Event Recap FD “Elevated” Rd 7:

“We had a battle on our hands getting to Utah. With the engine needing rebuilding after Seattle, we were up against a heavy timeline. We hit the ground running once we got back from Seattle and had a solid plan in place but while the motor was getting refreshed we got word that a critical part we needed would be delayed, meaning our motor would not be ready in time. So after some team brainstorming, a Plan B went into full force. We pulled the motor out of our demo car, put it in the PRO car and installed the Harrop supercharger. After tuning, we were strong and dialed but we were about 200hp down and a bit heavier as this motor is an iron block vs aluminum. On to Utah we went!

I was excited going back to Utah for the second time. Last year, we qualified with a 90 in10th place. My lead laps were pretty strong. I was having a bit of struggle in the chase visually as the added outside zone made for a tough line to follow and that put all chase drivers right in the smoke line. I felt pretty good about my qualifying run this year. I had only gotten an 80 but it turns out that it was high enough to put us in 12th position. By the time the main show came around, I was feeling pretty good about the chase laps. I went up against Jhonnattan Castro in Top 32, for the third time this year, we had a great battle on both sides, but he just edged me out with two judges voting for him, and one judge voting for myself (livestream link here). All in all of this is becoming one of my new favorite tracks, the high speed entry is definitely really fun for a driver.”

Jeff Jones Racing is now tied for 28th Place going into Rd 8 Irwindale this month.

Jeff Jones Racing 2023 CA Auto Parts & DNA Motoring YouTube Series:
Check it out here

What The Drift? PODCAST featuring Jeff Jones and Andy Hateley YouTube Series:
Check it out here

Irwindale Speedway in Irwindale, CA will host the Final 2023 Round of the Formula DRIFT PRO Championship on October 13-14. Please visit formulad.com for the competition schedule, ticket information, driver profiles, special content, and the event livestream

Next up for Jeff Jones Racing in October 2023:
October 13th-14th Formula Drift Rd 8 “Title Fight” Irwindale, CA
October 31st – November 4th SEMA and SEMA FEST Las Vegas, NV

HOTPIT Autofest Rd 5 Season Finale on 9/23/2023 @ Orange Show Speedway
Got to drive with the crew and close out a great 2nd season for all of our series drivers. Super proud that I was able to bring an autograph session to the fans. The drivers were nervous at first but I told them we’re going to make them all super stars! Congrats to our new 2023 Champion Dustyn Farrell and our Rd 5 event Winner Ben Hobson!

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