TD ProAm Round 5

life blasters thunderhill raceway thunderdrift td proam formula d drift drifting geoff pitts andrew bohan jason bostrom josh kravitz gabe stone julian jacobs lex king adam swan rob webber marcus fry tyler wolfson joe mcguigan noah welch mike spring john corvinus chuckles nissan mazda toyota chevy lexus 240sx s13 s14 corolla is300 altezza fd fc camaroRound 5 marked the end of the TD ProAm season, where the leaders found out if they could stay ahead and the middle of the pack found out if they could catch up. When the smoke settled, four new Formula DRIFT pro licenses were given away.

life blasters thunderhill raceway thunderdrift td proam formula d drift drifting geoff pitts andrew bohan jason bostrom josh kravitz gabe stone julian jacobs lex king adam swan rob webber marcus fry tyler wolfson joe mcguigan noah welch mike spring john corvinus chuckles nissan mazda toyota chevy lexus 240sx s13 s14 corolla is300 altezza fd fc camaroSome people didn’t even notice, but the five tech stickers make a rainbow! We’d been waiting since March to see the rainbow completed.
 
life blasters thunderhill raceway thunderdrift td proam formula d drift drifting geoff pitts andrew bohan jason bostrom josh kravitz gabe stone julian jacobs lex king adam swan rob webber marcus fry tyler wolfson joe mcguigan noah welch mike spring john corvinus chuckles nissan mazda toyota chevy lexus 240sx s13 s14 corolla is300 altezza fd fc camaroAs the chances for winning the championship or a license became slimmer, some drivers dropped out of the series. Not Joe McGuigan though. He’s thumbs up all the way. He’s got plans to swap a 1UZ into his IS300 in the off season, but for now he’s just getting seat time and getting comfortable with competitive drifting.
 
life blasters thunderhill raceway thunderdrift td proam formula d drift drifting geoff pitts andrew bohan jason bostrom josh kravitz gabe stone julian jacobs lex king adam swan rob webber marcus fry tyler wolfson joe mcguigan noah welch mike spring john corvinus chuckles nissan mazda toyota chevy lexus 240sx s13 s14 corolla is300 altezza fd fc camaroGabe Stone came with a mission. Currently second in points overall, Gabe was too far behind to take the championship on his own. He’d have to do well of course, but he’d also need Bostrom to make some big mistakes. Either way it looked like he’d be taking home a license.
 
life blasters thunderhill raceway thunderdrift td proam formula d drift drifting geoff pitts andrew bohan jason bostrom josh kravitz gabe stone julian jacobs lex king adam swan rob webber marcus fry tyler wolfson joe mcguigan noah welch mike spring john corvinus chuckles nissan mazda toyota chevy lexus 240sx s13 s14 corolla is300 altezza fd fc camaroRob Webber didn’t have any problems with his car this time, so that must have been nice. He had a lug get its splines stripped at Round 4, and nothing short of the jaws of life could get the wheel off. Luckily he had spare wheels.
 
life blasters thunderhill raceway thunderdrift td proam formula d drift drifting geoff pitts andrew bohan jason bostrom josh kravitz gabe stone julian jacobs lex king adam swan rob webber marcus fry tyler wolfson joe mcguigan noah welch mike spring john corvinus chuckles nissan mazda toyota chevy lexus 240sx s13 s14 corolla is300 altezza fd fc camaroMarcus Fry came into Round 5 only one place away from getting a license. Could he pass Julian Jacobs to get that fourth spot? That’s a tall order but anything can happen in drifting.
 
life blasters thunderhill raceway thunderdrift td proam formula d drift drifting geoff pitts andrew bohan jason bostrom josh kravitz gabe stone julian jacobs lex king adam swan rob webber marcus fry tyler wolfson joe mcguigan noah welch mike spring john corvinus chuckles nissan mazda toyota chevy lexus 240sx s13 s14 corolla is300 altezza fd fc camaroJulian brought the girls along this time. Would Phoebe and Dori motivate him or distract him? I’ve seen the effects of this scenario before…
 
life blasters thunderhill raceway thunderdrift td proam formula d drift drifting geoff pitts andrew bohan jason bostrom josh kravitz gabe stone julian jacobs lex king adam swan rob webber marcus fry tyler wolfson joe mcguigan noah welch mike spring john corvinus chuckles nissan mazda toyota chevy lexus 240sx s13 s14 corolla is300 altezza fd fc camaroLex King was ready to rock. Convinced it was all a mental game, he was trying out a different mindset this time. His wife and kid were at Round 4, but not at Round 5. Could that make the difference?
 
