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Formula Drift Long Beach | Race Day | Highlights

It’s race day here at Formula Drift in Long Beach, host of the first round of the 2014 season. It’s been an interesting off season with things shaken up in the paddock, but it’s good to finally get back to the action on the track. If you missed our coverage of practice and qualifying, you can find it here: Formula Drift Practice and Qualifying Highlights

Let’s kick it off and get right into the action on track at the Streets of Long Beach!

Ken Gushi in the Greddy Performance Scion Racing FR-S in the morning during practice before the top-32 competition got under way.


Chris Forsberg and Justin Pawlak sliding into the first left-hander of the course.


The High School senior Alec Hohnadell and Formula D rookie leading the charge against 2011 series champ Dai Yoshihara in his brand new race car at the hair-pin.


Fredric Aasbo keeping the gap tight between his Scion Racing TC and Vaughn Gittin Jr.’s Monster Energy Mustang.



Odi Bakchis putting the pressure on Tlyer McQuarrie and his GoPro Mobil 1 Camero.BM6T0295

Kouki vs. Zenki, V8 vs. 2JZ. Darren McNamara vs. Forrest Wang Nissan S14’s.


The 2013 champ, Michael Essa, on his first attempt to defend his title in his Essa Autosport BMW M3.



McQuarrie leaving Tony Angelo behind in a cloud of white tire smoke.



Ryan Tuerck sliding his way to the hair-pin section of the course in his Retaks Maxxis Tires FR-S with a 2JZ under the hood.




Conrad Grunewald making contact with Aasbo going into the first turn, which automatically advances The Norwegian Hammer into the next round of elimination.



Intense action between Forsberg and D-Mac.


Odi and JTP pushing hard to the limit at the final clipping point.


And finally there were two left to battle for the win: Chris Forsberg and Kenny Moen in the Bridges Racing Nissan 240SX.

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The battle between the top two drivers ends in a victory for Chris Forsberg.

For complete results and for all the information you want on drivers, teams, and future rounds, please visit Formula Drift Long Beach Results.

You can still see the action live even if you can’t make it to the competition with a free live stream straight from the Formula Drive website!

The Hankook Tire girls and the JDM Zip Ties team hope you’ve enjoyed our coverage of Formula Drift at the Streets of Long Beach! We will travel to as many rounds as we can to bring as much coverage as possible for you fans.


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