Category: Event Coverage

Fredric Aasbo second in 2017 Formula Drift championship

HAWTHORNE, California (October 16, 2017) – Fredric Aasbo celebrated a successful 2017 season with a second-place championship result in the brand new Rockstar Energy Drink / Nexen Tire Toyota Corolla iM and a win for Toyota in the Auto Cup for manufacturers. “What a fantastic season in our new car,” said Aasbo. “To bring home […]

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Fredric Aasbo fighting for Formula Drift title with one round left 

DALLAS, Texas (September 11, 2017) – Papadakis Racing is preparing for a championship deciding battle at the California Formula Drift season finale next month after a Texas event that left them the last team capable of challenging the points leader for the title. “It’s next-level drifting out there and we have nothing to lose, which […]

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Podium in Seattle for Rockstar Energy Drink / Nexen Tire Toyota Corolla iM

MONROE, Washington (August 6, 2017) – Fredric Aasbo scored a second-place finish in the Rockstar Energy Drink / Nexen Tire Toyota Corolla iM on Saturday, a hard-fought result in an evening of exciting sideways duels that saw the best drift drivers in the world face off in the Pacific Northwest. “This track is one of […]

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Victory in Montreal for Rockstar Energy Drink / Nexen Tire Toyota Corolla iM

MONTREAL, Canada (July 16, 2017) — Fredric Aasbo returned to the top of the podium in the Rockstar Energy Drink / Nexen Tire Toyota Corolla iM on Saturday, scoring his 10th career victory to become the most winning driver in Formula Drift history. The Montreal win vaults him to second in the 2017 points standings. […]

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Fredric Aasbo out early at Road Atlanta

BRASELTON, Georgia (May 14, 2017) – It was a tough weekend for the Papadakis Racing squad in Atlanta. The team qualified sixth and started Saturday optimistic that they were headed for a strong event but a rare misstep saw them sidelined after the opening round. The Road Atlanta course is one of the fastest on […]

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Fredric Aasbo wins Formula Drift in Orlando

ORLANDO, Florida (April 30, 2017) – Rockstar Energy Drink driver Fredric Aasbo earned the first Formula Drift win for the brand-new Rockstar Energy Drink / Nexen Tire Toyota Corolla iM on Saturday in Orlando. “Starting a season with a new car always feels like a gamble because there’s a learning curve for the driver and […]

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Fredric Aasbo fifth in Long Beach with new car

LONG BEACH, California (April 1, 2017) — The Rockstar Energy Drink / Nexen Tire Toyota Corolla iM showed winning potential in its Formula Drift debut this weekend in Long Beach. Driver Fredric Aasbo scored a solid fifth-place finish in his first outing with the brand new car. “We qualified well and I felt like the […]

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Rockstar Energy Drink / Nexen Tire Toyota Corolla iM to debut in Long Beach

HAWTHORNE, California (March 27, 2017) — The most winning team in Formula Drift history surprised fans on Monday with the unveiling of their latest Formula Drift competition machine. Champion driver Fredric Aasbo will pilot the all-new Rockstar Energy Drink / Nexen Tire Toyota Corolla iM in the 2017 Formula Drift series. “We know we kept […]

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Fredric Aasbo scores first runner-up result in the 2016 Formula Drift championship

IRWINDALE, California (October 10, 2016) – Fredric Aasbo and the Rockstar Energy Drink / Nexen Tire SR by Toyota tC battled through the 2016 Formula Drift season finale at the “House of Drift” to bring home the first runner-up title in the driver’s championship. “Second place is an achievement we can be proud of as […]

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Aasbo fifth in Texas; points chase close as finale approaches

DALLAS, Texas (September 12, 2016) – Defending champion Fredric Aasbo will take his fight for the 2017 crown to the final round of the season following a fifth-place result in Texas this weekend. The Rockstar Energy Drink / Nexen Tire SR by Toyota tC is second in the standings and within striking distance of the […]

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Fredric Aasbo chasing second title with two 2016 rounds remaining

MONROE, Washington (August 7, 2016) — The fight for the 2016 Formula Drift championship is one of the closest in history with defending champion Fredric Aasbo locked in a fierce battle at the top of the standings. “The level of competition in the championship is incredible and that’s what we want,” said team owner Stephan […]

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Victory for Fredric Aasbo in Canada

MONTREAL, Canada (July 16, 2016) – Fredric Aasbo topped the podium in Canada this weekend and, with three rounds remaining in the 2016 Formula Drift season, the defending champion is in a close fight for the points lead. “To win here today, it took everything I’ve learned over these years, the best crew in the […]

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Fredric Aasbo in the hunt for Formula Drift championship

WALL, New Jersey (June 20, 2016) — Fredric Aasbo and the Rockstar Energy Drink / Nexen Tire SR by Toyota tC put on a fantastic show in front of a sold-out crowd at Wall Speedway for the fourth round of the 2016 season. A solid qualifying effort and big-angle drifting netted Aasbo a finish in […]

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A win for Fredric Aasbo at Formula Drift in Orlando

ORLANDO, Florida (June 4, 2016) – Defending Formula Drift champion Fredric Aasbo battled through extreme heat, tough competition and multiple one-more-time rounds en route to his first victory of the 2016 season. The driver of the Rockstar Energy Drink / Nexen Tire SR by Toyota tC now leads the standings heading into the fourth round […]

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Fredric Aasbo a strong fourth in points after challenging Formula Drift weekend

BRASELTON, Ga. (May 9, 2016) – Fredric Aasbo and the Rockstar Energy Drink / Nexen Tire SR by Toyota tC are holding strong in fourth place in the Formula Drift points standings after a weekend of upsets in Atlanta. An impressive second-place finish during a rainy season opener on the Streets of Long Beach last […]

