Formula Drift round 6 - Throwdown in Evergreen Speedway (Seattle)

Formula Drift round 6 aka "Throwdown" took place in Monroe, Washington at Evergreen Speedway just outside Seattle. This is 6th round of 8 of 2017 Formula Drift championship. It was also 3rd round of Formula D Pro2 championship but no 86/BRZ cars participate in Pro2.

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Formula Drift Seattle Ken Gushi Toyota86 08 05 17 14 Dsc2123 - ken gushi, greddy, toyota racing, cameron moore
Formula Drift Seattle Dai Yoshihara Tune86 08 05 14 25 Dsc1496 - dai yoshihara, subaru brz, falken tire, turn14, cameron moore

Ken Gushi / Team Greddy Racing

Ken Gushi qualified in 14th position and went against 19nd position qualifier, also Toyota 86 driver - Cameron Moore. In first two battles drivers had similar runs and judges voted for One-more-time. In OMT battles Ken gushi was struggling with the course and judges voted for Cameron Moore to move to Top16.

Formula Drift Seattle Ken Gushi Toyota86 08 05 17 24 Dsc2136 - ken gushi, greddy, toyota racing, cameron moore
Formula Drift Seattle Ken Gushi Toyota86 08 05 17 15 Dsc1810 - ken gushi, greddy, toyota racing, cameron moore
Formula Drift Seattle Ken Gushi Toyota86 08 05 14 56 Dsc2019 2 - ken gushi, greddy, toyota racing, cameron moore

Cameron Moore / Nameless Performance

Cameron Moore qualified 19th and won Ken Gushi in Top32. In Top16 Moore went against top qualifier Odi Bakchis. In follow run Moore makes contact with Bakchis which cost him this battle. Odi Bakchis moves to top8

Formula Drift Seattle Cameron Moore Toyota86 08 04 14 19 Dsc0639 - cameron moore, nameless performance
Formula Drift Seattle Cameron Moore Toyota86 08 05 17 13 Dsc2120 - cameron moore, nameless performance
Formula Drift Seattle Cameron Moore Toyota86 08 04 13 19 Dsc0435 - cameron moore, nameless performance

Ryan Tuerck / Nameless Performance

Ryan Tuerck continues his success with qualifications this year and gets 2nd best score so no fight in Top32. In Top16 Tuerck meets 18th qualifier Justin Pawlak. In follow run Tuerck touched Pawlak's car and spun out himself. Judges were discussing who's at fault and while one judge voted for Ryan Tuerck, other two judges voted for Justin Pawlak to move to top8.

Formula Drift Seattle Ryan Tuerck Toyota86 Tuerck 0443 - ryan tuerck, toyota racing, gumout
Formula Drift Seattle Ryan Tuerck Toyota86 Tuerck 0414 - ryan tuerck, toyota racing, gumout
Formula Drift Seattle Ryan Tuerck Toyota86 Tuerck 2273 - ryan tuerck, toyota racing, girls

Jhonnattan Castro / Toyota Racing

Jhonnattan Castro qualified 23rd and went against 10th qualifier Chris Forsberg. These were fun battles to watch as judges decided for one-more-time twice. In the last of 6 runs Chris Forsberg pushed too hard and stalled before the last run. Castro moves to Top16.

Formula Drift Seattle Jhonnattan Castro Toyota86 11 - jhonnattan castro, toyota racing, chris forsberg
Formula Drift Seattle Jhonnattan Castro Toyota86 13 - jhonnattan castro, toyota racing
Formula Drift Seattle Jhonnattan Castro Toyota86 10 - jhonnattan castro, toyota racing, chris forsberg

In Top16 Castro went against Fredric Aasbo. In follow run Castro makes contact with Aasbo. This wasn't really a decceleration zone and it could be argued that Aasbo slowed down, but after both runs judges vote for Aasbo to continue to Top8

Formula Drift Seattle Jhonnattan Castro Toyota86 14 - jhonnattan castro, toyota racing
Formula Drift Seattle Jhonnattan Castro Toyota86 15 - jhonnattan castro, toyota racing
Formula Drift Seattle Jhonnattan Castro Toyota86 07 - jhonnattan castro, toyota racing

Dai Yoshihara / Turn14 / Falken Tire

Only Subaru BRZ driver Dai Yoshihara qualified 20th and went against his teammate and friend Matt Field in Top32. Field spins out and Yoshihara moves to top16. In Top16 Yoshihara wen't against Michael Essa. In first battles both drivers lost ground on the follow runs and judges voted OMT. In second battle Essa struggles in follow run and Yoshihara moves to TOP8.

Formula Drift Seattle Dai Yoshihara Tune86 08 05 16 37 Dsc2072 - dai yoshihara, subaru brz, falken tire, turn14, matt field
Formula Drift Seattle Dai Yoshihara Tune86 08 04 14 29 Dsc0748 2 - dai yoshihara, subaru brz, falken tire, turn14
Formula Drift Seattle Dai Yoshihara Tune86 08 03 15 04 Dsc9673 - dai yoshihara, subaru brz, falken tire, turn14, matt field
Formula Drift Seattle Dai Yoshihara Tune86 08 05 20 40 Dsc1851 - dai yoshihara, subaru brz, falken tire, turn14, michael essa
Formula Drift Seattle Dai Yoshihara Tune86 08 05 20 42 Dsc1852 - dai yoshihara, subaru brz, falken tire, turn14
Formula Drift Seattle Dai Yoshihara Tune86 08 05 20 42 Dsc1854 - dai yoshihara, subaru brz, falken tire, turn14

In Top8 Dai Yoshihara battled with Matt Coffman. Yoshihara makes an impressive lead run and judges vote Yoshihara to advance to Top4 to meet championship leader James Deane. After first two runs judges voted for one-more-time. In second battle Deane shows much better follow run and advances. Deane ends up winning the event in finals as well.

