Nitto affirms sponsorship of Formula D for seventh year

May 4, 2011

As the Formula DRIFT (Formula D) Pro Championship circuit slides into Road Atlanta in Braselton on May 6-7, Nitto Tire U.S.A. Inc. once again will be there, sponsoring an expanded lineup of teams and drivers, showcasing unique cars, memorable personalities and a motorsports experience like no other.

Now in its seventh year as a sponsor of Formula DRIFT, Nitto will back five teams and six drivers in the season’s second event, “Round 2: Road to the Championship (DRIFT Atlanta VIII)” and in five other venues during 2011.  All teams and drivers will use Nitto NT05 tires.  The NT05 is Nitto’s most aggressive non-competition street tire, created with the performance driving enthusiast in mind.  Developed through extensive computer simulation modeling and on-track testing, the NT05 provides precise, responsive handling.

Fans of drifting can find a full schedule of Formula DRIFT events at: