View Full Version : VegasProAm @ Formula D Rd 4 Las Vegas Motor Speedway July 10th-11th

Nick D
06-02-2009, 08:55 PM

Vegasdrift LLC is hosting Las Vegas's First Formula Drift ProAm Event

July 10th - 11th 2009

4 National ProAm Invitations will be awarded.

Drivers that prove their ability to compete and portray themselves on a professional level at this Formula Drift/ProAm event will be eligible to compete at the Championship Event held December 5th 2009 - Firebird International Raceway – Phoenix, AZ.

For Rules and Regulations click Here (http://vegasproam.com/regulations/)

Register Here (http://vegasproam.com/registration/)

Questions Email: [email protected]
Tech Questions: [email protected]

06-20-2009, 12:08 AM
Anyone driving this?

LMK I may be able to help out with superduper deals from tire manufactures.

I wanna see some Socal guys Rep out there.

06-20-2009, 12:13 AM
I wanna run this! But I got no cage and a KA? Can someone loan me a car for the weekend? haha

Flaco S14
06-20-2009, 12:57 AM
Dam i wish business would boom up so i could get my car in this! im gonna go look for new accounts tomorrow, thats it!

06-20-2009, 01:02 AM
dam, this shit is ganna be bad ass, wish i can get more hours at toyota, but i guess i need alot of side jobs, anyone need work done to there 240 let me kno

06-20-2009, 01:47 AM
this ish is gonna be so sick. glad i live in vegas

06-20-2009, 11:13 AM
Come on guys, someone has to be ready for this.

06-23-2009, 01:41 PM
I am going, but we need more drivers! I can't believe more people aren't ready for this. What bout you Chow? Cody? David B? Anyone? Please we need you!

drift monster
06-28-2009, 12:50 AM
ill be out there if i dont wreck at the megan event a week before

06-28-2009, 04:24 AM
i will be there for sure...getting the car ready and prep.....will send payment in next week for sure!!

06-28-2009, 04:27 PM
ill be out there if i dont wreck at the megan event a week before

you need to make it!

i will be there for sure...getting the car ready and prep.....will send payment in next week for sure!!

sweet see you there.

06-29-2009, 06:17 PM
cool .

Nick D
06-30-2009, 07:01 AM
Spots Still Available Register HERE (http://www.vegasproam.com/registration)!

drift monster
06-30-2009, 07:08 PM
just registered!

06-30-2009, 07:14 PM
fuc*in sweet! send the face pic for competitors page located here:
Competitors | VegasDrift - Pro AM (http://vegasproam.com/competitors/)

06-30-2009, 10:52 PM
Shawn, hang my manties in your car for good luck. I will leave them with my smell on it.

07-01-2009, 01:39 PM
i don;t think you could ever get the smell OFF them....

07-01-2009, 04:14 PM
Well this true.

Nick D
07-05-2009, 06:17 PM
the 1st Place winner will win a brand new set of CP pistons!!!

Register Now (http://www.vegasproam.com/registration)

Nick D
07-08-2009, 05:00 AM
Currently Registered ProAm Drivers

Shawn Coward
Johnny Kanavas
Jacky Sin
Rolan Gallagher
Kelvin Arreola
Andrew Coomes
Kris Freitas
Andrew Hateley
Forrest Wang

07-08-2009, 10:18 AM
chow is too scared to compete at a "pro" level. cody should be out there. chuck should drive too.

07-08-2009, 03:49 PM
Good luck guys. Keep us posted on the outcome. :naughtyd:

07-08-2009, 04:19 PM
Well Forrest is driving so we know who will come in first. I say Andy second, so there are only two spots available. LOL.

07-09-2009, 04:22 PM
im going to watch
no one else is coming from socal besides Kelvin Arreola

07-09-2009, 04:29 PM
Kick ass Shawn.....Kick ass.

07-10-2009, 11:24 PM
Kelvin fliped his car.

That sucks ass, glad ur ok Kelvin.

1. Forrest
2. Rolland Gallager
3. Andre Coomes
4. Shawn aka Volchok

way to go guys.

07-11-2009, 02:13 AM
im going to watch
no one else is coming from socal besides Kelvin Arreola
who the hell is kelvin arreola

07-11-2009, 10:14 AM
Great job Shawn!!!

Kelvin drives a maroon fc I believe.

07-11-2009, 11:51 AM
Thanks Cody. Yeah, Kelvin drives the maroon FC, used to be black, took first at 626 Balcony comp a while back. I didn't actually see it, I was dealing with the bleeder screw that dissappeared off of my water neck and caused all of my coolant to spew out. They said he entered too late, clipped the tire stack by the wall which caused him to go up on two wheels and slowly roll over to the right side fo the car. We are all gald he is ok, but the damage is extensive.

