April 10th marked the start of the Formula Drift America series with its opening event The Streets of Long Beach.
The streets of Long Beach is one of the most scenic views for spectators to enjoy, making it one of the most popular Formula Drift rounds of the season
BC Racing driver Pat Goodin made some minor changes to his LS-powered S13 for the 2015 season. The most notable of changes being the new throwback bamboo Enjuku Racing livery.
New to the 2015 BC Racing lineup is Geoff Stoneback in his LS-powered S14. Geoffs car is rocking the clean street car look moments before applying his 2015 livery.
Ryan Tuerck also changed up the look of his BC Racing ER type equipped Scion FRS sporting a fresh new color way and vintage Toyota Racing livery.
Robbie Nishidas new G37 is still undergoing final touches so he chose to bring back his 2014 SC300 chassis for the first round of the season.
Dean Kearny changed up the livery on his Dodge Viper for the 2015 season as well but most importantly, dialed in more grip to control the monstrous power of the Dodge V10.
Another new member to the BC Racing team for 2015 is Pat Mordaunt in his TMR Nissan 350z.
Now with a solid chassis and team backing him, Mordaunt will be a serious title contender for the 2015 season. Pat ended up beating out the 2014 Formula Drift Champion Chris Forsberg during top 16 when Forsberg made multiple mistakes on his lead run.
Nate Hamilton followed suit for 2015 and changed up his livery bringing back his old skateboard influenced look but with a solid new color way.
Nate did more than just update the look of his car for the 2015 season. He added a huge GTX 42 trim Garrett Turbo charger to bring his power level into the 800-900hp range!
Chelsea Denofa added a slightly new look to his BMW E46 chassis this year, along with shedding some weight to bring him back down to the 265 tire class.
Mats Baribeaus big body chaser was looking great all weekend until suffering an unfortunate mechanical issue which ended his weekend right before qualifying began.
Saturday mornings practice session began with heavy time constraints, leaving a small window of time for drivers to dial in their lines before Top 32 competition started.
Pat Goodin putting down a solid lead run against Charles NG during top 32.
Ryan Tuerck made some changes to his FRS during the offseason which allowed him to step his driving up to the next level!
Top 16 began shortly after top 32. This years Long Beach top 16 opening ceremony consisted of 5 BC Racing NA drivers, all of which came to bring the heat and put on a great show for the fans.
Robbie Nishidas weekend ended early with his first top 16 battle due to a change in his driving line. His line on entry that run sent his competitor Matt Field into the tire wall.
Ryan Tuerck continued his winning spree, taking out his competitors left and right. This allowed him to charge all the way into the final 4.
Ryans winning spree came to a halt after calling 5 minutes to fix a damaged differential. Unfortunately, his team was unable to fix the car in the allotted amount of time].
Ryans mechanical issues still allowed him to bring home a 3rd place podium finish at Long Beach and top honors overall among BC Racing drivers.
BC Racing North America Sponsored Driver Standings- After FD Long Beach
3rd- Ryan Tuerck
7th- Robbie Nishida
8th- Pat Mordaunt
11th- Geoff Stoneback
15th- Chelsea DeNofa
19th- Pat Goodin
28th- Dean Kearny
30th- Nate Hamilton
33rd- Mats Baribeau