I’ve been struggling to do a write up on this past weekend’s Formula Drift event. The thing is, every blog, magazine, Facebook page, etc. is already doing a pretty good job at giving you a run by run break down of the event. So, I’m trying something a bit different. I got a hold of Justin Pawlak who won the event and asked him a few questions about his experience at the 2011 Formula Drift season opener. Pawlak qualified second Friday afternoon and had some great runs through out top 32, top 16, top 8 and of course his battle with close friend Matt Powers. Even after covering Formula Drift for the past four years, my heart was still pumping with excitement during that last run. Here is what Justin had to say about his win.
WHAT MONSTERS DO: How does it feel to finally win a formula d event and to be on that podium?
JUSTIN PAWLAK: It felt absolutely amazing standing on top of the podium, a real feeling of accomplishment! Finally winning an event makes all the blood, sweat and tears over the years worth it!
WMD: What did you differently this time around compared to last year’s season opener?
PAWLAK: This year I really tried to focus on each and every run by itself. Not looking further ahead than only the next corner. My spotters Clay and Ian from ASD really helped out too by reminding me of key points to focus on for each run. Slowing everything down really helped me keep my composure throughout the event.
WMD: Coming into the event, who were you most concerned about competing against?
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