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Ford Mustangs finish 1-2 at Formula Drift Palm Beach

By - June 6, 2011 – 2:55 pmNo Comment | 537 views

Formula Drift Palm Beach

Ford Mustangs claimed the top two spots at the Palm Beach International Raceway round of the 2011 Formula Drift Championship as Justin Pawlak took the victory over defending Formula Drift Champion Vaughn Gittin, Jr., making it a perfect weekend for the Falken Tire teammates.

“This was the kind of finish we are so proud to be a part of,” stated Nick Fousekis, Falken’s Director of Motorsports Marketing and Events.  “Even though this was a new track, we were well prepared, as our teams ran strong all weekend long.  Team Falken gave the crowds a show and once again, we appreciate the tremendous support from car builder Autosport Dynamics.”

Formula Drift Palm Beach

“It was JR’s Monster Energy Ford Mustang v. Justin’s Mustang, and that was one of the two equalization factors – the blue oval on the grille – with the other being our Falken Azenis RT615K tires both cars rode on, and then Justin squarely defeated the champ,” said Jonathan Bradford, Falken’s Drift Motorsports Supervisor.  “It was exciting!”

This is the second victory of the young season for Pawlak, who claimed top honors at Long Beach in April.  After Round 3, the 2011 Championship standings place Pawlak in first and Gittin in tenth. The next event will be at New Jersey’s Wall Speedway on June 17-18.

Watch the video below to see Gittin drift the Palm Beach course.

[Source: Falken Tire]

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