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NEXEN TIRE MOTORSPORTS TEAM ARRIVES READY TO MAKE FINAL PUSH TOWARD CHAMPIONSHIPS

NEXEN TIRE MOTORSPORTS TEAM ARRIVES AT ‘CROSSROADS’ – READY TO MAKE FINAL PUSH TOWARD CHAMPIONSHIPS AT FORMULA DRIFT ROUND 6: MADISON, ILLINOIS

— Interviews Available with Round 2 Winner Chris Forsberg, Round 1 Winner Fredric Aasbo and Prominent Drivers Ryan Tuerck, Alec Hohnadell and Jhonnattan Castro — 

Star driver Fredric Aasbo pulls ahead of the competition in his Rockstar Energy / Nexen Tire Toyota Corolla hatchback

WHAT: Global tire manufacturer and motorsports powerhouse Nexen Tire Motorsports  drifts into the ‘crossroads’ this weekend at Formula DRIFT Round 6: ‘Crossroads’ in Madison, Ill. With podium placements in nearly every race, including two wins, Nexen drivers are entering the home stretch to the championship this October.

Fredric Aasbo’s 332 points places him just behind first-place driver James Deane in Formula DRIFT standings. Nexen drivers Chris Forsberg (293 points) and Ryan Tuerck (273 points) round out the top 10. Nexen Tire Motorsports enters Round 6 in a solid second place, contending for the Tire Cup only 76 points behind Falken Tire.

Aasbo took the win in Round 1: Streets of Long Beach and Chris Forsberg topped the podium in Round 2: “Scorched” Orlando. At Round 3: “Road to the Championship” Atlanta, Aasbo took second and Forsberg finished third. At “Throwdown” in Monroe, Washington, new Nexen driver Ryan Tuerck took the podium for the first time this season. All Nexen team drivers are outfitted with Nexen Ultra High Performance N’Fera SUR4G street-legal racing tires to help them grip curves and perform in all track conditions.

The 2018 Nexen Tire team roster highlights include:

  • 2015 champion and 2017 second overall driver Fredric Aasbo (Rockstar Energy / Nexen Tire Toyota Corolla hatchback)
  • Three-time champion and recent Nexen addition Chris Forsberg (NOS Energy Drink / Nexen Tire Nissan 370Z)
  • Alec Hohnadell (Rain-X / Nexen Tire Nissan S14)
  • Jhonnattan Castro (Gerdau Metaldom / Nexen Tire Toyota 86)
  • 15-year Formula DRIFT veteran Kyle Mohan (Mazdtrix / Nexen Tire Mazda MX-5)
  • New Nexen driver Ryan Tuerck (GUMOUT / Nexen Tire Toyota 86)
  • Kevin Lawrence (2017 Pro 2 Champion) (Enjuku Racing / Nexen Tire Nissan S14)
  • Dan Burkett (RAD Industries / Nexen Tire Toyota Supra)

Spectators can enter the gates beginning at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 10 (will call opens at 8:00 a.m.). The first qualifying round begins at 11:45 a.m. PRO 2 open practice begins at 3:45 p.m., with the final competition starting at 6:00 p.m. and the winner being crowned at 8:00 p.m. On Saturday, August 11, the arena once again opens at 11:00 a.m. The main competition begins at 1:15 p.m. with the final 16 competing at 5:30 p.m.and the winner being announced at 7:45 p.m. Parking is $10 each day.

WHERE: Gateway Motorsports Park, 700 Raceway Blvd., Madison, IL 62060

WHEN: Friday, August 10 – Saturday, August 11

MEDIA: For more information, stop by the Nexen experience on-site or contactnexen@godriven360.com.

