Ryan Tuerck Profile on Red Bull Motorsports

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Formula DRIFT driver Ryan Tuerck recently had his profile posted on the Red Bull Motorsports Website. Check it out HERE

Profile

Ryan Tuerck has always loved the so-called “Extreme Sports.” At a young age he got into BMX and Motocross. At nine, his father bought him his first dirtbike and at ten he started racing motocross. As he progressed through the amateur ranks he had countless podium finishes. The highlight of his amateur career was placing seventh at Lorreta Lynn’s Amateur Nationals.

When he turned 16, he received his professional license from the AMA and got the opportunity to travel Canada racing the professional Canadian Nationals at 17. His highlights included a 5th in the 125cc Canadian Nationals Championship as well as qualifying for Budds Creek and Unadilla in the AMA Motocross Nationals. Though Ryan’s motocross career was looking promising, he was forced to stop due to personal reasons.

Ryan gained a lot of interest in cars once he turned 16. When he stopped racing motorcycles, he bought his first car, a 1990 Ford Mustang. Feeling the need to challenge himself, he would get his car sideways pulling away from stop signs and slide around in empty parking lots near his home. After a year, Ryan found out on the internet that sliding your car around was actually a real sport.

In 2003, Ryan went to his first formal Drift event at Raceway Park in Englishtown, NJ where he met future “Drift Alliance” teammates Tony Angelo, Chris Forsberg, and Vaughn Gittin Jr. Ryan did very well, winning the competition. Success continued, and Ryan was constantly spending all his money upgrading his car to handle better and to make more power.

In 2005, Ryan Competed in two rounds of Formula Drift where he did well enough to get noticed by a few sponsors. In 2006, Ryan competed in the entire Formula Drift series with help from his Drift Alliance brothers, Cooper Tires, Discount Tire, and 240SX Motoring. Ryan did very well his rookie season with a sixth place finish at the Sonoma round. He also captured the 2005 and 2006 Canadian Drifting championships.

In 2007 Ryan moved to California with Angelo and started “Team Snakebite”; together they ran the whole Formula Drift season independently with help from sponsors. He finished the season 15th in points. In 2009, Ryan finished runner-up in the Formula Drift championship, sandwiching the season with wins in the season-opening event in Long Beach and the season finale in Irwindale.

Patrick Mordaunt teams up with Axis Wheels

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Redondo Beach, CA-based PM Racing and driver Patrick Mordaunt are proud to announce their partnership with Axis Wheels for the 2011 Formula Drift season. Axis Wheels has always been a forward thinking wheel manufacturer and this philosophy continues with the introduction of its 2011 wheel line at the 2010 SEMA show (booth #47175). PM Racing’s 350Z will be one of the featured vehicles in the Axis Wheels booth displaying the new model line. After finishing the 2010 Formula Drift season in the top 25, PM Racing is looking to make advances in the overall chassis setup of the 350Z for the 2011 season. Mordaunt said, “I’m excited to have Axis Wheels as a new sponsor to our drift program. The new Axis wheels will give us a new visual presence and performance advantage over our previous wheels”.

Come see us at SEMA in the Wheel and Tire area of the South Hall at booth 47175 where Patrick Mordaunt will be having a signing session from 1pm-3pm on Tuesday, November 2.

Catch Formula Drift’s Samuel Hubinette on FOX5 Morning News Tomorrow

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2-time Formula DRIFT champion Samuel Hubinette will be live on-air on Las Vegas’ FOX5 morning news during the 9 AM segment. Be sure to tune in if you’re in the area. Sam will be talking about the upcoming Round 5: After Dark event at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Tickets are still available online for the event.