Round 1 of the 2012 Formula DRIFT kicked off the two day event by taking to the sunny streets of Long Beach, California. Racing fans nationwide gathered at a sold out venue to experience a highly competitive race, which set the bar for this year’s events.
For the second consecutive season, Justin Pawlak took the first place standing for the 2012 Pro Championship season. Pawlak battled second place Daijiro Yoshihara, the 2011 Formula DRIFT champion, to win the event.
Partner Rhys Millen Results
Partner Rhys Millen results were sixth in the first round of events, totaling to 64 points. Rhys Millen took to twitter after the competition stating, “Not the way we wanted to start the year, but thank you to the fans for the support.”
Through the adversity, Rhys Millen was excited for the long-term partnership with Pulse. Millen stated “I love the fact that Pulse is a sponsor of Rhys Millen Racing and Hyundai North America. I believe in this product and am confident that it can save many lives. I love the brand and the company as a whole.”
Millen will make his “Road to the Championship” appearance in the second round of the 2012 Formula DRIFT, held in Brasleton, GA on May 11-12.