About Nexen Tire Motorsports:

Inspired by Nexen’s global family of drivers to engineer superior performing tires – from championship-winning Formula DRIFT drivers, rock-climbing off-road enthusiasts to everyday commuters – Nexen Tire utilizes proprietary technology and the highest quality standards in the industry to guarantee world-class products backed by unrivaled customer support for the life of each tire. As a worldwide leader in high-performance, passenger, SUV / light truck and winter offerings, the company is second-to-none in research, development and state-of-the-art manufacturing. And as part of a select group of tire manufacturers worldwide that are specified as standard fitment on original equipment vehicles, Nexen delivers premium products at a sensible price. Find out more about how Nexen has your back at nexentireusa.com – and join us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. #WeGotYou #NexenTire #NexenRacing

DODGE Selects NEXAN Tire

DODGE SELECTS NEXEN TIRE AS TIRE SUPPLIER FOR THE LAUNCH OF THE NEW 2019 DODGE CHALLENGER R/T SCAT PACK “1320”

All-New Nexen N’FERA SUR4G Drag Spec Tire Co-Developed with

Dodge//SRT to Deliver Unrivaled Drag Strip Performance

DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (July 20, 2018) — Although the name Nexen Tire might not roll off your tongue like a handful of other tire brands, automakers and enthusiasts alike are looking to this “next generation” tire manufacturer as America’s Fastest Growing Performance Tire Brand.

Recently, Dodge selected Nexen Tire for the debut and launch of the new 2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320, designed to deliver pavement-pounding fun on the dragstrip. The tire, called the Nexen N-FERA SUR4G Drag Spec was designed together with Dodge and their high-performance team of engineers at SRT to create a street legal drag tire that can perform on tracks with either minimal track preparation or full track preparation. This allows the driver to focus on one thing and one thing only – winning the race.

“We are an incredibly passionate group of racing enthusiasts here at Nexen Tire with a strong motorsports heritage of designing tires that perform incredibly well on the track, but also can be daily street tires. To be selected by one of America’s favorite muscle car brands was humbling for Nexen Tire as we strive to build the highest in quality tires, but to still make them affordable for the average consumer,” said Kyle Roberts, Marketing Director, Nexen Tire USA. “Dodge and SRT continue to be an industry leader in building out performance cars that buck the system. When other automakers are moving away from motorsports, Dodge jumps in with multiple cars that are race inspired. The Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 is one of them.”

Named for the quarter-mile distance (1,320 feet), the Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 is powered by the 392 HEMI® V-8 that delivers 485 horsepower and 475 lb.-ft. of torque and is mated to the quick-shifting TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission with class-exclusive TransBrake. With a quarter-mile elapsed time of 11.7 seconds at 115 miles per hour, the showroom-stock 2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 is the fastest naturally aspirated, street-legal muscle car available.

The Nexen N’FERA SUR4G Drag Spec will come in only one size (275/40R20 102W) and it will be a street-legal drag radial tire. The tread pattern is a non-directional pattern that allows unrestricted tire rotation to extend the life of the tire at the drag strip. The proprietary tread compound is exclusive to Dodge and the Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320. The tire has been tested around the country on multiple tracks to ensure maximum performance regardless of surface.

For more information, contact nexen@godriven360.com.

About Nexen Tire America Inc.

Inspired by Nexen’s global family of drivers to engineer superior performing tires – from championship-winning Formula DRIFT drivers, rock-climbing off-road enthusiasts to everyday commuters – Nexen Tire utilizes proprietary technology and the highest quality standards in the industry to guarantee world-class products backed by unrivaled customer support for the life of each tire. As a worldwide leader in high-performance, passenger, SUV / light truck and winter offerings, the company is second-to-none in research, development and state-of-the-art manufacturing. And as part of a select group of tire manufacturers worldwide that are specified as standard fitment on original equipment vehicles, Nexen delivers premium products at a sensible price. Find out more about how Nexen has your back at nexentireusa.com – and join us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. #WeGotYou #NexenTire #NexenRacing

NEXEN TIRE MOTORSPORTS DRIVER RYAN TUERCK CELEBRATES FIRST PODIUM FINISH OF THE SEASON

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NEXEN TIRE MOTORSPORTS DRIVER RYAN TUERCK CELEBRATES FIRST PODIUM FINISH OF THE SEASON AT FORMULA DRIFT ROUND 5: ‘THROWDOWN’ IN MONROE, WASH.; NEXEN RETAINS SECOND PLACE POSITION IN BOTH DRIVER AND TIRE CUP CHAMPIONSHIP

