Seibon Drivers win Motegi Super Drift Challenge at Grand Prix

Seibon Carbon drivers Matt Powers and Walker Wilkerson took the podium for Motegi’s Super Drift Challenge at Grand Prix in Long Beach- Powers taking 1st place and Wilkerson taking 3rd.

Photo credit: Nitto

Photo credit: Nitto

Powers qualified second with a 90.9 point run Friday night. He got a by-run against Kyle Mohan who had blown his engine on Friday and was not able to compete. He then faced and defeated Jeff Jones, and moved on to face Fredric Aasbo and his Scion tC in the final 4. In the finals Powers was inches from Essa the whole course and then did an insane flick on his lead run sealing the win.

“After that awesome of a battle, I didn’t really care if I won it or not” Powers said after his first event win.

Matt Powers against Fredric Aasbo. Photo credit: Nitto

Matt Powers against Fredric Aasbo. Photo credit: Nitto

As for Walker Wilkerson, the 3rd place finish was an awesome way to “break” his new chassis in. Many may not be aware that his practice runs were the very first time he drove the new car/motor setup!

Congratulations to Matt Powers and Walker Wilkerson on their big wins! Up next is Formula Drift round 2 Atlanta May 10th -11th.

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