Formula DRIFT: Drift Atlanta Qualifying Results

May 12, 2023Pam Ghee
Formula Drift

The Formula Drift Championship landed at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta in Braselton, GA to start this weekend off for Round 2 of the season. The Formula DRIFT Championship at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta takes place at Turn 10 where drivers navigate elevation changes and tight corners. 32 drivers made the show and tomorrow they will follow a bracket elimination style competition until a winner is crowned.

The 2023 scoring procedure involves three judges to assess line, angle and style, allotting up to 90 points each, with an additional 10 points awarded for the “X factor.” The points awarded are an average of all three judges’ scores. Today qualifying took place for the PRO and PROSPEC classes. After their second runs, the eliminated drivers were Alex Holovnia (Ukraine), Joao Barion (Brazil) and Ryan Litteral (USA). The top 3 finishers in each class were as follows:


1.   Vaughn Gittin Jr (USA) – Monster Energy Ford Mustang RTR Spec 5-FD
2.   Forrest Wang (USA) – Yellowspeed / NRG Nissan S15
3.   Aurimas Bakchis (Lithuania) – Feal Suspension / GT Radial Nissan S15


1.   Ben Hobson (USA) – Pedal Commander / Feal Suspension / Koruworks / Motegi Racing Nissan S14
2.   Nate Chen (USA) – NCR Toyota 86
3.   Jayden Martorana (Canada) – Empire Auto C6 Corvette

Full PRO Atlanta Bracket

Full PROSPEC Atlanta Bracket

About Formula Drift

Formula DRIFT is recognized as the leading international drifting championship. Established on the streets of Japan, drifting has evolved into a worldwide competitive sport that challenges the driver’s skill while demanding a great deal from their vehicle in terms of power and strength. Formula DRIFT provides a series for the best professional drifters from around the globe to compete for the coveted title of Formula DRIFT Champion. As the first official drifting series in North America, Formula DRIFT has taken competitive motorsports to the extreme, attracting drift fans and car enthusiasts from all walks of life, and established itself as the global leader for the sport. For a competition schedule, ticket information, special content and livestream, please visit