listings for airtimes.

Round 5: Throwdown Event Results

1. Aasbo, Fredric Rockstar Energy Drink / Hankook Scion tC Winner

2. Hohnadell, Alec 11 Racing Nissan S14 2nd Place

3. Pawlak, Justin Roush Performance / Car Crafters Ford Mustang 3rd Place

4. Goodin, Pat Enjuku Racing / Falken Tire Nissan S13 4th Place

5. Field, Matt CX Racing / Yokohama Nissan S14 5th Place

6. Saito, Daigo Achilles Radial Nissan GT-R 6th Place

7. McQuarrie, Tyler Mobile 1 / GoPro Chevrolet Camaro 7th Place

8. Gittin, Vaughn Monster Energy / Nitto Tire Ford Mustang RTR 8th Place

9. Moen, Kenny Bridges Racing / Achilles / Gatebil Nissan S14 9th Place

10. Gushi, Ken GReddy Racing / Hankook Tire Scion Racing FR-S 10th Place

11. Forsberg, Chris NOS Energy Drink / Hankook Tire Nissan 370Z 11th Place

12. Denofa, Chelsea BC Racing / Chelsea DeNofa Motorsports / GT Radial BMW 12th Place

13. Essa, Michael SLP Performance / Yokohama Tire Chevy Camaro 13th Place

14. Whiddett, Mike RedBull / Mobil 1 Mazda ?Radbul? 14th Place

15. Coffman, Matt Coffman Racing Nissan S13 15th Place

16. Stoneback, Geoff Achilles Radial / Parts Shop Max / Enkei Nissan S14 16th Place

2015 Formula DRIFT Championship Presented by GoPro Top 3 Standings After Five Rounds

1. Aasbo, Fredric Rockstar Energy Drink / Hankook Scion tC 373.00 Points

2. Tuerck, Ryan Ryan Tuerck Racing / Retaks / Maxxis Scion FR-S 297.00 Points

3. Aurimas ?Odi? Bakchis Feal Suspension / ARK Performance / Nitto Nissan 240SX 293.00 Points

Manufacturers Championship Standings After Five Rounds

1. Scion 785.00 Points

2. Nissan 417.00 Points

3. Ford 407.00 Points

4. Chevrolet 300.00 Points

5. Mazda 225.00 Points

6. Dodge 170.00 Points

7. Infiniti 159.00 Points

8. BMW 139.00 Points

9. Toyota 105.00 Points

Tire Championship Standings After Five Rounds

1. Hankook 751.00 Points

2. Nitto 516.00 Points

3. Achilles 510.00 Points

4. Falken 485.00 Points

5. Yokohama 447.00 Points

6. Maxxis 401.00 Points

7. GT Radial 266.00 Points

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