Fd Seattle Dai Yoshihara - dai yoshihara, turn14, falken tire, matt coffman, subaru brz
Formula Drift Seattle Dai Yoshihara Tune86 08 05 22 18 Dsc1928 - dai yoshihara, subaru brz, falken tire, turn14
Formula Drift Seattle Dai Yoshihara Tune86 08 05 22 30 Dsc2421 - dai yoshihara, subaru brz, falken tire, turn14

Podium: 1st James Deane, 2nd Fredric Aasbo, 3rd Odi Bakchis

Formula Drift Seattle Hgk Valtersboze 08 05 22 56 Dsc2442 - james deane, fredric aasbo
Formula Drift Seattle Hgk Valtersboze 08 05 23 27 Dsc2481 - podium, james deane, fredric aasbo
Dsc2415 - james deane

Next round - Formula Drift ROUND 7: Texas Motor Speedway

Photography: Valters Bože

Extra photos:
Formula Drift Seattle Ken Gushi Toyota86 08 05 19 18 Dsc2175 - ken gushi, greddy, toyota racing
Formula Drift Seattle Ken Gushi Toyota86 08 05 15 30 Dsc1683 - ken gushi, greddy, toyota racing
Formula Drift Seattle Ken Gushi Toyota86 08 05 15 54 Dsc2051 2 - ken gushi, greddy, toyota racing
Formula Drift Seattle Ken Gushi Toyota86 08 04 18 29 Dsc1051 - ken gushi, greddy, toyota racing
Formula Drift Seattle Ken Gushi Toyota86 08 04 14 03 Dsc0490 2 - ken gushi, greddy, toyota racing
Formula Drift Seattle Ken Gushi Toyota86 08 04 15 55 Dsc1486 2 - ken gushi, greddy, toyota racing
Formula Drift Seattle Ken Gushi Toyota86 08 03 17 57 Dsc0773 - ken gushi, greddy, toyota racing
Formula Drift Seattle Ken Gushi Toyota86 08 04 14 03 Dsc0486 - ken gushi, greddy, toyota racing
Formula Drift Seattle Cameron Moore Toyota86 08 05 19 54 Dsc2267 - cameron moore, nameless performance
Formula Drift Seattle Cameron Moore Toyota86 08 05 21 19 Dsc1892 - cameron moore, nameless performance
Formula Drift Seattle Cameron Moore Toyota86 08 03 17 45 Dsc9805 - cameron moore, nameless performance
Formula Drift Seattle Cameron Moore Toyota86 08 03 15 03 Dsc9667 - cameron moore, nameless performance
Formula Drift Seattle Jhonnattan Castro Toyota86 08 - jhonnattan castro, toyota racing
Formula Drift Seattle Jhonnattan Castro Toyota86 09 - jhonnattan castro, toyota racing
Formula Drift Seattle Jhonnattan Castro Toyota86 01 - jhonnattan castro, toyota racing
Formula Drift Seattle Jhonnattan Castro Toyota86 05 - jhonnattan castro, toyota racing
Formula Drift Seattle Jhonnattan Castro Toyota86 06 - jhonnattan castro, toyota racing, ken gushi
Formula Drift Seattle Ryan Tuerck Toyota86 Tuerck 2152 - ryan tuerck, toyota racing, gumout
Formula Drift Seattle Ryan Tuerck Toyota86 Tuerck 9850 - ryan tuerck, toyota racing
Formula Drift Seattle Ryan Tuerck Toyota86 Tuerck 0676 - ryan tuerck, toyota racing, gumout
Formula Drift Seattle Ryan Tuerck Toyota86 Tuerck 1672 - ryan tuerck, toyota racing, gumout
Formula Drift Seattle Ryan Tuerck Toyota86 Tuerck 2 - ryan tuerck, toyota racing, gumout
Formula Drift Seattle Dai Yoshihara Tune86 08 05 20 42 Dsc2353 - dai yoshihara, subaru brz, falken tire, turn14
Formula Drift Seattle Dai Yoshihara Tune86 08 05 16 37 Dsc2076 - dai yoshihara, subaru brz, falken tire, turn14, matt field
Formula Drift Seattle Dai Yoshihara Tune86 08 05 16 39 Dsc2079 - dai yoshihara, subaru brz, falken tire, turn14, matt field
Formula Drift Seattle Dai Yoshihara Tune86 08 05 20 06 Dsc2309 - dai yoshihara, subaru brz, falken tire, turn14
Formula Drift Seattle Dai Yoshihara Tune86 08 05 14 37 Dsc1981 2 - dai yoshihara, subaru brz, falken tire, turn14, robbie nishida
Formula Drift Seattle Dai Yoshihara Tune86 08 05 15 54 Dsc1740 - dai yoshihara, subaru brz, falken tire, turn14
Formula Drift Seattle Dai Yoshihara Tune86 08 04 15 22 Dsc1425 - dai yoshihara, subaru brz, falken tire, turn14
Formula Drift Seattle Dai Yoshihara Tune86 08 04 14 29 Dsc0749 - dai yoshihara, subaru brz, falken tire, turn14
Formula Drift Seattle Dai Yoshihara Tune86 08 03 18 04 Dsc0804 - dai yoshihara, subaru brz, falken tire, turn14
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