Team Falken, a two-time manufacturer’s champion in Formula Drift, came to the Homestead-Miami Speedway for the first time to compete in Round 3 of this year’s Formula D Championship, and despite stiff competition, continues its push toward the title with Falken team member Justin Pawlak remaining in 5th place overall.
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.
The true competitive spirit of Formula Drift came through at the season finale “Title Fight” held in Southern California’s “House of Drift,” Irwindale Speedway.
Team Falken successfully claimed all three podiums at the Palm Beach International Raceway round of the 2011 Formula Drift Championship as Justin Pawlak took the victory over defending Formula Drift Champion Vaughn Gittin, Jr., in a battle of Mustangs and their talented drivers at the end.
Team Falken’s road to a consecutive Formula Drift championship continues as it five team drivers prepare to “Invade” Palm Beach International Raceway for Round 3 of the 2011 Formula Drift tour, June 3-4.
Team Falken started the 2011 Formula Drift season the way it finished last year, with one of its factory drivers on top of the podium. Justin Pawlak, in just his second year with the tire manufacturer, took his inaugural first place at the Long Beach opening round, with Team Falken teammate Daijiro (“Dai”) Yoshihara in third.
Coming off a dominating 2010 season in which Team Falken driver Vaughn Gittin, Jr.¸ competing in the Monster Energy/Falken Tire 2011 Ford Mustang, became the Formula Drift Champion, the high performance tire manufacturer will be gunning for a repeat performance of last year.