Three rounds into the 2018 Formula Drift season, AEM® Intakes sponsored racer Kristaps Blušs dominated the podium at Road Atlanta.
The competition this season is tighter than ever, with remarkably close point margins within the top 12. Blušs had to fight hard for his first FD win—battling against Kevin Lawrence, Forrest Wang, James Deane, and Piotr Wiecek before finally defeating Fredric Aasbo for the top spot on the podium. “Atlanta was a rollercoaster for me and the team,” he commented. “Through numerous One More Times, we fought hard to the very end. Thanks to AEM® Intakes for supporting us this round and throughout the season.”
The Eurofighter wasn’t originally intended to hit the drifting track so soon—oddly enough, it was intended to appear at the AEM® Intakes display booth at Irwindale 2017 instead of in the competition—but it hit the pavement as a pinch hitter after a major mechanical issue forced the HGK team to sideline the BMW E46 Blušs had intended to pilot. The Eurofighter has continued to prove its mettle as a powerful competition vehicle this season.
You can see Blušs compete in Round 4 of the Formula Drift Pro Series at Wall Stadium Speedway in Wall Township, New Jersey on June 1-2.