Formula Drift Finals Great 8

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Tanner Foust Vs. Dai Yoshihara
Tanner leads and just smokes out Dai through the course.  Smokes out Dai and he goes into the exit of the course barriers.
Dai leads and it is a mirror image! Tanner just mirrors him through the course.  Very good run from Tanner. Tanner moves on

Ryan Tuerck Vs. Robbie Nishida
Ryan leads and holds a great line and angle through the course.  Robbie stays close but Ryan with a better line.
Robbie leads and has a great angle on the big bank.  Ryan staying close and holds a good line behind Robbie.  Judges call OMT

Ryan Tuerck Vs. Robbie Nishida OMT
Ryan leads with Robbie staying on the bumper of Ryan.  Good run from both.
Robbie leads with Robbie having a huge correction on the exit of the big bank.  Ryan able to close a small gap and stay on Robbie through the inner sweeper. Ryan moves on.

Kyle Mohan Vs. Mat Powers
Kyle leads and comes in with a great line and angle throught the course.
Mat leads and Kyle with a great angle on the big bank.  Kyle looks like he had a car problem and is struggling through course.  Mat moves on

Sam Vs Tyler McQuarrie
Sam leads with Tyler staying close through the course.  Good run from both. 
Tyler leads with a solid run and keeping a good angle through the course.  Tyler moves on.

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Dai Yoshihara Vs. Darren McNamara
Dai leads with his rear bumper almost on the wall for the big bank.  DMac giving chase but shallower line through the course.
DMac leads and Dai is on him through the course. DMac smacks him wing on the inner bank and Dai is able to close in and be door to door.  Dai moves on

Tanner Foust Vs. Mike Essa
Tanner leads and Essa with a shallower angle and line through the chase of the course.
Essa leads with Tanner on his bumper in the big bank. Essa rubs the wall and Tanner passes him before the first clip.  Tanner Foust moves on to Great 8

Chris Forsberg Vs. Nishida
Chris leads with Robbie not backing down and mirroring him through the course. 
Robbie leads with a gap on the inner bank, Chris closes the gap on the transition into inner sweeper. Chris takes out the end clip and barriers.  Robbie moves on

Ryan Tuerck Vs. Ken Gushi
Ryan leads with Ken maintaining a good follow line.  Ryan with a better angle on entry into the inner bank. 
Ken leads with Ryan staying on Gushis bumper. Ryan with a small correction on the inner bank.  Ryan moves on.

Alex Pfeiffer Vs. Kyle Mohan
Kyle leads with Alex staying close and on Kyle through the course and spins on the  exit of the inner sweeper.
Alex leads with Kyle on his bumper. Kyle stays on him through the course with Alex spinning and Kyle avoids the hit on course exit. Kyle Mohan moves on.

Tommy Suell Vs. Mat Powers
Tommy leads with Mat giving chase and having a correction on the bank.  Suell with a good solid run.
Mat leads with Tommy having corrections on the inner course.  OMT call from judges.

Tommy Suell Vs. Mat Powers OMT
Tommy leads and both off the first clip.  On the inner sweeper Tommy on the wall.  Good run from both.
Mat with a correction on bank and Tommy shuts her down with car problems it looks.  Mat moves on.

Joon Maeng Vs. Sam Hubinette
Joon leads with Sam not backing down.  Door to door with Sam giving chase and not allowing a gap through the entire course.
Sam leads with Joon trying to mirror Sam now!  Such crazy action with the crowd chanting OMT!  They go OMT

Joon Maeng Vs. Sam Hubinette OMT!
Joon leads with a correction on the bank and slows down a lot on the inner bank looking like Joon may have caused Sam to spin. 
Sam leads and Joon staying close off the big bank.  Joon on transition spins and Sam moves on.

JTP Vs. Tyler McQuarrie
JTP leads with Tyler giving chase, both with tons of smoke and angle, Tyler did a good chase run. JTP with lots of smoke and angle.
Tyler leads giving himself a gap from JTP and able to maintain that gap through the course.  JTP with a better antry angle off the bank.  Tyler moves on

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DMac leads Vs. Yamanaka
DMac with a very fast course run, nice angle and smoke from DMac as Yamanaka runs a good run giving chase.
Yamanaka leads with DMac shadowing Yamanak from the big bank into the inner course.  DMac moves on.

