Video: D1GP USA Round 3 Chicago with gallery

Unfortunately Top Speed couldn’t spare a good man, or woman, to attend the third round of the D1GP USA competition in Chicago at the beginning of the month, but thanks to the top notch team at D1 we have quite a few photos to show you that will definitely make you feel as if you were amongst the thousands in attendance.

We already gave you the low down on what went on in Chicago with Team Orange and the D1GP official this past August 1st, but aside from that scandal the only thing different about round 3 of the D1GP USA tour is that member of the great American racing family, Adam Andretti has been replaced by former NOPI Drifter Rob Flemming in the judging booth and will stay on for the final round in New Jersey that will take place on September 5th. A couple of the cars ended up on their roofs but all the drivers walked away OK. Rhys Millen’s former Formula D winning Pontaic GTO was also in attendance, but it unfortunately didn’t make it into the finals.

Speaking of the D1GP USA’s national diversity with everyone from Japanese professionals to Finnish prospects competing, it was Canadian drifter Pat Cyr who qualified in the top spot for the competition. However the real story is about the upcoming American driver Forest Wang who looks like he could be competing in Japan next year if everything goes right.
Thank you to Jeremy Cliff for the video.

Check the leader boards and gallery after the jump.

ROUND 3 - SOLDIER FIELD CHICAGO, IL

POS Driver Name Pts. Total
1 NOMURA 25
2 WANG 21
3 HOKKANEN 18
4 KUMAKUBO NO POINTS
5 TANAKA NO POINTS
6 SAITO 12
7 UENO 11
8 YOSHIOKA 10
9 WALDIN 8
10 WALKER 7
11 DENOFA 6
12 RINTANEN 5
13 LOSEY 4
14 POLLARD 3
15 KING 2
16 SIMMONS 1

OVERALL STANDINGS - Rounds 1-3

POS Driver Name Pts. Total
1 SAITO 62
2 NOMURA 46
3 HOKKANEN 41
4 WANG 40
5 UENO 34
6 YOSHIOKA 31
7 TANAKA 29
8 DENOFA 28
9 KUMAKUBO 21
10 WALKER 20
11 QUOC LY 14
11 LOSEY 14
12 PETTY 12
13 PARSONS 10
13 WALDIN 8
14 ARREOLA 7
14 FALERO 7
15 LENONEN 6
What do you think?
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3 comments:

  (708) posted on 01.27.2010

well drifting is the growing, and becoming more popular now a days, also the anime initial D added some popularity to the sports.

  (780) posted on 12.15.2009

Double drift is my much awaited scene on drift, its where the skills and guts of the driver will be tested. On 3:05 Skyline’s driver is smooth in cornering and with precise speed.

  (571) posted on 12.13.2009

yah that’s called drifting, these guys are really amazing. this is not the typical car race, you need skills and talent here and of course a lot of painstaking practice.

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