Formula DRIFT returned to the streets of Long Beach where James Deane placed 1st in his Worthouse Drift Team / Falken Tire Nissan S15. Deane took a 7 year hiatus from Formula DRIFT and returned in dramatic fashion. Alex Heilbrunn, in the Nitto Tire BMW M3, took second while Ryan Tuerck, piloting the Gumout / Hankook Tire Toyota 86, placed third. Last year’s Round 1 winner, Chelsea DeNofa, in his new purple RTR Motorsports Ford Mustang, was unable to make it past the Top 16 against Piotr Wiecek. DeNofa spun out after his transition under the bridge.
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