07-11-2009, 12:50 PM
^worse than when he went ass first into the big wall at RedBull?
lol, love Kelvin, dudes got some balls!

He also ran in D1 anahiem this year in the primer green FC that they threw together overnight basically.

07-11-2009, 01:14 PM
Qualifying Drivers - Top 32
Driver: Car # :Score:
1 R. Nishida 31 96
2 K. Ueo 15 95.4
3 J. Pawlak 13 95.1
4 M. Haraguchi 326 91.6
5 D. Yoshihara 9 89.7
6 S. Hubinette 77 88.5
7 C. Rydquist 46 87.5
8 S. Verdier 12 85
9 M. Essa 101 83.5
10 C. Forsberg 64 82
11 T. Suell 777 81.2
12 K. Mohan 99 80.7
13 E. O’Sullivan 35 79
14 K. Yamanaka 7 78.9
15 R. Tuerck 44 76.6
16 K. Gushi 5 74.1
17 T. McQuarrie 17 73.5
18 T. Aono 86 71.3
19 V. Gittin 25 71
20 T. Foust 1 70.8
21 P. Mordaunt 90 68.9
22 R. Miki 26 67
23 B. Sherman 22 64.8
24 Y. Kondo 52 62.5
25 R. Petty 808 62.2
26 M. Takatori 23 60
27 A. Pfeiffer 88 59.8
28 K. Hayashida 33 59.2
29 J. Maeng 51 57.8
30 T. Brakohiapa 18 55.7
31 M. Powers 32 52.7
32 C. Canul 30 46.5

Dark colored are my fav drivers.


07-11-2009, 01:36 PM
i like your picks!

and essa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! damn son!!!

07-11-2009, 01:47 PM
Damn Tommy was killing it! Super sick entries!

07-11-2009, 01:52 PM
alrigth tommy, matty and essa!!

whos covering this??

speed hunters??
anyone else??

07-11-2009, 02:07 PM
E-Drift I think also.

I wish I was there.

Shawn, where is the video at?

07-11-2009, 02:27 PM
Awesome updates Ernie!! Lots of "small-time" guys puttin up BIG TIME qualifying scores!

Grats to Volchok on Pro Am!!!

07-11-2009, 02:43 PM
I like the underdawgs.

Millen is not on there.......strange. (spun)

Interesting mix of scores.

07-11-2009, 03:24 PM
off another forum.


must be nice to be on a big money team

07-11-2009, 03:31 PM

guess who didnt make it


07-11-2009, 03:45 PM
I say it should come down to essa and pawlak! that would be epic!

07-11-2009, 04:29 PM
Holy shit!!!!


07-11-2009, 05:08 PM
Wooo, Ueo and Nishida top 2.

07-11-2009, 06:12 PM
Holy shit!!!!


WTF!? it looks like he crashed into a invisible wall LOL

07-11-2009, 06:31 PM
WTF!? it looks like he crashed into a invisible wall LOL
what i read is the walls werent secured together or something thats pretty standard.
So when he hit it the wall just moved back and instead of bouncing off and deflecting his momentum away, it continued to let him plow into it even harder and he took the force pretty head on.

07-11-2009, 06:45 PM
why arent you shooting this event?

07-11-2009, 06:59 PM
omg how the hell did they repair that?

07-11-2009, 07:41 PM
Mopar .

07-11-2009, 08:28 PM
wait...mopar repaired a ford? how'd that go about? oh...ford has money...dodge doesn't haha.

07-11-2009, 08:47 PM
EverythingDrift.com | For All Your Drifting Needs (http://www.everythingdrift.com/blog/)

07-11-2009, 08:59 PM
oops I look like an idiot now, not mopar lol.

I was excited.

i'm reading the updates on twitter, go essa!

07-11-2009, 09:07 PM
Formula Drift (FormulaDrift) on Twitter (http://twitter.com/FormulaDrift)

07-11-2009, 09:27 PM
ahhhhh essa top 16 woooooooh!

07-11-2009, 09:31 PM
ahhhh...twitter is killing me. did pawlak advance?

07-11-2009, 09:37 PM
jtp advanced, and essa better keep killing it!

07-11-2009, 09:42 PM
i think everything drift is doing a better job, fyi hammy.

07-11-2009, 09:43 PM
yeah I just decided to go there. they now are saying something about a live stream. I can't wait!!!!!!!!!!

