WELCOME BACK BRO’S AND GALS! WE MISSED YOU. Now that Bash to future has came and went it was time to get focused. For Thomas and Myself (Alex) was to attend Golden Gate Drift pro-am once again! The past two rounds have been great and round 3 was not going to disappoint.
This time around there was a practice day unlike the last round which allowed drivers to get comfy with the revies layout.
Heres a run during practice from Will Griffith of Limitless Motorsports to see what the layout was like.
Qualifying got started. Then battles for drift superiority was in play..
TOP 16 BEGINS!
Kicking off the onslaught of tandems was Joshua Sher and Joe Farasati. Josh sealed the deal on his lead run by leaving 4-5 car gap between him and Joe. Josh goes one!
Some say Nick had a power level over 9000 which made Wais make a mistake at the end of the the run. Nick onward!
Although Matt had a pretty bad crash at practice day, he somehow managed to better the strong competitor Kyle Armstrong in his RB powered hatch for a spot in top 8.
Carlos Amezcua had his hands full against the all mighty points leader Chris Mills. Carlos seemed to have something wrong going with his car allowing Chris to advance.
Ty and Will were do for battle on the luxurious Stockton bank but Ty kept the pressure on and advanced into the top 8.
Next up was Jeff and Faruk …….Jeff was…..
Well he was kinda…
Kinda busy kissing walls…….. Even after multiple encounters with the K-wall during the day Jeff stayed calm and collected throughout the battles forcing some OMT’s but Faruk held his ground for a spot in the the top 8. Faruk advances.
Matt and Joe Aimes were up next but a spin from Joe would end up making it a quick match. Matt Advances. (manual focus life starting to reaallllyyyy aahhhhh!!)
Primer paint pimpin Joshua Sher and Loud Leopard print Josh Mcguire to dance, a small mistake from Sher would leave the win for Mcguire.
Rev limiter happy Nick wasnt going to let Coffman get the better of him
And he succeeded. Nick onward
Ty spun after the straightaway transition giving Chris the win.
Faruks’ JZ Grocery getter versus the flying hulk Madrigali were up to due battle. Matt used hulk smash and went to the top 4
Chris had just enough of an advantage to slip by Matt. Although Matt and his green machine lost he was still in the running for 3rd place.
Nick had alittle hiccup against Josh Mcguire coming out the last turn giving Josh the win.
It was Matt Madrigali and Nick Bayati for third place! Would Nick be able to repeat his third place finish from Round 2? or will Mad Matt Madrigali get his first podium of the season?
And the battle for First place between Chris Mills and Josh Mcguire was seriously exciting….
A spin out from Josh would Solidify Chris to Podium…..
Along with Nick Bayati sitting in a solid repeat of Third place.
1st Place:Chris Mills
2nd: Josh Mcguire
3rd: Nick Bayati
Theres your winners for round 3 folks thanks for reading. Golden Gate Drift is going to be a great place Northern California talent for the drift world, not to mention one of the smoothest ran events I got to be apart of with minor to no drama between competitors. Thanks GGD! and see you guys next time!