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Coffman Racing Formula Drift Orlando 2018 Recap

 Last weekend, the Coffman Racing team headed to Orlando, FL for Round Two of the Formula Drift Championship. The weather in Orlando was surprisingly nice this year as it never rained or got too hot and humid. 

Last weekend, the Coffman Racing team headed to Orlando, FL for Round Two of the Formula Drift Championship. The weather in Orlando was surprisingly nice this year as it never rained or got too hot and humid. 

 Thursday, the team assembled our pit area and prepared the car for competition. Matt was able to make practice runs while the team was able to take notes on how the car handle the banked track to make adjustments to the car for competition.

Thursday, the team assembled our pit area and prepared the car for competition. Matt was able to make practice runs while the team was able to take notes on how the car handle the banked track to make adjustments to the car for competition.

 Friday practice continued and the team was ready for qualifying.  Matt's first qualifying run was strong, and was scored an 80. Matt's second qualifying run improved over the first and the judges awarded it an 86, which resulted in a qualifying position of 20th.  

Friday practice continued and the team was ready for qualifying.  Matt's first qualifying run was strong, and was scored an 80. Matt's second qualifying run improved over the first and the judges awarded it an 86, which resulted in a qualifying position of 20th.  

 Saturday was the main competition.  Our qualifying score matched us against our Achilles tire teammate Dirk Stratton for Top 32.  In the Top 32, Matt and Dirk had a solid battle.  Matt had a very respectable lead run and followed Dirk with excellent proximity. One judge voted for Matt and the other two judges voted for a One More Time battle.  Matt again had great proximity in his follow run, but on his lead run Matt made contact with the wall and had to straighten to save the car, giving the win to Dirk.  While the weekend had come to an end sooner than the team had hoped, everyone was very proud of what we had accomplished and the good memories that had been created.  The team would also like to formally congratulate Dirk, who went on to battle in the Top 16.

Saturday was the main competition.  Our qualifying score matched us against our Achilles tire teammate Dirk Stratton for Top 32.  In the Top 32, Matt and Dirk had a solid battle.  Matt had a very respectable lead run and followed Dirk with excellent proximity. One judge voted for Matt and the other two judges voted for a One More Time battle.  Matt again had great proximity in his follow run, but on his lead run Matt made contact with the wall and had to straighten to save the car, giving the win to Dirk.  While the weekend had come to an end sooner than the team had hoped, everyone was very proud of what we had accomplished and the good memories that had been created.  The team would also like to formally congratulate Dirk, who went on to battle in the Top 16.

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