Achilles Tires Names 14 Drivers for 2019 Formula DRIFT Pro

Posted on March 18, 2019

Achilles Tires USA will return as a major sponsor of the Formula DRIFT Championship for an eighth season.

“I’m so excited that the 2019 season is finally starting," says Mo Tanaka, national sales manager. "As a fan of drifting myself, I get to feel the excitement and adrenaline that Team Achilles brings to Formula DRIFT side-by-side with our customers. With our footprint growing each year in North America, partners like Formula DRIFT play an important role in helping us reach the next level. I guarantee once you come out to an event, you’ll be back for more!”

Team Achilles 2019 Formula DRIFT Pro will include these drivers:

  • Michael Essa
  • Dean Kearney
  • Matt Coffman
  • Taylor Hull
  • Dylan Hughes
  • Joao Barion
  • Mitch Larner
  • Ken Gushi
  • Forrest Wang
  • Kazuya Taguchi
  • Dirk Stratton
  • Kevin Lawrence
  • Pat Goodin
  • Manuel Vacca

Achilles Radial will be one of two brands supporting the Formula DRIFT PRO2 Championship in 2019.

“We have been heavily involved in PRO2 since it’s inception and are thrilled to play a part in the growth of up-and-coming drivers, says Cheralyn Hale, director of marketing. "The level of driving has grown exponentially every year and we can’t wait to see our PRO2 drivers ride the bank at Orlando in their season opener!”

Drivers included on the Achilles PRO2 roster will be released in April.

Team Achilles PRO will compete at the 2019 Formula DRIFT season opener in Long Beach, Calif., on April 5-6. Team Achilles PRO2 will make its 2019 season debut at Orlando Speedworld in Orlando, Fla., on April 25-26.

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