Seibon Carbon Drivers Daigo Saito and Chris Forsberg Win Round 4

Seibon Carbon drivers Daigo Saito and Chris Forsberg survived and conquered one of the toughest tracks of Formula Drift: The Gauntlet. This track is infamous for its unforgiving guardrail where even the smallest mistake can lead to an inoperative race car.

To spice things up a bit, Formula Drift created a new course layout that proved to be challenging as some of the top teams were taken out early in the competition. However, the new layout did not stop Daigo Saito in the Seibon Carbon equipped Lexus SC430 from getting to 1st place and Chris Forsberg in his Seibon Carbon equipped Nissan 370z from locking in 3rd place.

Seibon Carbon drivers Daigo Saito finishes 1st place and Chris Forsberg takes 3rd place at Round 4. (Photo credit: Formula Drift.com)

Seibon Carbon drivers Daigo Saito finishes 1st place and Chris Forsberg takes 3rd place at Round 4. (Photo credit: Formula Drift.com)

In the final battle it was Justin Pawlak in the Falken Ford Mustang against Daigo Saito. Pawlak on his chase run went a little too hard and spun out giving the victory and increasing the Championship point lead to Daigo Saito (who is now at 361 points- 61 points ahead of Vaughn Gittin).

Seibon Carbon driver Daigo Saito (Lexus SC430) against Justin Pawlak (Ford Mustang). Photo credit: Formula Drift.com.

Seibon Carbon driver Daigo Saito (Lexus SC430) against Justin Pawlak (Ford Mustang). Photo credit: Formula Drift.com.

“I’m very happy to have this win and remain in 1st place,” said Daigo Saito. “It feels like I won a championship tonight going against some of the top competition in the Series with Vaughn, Fredric, Darren and Justin and I look forward to the next event.”

In the consolation round Chris Forsberg was paired up against fellow Seibon Carbon teammate Darren McNamara in the Nissan 240SX.  The battle was so intense that in process Forsberg’s 370z lost a door! In the end it was Chris that was victorious.

 Chris Forsberg (Nissan 370z) against fellow Seibon Carbon teammate Darren McNamara in the Nissan 240SX. Photo credit: Formula Drift.com


Chris Forsberg (Nissan 370z) against fellow Seibon Carbon teammate Darren McNamara in the Nissan 240SX. Photo credit: Formula Drift.com

Formula DRIFT Round 5: Throwdown at Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, WA is on July 19-20, 2013.

2013 Formula Drift Championship Standings After Round 4.

1
Daigo Saito 361

2

Vaughn Gittin 300

3

Michael Essa 296.5

4

Chris Forsberg 286

5

Justin Pawlak 282.5

6

Fredric Aasbo 266.5

7

Darren McNamara 259.5

8

Aurimas Bakchis 221

9

Daijiro Yoshihara 219.25

10

Kenneth Moen 210

11

Ryan Tuerck 205

12

Matt Field 199

13

Robbie Nishida 191.5

14

Chelsea DeNofa 186

15

Conrad Grunewald 174.5

16

Tyler McQuarrie 143.5

17

Matt Powers 143.5

18

Forrest Wang 136.5

19

Kyle Mohan 136.25

20

Danny George 128.5

*Seibon Carbon drivers in bold.

Formula Drift official press release: http://www.formulad.com/blog/2013/fd-news/round-4-the-gauntlet-at-wall-speedway-results/

Visit Seibon Carbon’s website: http://www.Seiboncarbon.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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