Formula DRIFT Announces New Judge for the 2012 Pro Championship

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Formula DRIFT Announces New Judge for the 2012 Pro Championship;
Brian Eggert Added to the Panel of Judges

Long Beach, Calif. – March 28, 2012 – Formula DRIFT has announced Brian Eggert as the new judge for the 2012 Pro Championship. Eggert will be the third judge joining Andy Yen and Ryan Lanteigne on the panel.

Brian Eggert is an experienced drifting judge having worked with the USDrift Series and several other regional events. Eggert has also worked alongside Drift Association helping to co-create the Pro-Am Series for Formula DRIFT. Since 2003, Eggert has helped create regional chapters across the country in an effort to make safe and legal drifting accessible for enthusiasts of all skill levels. Through USDrift and NASA, Eggert has helped promote the sport of drifting and sanctions 8 organizations hosting events in over 20 states.

“I am very honored to be given the opportunity to work with Formula DRIFT and look forward to being able to continue help progress the sport of drifting,” said Brian Eggert, Formula DRIFT judge. “The skill level in Formula DRIFT is unmatched and being able to work with the current judges will be a great experience. The judges in the Series have been made up of a remarkable group of people and I look forward to continuing my role in the Series.”

Eggert will begin his role as judge at Round 1: Streets of Long Beach on April 6-7. He will be taking the position of Tony Angelo, who stepped down to return to the driver’s seat and will be joining the current judges Andy Yen and Ryan Lanteigne.

“Brian is a great addition to the Series and the judging panel,” said Jim Liaw, president and co-founder of Formula DRIFT. “His extensive experience and passion for the Sport will make him an asset and help make the proper judging calls throughout the season.”

The 2012 Formula DRIFT season kicks off on the Streets of Long Beach on April 6-7.

Ryan Kado Racing Signs With Nexen Tire

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March 26, 2012

For Immediate Release:

I am proud to announce that RKR has partnered with Nexen Tire for the 2012 Formula Drift season. Ryan will be running the Nexen N9000 tire in the front and the Nexen N6000 tire in the rear of the 350z. Nexen tire has been a prominent competitor in the Formula Drift series and we are excited to be part of the Nexen team alongside Odi Bakchis and Kyle Mohan. Ryan recently signed with Forged Racing as a title sponsor and now Nexen Tire will round out the program for the 2012 Formula Drift season. Here’s the first look at Ryan’s new setup for 2012 with the Forged Racing/Nexen Tire 350z.

[SOURCE: Ryan Kado Racing]

Free Tickets To The Ultimate Radio Control Expo

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RCX will be giving away a free admission ticket to every attendee of Round 1: Streets of Long beach while supplies last.

EVENT INFO.
LOCATION
Long Beach Convention Center
300 East Ocean Ave.
Long Beach, CA. 90802

EVENT TIMES
Event Date: April 28-29, 2012
Event Time: 10am-6pm Saturday, 10am-4pm Sunday

 

Patrick Mordaunt Teams Up with APEX Integration

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Redondo Beach, CA – based PM Racing and driver Patrick Mordaunt are proud to announce their partnership with APEX Integration for the 2012 Formula Drift season. A’PEXi has always been a leader in high performance components for racers, driving enthusiasts, and has supported PM Racing since the beginning of Patrick Mordaunt’s career. “We are thrilled about this collaboration and opportunity to witness the potential of Patrick Mordaunt’s progression in his career,” said A’PEXi. Mordaunt will drive the recently upgraded A’PEXi Lexus SC430 that previously competed in the 2010 Formula Drift season. Mordaunt said, “I’m excited to partner with an experienced team like A’PEXi and am looking forward to driving their Lexus SC 430 for the 2012 Formula Drift season”.

In addition, to this exciting new partnership is the resurgence of Yokohama Tire back into the Formula Drift Series for 2012. The PM Racing / A’PEXi team has partnered with Yokohama Tire for the 2012 season and is excited to use high performance Yokohama tires with their proven track record for that elusive competitive edge.

Formula DRIFT Announces the Return of Yokohama as an Official Tire Supplier for the 2012 Season

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Long Beach, Calif. – March 21, 2012 – Formula DRIFT has announced the return of Yokohama Tire Corporation as an official tire supplier for the 2012 Pro Championship.

Yokohama will showcase their ADVAN Neova AD08 tire and the technology driven performance of the Yokohama S.drive on competition vehicles within the Series.

“Yokohama has a long history in the sport of drifting and was among the first tire brands embraced by the pioneers of the sport,” said Matt Johnson, Yokohama Performance Marketing Supervisor. “In addition, the first 2 Formula DRIFT championships were won by drivers using Yokohama tires. The Yokohama brand is synonymous with performance and we look forward to showcasing our products in 2012.”

In the inaugural and second season of Formula DRIFT, Yokohama found success and was the tire on both championship-winning vehicles.

“Yokohama’s proven success within the Series will make for an even more competitive competition in 2012,” said Jim Liaw, president and co-founder of Formula DRIFT. “We are excited to have one of the original sponsors of the Series return and make a run at another championship.”