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MDU To Pro 2 (To Pro) - Dirk Stratton

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Dirk Stratton made his Midwest Drift Union debut at the 2014 Streets of Detroit event, piloting a flat-green S13 sporting the now-familiar Stratton Chevrolet insignia on the door. Stratton would return for the full 2015 season, making the top sixteen at round one and bowing out to Jonathan Nerren. Round two would mark the debut of the C6 Corvette, the first to ever compete in MDU. The Drift Vette was an instant hit with fans, and its first appearance on the Streets of Detroit couldn't have been more appropriate. His semi-final battle against Shane Whalley's GTO, with two big American...

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MDU To Pro 2 - Geoff Donati

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Geoff Donati made his Midwest Drift Union appearance at round three in 2015. He quickly rose through the ranks and earned the Rookie of the Year title in 2016 followed by an almost flawless 2017 performance. Though he's exited the Pro 2 series midway through the 2019 year, his rise from MDU to Pro 2 is still an interesting story. Donati would commit to the full 2016 season, and in the first round at Gateway, he found himself on the podium in third place. Not bad for only his second outing in MDU. His battle with Mike Feiock, who would...

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MDU To Pro 2 - Jonathan Hurst

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Kentucky native Jonathan Hurst's first appearance in Midwest Drift Union competition was round one at Gateway in 2016. Though it was his only event of that season, he would return in 2017 with an appetite for a Pro 2 license. When Hurst showed up to Gateway for round one a year later, the most obvious change was the color swap from green to orange. What you couldn't see was the sheer amount of power the car was putting down...746 hp in base tune and 1,100 on high, making it the most powerful car to ever compete in the series. Despite...

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MDU To Pro 2 - Hooman Rahimi

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Hailing from Nashville, Hooman Rahimi showed up to his first MDU event in a nearly stock Nissan 350Z. The year was 2011, the venue was the now-abandoned (partially) Nashville Superspeedway, so it wasn't far from home. He didn't have a cage and therefore couldn't technically compete, only qualify. Because so many drivers had difficulty linking the course, he finished sixth without even reaching the bracket. Not a bad (or ideal, frankly) start to a Pro-Am competition, but sixth place is sixth place. He showed up to round one in 2012 with a cage, this time able to actually compete. Though...

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MDU To Pro 2 - Garrett Denton

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Garrett Denton made his Midwest Drift Union debut in 2015, making a 12-plus hour trek from Rhode Island to do so. His time in the series that year was short lived, but it marked a crucial starting point in MDU that would eventually lead to a Pro 2 license. After taking a brief hiatus from the series in 2016, he returned with a revamped program in 2017, qualifying first at round one at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway, despite only having a couple days of testing under his belt. Round two at M1 Concourse saw a setback as mechanical...

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