Team Falken sports new look for Formula Drift
Falken Tire, a leader in high performance tire technology for both cars and trucks, takes on a new look with its three-car squad as it prepares for the opening round of the 2013 Formula Drift season on the streets of Long Beach, CA.
Led by veteran drifter and 2011 Formula D Champion Daijiro (“Dai”) Yoshihara¸ driving the Discount Tire/Falken Tire Nissan 240SX, two of the trio feature a special matte finish over the traditional Falken teal and blue livery.
Also returning is Justin Pawlak, two-time winner of the Long Beach event, driving his 2013 Falken Tire Ford Mustang, along with Falken veteran Darren McNamara, who will debut his Falken Tire Nissan 240SX on the tight street course.
“Team Falken is ready, willing and able,” declared Jonathan Bradford, Falken Tire’s Formula Drift supervisor. “We have an awesome threesome of drivers, who will be ably managed by Scott Dodgion from SPD Metal Works overseeing both Dai’s and Darren’s Nissans, while newcomer to Falken, but 30-year motorsports veteran Rick Lamber, owner of Race Tech Services, will work with Justin and his Mustang.” Falken Suspension Engineer Mike Kojima also returns in the team’s quest for a third Formula Drift championship. He will also work with John Mueller who has signed on to handle the suspension engineering for Pawlak’s Mustang.