07-11-2009, 09:43 PM
oh, and I'm refreshing both pages. haha.

07-11-2009, 09:45 PM
me too /

07-11-2009, 09:46 PM
me three, lol

where is this live stream?

07-11-2009, 09:47 PM

07-11-2009, 09:48 PM
yeah no shit....this is killing me.

07-11-2009, 09:49 PM
ernie...tell steve I want to be there!!!! haha. fuck this control R thing on both pages. haha.

07-11-2009, 09:51 PM
haha...did you notice formula d on twitter mentioned pawlak haha. wonder if they read my post on zilvia haha.

07-11-2009, 09:53 PM
now what...we have like 1 hour before they line up for top 16? who is essa and pawlak going against?

07-11-2009, 09:54 PM
you wanted tommy in?

i did, oh well,
essa made it!!

07-11-2009, 10:05 PM
Yeah i wanted Tommy in.


07-11-2009, 10:22 PM
ummm. I work monday. see you then.

07-11-2009, 10:47 PM
dude, jtp essa petty and mordant made 16, im stoked!

07-11-2009, 10:54 PM
i cant wait till ur up there mr. blunt.

07-11-2009, 10:58 PM
I was stoked Mordant got up there.
Essa too of course, but Mordants been trying for a looonnnnngggggg time.

07-11-2009, 11:25 PM
sorry...who's mr blunt?

07-11-2009, 11:29 PM
David Blunt aka dirtythirty

dtc 360RT
07-11-2009, 11:37 PM
Word what he said. Lol

FormulaDrift: Opening Ceremonies in progress...it's on under the lights at Las Vegas Motor Speedway!

07-11-2009, 11:56 PM
Essa in the great 8

07-12-2009, 12:06 AM
wooooooo! go essa!

07-12-2009, 12:10 AM
juice box up now

07-12-2009, 12:10 AM
essa moves on!!!!!

07-12-2009, 12:13 AM
poor pat. who's pawlak up against? do we know?

07-12-2009, 12:16 AM
nope .

07-12-2009, 12:23 AM
castro...you find a picture of this big crash yet?

07-12-2009, 12:26 AM
LIVE Continuous Coverage of Formula Drift Round 4 Las Vegas Motor Speedway 7/12/2009 - Live Blog Radio on Blog Talk Radio (http://www.blogtalkradio.com/Live-Blog-Radio/2009/07/12/LIVE-Continuous-Coverage-of-Formula-Drift-Round-4-Las-Vegas-Motor-Speedway)

07-12-2009, 12:47 AM
Nice link. I can't believe it's still going! Gittin Jr vs JTP right now ~

07-12-2009, 12:47 AM
there ya gooooo.

07-12-2009, 12:48 AM
Nice link. I can't believe it's still going!

started at 5pm yo.

07-12-2009, 12:52 AM

07-12-2009, 12:54 AM

awesome ;)

07-12-2009, 01:04 AM
i dont understand why ueo didnt advance. didnt tuerck in their first battle hit ueo from behind? so Tuerck would be immediately at fault right? even Tony Angelo said it.

Then the second run they said Ueo had a small "correction." Don't you guys think hitting a car from behind and making the car spin / stop drifting weighs much heavier than a "small correction?"

I don't think there was any reason to go OMT. Then in the 2nd OMT, when Tuerck is leading, he misshifts and stops drifting? Looks like the advantage / win would go to Ueo but nooo, Tuerck advances?

I am going solely based off the FD twitter updates so I dunno, but judging by what was said on Twitter, Ueo should have advanced.

Maybe somebody that is actually there can chime in on what happened.

07-12-2009, 01:04 AM
Crikey, Essa just got knocked out =(

07-12-2009, 01:11 AM
if you listen to the radio....they even said it should have went to ueo. but a lot of the judges at formula d have favorites.

07-12-2009, 01:13 AM
this is fking bull =(

i just started listening to the radio 5 min ago, forgot to tune in earlier =(

07-12-2009, 01:14 AM
Essa I am very proud of you right now and give you mad props for making TOP 8 on your 3rd Pro event. ROOKIE OF THE YEAR????

Greatness.....just Greatness.

07-12-2009, 02:10 AM
what other rookies are there?

07-12-2009, 02:15 AM
they said essa is doing well.

07-12-2009, 02:25 AM
jeff jones, matt powers, carl rydquist, i dunno

07-12-2009, 02:26 AM
its on formula d's site in order of standings. they are highlighted.

