July 23, 2013
Round 4 of the Evergreen Drift Pro/Am Series results;
Nik Jimenez Takes the Victory
Monroe, Wa. – Evergreen Speedway welcomes Formula Drift with a sold out Northwest crowd. The Evergreen Drift Pro-Am series is one of only two local series that runs in conjunction with Formula Drift Pro Series. Evergreen Drift Veteran Nik Jimenez would go on to take the victory this round.
“It’s a unique opportunity for local drivers to demonstrate their skills to the masses.” said Evergreen Speedway Promoter Doug Hobbs.
Round 4 of Evergreen Drift would be pivotal for those drivers within reach of a professional Formula Drift license with only one event remaining.
Nik Jimenez is the defending 2012 Evergreen Drift Champion. Since he has not competed in any rounds of the Formula Drift Pro Championship, he had the option to compete in Evergreen Drift in 2013. Nik has taken a new priority this season with his role as a Father. Heading into this weekend, Nik had not drifted all season, the drifting itch got the best of him, and he decided to compete once again. With little practice, Nik Jimenez showed his seasoned skill and style by piloting the Sixteenth Letter / Factory 83 Nissan to the top of podium! He also would claim the $1000 Exedy Clutch Contingency prize.
Michael Klingele has been having an exceptional season and is looking as comfortable and fast on the 5/8ths bank as ever. He earned a plethora of points from this round which could put him in the running for a license. Michael Klingele takes the Speed secrets ISOutsource Mazda RX7 to a 2nd Place Finish. The points leader heading into this competition, Ian Fournier in his Drift Safari R32 Skyline would keep his momentum and reach podium in 3rd. Ian is well on his way to returning to Formula Drift Pro Championship. The Evergreen Drift Pro-Am Championship Series comes to a grand ending next Month during “The Finale at the Fair.” Drivers will make the mad dash and final fight on August 25th, 2013. We will be crowning 4 new Formula Drift Pro Drivers who will go on to represent Evergreen Drift in 2013. For more information visit: www.evergreendrift.com
Evergreen Drift is run by Evergreen Speedway. The series consists of 5 Pro/Am events each season with over 20 other Drift related dates throughout the calendar year. Evergreen Speedway is located on the State Fairgrounds in Monroe WA. Evergreen Drift is in its 7th year and has produced many drivers in the Formula Drift Pro Championship. Over 60 Drifters from Washington, Oregon, British Columbia and beyond compete in Evergreen Drift events. Evergreen Drift is one of the few venues in North America where you can go from a beginner to earning your professorial license without ever going to another track.
Evergreen Speedway is a located within the confines of the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe, Washington. The stadium can accommodate up to 7500 spectators in the covered grandstand and an additional 5000 in the uncovered modular grandstands. The layout of the track is unique in that it incorporates a 5/8-mile paved outer oval, a 3/8-mile paved inner oval, a 1/5-mile paved inner oval, a 1/8-mile dragstrip, and a nationally renowned figure-eight track, a 1/5-mile oval and a 3/4-mile road course. Evergreen Speedway was tabbed the “Super Speedway of the West” by David Pearson on one of his visits to the historic NASCAR track. Evergreen played host to many NASCAR 500 lap events before California and Nevada built their super speedways. Today Evergreen Speedway is home to the NASCAR Whelen All American Series, the K&N Pro Series West as well Formula Drift.
Evergreen Drift contact information
Office Number – 360.805.6100