Alec Robbins - Formula Drift Atlanta
Alec Robbins - Formula Drift Pro2 Atlanta Recap
Hear first hand from Alec Robbins as he talks about the exciting second round of Formula Drift Pro 2 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Last week we headed to Atlanta, GA to compete at one of my favorite tracks. Road Atlanta. With 40 drivers and very little practice time, we only ended up getting in 4 practice laps before qualifying. But having the car running perfect and having driven the track before, I went in feeling confident. Our first run we scored an 87 which landed us as the 2nd place qualifier. After just missing qualifying by 1 point in the previous round at Orlando, that felt great!
On Friday we had a couple more practice runs before competition. The car seemed to be breaking up a bit but not enough to where we were overly concerned. Our first battle of top 16 landed us up against Josh Robinson in his Holden Ute. I had a lot of fun with this battle because Josh is very fun to drive with. We ended up with 2 one-more-times, calling for 3 very close battles. Each run we did the car started progressively cutting out more, leaving us down a few cylinders and losing momentum as we went. Despite that, I pushed as hard as I could and it was still a very close battle, but Josh ended up taking the win and landing us in 9th place for the event. We determined it was the coil packs heating up that was causing the issue and we should have that problem taken care of by our next event!
Each event I feel more and more confident in my ability as a driver, our car and our team as a whole.
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