Formula DRIFT 2010 Round 4

BY Burnpavement

Tanner Foust takes the victory and the lead in the Triple Crown.

Photos: J.Martinez and John Pangilinan

Evergreen Speedway hosted Round 4: Throwdown to a packed stadium. Fans gathered to watch the exciting competition under the clear skies and warm sun. Attendance increased from past seasons proving the growth and popularity of the sport in the Pacific Northwest is as strong as ever.

Throwdown brought exciting drifting action back to the Pacific Northwest with Tanner Foust in the Rockstar Energy Scion TC taking his first victory of the season moving him into second place overall in the Pro Championship standings. Foust also takes the lead in the second event of the Triple Crown with the win.

The final battle paired Foust with Ryan Tuerck in the Mobil 1/Maxxis Tires Pontiac Solstice, Tuerck crashed into the wall coming off the banking on the second run giving Foust the victory. The consolation run showcased Darren McNamara in the Falken Tire Saturn Sky against Michihiro Takatori piloting the Drift Emporium/BF Goodrich Nissan S13. McNamara edged out Takatori to take third place.

“This was an epic event and took a lot of work to get this victory,” said Tanner Foust, winner of Round 4: Throwdown. “After running multiple 'One More Time' battles we almost ran out of Hankook tyres, but to advance against competitors that put on such clean tandem battles mads this victory even more sweet.”

The competition heats up as the season is halfway complete. Less than 50 points separate the top four drivers and the championship is still up for grabs. Vaughn Gittin retains the overall lead heading into Round 5: After Dark next month. The season continues on August 20-21, 2010 for Round 5: After Dark at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.