KMC Super Drift Challenge Results;
Conrad Grunewald Takes the Victory
Long Beach, Calif. – April 19, 2015 – Formula DRIFT hosted the KMC Super Drift Challenge during the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Conrad Grunewald in the Always Evolving / Replay Camera Chevrolet Camaro takes the victory.
The KMC Super Drift Challenge for the third consecutive year brought motorsports action under the lights during the annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach with a filled capacity within Turns 9, 10, and 11 of the famous street course. Sixteen of the top Formula DRIFT drivers competed for a $25,000 prize purse.
“We were excited to be able to showcase competition drifting under the lights on the streets of Long Beach,” stated Jim Liaw, president and co-founder of Formula DRIFT. “Then to see a capacity turn out for the fierce competition capped off an eventful Saturday at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.”
The action under the lights along created a unique and competitive environment for the drivers. Number one qualifier, Forrest Wang in Get Nuts Lab / Hankook Tire Nissan S14 finishes in third place for the second consecutive year. Conrad Grunewald met Robbie Nishida in the Achilles Motorsport / Bridges Racing Lexus SC300 in the finals. Grunewald outmatched Nishida to take the event victory.
“I’d like to start off by thanking my partners because without them I wouldn’t be here. I couldn’t be happier with wining tonight,” said Conrad Grunewald, winner of the KMC Super Drift Challenge. “It’s almost surreal to be running at night in Long Beach. It’s an honor to walk away with a win amongst such great competitors.”
Formula DRIFT continues to Round 2: Road to the Championship at Road Atlanta on May 8-9, 2015. Tickets are available and can be purchased via www.formuladrift.com.
Deezy the Dragon: The First ever Drifting Book for Children!
April 6, 2015 (Los Angeles, CA)— Awesome Zoo Crew and Formula Drift present Deezy the Dragon. The first ever Drifting book for children! The hard-cover, illustrated 32 page picture book (ISBN# 978-0-9852168-6-3) is the perfect gift for any young child ages 0-10 interested in animals, music, racing, and action-sports. This is the fourth release from the Awesome Zoo Crew book series and is available for $14.99 (Hard Cover) pre-order at www.DeezyDragon.com. A $2.99 (E-Book) version can be found on iTunes, iBooks, and Amazon Kindle.
Follow the adventures of Deezy the Drifting Dragon and crew as he learns the ropes of drifting for his first time. Kids will learn valuable lessons along the way such as teamwork, never giving up, sportsmanship, and facing your fears. The hard cover comes with stickers, and a souvenir flyer of Deezy Dragon. The #DeezyDragon theme song can be purchased for $0.99 on iTunes and Amazon.
You can also follow, and watch Deezy Dragon on his YouTube channel www.youtube.com/DeezyDragon or Facebook www.facebook.com/DeezyDragon and Instagram www.Instagram.com/DeezyDragon
Deezy the Dragon is much more than a children’s book character. Aside from a theme song, App, coloring book, video game, music video, and merchandise line in development, we have a life size dragon costume of Deezy who meets, interacts, and plays with the children. Be on the lookout for Deezy at a Formula Drift event near you!
For pricing, events, merchandise and more information contact
Long Beach, CA (April 7th, 2015) – Jhonnattan Castro is proud to be officially announcing his Co-Primary Sponsorship with E3 Spark Plugs for the 2015 Formula Drift season.
Jhonnattan Castro, 31, from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, is a multi-winning Dominican Drift Champion and part of Chris Forsberg’s powerhouse Nissan 370Z team—and a major up-and-comer in the Formula Drift scene.
“I am very happy and thankful to have such a strong partnership with E3 Spark Plugs and to finally announce our relationship. They offer the best product on the marketplace and their company values are at the highest levels,” said Jhonnattan Castro. “I’m honored that they see the value in me and my racing program and Formula Drift as a series—it shows how far we have really come. We are really looking forward to our future with E3 and are very eager and excited to compete for wins!”
“The demanding environment of the Formula Drift Series is the perfect fit for our patented DiamondFire design,” said Steve Joiner, Vice President of Sales/Marketing for E3 Spark Plugs. “We are thrilled to be involved with Jhonnattan Castro’s team.”
The deal was overseen and brokered by Motorsports Marketing Agency, Drive Motorsports International.
ABOUT E3 SPARK PLUGS
E3 Spark Plugs has long been known for the performance enhancements of its patented DiamondFire ground electrode, now incorporated into the company’s race line. E3 Spark Plugs is the official spark plug of NHRA, the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series and the Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League. E3 spark plugs are available for most automotive, small-engine, and powersports applications at automotive and home-improvement retail stores nationwide. For more information and complete test results, log onto www.e3sparkplugs.com.
ABOUT JHONNATTAN CASTRO
For More Information on Jhonnattan Castro please visit him on www.jcastroracing.com, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
On behalf of the entire Formula DRIFT staff, we’d like to offer our condolences to the friends and family of Mark Lenardon following his passing.
Rest in Peace Mark.
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