Berk Technology’s Maiden Formula Drift Event
Berk Technology’s Maiden Formula Drift Event a Success
With over 60 drivers present, many of whom are factory backed teams, reaching the main event competition (Top 32) is an accomplishment on its own. With the diligent car preparation, combined with focused testing and setup, Rydquist was able to navigate the challenging Indy Car course laid out by the Formula DRIFT judges with a score high enough to win a Top 32 spot during Friday’s qualifying session.
The Rydquist Racing / Berk Technology Nissan 350Z utilizes an AEM S2 standalone ECU that allows full control of the Garrett GTX turbocharger, which up until now, has been running low boost. The team will now focus on suspension geometry optimization and engine internals, to be able to extract the power potential available and put the added power to the ground utilizing the venerable Hankook Ventus R-S3 tires.
“We are proud of such a great result at our very first professional Formula Drift event. It has been a pleasure working with Formula Drift as an organization with their professionalism and global marketing reach. We are excited to be a part of the series and the impact Formula Drift will bring to our team and partners.” – Bryan Min – Berk Technology Inc.
The Formula DRIFT Pro Championship will now head into its east coast stint with the next event being the “Road to the Championship”, at Road Atlanta, GA.