Formula DRIFT Challenge Concludes in Long Beach

April 21, 2024Pam Ghee
Formula Drift

The Formula DRIFT Super Drift challenge took place this weekend as selective member competition ahead of Round 2 at Road Atlanta scheduled for May 10th 2024. The super drift challenge is a no points competition where specific drivers from the series are invited for a chance at prize money. The event coincided with NTT IndyCar and IMSA Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach weekend. Here’s how the drivers ended up after two days of competition.

Day 1 Abbreviated Recap

On day one of the super drift challenge Forrest Wang won the challenge with his Get Nuts Laboratory Yellowspeed Vitour Nissan S15. The win marked the third Formula DRIFT win of his career. The top three drivers included:

  • Forrest Wang (USA) – Get Nuts Laboratory / Yellowspeed / Vitour Nissan S15 
  • Rome Charpentier (USA) – Garagistic / Pedal Commander / Vitour Tires E82 BMW
  • Jonathan Hurst (USA) – MRCOOL Cadillac XLR

Day 2 Abbreviated Recap

Day 2 of the challenge saw a different winner. Robert Thorne piloted his ASM E46 M3 to the top spot. However the feat didn’t come without a fight. Having won the day 1 challenge Forrest Wang was seemingly out to take both challenge wins but had to settle for third in the challenge. Thorne eliminated Wang in the semi finals.

  • Robert Thorne (USA) – ASM E46 M3
  • Connor O’Sullivan (USA) – RTS / GT Radial E46 BMW
  • Forrest Wang (USA) – Get Nuts Laboratory / Yellowspeed / Vitour Nissan S15


Round 2: Type S Road To The Championship presented by AutoZone will take place at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta on May 9-11, as well as Round 1 of the Link ECU PROSPEC Championship. Please visit for the competition schedule, ticket information, driver profiles, special content, and the event Livestream