“We Took the TEAM to the Podium!”
with our “Evol Auto Works / Prisma Lab Nissan 370Z on GT Radial Tires”
Event Recap from Rd 8 Irwindale, CA:
Jeff Jones Qualified in P10 out of 35 drivers with a score of 84
Top 32 Battle vs. Mike Power: Jones Wins
Top 16 Battle vs. Rome Charpentier: Jones Wins
Top 8 Battle vs. Mike Essa: Jones Wins
Final 4 vs. Ryan Tuerck: Another torrential downpour saw the grandstands and camera positions cleared to avoid lightning strikes. It meant the Top 4 semi-final heats would be decided by the weather. Then Jones (USA) broke the front subframe on his Evol Auto Works / PRISMA Lab Nissan 370Z during his wet sight lap. Unable to repair the car in the 5 minutes allotted for Competition Time out, Jones conceded to Tuerck but placed 3rd and reached his 1st Formula Drift PRO Podium Career Finish!
We also won the “2022 Performance of the Night Award” as well!
Quote from Jeff Jones:
“My mindset for Irwindale was to have FUN and whatever happens just have some FUN. After a tough new build season and it payed off. Our 1st FD PRO podium and at my home track surrounded by family & friends!!!!! We started this journey in 2009 when I got my FD PRO license, and this was a long time of hard work, late nights, and setbacks that make you want to pack it up…but I knew in my heart we could get it. I’ve got the best team of friends and all my partners on here that support our team from the core. Thank you for believing in my team and ensuring we stay on track to fight for this. I’m super proud to share this moment with you all and I can’t be more grateful to each one of you. It’s not the top but we burst the bubble. We built this new Z to have no excuses and now I really feel I’ve unlocked a new level.
We’re coming back hard next year 2023 boys.”
The Jeff Jones Racing team finished Round 8, after 14 seasons in FD: On the Podium Box in 3rd Place! After Rd 8, we finished the 2022 FD PRO season strong in 13th place, a respectable Top 16 finish for a new chassis build year. We also helped the team secure 2nd Place in Tire Cup Championship for GT Radial beating Falken Tires.
1st Place: Rockstar Energy Toyota driver Fredric Aasbo (Nitto)
2nd Place: Rockstar Energy Toyota driver Ryan Tuerck (Nitto)
3rd Place: Evol Auto Works Prisma Lab doc driver Jeff Jones (GT Radial)
2022 DNA Motoring x Jeff Jones Racing YouTube FD Event Vlog Series:
Our YouTube Series features all the behind the scenes, in-car footage, and more!
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Coming Soon – Rd 8 Irwindale Vlog Video Link
Just Released – Rd 7 Utah Vlog Video Link
Rd 6 Seattle Vlog Video Link
Rd 5 St. Louis Vlog Video Link
Rd 4 New Jersey Vlog Video Link
Rd 3 Orlando Vlog Video Link
Rd 2 Atlanta Vlog Video Link
Rd 1 Long Beach Vlog Video Link
FD SERIES NEWS
“While rain threatened qualifying, it assaulted Saturday’s competition heats, wreaking havoc throughout the field as drivers attempted to leave their mark on the Final Round. Arriving at the end of the Top 32 competition heats, the precipitation initially had minimal impact, leaving the top contenders in play. Following an intermission, the surviving teams returned to an evolving track for the Top 16 heats. The nature of the banked oval course meant there were dry and damp patches, creating challenging conditions for the drivers who struggled to transmit 1000hp to the ground.”
Formula DRIFT President, Ryan Sage: “This was one of the most insanely challenging events we’ve ever done, which also proved to be one of the most dramatic because of the weather and how the Championship points changed across the board. Congratulations to Fredric for a perfect weekend. It’s great to see him standing on the podium alongside Ryan and first-time trophy winner Jeff Jones, who’s been waiting his entire life for this moment. I’m especially excited for him.“
Next up for Jeff Jones Racing 2022:
November 1-4 SEMA Show (Appearances/Signings) Las Vegas, NV
November 25-26 LA Auto Show (Drifting Demo’s) Los Angeles, CA
December 2022 Rd 4 HOTPIT Autofest (Judging) CA