life blasters thunderhill raceway thunderdrift td proam formula d drift drifting geoff pitts andrew bohan jason bostrom josh kravitz gabe stone julian jacobs lex king adam swan rob webber marcus fry tyler wolfson joe mcguigan noah welch mike spring john corvinus chuckles nissan mazda toyota chevy lexus 240sx s13 s14 corolla is300 altezza fd fc camaroThe drivers’ meeting always drags on and on.
 
life blasters thunderhill raceway thunderdrift td proam formula d drift drifting geoff pitts andrew bohan jason bostrom josh kravitz gabe stone julian jacobs lex king adam swan rob webber marcus fry tyler wolfson joe mcguigan noah welch mike spring john corvinus chuckles nissan mazda toyota chevy lexus 240sx s13 s14 corolla is300 altezza fd fc camaroOut on the track finally, Rob was looking smooth.
 
life blasters thunderhill raceway thunderdrift td proam formula d drift drifting geoff pitts andrew bohan jason bostrom josh kravitz gabe stone julian jacobs lex king adam swan rob webber marcus fry tyler wolfson joe mcguigan noah welch mike spring john corvinus chuckles nissan mazda toyota chevy lexus 240sx s13 s14 corolla is300 altezza fd fc camaro…until he had an incident with the side of the hill. This is the same place Ryan Kado flipped his Corolla in 2010, though that was going countercourse. Rob was able to keep the car on its wheels and avoid any serious damage.
 
life blasters thunderhill raceway thunderdrift td proam formula d drift drifting geoff pitts andrew bohan jason bostrom josh kravitz gabe stone julian jacobs lex king adam swan rob webber marcus fry tyler wolfson joe mcguigan noah welch mike spring john corvinus chuckles nissan mazda toyota chevy lexus 240sx s13 s14 corolla is300 altezza fd fc camaroTyler Wolfson came up from Socal to play with us. He drove in Top Drift, Vegas ProAm, and even Evergreen Drift throughout the season. How awesome is that?
 
life blasters thunderhill raceway thunderdrift td proam formula d drift drifting geoff pitts andrew bohan jason bostrom josh kravitz gabe stone julian jacobs lex king adam swan rob webber marcus fry tyler wolfson joe mcguigan noah welch mike spring john corvinus chuckles nissan mazda toyota chevy lexus 240sx s13 s14 corolla is300 altezza fd fc camaroJoe was looking pretty good in practice. You’d never guess his car is as underpowered as it is.
 
life blasters thunderhill raceway thunderdrift td proam formula d drift drifting geoff pitts andrew bohan jason bostrom josh kravitz gabe stone julian jacobs lex king adam swan rob webber marcus fry tyler wolfson joe mcguigan noah welch mike spring john corvinus chuckles nissan mazda toyota chevy lexus 240sx s13 s14 corolla is300 altezza fd fc camaroOur own Joe Ayala came to help with media coverage and gather more footage for Tandem of Die. I think the Tandem of Die DVD is going to be about 30 hours long at the rate Joe and Justin are going!
 
life blasters thunderhill raceway thunderdrift td proam formula d drift drifting geoff pitts andrew bohan jason bostrom josh kravitz gabe stone julian jacobs lex king adam swan rob webber marcus fry tyler wolfson joe mcguigan noah welch mike spring john corvinus chuckles nissan mazda toyota chevy lexus 240sx s13 s14 corolla is300 altezza fd fc camaroFatlace teammates Lex and Joe practiced tandeming with each other all morning. Pretty soon they’ll be like John Corvinus and Mike Spring! Those guys are so fun to watch!
 
life blasters thunderhill raceway thunderdrift td proam formula d drift drifting geoff pitts andrew bohan jason bostrom josh kravitz gabe stone julian jacobs lex king adam swan rob webber marcus fry tyler wolfson joe mcguigan noah welch mike spring john corvinus chuckles nissan mazda toyota chevy lexus 240sx s13 s14 corolla is300 altezza fd fc camaroSoon enough it was time to get the competition started. We even remembered to hang up our banners this time!
 
life blasters thunderhill raceway thunderdrift td proam formula d drift drifting geoff pitts andrew bohan jason bostrom josh kravitz gabe stone julian jacobs lex king adam swan rob webber marcus fry tyler wolfson joe mcguigan noah welch mike spring john corvinus chuckles nissan mazda toyota chevy lexus 240sx s13 s14 corolla is300 altezza fd fc camaroRyan Kado’s little brother Brandon was helping Joe get footage. Brandon has been traveling to all the Formula D stops this season as Ryan’s photographer.
 
life blasters thunderhill raceway thunderdrift td proam formula d drift drifting geoff pitts andrew bohan jason bostrom josh kravitz gabe stone julian jacobs lex king adam swan rob webber marcus fry tyler wolfson joe mcguigan noah welch mike spring john corvinus chuckles nissan mazda toyota chevy lexus 240sx s13 s14 corolla is300 altezza fd fc camaroDerrick Mance practiced his levitating camera trick. There were three of us there with 5D2’s and 70-200 II’s. Sheesh, that’s a lot of serious gear for an amateur event!
 