DIAMOND BAR, Calif. July 23, 2018, — Motorsports powerhouse and global tire manufacturer of Formula DRIFT Pro 1 Series co-sponsored tire N’Fera SUR4G Nexen Tire Motorsports proudly congratulates driver Ryan Tuerck on second-place finish at this weekend’s Formula Drift Round 5: “Throwdown” in Monroe, Wash. Tuerck, driver of the GUMOUT / Nexen Tire Toyota 86, celebrates his first podium finish of the season after qualifying for this event in seventh position. Many fans and others at the event thought Tuerck did well enough to win the final battle, but judges decided differently. Nexen Tire Motorsports has had drivers on the podium for four of five events this season with just three rounds remaining.

Nexen Tire Motorsports driver Fredric Aasbo, driver of the Rockstar Energy / Nexen Tire Toyota Corolla hatchback, had a hard-fought battle but suffered a controversial loss in the second round of competition. Aasbo still sits comfortably in second position for the championship, just 85 points out of first place. With multiple wins and podium finishes this season, Nexen Tire Motorsports now sits in second position in the Tire Cup championship, trailing the first by only 76 points.

“Nexen is extremely proud of Ryan’s effort this weekend in Monroe. He had a great qualifying run and backed it up with several rounds of incredible driving to walk away with a solid, second-place podium finish,” said Paul Jho, motorsport senior manager at Nexen Tire Motorsports. “Many thought he did well enough for the win but that just shows the level of competition in this year’s Formula Drift series. We also want to congratulate Frederic Aasbo and all of our drivers for their solid performances this weekend. Their driving this season shows how well the N’Fera SUR4G tires perform on the track, and we are excited to see what everyone can do at round 6 in St. Louis.”

The 2018 Nexen Tire team roster highlights include:

2015 champion and 2017 second overall driver Fredric Aasbo (Rockstar Energy / Nexen Tire Toyota Corolla hatchback)
Three-time champion and recent Nexen addition Chris Forsberg (NOS Energy Drink / Nexen Tire Nissan 370Z)
Nexen driver Ryan Tuerck (GUMOUT / Nexen Tire Toyota 86)
Alec Hohnadell (Rain-X / Nexen Tire Nissan S14)
Jhonnattan Castro (Gerdau Metaldom / Nexen Tire Toyota 86)
15-year Formula DRIFT veteran Kyle Mohan (Mazdtrix / Nexen Tire Mazda MX-5)
Kevin Lawrence (2017 Pro 2 Champion) (Enjuku Racing / Nexen Tire Nissan S14)
Dan Burkett (RAD Industries / Nexen Tire Toyota Supra)

N’FERA SUR4G: PROPRIETARY TECHNOLOGY. EXTREME PERFORMANCE. ENGINEERED FOR CHAMPIONS.

Nexen launched the Extreme UHP N’Fera SUR4G tire in 2017, and the street-legal racing tire immediately took the motorsports industry by storm. Meticulously engineered for superior performance in Formula DRIFT, SCCA and time trials, the SUR4G delivers optimal grip and response, with minimal performance drop under extreme conditions. Several Formula DRIFT Pro 1 series drivers are sporting the SUR4G tires this season as part of a co-sponsorship with the series. The SUR4G is also serving as the semi-exclusive, preferred tire for the Formula DRIFT Pro 2 Series.

The Formula DRIFT season continues on August 10 in St. Louis, Mo.

For more information, please contact media@nexentireusa.com.

Desert Meihan 2!

Friends it’s time to announce something you all have been asking for!… Desert Meihan 2! We have heard many of your requests and in the spirit of what our society stands for, WE LISTENED! This time, Desert Meihan will be a 2 DAY EVENT with camping and BBQ Saturday night!!!

We will again be replicating Meihan Sportsland at an exact 1:1 scale using GPS coordinates on the Bondurant Racing School Main skidpad as we did on Dec 9th of last year. This year’s event will be bigger and better in ALL aspects! We cannot wait!!!

