Now the action continues as we take a look at the second half of tandem competition from Formula Drift Rd.4 at Evergreen Speedway.
The Top 32 was filled with close battles and big crashes, and the remainder of the event brought more of the same.
Kicking off the Top 16 were Vaughn Gittin Jr. and Fredric Aasbo. A close set of first runs brought things to an OMT.
During the OMT run, Vaughn over-rotated through the power alley, spun the Mustang and took a solid hit from Fredric's Supra.
He did a good job of sticking with Aasbo on the next run, but it wasn't enough to overcome the spin. Fredric defeats the points leader and moves to the Top 8.
The next two drivers to face off were Sam Hubinette and Tanner Foust. Here you can see how close Tanner got to Sam along the banking.
This was enough to give him and the NASCAR-powered Scion the win.
Darren McNamara and Rhys Millen met in the next battle, with DMac earning the win.
Here we have Dai Yoshihara and Chris Forsberg getting extremely close during the next match.
Dai would end up spinning here, giving the win to Chris and eliminating his hopes for three straight victories.
Next out of the gate, Justin Pawlak and Ken Gushi.
Their lines would end up getting crossed near the end of the track, with the judges putting the fault on JTP and giving Gushi the win.
The next victim of Evergreen's unforgiving course layout would be Tyler McQuarrie during his match against Michihiro Takatori.
Once again, a following driver is thrown off by the lead car coming off the bank.
Definitely not the way Tyler wanted to end the event. Takatori moves on.
Ryan Tuerck faced Joon Maeng in the next battle, but mechanical problems on Joon's RX8 made it a non-match. Tuerck moves on.
Finishing the Top 16 were Nikolay konstantinov and Charles Ng.
It took an OMT before one of these guys could gain the advantage, and that was Charles Ng. Charles continues his quest for 2010 Rookie of the Year, moving to the Great Eight.
The Great Eight started with Fredric Aasbo going against Tanner Foust.
I quite literally have no idea how one goes about following Tanner. There's a Supra in there somewhere.
Tanner would pick up the win, but it was another outstanding event for Aasbo the giant killer.
Next up, Chris Forsberg and Darren McNamara – two drivers that seem to meet often.
This time it would be DMac advancing from the open-top battle.
The next spot in the Final Four would go to Michiro Takatori, who defeated the Scion of Ken Gushi.
Rounding out the Great Eight were Ryan Tuerck and Charles Ng, with Tuerck coming out on top.
The Final Four saw DMac and Tanner Foust facing off once again. This heated match would take two OMT's before a winner could be found.
After three nail-biting battles, Tanner finally built a big enough advantage to take the win and move to the final.
Ryan Tuerck would also advance to the final after defeating Takatori in the next match.
Before Foust and Tuerck squared off, McNamara and Takatori battled for third, with DMac claiming the final podium spot.
Then it was time for Tuerck and Foust to finish things off, with Tanner sticking right on Tuerck's door during the first run.
During the next run, Tuerck got into the wall on the bank, sealing his fate.
It was a fitting end to an insane Formula Drift event. One car sitting on the track heavily damaged…
…and another smoking off into the sunset.
With his win at Evergreen, Tanner has pulled into second place in the season standings, tightening the gap between him and Vaughn Gittin Jr.
Can't wait until Vegas!