2020 Formula DRIFT Results From Round One PRO Championship

2020 Formula DRIFT Results From Round One PRO Championship

Here are the results from Round One of the Formula DRIFT PRO Championship.


Date: Saturday, September 5, 2020
Location: World Wide Technology Raceway near St Louis, MO
Event: Round One, Formula DRIFT PRO Championship


Winner: Fredric Aasbo (Norway) – Rockstar Energy Drink / Nitto Tire GR Supra
Second: Ryan Tuerck (USA) – Gumout / Nitto Tire / Mobil 1 Toyota Corolla
Third: Aurimas "Odi" Bakchis (Lithuania) – Falken Tires / Feal Suspension Nissan S15


  • Fredric Aasbo won Round One in a brand new car
  • After losing power steering in his Top 16 battle with Dylan Hughes (USA), Ryan Tuerck still reached the Final but was handicapped against Aasbo
  • Toyotas prepared by Papadakis Racing took first and second places
  • Chris Forsberg (USA) in the NOS Energy Drink Nissan 370Z on Nexen Tires finished fourth but failed to make repairs to compete in the third-place run-off against Odi Bakchis
  • Best rookie performance was by Alec Robbins (USA) in the Fasetto Nissan 350Z who finished in 16th position
  • Taylor Hull (USA) driving the Comp Cams / Achilles Radial / YellowSpeed Racing Cadillac ATS-V was very emotional after achieving his first ever heat win in Top 32, but was eliminated in Top 16
  • 29 drivers competed in FD STL Round One, representing eight different countries and including eight rookies


  1. Fredric Aasbo: 100
  2. Ryan Tuerck: 88
  3. Aurimas Bakchis: 76
  4. Chris Forsberg: 64
  5. Kazuya Taguchi: 48
  6. Justin Pawlak: 48
  7. Dylan Hughes : 48
  8. Dan Burkett: 48
  9. Matt Field: 32
  10. Vaughn Gittin Jr: 32
  11. Daijiro Yoshihara: 32
  12. Chelsea Denofa: 32
  13. Michael Essa: 32
  14. Jeff Jones: 32
  15. Taylor Hull: 32
  16. Robbins: 32


The 2020 Formula DRIFT PRO and Link ECU PRO2 Championships continues on September 25-27 at Evergreen Speedway in Seattle, WA. Please visit formulad.com for 2020 event details, ticket purchases, driver profiles, new content and livestream information.


Formula DRIFT is recognized as the leading international drifting championship. Established on the streets of Japan, drifting has evolved into a worldwide competitive sport that challenges each driver's ability and control. Formula DRIFT provides a series for the best professional drifters from across the globe to compete nationwide for the coveted Formula DRIFT Championship. As the first official drifting series in North America, Formula DRIFT has taken competitive motorsports to the extreme, attracting drift fans and car enthusiasts from all walks of life, and established itself as the global leader for the sport.

For a competition schedule, ticket information, special content and livestream, visit formulad.com.



Tune into Formula DRIFT on CBS Sports Network and check your local listings for air times


Major Sponsor, Official Vehicle Lighting, Dash Cam & Jump Starter – TYPE S
Major Sponsor, Official Energy Drink – NOS Energy Drink
Major Sponsor, Official Military Branch – United States Air Force
Major Sponsor, Official Engine Oil – Royal Purple
Major Sponsor, Official ECU, PRO2 Title Sponsor – Link Engine Management
Major Sponsors – Achilles Tires, Falken Tires, GT Radial
Tire Supplier – Nexen Tire, Nitto Tire
Official Sponsors – Ford Performance, BC Racing, Toyota Racing
Associated Sponsors – Enkei Wheels, Torque Drift, NGK Spark Plugs
Technical Partner – PCI Race Radios, Proform

Photography by Larry Chen (@larry_chen_foto)


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