Current Event Details:

December 1st – 2nd 2018

1:1 Scale Replica of Meihan Sportsland

Driftlife Magazine has acknowledged that they would like to cover this event! Make sure your cars are looking pretty…you may end up all over the internet!

Guest Drivers TBA!

Weekend Price(Both Days) $275
Price will include Dinner BBQ

3 run groups

Capped at 50 drivers!

-Pre registration form will be available on our website as soon as we release the link on October 1st.

$15 spectator Entry

Saturday December 1st:
10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday December 2nd:
8:00am to 3:00pm

We are again talking with very well known drivers from all over the country to come and join us in our festivities. We will announce who will be joining us as we get confirmation.

Please email info@thetracksociety.com with any inquiries on sponsoring this event, vendor booths, or general questions.

See you all there!!!!

RedBull Drift Shifters August 19th

Red Bull Drift Shifters is a drifting event like no other. We take the world’s best drifters, put them on a custom track on the streets of a major city and rig it with high tech speed and proximity sensors. Drivers must show their skill, speed and precision as they manoeuvre their way around the features. The closer – the better.

Dreamt up by drifting legend Mad Mike Whiddett to remove the uncertainty around judges’ decisions in drifting, Red Bull Drift Shifters first hit the streets of Auckland in Mad Mike’s native New Zealand back in 2012. Now, it’s going international, arriving on the UK’s shores – and the iconic dockside city of Liverpool – for the first time in 2018 August 19th

On August 19, a selection of the world’s top drifters, including Mad Mike Whiddett himself, will compete in the shadow of the city’s famous Royal Liver Building to see who is the slickest of them all. Be sure not to miss out on any of the action…

Read More below

https://www.redbull.com/gb-en/red-bull-drift-shifters-uk-event-mad-mike-whiddett-interview

Drift Masters GP round 2 Qualifying results

Drift Master GP qualifying was WILD

James deane coming in strong as always with a 90 in run one and backing it up with a 91 in his second run. Conor Shanahan a force to reckon with has come in second place

qualifying. The 14 year old from Ireland is a true inspiration. Will we see a repeat of round 1? Will James battle Conor once again in the finals?

DMEC 2018 – Round 2 Qualifying Results

Drift Master GP round 2 Livestream

Tune into Drift Masters Livestream to see the action!

find your local time airing schedule above and live stream link below.

 

Livestream

Formula Drift New Jersey

“We’re only four events into the 2018 Formula DRIFT Black Magic Pro Championship but a fourth driver climbed to the top step of the podium to claim the victory at the Wall Stadium Speedway in New Jersey this weekend. Overcoming an impressive list of challengers throughout the heats, 2017 champion James Deane (Ireland) put a mark in the win column.

The Advance Auto Parts Round Four: The Gauntlet presented by Black Magic represents a milestone for Formula DRIFT, with this being the 100th round in the series’ history. It would be celebrated in the best possible way with top flight drift action from the best drivers in the world.”

Read More below

http://news.formulad.com/2018/fd-news/formula-drift-new-jersey-four-rounds-into-the-season-and-the-fourth-different-winner-is-crowned/

 

Holley LS Fest

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Branden Sorensen snagged his first victory this season at the Holley Ls fest drift challenge. The 14-year-old made his way to the top of the podium! He also said, “during practice I got used to flying through the course in 4th gear, but on the last 2 practice runs my 4th gear kept popping out and it would not go in gear.  I had to get used to using third gear and not let this issue affect my driving”. This kid did not let his transmission issues stand in his way and he flew through the course. Saying he made a cloud of smoke is an understatement!  He is making his way into the drifting world one competition at a time and it will not be long until he is standing on a podium next to drivers like Chris Forsberg and other champion drivers.  At the end of our interview I asked him “what are your plans for the future?”. He replied “I want to be a formula drift champion and be able to do what I love as a living. One of my dreams since I was a kid.”  I think this kid has the skill and talent to become whatever he wants, he said he is “waiting for the right opportunity”.