2017 Achilles Radial Formula DRIFT Team Announcement

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2017 Achilles Radial Formula DRIFT Team Announcement

IRVINE, CALIF., March 22, 2017 – Achilles Tires USA


Achilles Radial is pleased to announce that the major sponsor partnership with Formula DRIFT USA continues in 2017, with a full roster of drivers competing in both PRO and PRO2 classes.  “Formula DRIFT has been a wonderful partner for our brand in the US and throughout the world,” said Cheralyn Hale, Director of Marketing.  We are excited to get back to the track and watch our awesome Team Achilles drivers burn up a lot of our 123S tires.” Achilles Radial is proud to announce the roster of talented drivers that will compete on Achilles Radial tires in Formula DRIFT USA during the 2017 season.  Continue reading 2017 Achilles Radial Formula DRIFT Team Announcement

SEMA Ignited Featuring Formula DRIFT

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SEMA Ignited is the official SEMA Show after party, where consumers are welcome to join the industry on Friday, Nov. 4, from 3-10 pm. Taking place at the Gold Lot right across the street from the Las Vegas Convention Center, the event will include vehicles from the SEMA Show, music, food, demonstrations, entertainment and more. Consumers can purchase tickets and obtain details at www.semaignited.com.

Formula DRIFT Drivers

  • Kyle Mohan
  • Odi Bakchis
  • Mike Whiddett
  • Mike Essa
  • Alex Heilbrunn
  • Chelsea Denofa
  • Juha Ritanen
  • Dean Kearney
  • Ryan Litteral


Clipping Point: Dean “Karnage” Kearney

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For the past 2 years we have had the honor of being able to assist Dean “Karnage” Kearney with helping  to grow his fan base here and abroad. We have done many a “Clipping Point” interviews but never with our man Dean. So we got the chance to do so earlier this year, so we can run it right before the finals to help get him some more needed exposure. Check out what he had to say about the Viper and what drives him. 

EverythingDrift: What do you love about drifting?

Dean Kearney: I love that each car and each driver is so different. As opposed to like WRC or NASCAR, it’s all like, FIA sanctioned that you all have to have the same size restrictor, the same size tire, and all. With Formula D there’s such a variance of chassis, tires, horsepower, engines–V8s, V10s, 4 bangers, it’s just crazy man.

ED: Back in Ireland what do you drive?

DK: I drive daily a van just like any normal person, But on track I don’t have anything really. Just what we do over here in the States.