Driving on ADVAN Neova AD08 R tires, Yokohama-sponsored drifting competitor Michael Essa won Formula Drift’s “Round 6 Showdown” event at Texas Motor Speedway in Ft. Worth Saturday night.
Yokohama Tire Corporation-sponsored drifting competitor Michael Essa is one race away from winning the series championship after this victory.
“The course was crazy with triple-digit entry speeds,” said Essa, “but we were able to take home the win. The grip of Yokohama’s AD08 R tires is incredible and helped make this an amazing event for us. We are leading the points right now heading into Irwindale and have a shot at the championship. I can’t be happier with the results.”
“Michael’s a tremendous driver and fierce competitor, and it showed in Texas,” said Matt Johnson, Yokohama performance marketing supervisor. “He and the GSR Autosport team have built a championship-level car that spotlights the performance of our Neova AD08 Rs.
The tire features a specialized compound that includes our orange oil technology for enhanced traction and road surface adhesion, plus it uses the best of our race tire compound technology and design.”