Nick D
07-12-2009, 06:41 AM
VegasProAm Qualifying Results 7/10/2009


1st - #8 Forrest Wang 92.7
2nd - #13 Gallagher 74.6
3rd - #11 Andrew Coomes 67.7
4th - #7 Shawn Coward - 59
5th - #14 Johnny Kanavis - 58.5

Jacky Sin - 0
Andy Hateley -0
Ron Freitas - 0
Kelvin Arreola - 0

Nick D
07-12-2009, 06:42 AM

1st – #8 Forrest Wang – Awarded: Formula Drift ProAm Invitation to Nationals – 1/2 inch Snap On 18v impact wrench – Custom CP Pistons, Custom Carillo Rods – 2 K&N air and oil filters – Smoked DMax taillights

2nd – #14 Johnny Kanavis – Awarded: Formula Drift ProAm Invitation to Nationals – $1000 Check from Exedy – Longacre Temperature Compensated Digital Tire Pressure Gauge

3rd – #13 Roland Gallagher – Awarded: Formula Drift ProAm Invitation to Nationals – 1 case of Wilwood 600 dot 4 brake fluid. 2 K&N air and oil filters

4th – #11 Andrew Coomes – Awarded: Formula Drift ProAm Invitation

5th - #7 Shawn Coward


Jacky Sin – 0 – Crashed – Kevin from LS auto and Jacky’s team mechanic got the car put back together, both qual runs failed to maintain drift

Andy Hateley – 0 Broke on Start 2 times

Ron Freitas – 0 Broken Transmission

Kelvin Arreola – 0 Crashed Out

07-12-2009, 12:29 PM
Boy I had info all wrong, thanks Nick for the info.

07-12-2009, 09:10 PM
hell yeah 2 boys from the nw corner showing their skills!

07-13-2009, 01:08 AM
Yup. It's all about the WESSTSSSIIIIIIIIIIIIIDE!!!!!!!! Big Props to MIKE ESSA...A podium finish this year would be awesome.

07-13-2009, 02:04 AM
hells yaaaaaa Essa!!!!!!!!!!

07-13-2009, 10:15 AM
YouTube - Formula D (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdKmuQG_8Og)
essa follows petty. epic run!

07-14-2009, 03:53 AM
Kelvin fliped his car.

That sucks ass, glad ur ok Kelvin.

1. Forrest
2. Rolland Gallager
3. Andre Coomes
4. Shawn aka Volchok

way to go guys.
ill post a picture of it god thing he's okay

07-14-2009, 11:40 AM
i def like the new course set up..... way better than the past 2 years of D1.

07-14-2009, 12:24 PM
the layout was super sick! congrats essa!

if you wouldnt have gotten completely lost in that guys smoke i think you would have took that run too! hahah that smoke was the stupidest smoke lol

good job everyone

07-14-2009, 03:21 PM
Nieko I love u.

07-14-2009, 03:36 PM
VegasProAm Practice Runs recorded by Teah Al | Vegas Drift - Local Las Vegas Drifting (http://www.vegasdrift.com/vegasproam-video-shot-by-teah-coward/)

07-14-2009, 03:44 PM
LOL thanks Ernie! Here is the car cam of those runs along with tandem.

FD Pro Am Las Vegas Car Camera on Vimeo (http://www.vimeo.com/5587422)

07-14-2009, 04:07 PM
coolness, song choice is a bit ghey.

07-14-2009, 04:24 PM
so there was only 4 amatures????

07-14-2009, 05:28 PM
There were 9, competing for 4 spots.

07-14-2009, 05:42 PM
coolness, song choice is a bit ghey.

Coming from the mayor of gayville, I guess its official. Thats a great song, by Eyes Set To Kill (http://www.myspace.com/eyessettokill), check out there other stuff, doesn't sound anything like that. My girl really likes that song, main reason I used it, I like making her happy more than you Ernie! Anything is better than crap - Country/Rap = crap...

07-14-2009, 05:43 PM
love you too ernie.

you should have came :(

07-14-2009, 09:24 PM
Coming from the mayor of gayville, I guess its official. Thats a great song, by Eyes Set To Kill (http://www.myspace.com/eyessettokill), check out there other stuff, doesn't sound anything like that. My girl really likes that song, main reason I used it, I like making her happy more than you Ernie! Anything is better than crap - Country/Rap = crap...

Hahahaha. Yes the Mayor. It's Gheyville.
Rap is lame.

love you too ernie.

you should have came :(

I did cumm. Oh you mean Vegas? Yes, I wish I was there. :hsdance:

07-16-2009, 03:07 PM
YouTube - Vaughn Gittin Jr Vegas Smashtown USA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UciTRWEkqs)

JR's crash

07-16-2009, 04:13 PM
Wow .