Formula DRIFT Orlando Round 3 Qualifying Results

May 27, 2023Speed Trap Magazine
Formula Drift

Formula Drift Round 3 qualifying results have been posted. The week the Formula Drift drivers tacklethe figure 8 at Orlando Speed World. The track has been revised slightly for 2023, with Outside Zone 1 lengthened and Outside Zone 2 shortened slightly to improve the flow of the course. Top qualifier Tuerck scored 94.6 points thanks in part to a high X factor. Currently sitting 11th in the 2023 FD PRO Championship, despite also qualifying first at the opening Long Beach round, FD Orlando could initiate the launch of the GR Corolla driver’s title chase.

You can view the Friday Recap here:


Date: Friday, May 26, 2023
Location: Orlando Speed World, Orlando, FL
Event: Formula DRIFT PRO Championship Round 3: TYPE S Scorched presented by AutoZone


  1. Ryan Tuerck (USA) – Rain-X / Nitto Tire / Rockstar Energy GR Corolla
  2. Chelsea DeNofa (USA) – Pennzoil / BC Racing Ford Mustang RTR Spec 5-FD
  3. Kazuya Taguchi (Japan) – Upgarage / ISR Performance / GT Radial / Jerry Yang Racing Toyota 86


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