Bridges Racing 2012 Driver Press Release

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For immediate release:

Huntington Beach, California, December 12, 2011 – The rumor mill has been
churning ever since Daigo Saito was seen strolling through the pits at the Formula
D Las Vegas event during the 2011 season. Drift fans across the country
immediately began speculating that a new driver was possibly going to be joining
the Formula D competition.

Bridges Racing is excited to announce that Daigo Saito will be bringing his
aggressive driving style stateside to, in his words, “test his skills against some of the
finest drivers in the world.” Daigo will be joining Robbie Nishida and the Bridges
Racing team for the 2012 Formula Drift season.

After winning the 2008 D1 Championship and narrowly missing a 2nd D1
championship by a mere couple points in 2011, Daigo has taken the 2011 Formula
Drift Asia Series by storm by winning 3 consecutive events. He is excited to
compete in the United States Formula Drift series and hopes to make a lasting
impression on fans stateside.Daigo is renowned for his accomplishments with the
JZX100 in D1, but we have yet to announce what he will be driving during the
2012 Formula Drift season.

“We are elated that Daigo and Robbie are part of the Bridges Racing team for the 2012 season. We are excited to see what 2012 has to offer. After having the pleasure of working with Robbie during 2011Formula Drift season, the addition of Daigo to our team is another invaluable asset. Our goals are set pretty high this year, “ said team owner, Bryan Bridges.

We will be announcing more information regarding car builds and new sponsors in the coming weeks.

BRIDGES RACING
Huntington Beach, CA
em: [email protected]

Big News for Chris Forsberg Racing

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Chris Forsberg Racing is excited to announce a new partnership with MA Motorsports of Baltimore, MD for the 2012 season. The new CFR crew will be headed by Brian Wilkerson and Ray Shake who have over 20 years of fabrication and tuning experience which will give CFR the edge needed to compete for another Formula Drift Championship.

“I have known Brian and Ray for years and I am extremely confident in their skills and abilities to keep CFR at the top of our game,” said Chris Forsberg, owner/driver of the NOS Energy Drink 370Z on Hankook Tires.

“We are excited to work with Chris Forsberg Racing this year and look forward to an awesome 2012 Formula Drift Season,” said Shake.

Chris and the team are looking forward to being back on the east coast, where Chris grew up. As you read this, CFR is making the cross country adventure from Huntington Beach, CA to their new home at MA Motorsports. Be sure to follow CFR on Twittter & Facebook for the latest updates from the road and on track.

SOURCE: ChrisForsberg.com

Ryan Tuerck & YAER Productions Featured on Jalopnik

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Earlier this week, we featured a video by YAER Productions that showed Ryan Tuerck giving everyone a first hand look at Irwindale Speedway prior to Round 7. If you missed out on that post, check it out here. One of the web’s most popular sites, Jalopnik.com, decided to showcase this video as well. It’s refreshing to see such well-known sites support the drifting community and great video coverage.

Nitto Lightbox is Launched

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Nitto Tire is inviting amateur and professional automotive photographers and videographers to join. With Lightbox, “photographers and videographers will be able to submit great photos and videos taken of Nitto tires in action. Creativity is heavily encouraged, as efforts will be generously rewarded. Individuals whose videos or pictures are selected by Nitto will be awarded a set number of points. The points can be redeemed for Nitto t-shirts, tires, or gift cards worth up to $2,000 and many other prizes. A participant’s image or video may appear in a Nitto national ad, brochure, social media campaign or any number of other applications.

For complete details, visit nittolightbox.com.