Dai Yoshihara Vs. Ross Petty
Dai leads and is high up on the bank and rides the big wall bank.  Ross running a shallower line and Dai just able to get a gap and maintain it.
Ross leads and Dai is on Ross on the bank.  Dai with a big correction and takes out the clipping point. Dai moves on as Ross is called shallower through course.

Mike Essa Vs. Hayashida
Essa leads with Hayashida staying close through the course.  Essa with a better line as Hayashida takes a shallower line on inner course.
Hayashida leads with Essa staying on him on the big bank. Hayashida with a nice gap on the inner bank and Essa has to go shallow to catch up.  OMT

Essa Vs. Hayashida OMT
Essa leads and both run a good solid line though the course.  Hayashida manages to stay close and both run a good line.
Hayashida leads and Essa is high on the bank.  Hayashida following his line and Essa staying close.  Essa moves on

Tanner Foust Vs. Tony B.
Tanner leads and just begins to smoke out Tony B through the entire course.  Lots of smoke and angle from Tanner.  Tony with a shallow entry angle on inner course.
Tony B.  leads with Tanner staying on Tony through the course.  Tanner with a better entry and angle and smoke.  Tanner Foust moves on

Robbie Nishida Vs. Ueo
Robbie leads with a good entry on the bank and Ueo hitting the wall on the inner course after the transition.
Ueo leads and initiates early on the bank.  Robbie does not back down and stays through Ueo for the length of the course.  Robbie moves on.

Chris Forsberg Vs. VanDenBrink
Chris leads with lots of smoke from Chris.  Small gap but VanDenBrink manages to stay close.
VanDenBrink leads with a good gap from VDB.  Manages to get a small gap and maintain it.  OMT

Forsberg Vs. VanDenBrink OMT
Forsberg leads with VDB staying semi close through the course.  A little shaky on the big bank.
VDB leads with Forsberg staying close and staying on VDB though the course.  Forsberg wins the 2009 Championship

Gushi Vs. Taka Aono
Gushi leads with a big gap from Taka, good angle and smoke from Ken through the course.  Taka just cant close the gap.
Taka leads with Gushi staying on Taka through the course.  Good run from Ken as he stays close.  Ken moves on.

Matt Waldin Vs. Ryan Tuerck
Tuerck leads, early gap on bank with a shallow line from Ryan on the inner course.  Waldin stays close though inner bank.
Waldin leads with Ryan coming in close but running a shallower line through the bank.  Ryan moves on

JR Vs A. Pfeiffer
JR leads with Alex giving chase, both having great smoke and angle through the course.
Pfeiffer leads with with JR giving chase, great angle and smoke from both through the course.  Alex moves on

Mohan Vs. LeJune
Kyle Mohan leads and has a good gap on LeJune and begins to pull away from LeJune.  Nice angle and smoke from Kyle through the course.
LeJune leads and Kyle is on LeJune’s door though the entire course.  Kyle moves.

Eric O’Sullivan Vs. Matt Powers
Eric leads and is high on the bank, lots of smoke from his Hankook tires.  Mat staying on Eric but Eric with a lot better angle and smoke.
Powers leads and a gap is started.  Powers taps wall on inner bank and keeps the drift.  Eric spins on course exit and hits plastic barriers. Mat moves

Suell Vs. Kondo
Tommy leads and comes in with a very deep angle.  Fast through the course.  Kondo hits the wall and rides inner wall.
Kondo withdraws and Tommy moves on.

Sam Hubinette Vs. Aasbo
Sam leads with lots of smoke and angle.  Shaun here representing a fallen friend Shaun Carlson.  Aasbo had good smoke and angle, but Sam with a deeper angle.
Aasbo leads with Sam higher on the bank.  Sam is on Aasbo through the course and both come in on inner bank.  Sam with a small smack of his bumper.  Sam moves on

Joon Maeng Vs. Cody Parkhouse
Joon leads with a great angle and smoke on the bank anfd throught the course.  Better angle and smoke from Joon through the course.
Cody with some good angle on the entry clip.  Small gap and good run from Cody.  Joon moves on

Tyler McQuarrie Vs. Rhys Millen
Tyler leads with both on the big bank with god angle.  Rhys straightens on inner bank after a loud backfire from the Hyundai.
Rhys leads with a great angle on the entry.  Tyler is on Rhys through the course.   Tyler moves on.

JTP Vs. Calvin Wan
JTP leads and is high on the bank and shoots through the course.  Calvin spins on big bank.
Calvin leads with JTP stays on Calvin through the course.  JTP moves on to Top 16