Round 4 of FormulaD is quickly approaching, and before it arrives on the 20th we wanted to recap Round 3. Below are 15 of the best photos from Homestead Miami Speedway, all taken by Larry Chen and posted on the FormulaD website. Check ’em out!

1. Michael Essa & Matt Field

Round 3 FormulaD Homestead Miami

Here, Michael Essa and Matt Field slide around one of long, sweeping turns of Homestead Miami Speedway.

2. The Miami Heat

Miami Heat

In this picture you can see the waves of heat coming off of the track if you look closely. (Click on the image for full size.) The heat is hard on the drivers when they’re sitting in their cars, waiting to take their runs with their full race suits on.

3. Conrad Grunewald, Cloud Machine

FormulaD Smoke Clouds

Sometimes the air gets so thick with smoke that you can hardly see the cars on the track. It’s especially hard for the drivers in the follow position. Even more so if you’re behind a big American muscle car like Conrad’s!

4. Speaking Of Heat And Smoke…

Chelsea Denofa on Fire

Speaking of heat and smoke, there was a lot of that on one of Chelsea Denofa’s runs. Unfortunately the smoke wasn’t from his tires and the heat wasn’t from Florida’s lovely climate. His car actually burst into flames! Check out the video at the end of this article to see a clip of it.

5. But Does That Look Hot Or What?!

Vaughn Gittin Jr.

Here’s Vaughn Gittin Jr. sitting in his car awaiting one of his runs. The drivers have to focus on their run before they can worry about cooling off.

6. Driver Rivalry

FormulaD Driver Rivalry

While there are a lot of fun and games and smiles on everyone’s faces, they do mean business. Once they get behind the wheel, no one is laughing.

7. Dedication

FormulaD Fredric Aasbo Dedication

Fredric Aasbo looking pretty serious before his run. Eye of the tiger.

8. Nothing Else Matters

Inspiration FormulaD

Sometimes you just need a little inspiration to do great things. “This is your race, nothing else matters!”

9. It’s All In The Details

FormulaD Car Prep

Driving is what wins races, but your car prep and your team are what win championships.

10. Pushing You To Victory

FormulaD Pushing to Victory

Like I said before, a driver’s team is a big, big help.

11. Time For My Closeup

FormulaD Closeup

A closeup of Ryan Tuerck’s car as he kills some tires.

12. All Tires Must Dai

FormulaD Tires Must Dai

R.I.P. to all of the tire’s lives cut short by Dai Yoshihara and everyone else in FormulaD.

13. MAtt Field And His S14

Matt Field FormulaD Miami

Like many others who drift, Matt Field drives an S14 Nissan 240sx. His just looks so good though, with that bright paint, Rotiforms, and S15 front end.

14. It’s Just Getting Started

FormulaD Rd3 Homestead Miami

Round 3 of Formula Drift is over, but we’re just getting started! Four more events to go this season and its really starting to heat up! (Chelsea’s car especially.)

15. And The Winner Is…

Vaughn Gittin Jr. Wins FD Miami

Vaughn Gittin Jr. takes the win in Miami for the second event in a row! This puts him currently in second place for the overall points standings. However, we still have a while to go so we’ll see how things play out.

Be sure to check out this video of the entire event!

Oh yeah, and here’s the best picture of all…

Chelsea Denofa Runs Over Tyler McQuarrie

Chelsea Denofa Miami Crash

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