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Formula Drift Montreal in Photos

Photos by Marcel Langer

Formula Drift heads to Montreal

Our good friend and newest photo contributor, Marcel Langer, made his way from Munich Germany all the way to Formula Drift Montreal last month to capture the action at the only round being held north of the border.

Formula Drift Montreal
Formula Drift headed to Montreal, and My Life at Speed Photographer Marcel Langer captured all the good stuff for us.

The talk around the paddock centered on how much the drivers and teams appreciated the huge and very enthusiastic crowds that showed up and made their presence felt at the two day event.  And the crowd was not disappointed, as the action was tight and plenty of “one more time” match ups were had as the field narrowed from 27 down to the eventual winner, Frederic Aasbo.  And although Vaughn Gittin Jr missed the podium after his defeat at the hands of Chris Forseberg, he still managed enough points over the weekend to remain atop the standings.  Gittin now holds just a 3 point lead in the standings going into this weekends round in Seattle (Monroe).

We hope you enjoy these incredible shot from Marcel in Montreal.  Be sure to click on the photos for a closer look:

Formula Drift Montreal
Smoke fills the air as the cars pass close to the outside retaining wall
Formula Drift Montreal
Vaughn Gittin Jr making the jump to ridiculous speed.
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Vaughn Gittin Jr silhouetted against the grandstand lighting.
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Chris Forsberg going head to head with eventual winner Fredric Aasbo
Formula Drift Montreal
Vaughn Gittin blasting through the touch and go along the front stretch
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Fredric Aasbo making tons of smoke
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Fredric Aasbo letting us know who’s number one!
Formula Drift Montreal
Colorful wraps are a mainstay in the series – looking good is half the game!
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Ryan Tuerck didn’t have the luck this weekend – perhaps we’ll see a turnaround in Seattle
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Eric Hohnadell continues to impress – those kids from Get Nuts Laboratory are definitely doing it right!
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Vaughn Gittin hates that bumper cover!
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Ryan Tuerck’s Gumout machine looks ready to transport to a parallel universe!
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Amazing scenery at a great venue.
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Fan favorite Mad Mike Whiddet gives the crowd a wave.
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Ryan Tuerck and Ken Gushi going head to head. Always a tight battle with these two.
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Fredric Aasbo is focused. The confidence of the “Norweigen Hammer” is impossible to shake.
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Mad Mike in the staging lane, ready to throw down a wicked qualifying run
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Your top three lined up after a long battle.
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Great to see Forrest Wang in Montreal after his, thankfully, very brief retirement.
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Mad Mike gives a happy wave to the camera. yeah, Mike is pretty cool.
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Fredric Aasbo maintains close proximity to Odi Bakchis. Aasbo would take the round

Written by Ken Stouffer

Ken Stouffer

I've been around some form of racing since I was a kid. First hanging around Ascot in Southern California. Then, after moving to Texas as a teen, I got hooked on drag racing and did that for almost fifteen years. In between I have raced Dirt bikes and Quads.
2011 Marked my 8th and final year racing up Pikes Peak: Five in the Pro Quad division and three in Time Attack. Future racing plans are in the works, but until then I'm at the track shooting for My Life at Speed as much as I possibly can.

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