Nitto Tire U.S.A. Inc., a leading manufacturer of off-road and street performance tires, is proud to support one of the most eclectic groups of drivers in the racing world.
Hankook Tire drivers Ken Gushi and Chris Forsberg secured second and third place podium finishes respectively at Formula Drift Round 2 this past weekend at Road Atlanta in Braselton, Georgia.
GT Radial captured its first Formula DRIFT victory over the weekend in the KMC Super Drift Challenge during the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.
Falken Tire, a two-time manufacturer’s champion in Formula Drift, had a strong field of drivers at last weekend’s Formula Drift season debut on the street of Long Beach, and of the seven tire manufacturers competing, had seven entries – the second highest number of vehicles – qualify for the Top 32.
The GT Radial brand enters its second year of competition in Formula DRIFT with three veteran drivers, looking to build on momentum established in its inaugural year of competing in North America’s professional drifting championship.
Hankook Tire driver Fredric Aasbo brought home a first place podium finish this past weekend in Long Beach, California at the opening round of the 2015 Formula Drift season. The first race of the season again saw Hankook Tire as an official sponsor of the series.
Giti Tire (USA) Ltd.’s GT Radial brand has kicked off its second season in North America’s professional drifting championship with three veteran drivers.
Formula Drift is back and so is Yokohama Tire Corporation. The tire maker is returning for the fourth consecutive season, which starts April 10-11 in Long Beach, California. YTC is partnering with three drivers this year, including 2013 Formula Drift champion Michael Essa, along with Masashi Yokoi and Matt Field. All three drivers will compete on YTC’s ADVAN Neova AD08R tires.
Nitto Tire U.S.A. Inc. announced today that it is uniting two past series champions with an international all-star and one of the drift scene’s most charismatic up-and-comers on its roster for the 2015 Formula Drift season.
Hankook Tire driver Fredric Aasbo brought home a first place victory this past weekend at Formula Drift Round 6: Showdown at Texas Motor Speedway, his second victory of the season. Aasbo was accompanied on the podium by Hankook Tire driver Forrest Wang who rounded out the weekend’s racing with a third place finish.
Falken Tire, a leader in high performance tire technology for both cars and trucks, was aided in its competitive efforts at Formula Drift’s “Showdown” at Texas Motor Speedway by a strong effort from one of its privateer entries in Pat Goodin, who advanced to the “Great Eight” for the first time in his young career of three years.
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.
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.
Bob Ulrich was named Modern Tire Dealer editor in August 2000. He joined the magazine in 1985 as assistant editor, and has been responsible for gathering statistical information for MTD's "Facts Issue" since 1993.