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.
Press Release: CGR Partners with Replay XD and Always Evolving for 2015 Formula DRIFT Season
Long Beach, CA – March 19, 2015 – Conrad Grunewald Racing is set to enter the 2015 Formula DRIFT Championship season with the announcement of a new partnership for the No. 77 Chevrolet Camaro with Replay XD and Always Evolving.
“I couldn’t be more excited about this Formula DRIFT season getting started,” said Conrad Grunewald. “We have been working tirelessly during the winter to put this program together and I can’t thank everyone enough. We have exciting new partners, a fresh look for the team and now it’s time for me to focus on Long Beach and the season ahead.”
“As we continue to develop our Motorsports platform, we couldn’t be more pleased to be associated with Conrad and Formula DRIFT,” said Erik Davis, Chairman Always Evolving. “The platform is exciting and targets the millennial audience which is our target market for both of our brands – AE and Replay XD. We look forward to continuing to develop this relationship with Conrad and the series bringing a unique experience to the fans though our technology suite.”
The ReplayXD/Always Evolving Camaro will be signed up to compete on GT Radial tires for the 2015 season. The CGR team is confident about the performance and reliability package that GT Radial provides.
“I am very excited to welcome CGR to the GT Radial formula drift team for 2015,” said Mike Meeiem, Motorsports Marketing Manager, Giti Tire USA. “We were very comfortable with signing on the veteran driver. We are looking to make an impact in the series this year using our Champiro SX2 tire.”
Conrad Grunewald Racing has unveiled a project build drift car with Chevrolet Performance and Scoggin Dickey Parts Center. With support from BRE Motorsports, the Chevrolet Camaro features a twin-turbo with an LSX 376. This second car will be used for media and event appearances and will be on display at all seven of the Formula DRIFT events at the CGR paddock.
The highly anticipated season will kick-off on the Streets of Long Beach on April 11 and will visit six other venues nationwide, including Road Atlanta, Orlando Speedworld, Wall Speedway New Jersey, Evergreen Speedway, Texas Motor Speedway and the big finale at Irwindale Speedway on October 10.
Formula DRIFT has announced a television agreement with CBS Sports Network for 20 half-hour programs throughout the year. The fast paced action featuring bracketed head-to-head match-ups will anchor the coverage and be featured across 13 episodes. Coverage also includes an additional seven shows featuring a brand new behind-the-scenes program, Formula DRIFT Insider.
Conrad Grunewald Racing is also proud to continue partnerships with Megan Racing, Top 1 Oil and MAHLE. For more information on CGR please visit www.conradgrunewald.com and follow @ConradGrunewald on Twitter and Facebook.
About Replay XD:
Replay XD was designed by a group of racing professionals with over 50 years of experience in the high performance racing industry. The development team forever revolutionized Action Cameras, creating the smallest, lightest, ultra-rugged, and most versatile cameras. Replay XD Action Cameras endure and capture never before seen video from human and machine in the most extreme environments on Earth. We create the finest Action Cameras on the Planet. For more information visit, www.replayxd.com.
About Always Evolving:
Always Evolving Enterprises (AE) is the next generation digital broadcast media company for the hyper-connected world. As an iconic lifestyle brand with deep roots in entertainments and motorsports, Always Evolving has been featured in major motion pictures; broadcast television programming, leading print sources and numerous news articles since 2007. Building on this early success, Always Evolving has developed into a multifaceted provider of hardware, software and data infrastructure solutions that is actively changing the way live events are captured and shared. For more information please visit, www.alwaysevolving.com.