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Formula Drift

Aug 28 - 2020
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2020 Formula DRIFT Preview

Fredric Aasbo and Ryan Tuerck burn the tires into the corner.2020 Formula DRIFT Preview

After a long layoff due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Formula DRIFT will begin its 2020 season with a doubleheader on Labor Day weekend at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway, located just outside of St. Louis. The new Formula DRIFT schedule consists of four doubleheader races in St. Louis, Missouri; Monroe, Washington; Dallas, Texas and Irwindale, California. Toyota has four drivers campaigning three different makes this season as they look for their seventh consecutive manufacturer’s championship.

Fredric Aasbo is ready for his run.
Fredric Aasbø is behind the wheel of a brand-new Toyota Supra this season but has the same renewed energy to score another FORMULA Drift title. The 2015 champion has finished in the runner-up position the past four seasons as he continues to win races to become the winningest driver in series history. Aasbø earned the win at Road Atlanta last summer, and also scored additional podium finishes in Wall, New Jersey and Fort Worth, Texas.
Ryan Tuerck smiles for the camera.
Aasbø also has a new teammate this season in Ryan Tuerck, who will campaign Aasbø’s proven Toyota Corolla Hatchback this year. Tuerck returned to the top spot on the podium last season at Wall Speedway, along with a runner-up finish in Atlanta. 
Ken Gushi shows off his new ride for the 2020 seaason.
There will be an additional Toyota Supra on track this season as longtime Toyota competitor Ken Gushi will also pilot a Supra. Gushi started his own team last season and closed the year with an emotional victory at his home track, Irwindale Speedway, in November.
Jhonnathan Castro gets ready for this lap on track.
Jhonnattan Castro is the final member of the Toyota racing team this season. Castro returns this year aboard his Toyota 86 after qualifying for all eight events last season and reaching the Round of 16 three times.

The first two events on the Formula DRIFT schedule begin next Saturday, September 5 at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway. Television coverage will be on Formula Drift’s social media channels and CBS Sports Network at a later date.

Also, the Toyota’s global racing arm will be a part of Toyota Racing’s Formula Drift program for the first time through the GR Supras of Fredric Aasbø and Ken Gushi. The new Toyota Gazoo Racing USA logo will be displayed on both of Aasbo and Gushi’s cars, while the traditional Toyota Racing will be on Tuerck’s Toyota Corolla Hatchback and Castro’s Toyota 86. Former Formula Drift Champion Aasbø introduced the world to the brand prior to this weekend’s races in St. Louis.