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Fredric Aasbo earns podium at rainy Formula Drift season opener

LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 11, 2016) – Fredric Aasbo overcame unpredictable conditions at a rainy Formula Drift opener this weekend to drive the Rockstar Energy Drink / Nexen Tire SR by Toyota tC to its first podium result of the 2016 season. “This is where we want to be right now as we start our […]

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Defending championship team Papadakis Racing returns to Formula Drift

HAWTHORNE, Calif. (April 5, 2016) – Papadakis Racing and champion driver Fredric Aasbo are set to begin their Formula Drift title defense this Friday and Saturday at the opening round of the 2016 season on the Streets of Long Beach. Along with returning partners Rockstar Energy Drink and SR by Toyota, Nexen Tire will join […]

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Fredric Aasbo wins 2015 Formula Drift Championship

IRWINDALE, California (October 12, 2015) — Fredric Aasbo and Papadakis Racing scored the triple crown of drifting this weekend at the Formula Drift season finale, winning the 2015 Formula Drift Championship, the Formula Drift World Championship and capping off their big year with a victory in the final contest of the season in the Rockstar […]

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Papadakis Racing and Fredric Aasbo aiming for Formula Drift title at Irwindale

IRWINDALE, California (October 8, 2015) — Fredric Aasbo and Papadakis Racing are heading into a big Formula Drift season finale at Irwindale Speedway this weekend with a championship lead in their Rockstar Energy Drink/Hankook Tire Scion tC. Although Aasbo is the favorite as Formula Drift prepares to crown its 2015 champion on Saturday, he says […]

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Fredric Aasbo wins Formula Drift Canada

MONTREAL, Canada (September 8, 2015) – Fredric Aasbo extended his lead in the Formula Drift World Championship with the first perfect event of his career in Montreal this weekend. He qualified first in the Rockstar Energy Drink / Hankook Tire Scion tC and won every match to take the event victory. Aasbo was among a […]

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Fredric Aasbo to compete in Canada on Labour Day weekend

LOS ANGELES, California (September 1, 2015) – Fredric Aasbo and the Rockstar Energy Drink / Hankook Tire Scion tC will compete for the first time in Canada this weekend at the Formula Drift World Championship event at Autodrome Saint-Eustache near Montreal. Aasbo, who is currently leading the points in the U.S. Formula Drift Championship as […]

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Fredric Aasbo extends championship lead in Texas

DALLAS, Texas (August 24, 2015) – Fredric Aasbo extended his lead in the 2015 Formula Drift Championship this weekend in Texas putting him in a strong points position heading into the season finale. Aasbo has won three of six rounds so far this year and leads the standings by 80 points over fellow Scion Racing […]

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Fredric Aasbo wins Formula Drift Seattle

MONROE, Wash. (July 26, 2015) – Rockstar Energy Drink / Hankook Tire Scion tC driver Fredric Aasbo scored a big win at a dramatic Evergreen Speedway contest this weekend to take the lead in the 2015 Formula Drift championship. “I’m stoked to win our third event of the season,” said Aasbo. “We managed to keep […]

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Rockstar Energy Drink / Hankook Tire Scion tC back on top in New Jersey

WALL, NJ (June 28, 2015) — Rockstar Energy Drink driver Fredric Aasbo won a wet New Jersey event this weekend, putting on an incredible show of car control as rain pelted the steeply banked Wall Speedway. While many drivers struggled in the slick conditions, Aasbo was in his element. “I think we have Thor with […]

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VIDEO RELEASE: The Papadakis Racing 1,000 hp Scion tC engine build

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. (June 16, 2015) — Innovator Stephan Papadakis knows how to make powerful cars. In this new video, beautifully shot and directed by DC Chavez, watch Papadakis assemble the 1,000 horsepower motor for the Rockstar Energy Drink / Hankook Tire Scion tC — compressed into two engaging minutes. The Toyota 2AR, four-cylinder motor […]

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Rockstar Energy Drink driver Aasbo ready to battle back in New Jersey

It was a rocky weekend for Fredric Aasbo and the Papadakis Racing team in Orlando this weekend at Round 3 of the Formula Drift Championship. Driver Aasbo had an early exit from the competition after a mistake in the opening round of competition saw him eliminated. The Formula Drift format sees qualified drivers pitted head-to-head in […]

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Fredric Aasbo second in Formula Drift championship after record-setting Atlanta weekend

Rockstar Energy Drink driver Fredric Aasbo is in second place in the Formula Drift championship standings after this weekend’s record-setting Atlanta event. Following an opening round win in Long Beach, Aasbo was among the favorites to return to the top of the podium this weekend. The unusual Road Atlanta track adds an elevation challenge to the sideways sport of […]

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Fredric Aasbo wins Formula Drift season opener

Rockstar Energy Drink / Hankook Tire Scion tC tops the podium in Long Beach Fredric Aasbo opened the Formula Drift season with a win this weekend in the Rockstar Energy Drink / Hankook Tire Scion tC. “We’re in this for the title and now we’re in the lead of the Formula Drift World Championship and the […]

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Papadakis Racing returns to Formula Drift with Rockstar Energy Drink

Papadakis Racing and driver Fredric Aasbo are returning to Formula Drift this season with an exciting new partner. On Wednesday, the team unveiled the bold new yellow, black and gray color scheme on their 800-plus horsepower 2015 Rockstar Energy Drink / Hankook Tire Scion tC. “We’re happy to welcome Fredric Aasbo into the Rockstar Energy Drink family,” said […]

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