Chelsea DeNofa has as reputation for being a completely insane driver. His checkers-or-wreckers style has usually landed him more on the wreckers side of things, for example when he and Tyler McQuarrie took a wall ride in New Jersey and again when he ripped his fuel lines and caught on fire while crashing into McQuarrie in Miami. There are also countless solo incidents that many people would call crashes, but must have just been wall taps as DeNofa just kept on going, much to the delight of his fans. Many thought his aggressive style would eventually catch up with him and he’d have to retire from Formula D, but this time he made it work, and in convincing fashion too – he defeated not one, but three FD champions: Forsberg, Gittin, and Aasbø. DeNofa’s car still finished the Long Beach weekend with all kind of damage, but the man himself was on the top step of the podium. All the carnage had finally paid off, and in a huge way. In his first ever career podium finish, he was the winner.