GT Radial Wins Formula DRIFT in Long Beach

April 10, 2023

Giti Tire (USA) Ltd. brand, GT Radial has won the Formula DRIFT PRO Championship Round 1 in Long Beach, Calif. with driver, Matt Field.

Field, who finished 2nd in driver points standings in the 2022 Formula DRIFT season, won in his Boria Performance/GT Radial Corvette after qualifying 27th in the opening round.

Field’s first battle was against three-time FD PRO Champion Chris Forsberg, which went to One More Time (OMT), requiring both runs to be repeated before Field took the win.

“After qualifying 27th, Matt had to compete against the very top drivers and he came through spectacularly in every round,” says Mike Meeiem, motorsports manager, GT Radial.

“We’re thrilled to kick off the 2023 season with a win!”

"I am truly excited for the next chapter of my career with GT Radial,” says Field.

 “I know how much performance the SX2 RS has and can’t wait to see how it does on our new C6 competition car. There were quite a few rounds last year that my team and I thought the GT Radial was the best tire on the grid, and now I get to experience that performance!" 

Field, founder and owner of Drift Cave Motorsports, is in his 11th year of Formula DRIFT competition. He has become known for his aggressive driving style and won the Fan Favorite Award for the 2019 season.

GT Radial has renewed its partnership with Formula DRIFT for another three-year term to provide tires to teams in the PRO Championship. Additionally, GT Radial will remain the Official Tire of the PROSPECT series for up-and-coming drivers for another two years.

The GT Radial Champiro SX2 RS, which is also available for street use, is manufactured at the company’s plant in Richburg, S.C. 

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