Fredric Aasbo and Toyota Dominate Formula Drift St. Louis Practice

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Not only did Aasbo and his 2019 Toyota Corolla grab the top spot in qualifying, he also nabbed an almost perfect score, as well.

The 2019 Toyota Corolla hatchback is an excellent daily driver, we know that. We also know that it makes for a great race car and motorsport platform.

The 2019 Corolla made it’s Formula Drift debut at Long Beach this year. We were there and covered the event live. So, we can say, with some certainty, that the car, the driver, and the team behind it are all top notch. It’s no surprise that Fredric Aasbo won FD Long Beach, despite it being the car’s first ever outing. Formula Drift Long Beach 2018 Toyota Racing 2018 2019 Toyota Corolla FD Fredric Aasbo

It also explains how, during Formula Drift St. Louis, which took place this past weekend, Aasbo and his Corolla drift car dominated the field during qualifying. With a near perfect 98/100 score, no one was even close to touching Aasbo in qualifying, despite some very valiant efforts.


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This is the full, unedited qualifying round video, so, grab a drink and a snack and get to watching, it’s wild. Or, if you don’t have two hours freed up on your busy schedule, do what we do here at the office and have it play as background music. It makes the day go by more quickly, we promise.

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Jake Stumph is a lifelong car enthusiast and racer, who has operated as the content editor for Internet Brands Automotive since 2015. He runs Corvette Forum, 6SpeedOnline, Honda-tech, and LS1tech, among other Internet Brands Automotive websites. His work has been featured by several other prominent automotive outlets, including Jalopnik and Autobytel.

He obtained a bachelor's degree in Political Science at the Ohio State University in 2013, then pivoted from covering politics and policy to writing about his automotive adventures, something that, he says, is a lot more fun. Since that time, he has established connections with most of the world's major automakers, as well as other key brands in the automotive industry.

He enjoys track days, drifting, and autocross, at least, when his cars are running right, which is uncommon. You can check out what he's up to on his YouTube channel, as well as his Jake Stumph Racing Instagram account. He can be reached via email at [email protected]

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