Rudy Hansen at Drift Atlanta 2023. Photo courtesy of Formula DRIFT

Rudy Hansen wins PROSPEC at Drift Atlanta

May 13, 2023
Formula Drift
by Pam Ghee

Formula DRIFT Round 2 took place yesterday at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta. The PROSPEC drive took the track running through the bracket of 32 drivers to decide the event’s winner. The Formula DRIFT course at Road Atlanta has a unique uphill/downhill layout that sees the drivers start and finish at Turn 9.

RESULTS FROM FD PROSPEC ROUND 1

1.   Rudy Hansen (USA) – Track Tires / Super Charged Nissan 240SX S13
2.   Ben Hobson (USA) – Pedal Commander / Feal Suspension / Koruworks / Motegi Racing Nissan S14
3.   Alex Jagger (USA) – Forsberg Racing / NOS Energy Drink Nissan Z

All three drivers on the podium joined the FD PROSPEC Championship in 2021. After qualifying seventh, Hansen claimed his first PROSPEC win with a powerful performance throughout his heats.

Second place driver Ben Hobson was in the number one spot for qualifying. He missed out on the Round 1 victory after the judges ruled against him on a split decision. FD ATL was his second podium finish after his first finishing second at FD Orlando in 2022. Jagger’s third place represents his best finish to date. He qualified 11th on the weekend. View the Top 16 knockout stage for PROSPEC courtesy of Formula DRIFT below.

ROUND 1 FD PROSPEC TOP 16 DRIVER POINTS & CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS

POSITIONDRIVERPOINTS
1Rudy Hansen100
2Ben Hobson91
3Alex Jagger76
4Jack Davis64
5Jayden Martorana49
6Connor O’Sullivan48
7Austin Matta48
8Nate Chen47
9Faruk Kugay32
10Cody Buchanan32
11Margaritis Katsanidis32
12Derek Madison32
13Dustin Miles32
14Justin Chesnutt32
15Matthew Bystrak29
16Blake Olsen29

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