Formula Drift: Atlanta 2021 Formula Drift Atlanta Weekend
Perfect weather greeted fans as they arrived at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta for Round One of the 2021 Formula DRIFT PRO Championship. All were expecting a world-class drift competition and nobody left disappointed.
The track, which hosted the inaugural FD event in 2004, remains a favorite among drivers and fans alike – its high-speed approach, flowing turns, and six-story elevation change give the track a unique character. And it’s a great place to start another year of epic drift battles after the traditional season-opener on the Streets of Long Beach was rescheduled to September 17-18.
Jeff Jones, on GT Radial tires, made the final 4 match-up with Bakchis and completed two hard-fought runs. With Bakchis leading the first, Jones maintained good proximity in the Jeff Jones Racing / GT Radial Nissan 370Z on GT Radial Champiro SX2 RS tires.
We’re all fortunate to have made it through a tough 2020 and have been hoping to come back strong this season. So, we’re happy to have fans in the grandstands again, and delighted that some states are opening up faster than expected. It means we have a chance to return to where we left things some 728 days ago. It was especially great to see, hear and feel the energy from the fans this weekend. We’re hopeful it’s the start of a memorable 2021 season as we march towards the Irwindale Finals in October and crown two more Formula DRIFT Champions.” –Formula DRIFT President, Jim Liaw.