life blasters thunderhill raceway thunderdrift td proam formula d drift drifting geoff pitts andrew bohan jason bostrom josh kravitz gabe stone julian jacobs lex king adam swan rob webber marcus fry tyler wolfson joe mcguigan noah welch mike spring john corvinus chuckles nissan mazda toyota chevy lexus 240sx s13 s14 corolla is300 altezza fd fc camaroLuke, Ryan, and Fabian were ready to lay down some judgement. The Top 16 had four bye runs, including Jason Bostrom. That was enough to secure the championship for him.
 
life blasters thunderhill raceway thunderdrift td proam formula d drift drifting geoff pitts andrew bohan jason bostrom josh kravitz gabe stone julian jacobs lex king adam swan rob webber marcus fry tyler wolfson joe mcguigan noah welch mike spring john corvinus chuckles nissan mazda toyota chevy lexus 240sx s13 s14 corolla is300 altezza fd fc camaroTyler was given the arduous task of battling Julian in the Top 16. I felt bad that Tyler had made such a long trip for just one battle, but he told me afterwards that he still had lots of fun anyway and he wants to come back!
 
life blasters thunderhill raceway thunderdrift td proam formula d drift drifting geoff pitts andrew bohan jason bostrom josh kravitz gabe stone julian jacobs lex king adam swan rob webber marcus fry tyler wolfson joe mcguigan noah welch mike spring john corvinus chuckles nissan mazda toyota chevy lexus 240sx s13 s14 corolla is300 altezza fd fc camaroIn the Top 8, Mike Spring’s Chuckles and #1 qualifying position weren’t enough to keep Adam Swan away.
 
life blasters thunderhill raceway thunderdrift td proam formula d drift drifting geoff pitts andrew bohan jason bostrom josh kravitz gabe stone julian jacobs lex king adam swan rob webber marcus fry tyler wolfson joe mcguigan noah welch mike spring john corvinus chuckles nissan mazda toyota chevy lexus 240sx s13 s14 corolla is300 altezza fd fc camaroRob went super wide as he chased Marcus, and kept his drift going through the grass! I was startled to see him coming at me from that angle, with no tire noise of course. 300mm does kind of limit your field of view!
 
life blasters thunderhill raceway thunderdrift td proam formula d drift drifting geoff pitts andrew bohan jason bostrom josh kravitz gabe stone julian jacobs lex king adam swan rob webber marcus fry tyler wolfson joe mcguigan noah welch mike spring john corvinus chuckles nissan mazda toyota chevy lexus 240sx s13 s14 corolla is300 altezza fd fc camaroLex took Gabe to a one more time and then beat him. That was Lex’s first win ever and Gabe first Top 16 loss this season. Something was definitely going on here. In the Top 8, Lex took out Josh Kravitz. It seemed like Lex’s new mindset was working.
 
life blasters thunderhill raceway thunderdrift td proam formula d drift drifting geoff pitts andrew bohan jason bostrom josh kravitz gabe stone julian jacobs lex king adam swan rob webber marcus fry tyler wolfson joe mcguigan noah welch mike spring john corvinus chuckles nissan mazda toyota chevy lexus 240sx s13 s14 corolla is300 altezza fd fc camaroJason and Julian met in the Top 8 and that’s where Jason’s day ended. I’m sure he wasn’t too shaken up, though, since he still won the championship and all that.
 
life blasters thunderhill raceway thunderdrift td proam formula d drift drifting geoff pitts andrew bohan jason bostrom josh kravitz gabe stone julian jacobs lex king adam swan rob webber marcus fry tyler wolfson joe mcguigan noah welch mike spring john corvinus chuckles nissan mazda toyota chevy lexus 240sx s13 s14 corolla is300 altezza fd fc camaroWhile Adam went to go change tires before his Top 4 one more time with Marcus, Lex skimmed by Julian in their own one more time. Julian’s spin didn’t help him at all and Lex moved on to the finals.
 
life blasters thunderhill raceway thunderdrift td proam formula d drift drifting geoff pitts andrew bohan jason bostrom josh kravitz gabe stone julian jacobs lex king adam swan rob webber marcus fry tyler wolfson joe mcguigan noah welch mike spring john corvinus chuckles nissan mazda toyota chevy lexus 240sx s13 s14 corolla is300 altezza fd fc camaroWhile Adam was still getting his tires changed, Jason, Julian, and Josh decided to run a tandem train. Julian must have been crazy; he still had the consolation round to run!
 
