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July 21, 2014

Chris Forsberg grabs his 5th podium of the Formula Drift season

For the 5th time this season Hankook Tire driver Chris Forsberg was on the winner’s podium this past weekend at Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, Washington having secured a third place finish at Formula Drift Round 5: Throwdown. Forsberg’s third place finish marks his fifth consecutive podium appearance of the season.

Tags: Evergreen Speedway, Formula Drift, Hankook Tire, Hankook Ventus R-S3

Drift action at Evergreen Speedway.
July 21, 2014

Darren McNamara takes first in Formula Drift at Evergreen Speedway

It was Team Falken’s veteran driver Darren McNamara’s night as he qualified first and then stood atop the podium as the winner of Formula Drift’s “Throwdown” at Evergreen Speedway, the legendary track outside Seattle.

Tags: AZENIS RT615K, Evergreen Speedway, Formula Drift, Team Falken

Hankook Tire drivers Fredric Aasbo and Chris Forsberg on track at Formula Drift Round 4: The
June 23, 2014

Hankook Tire drivers score at Formula Drift Round 4

Formula Drift was back in New Jersey for Round 4: The Gauntlet at Wall Speedway and saw Hankook Tire drivers Fredric Aasbo and Chris Forsberg score first and second place respectively.

Tags: Formula Drift, Hankook Tire, Hankook Ventus R-S3, Wall Speedway

Team Falken has two drivers In Top 10 Formula Drift standings
June 23, 2014

Team Falken has two drivers In Top 10 Formula Drift standings

Team Falken had a strong showing at New Jersey’s Wall Speedway for Round 4 of the 2014 Formula Drift series and maintains two drivers – Justin Pawlak and Darren McNamara in sixth and eighth position, respectively – in the overall championship.

Tags: AZENIS RT615K, Formula Drift, Team Falken, Wall Speedway

Forsberg and his Hankook Tire/CFR Nissan 370Z in action at Miami.
June 2, 2014

Hankook Tire's Chris Forsberg gets podium finish at Miami Heat

Hankook Tire driver Chris Forsberg was on the winner’s podium once again this past weekend scoring a second place finish at Formula Drift Round 3: Miami Heat. Forsberg’s second place finish is his third podium of the 2014 season, having scored a first place win at the opening round in Long Beach, California and a third place finish at round two in Atlanta, Georgia.

Tags: Formula Drift, Hankook Tire, Hankook Ventus RS-3, Homestead-Miami Speedway

Hankook Tire driver Fredric Aasbo on track at Formula Drift 2014 Round 2 Atlanta. (photo courtesy of
May 12, 2014

Road Atlanta Drift round is Aasbo’s First Podium, Forsberg’s Second

Hankook Tire drivers Fredric Aasbo and Chris Forsberg finished second and third place respectively this past weekend at Formula Drift round two: Road To The Championship at Road Atlanta in Braselton, Georgia.

Tags: Formula Drift, Hankook Tire, Hankook Ventus R-S3, Road To The Championship at Road Atlanta

Pawlak stands in fifth position in the Formula Drift Championship after Road Atlanta.
May 12, 2014

Team Falken stands in 5th place with Justin Pawlak

Team Falken, a two-time manufacturer’s champion in Formula Drift, keeps applying pressure to its competition, and after Round 2 at Road Atlanta, has Falken team member Justin Pawlak in 5th place overall.

Tags: AZENIS RT615K, Formula Drift, Road Atlanta, Team Falken

Nitto has been a sponsor of Formula DRIFT for nearly a decade.
March 27, 2014

Nitto announces Formula DRIFT roster

Nitto Tire U.S.A. Inc. has announced a diverse roster of champions and emerging talent for the 2014 Formula DRIFT season. As a major sponsor of the series, Nitto will sponsor Vaughn Gittin Jr., Chelsea DeNofa, Matt Field and Odi Bakchis throughout the season with on-site technical support and Nitto NT05 tires.

Tags: Formula Drift, Nitto, Nitto Tire U.S.A. Inc., Racing, UHP tires

GT Radial is official supplier of Formula Drift
March 4, 2014

GT Radial is official supplier of Formula Drift

Giti Tire (USA) Ltd. announced that GT Radial is now an official tire supplier for Formula Drift and will make its debut at round one of the series, April 4-5, 2014, at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Street Course in California.

Tags: Formula Drift, GITI Tire (USA) Ltd., GT Radial, GT Radial Champiro, Sports marketing, Tyler Wolfson

Tyler McQuarrie fought to a second place podium finish in his Hankook Camaro.
October 15, 2013

Hankook is named 2013 Formula Drift Series Tire Manufacturer

In an action packed weekend that saw some of the most intense competition of the season, Hankook Tire made it a double by bringing home another podium finish and winning the inaugural 2013 Formula Drift Tire Manufacturer Championship.

Tags: 2013 Formula Drift Tire Manufacturer Championship, Formula Drift, Hankook Tire, Ventus R-S3

2013 Formula D champion Michael Essa.
October 15, 2013

Michael Essa captures the Formula Drift title

Yokohama Tire Corporation-sponsored Michael Essa is the king of Formula Drift – but it wasn’t easy. Essa, who drives on Yokohama’s newest ultra high-performance ADVAN Neova AD08 R tires, claimed the 2013 Formula D championship in front of a sellout-crowd during Saturday’s Round 7 “Title Fight” season finale at Irwindale Speedway in Southern California.

Tags: ADVAN Neova AD08 R, Formula Drift, Michael Essa, Yokohama Tire Corporation

Essa powered his GSR Autosport E46 BMW M3 to victory on ADVAN Neova AD08 R tires.
September 17, 2013

Essa wins Texas race and takes points lead on ADVAN Neova AD08 R tires

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.

Tags: ADVAN Neova AD08 R, Formula Drift, Michael Essa, Texas Motor Speedway, Yokohama Tire Corporation

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