Today Bergenholtz Racing revealed Full Tilt Poker as the 2010 Title Sponsor for the Mazda RX-8 as well as unveiled the new look of the competition vehicle that will debut at Formula DRIFT Round 1: Streets of Long Beach on April 9-10. Members of the media and industry gathered at Bouchee’s at Smooth’s in Downtown Long Beach to hear the big news. After Ed Bergenholtz made the major announcement driver Joon Maeng drove the new Full Tilt Poker / Mazda / Nitto RX-8 down Pine Ave to the waiting crowd.
Be sure to check the car out at Round 1: Streets of Long Beach.
Come join Bergenholtz Racing this Friday at Smooth’s in downtown Long Beach as team announces a new marketing partner/sponsor and the unveiling of the new paint scheme for the Bergenholtz Racing Mazda RX-8. In addition, Formula D will be selling specially priced Round 1: Streets of Long Beach tickets, buy a Saturday reserved ticket and receive a free Friday GA ticket for only $27 (no TicketMaster surcharges will be applied). Cash & Credit Card payments only. Ticket quantities are limited.
When: February 12, 2010
Time: 12:15 P.M.
Where: Smooth’s Restaurant
144 Pine Ave. Long Beach CA 90802
Media Inquiries Contact: John@theidagency.com
For Immediate Release
February 9, 2010
Formula DRIFT Tickets On-Sale for Round 1: Streets of Long Beach;
Seventh Championship Season Set to Begin
Long Beach, Calif. – February 9, 2010 – Formula DRIFT prepares to begin the seventh professional championship season. Tickets are now available for Round 1: Streets of Long Beach on April 9 and 10, including reserved seating, 2-day ticket packages, and VIP tickets.
“What has turned into one of the most anticipated events annually in Long Beach, Formula DRIFT, has put tickets online today for the first round of the seven stop national championship,” said Ryan Sage, executive vice president and co-founder of Formula DRIFT. “Now in our 4th year at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Street Course, over 50 of the world’s top drifters will be in action at what has turned into a sell-out event year after year.”
Round 1: Streets of Long Beach tickets are available via the Formula DRIFT website at www.formuladrift.com, Ticketmaster outlets, and the Long Beach Convention Center box office. Ticket prices start at $27 online with reserved tickets available for Saturday’s competition day. 2-day packages are also available along with VIP ticket packages.
The action begins on April 9th in Long Beach, California and will be held on Turns 9, 10, and 11 of the famous Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach street course. New cars and drivers will be entering the Series and will make for another exciting season. Current champion Chris Forsberg looks to defend his title against returning past champions Tanner Foust, Rhys Millen, and Samuel Hubinette and top drivers Vaughn Gittin Jr., Ryan Tuerck, and the rest of the talented roster of drivers.
2009 ProAm National Champion Ian Fourier will be on the North Sound Racing radio show.
The show will air live Monday 2/8/10 from 7pm to 9pm PST
Tune in to hear Ian talk about his experiences advancing through the ranks at Evergreen Drift and Formula Drift ProAm plus his plans for the 2010 season now that he is a licensed professional Formula Drift driver.
Western Washington folks can tune into AM 1380 or listen live on the web from anywhere.
North Sound Racing show page
February 8, 2010
Bergenholtz Racing and Enkei Wheels established a marketing partnership for the 2010 Formula Drift race season. With the latest announcement of Joon Maeng as the new Official driver, Bergenholtz Racing is also implementing the all new light weight Enkei PF01 to its Mazda RX8. The Enkei PF01 is designed to be an ultra-light weight wheel. For more sizing and more info on the new ENKEI PF01, visit Enkei Wheels
“It is quite an honor to be working with Enkei Wheels. Both Bergenholtz Racing and Enkei Wheels have been known for performance and racing. It is a perfect partnership. We are extremely excited to be working with a great company.”
-Ron Bergenholtz Team Manager of Bergenholtz Racing.
The ENKEI PF01 is the newest addition to Enkei’s Racing Series line of wheels. With its light weight, the PF01 is the hottest racing wheel for 2010. Made with Enkei’s MAT technology, the PF01 is a light, racer friendly wheel. Sized from 15” to 18”, with plenty of clearance for large brake calipers. The new Enkei PF01 is a high quality, very lightweight wheel offered at a competitive price.
“Enkei wheels are engineered to the highest degree to deliver the best in performance. Simply mounting up the PF01’s to the NITTO NT05’s will increase the agility and acceleration of the Mazda RX8 immediately. It’s like having horsepower and and a suspension upgrade built into a wheel! I can’t wait to try them on track. The Mazda RX8 is going to do some amazing things with the Enkei PF01’s.”
-Joon Maeng pilot of the Bergenholtz Racing/Nitto Mazda RX8.