life blasters thunderhill raceway thunderdrift td proam formula d drift drifting geoff pitts andrew bohan jason bostrom josh kravitz gabe stone julian jacobs lex king adam swan rob webber marcus fry tyler wolfson joe mcguigan noah welch mike spring john corvinus chuckles nissan mazda toyota chevy lexus 240sx s13 s14 corolla is300 altezza fd fc camaroStill waiting on Adam…
 
life blasters thunderhill raceway thunderdrift td proam formula d drift drifting geoff pitts andrew bohan jason bostrom josh kravitz gabe stone julian jacobs lex king adam swan rob webber marcus fry tyler wolfson joe mcguigan noah welch mike spring john corvinus chuckles nissan mazda toyota chevy lexus 240sx s13 s14 corolla is300 altezza fd fc camaroCome on Adam, hurry up!
 
life blasters thunderhill raceway thunderdrift td proam formula d drift drifting geoff pitts andrew bohan jason bostrom josh kravitz gabe stone julian jacobs lex king adam swan rob webber marcus fry tyler wolfson joe mcguigan noah welch mike spring john corvinus chuckles nissan mazda toyota chevy lexus 240sx s13 s14 corolla is300 altezza fd fc camaro Finally, here we go! A broken brake caliper on a one more time spelled the end for Marcus, put Julian into 3rd place automatically (so the tandem train was safe after all!), and moved Adam on to the final battle against Lex.
 
life blasters thunderhill raceway thunderdrift td proam formula d drift drifting geoff pitts andrew bohan jason bostrom josh kravitz gabe stone julian jacobs lex king adam swan rob webber marcus fry tyler wolfson joe mcguigan noah welch mike spring john corvinus chuckles nissan mazda toyota chevy lexus 240sx s13 s14 corolla is300 altezza fd fc camaroWith almost every battle going to one more time, we were expecting and epic final battle.
 
life blasters thunderhill raceway thunderdrift td proam formula d drift drifting geoff pitts andrew bohan jason bostrom josh kravitz gabe stone julian jacobs lex king adam swan rob webber marcus fry tyler wolfson joe mcguigan noah welch mike spring john corvinus chuckles nissan mazda toyota chevy lexus 240sx s13 s14 corolla is300 altezza fd fc camaroBut it was over right away. Adam won but Lex still got his first podium ever.
 
life blasters thunderhill raceway thunderdrift td proam formula d drift drifting geoff pitts andrew bohan jason bostrom josh kravitz gabe stone julian jacobs lex king adam swan rob webber marcus fry tyler wolfson joe mcguigan noah welch mike spring john corvinus chuckles nissan mazda toyota chevy lexus 240sx s13 s14 corolla is300 altezza fd fc camaroThe top four drivers overall got framed Formula D number panels. Jason, Gabe, Julian, and Josh received the coveted pro licenses for their consistency and perseverance.
 
life blasters thunderhill raceway thunderdrift td proam formula d drift drifting geoff pitts andrew bohan jason bostrom josh kravitz gabe stone julian jacobs lex king adam swan rob webber marcus fry tyler wolfson joe mcguigan noah welch mike spring john corvinus chuckles nissan mazda toyota chevy lexus 240sx s13 s14 corolla is300 altezza fd fc camaroThat’s Ken Gushi’s number. Jason will have to pick a new one!
 
life blasters thunderhill raceway thunderdrift td proam formula d drift drifting geoff pitts andrew bohan jason bostrom josh kravitz gabe stone julian jacobs lex king adam swan rob webber marcus fry tyler wolfson joe mcguigan noah welch mike spring john corvinus chuckles nissan mazda toyota chevy lexus 240sx s13 s14 corolla is300 altezza fd fc camaroLex was pretty pumped. He broke his front bumper and bent his tow hook. But so what? That stuff can all be fixed, but now he has a trophy. I heard he gave it to his son. That’s worth beating up the car a little bit for sure.
 
life blasters thunderhill raceway thunderdrift td proam formula d drift drifting geoff pitts andrew bohan jason bostrom josh kravitz gabe stone julian jacobs lex king adam swan rob webber marcus fry tyler wolfson joe mcguigan noah welch mike spring john corvinus chuckles nissan mazda toyota chevy lexus 240sx s13 s14 corolla is300 altezza fd fc camaroAfter the awards presentation, the new pros were given the rundown on the ProAm All Stars competition that will be happening at Formula D Irwindale. Right away the pressure of a higher level of competition is on.
 
 
 
.:Bohan
 
 
 

18 thoughts on “TD ProAm Round 5

  1. Now they need sponsors to help them get to Formula DRIFT Round 7 – “Title Fight” Toyota Speedway at Irwindale for the ProAm All Stars competition! LET’S GET THESE GUYS DOWN THERE TO REPRESENT NORCAL!!

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