Hübinette and Kearney Make Drift Show at Las Vegas

By Auto News Log • August 29th, 2011

Mopar-powered Dodge Motorsports drifters Samuel Hübinette and his teammate Dean Kearney returned to Formula DRIFT action at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for Round Six on Aug. 26–27, with over 16,000 fans packing the event.

Hübinette, the two-time Formula DRIFT champion, who has won three times this season with the TORC (The Off-Road Championship) Series, was the No. 31 qualifier, despite having trouble with the power steering on his car during qualifications, as he made his first drift start since June.

Hübinette recorded the highest initiation speed of the weekend at 101 mph in his Dodge Challenger, and had an epic duel with longtime rival and event winner Rhys Millen in the Round of 32, falling to Millen on a “One More Time” overtime run. Hübinette also debuted his 2011 Dodge Charger Drift Cab at the event, which will be utilized to give demos to drift fans.

Kearney, piloting the V-LEDS Dodge Viper SRT10 for Samuel Hübinette Racing (SHR), was the No. 15 qualifier and took on Patrick Mordaunt, the No. 18 qualifier in the Round of 32, falling to his opponent.

“We had a great crowd around the Dodge Motorsports display and SHR rig the entire weekend,” said Hübinette. “The temperature was over 100 degrees, but the crowd was still huge, which shows the dedication of drift fans.”

Next up for the Mopar-powered Dodge Motorsports drifters is the Formula DRIFT season finale in Irwindale, Calif., Oct. 7–8. For more information on Formula DRIFT, visit http://www.formulad.com.

Source: Mopar Speed


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