2010 Formula Drift Round 3 - Falken Takes 1st and 2nd at New Jersey
FONTANA, CA -- Team Falken's Daijiro Yoshihara scored his second victory in a row at Round 3 of the Formula Drift Championship in New Jersey. Dubbed "The Gauntlet", Wall Speedway is known for its unforgiving course layout and harsh banked turn to in-field transition. For Falken, although a repeat of 2009's Wall podium sweep was just narrowly missed, a Déjà Vu top 2 finish from this year's Round 2 at Road Atlanta set Yoshihara and Vaughn Gittin Jr. once again on top of the podium with very close one, two finish. Vaughn in the ASD built Monster Energy / Falken Tire 2011 Ford Mustang continues to lead the series followed by Dai in his Discount Tire / Falken Tire Nissan Silvia S13 built by SPD Metalworks.
Darren "D-Mac" McNamara fought hard for third position but that achievement was cut short by two time Formula D Champion, Tanner Foust. The only feat more astonishing than the battle with Foust was the fact that the vehicle even made it to the starting line! During Top 4 competition running against Yoshihara, Darren drifted off line and made contact with the immoveable guardrail causing damage that required major suspension component replacement both front and rear. "I've never seen this team work harder" said Jonathon Bradford, Falken's Drift Team Supervisor. "Every hand available was frantically helping to get the Sky back on track. It was a team effort like I've never seen."
Other notable accomplishments include Justin Pawlak's 4th place qualifying and Top 8 finish, Ross Petty's 6th place qualifying and Top 16 finish and Tyler McQuarrie's door-to-door battle with current championship points leader and Falken team mate, Vaughn Gittin Jr. during the Top 16 rounds.
"It's always hard when two of our team members are going head to head but we always tell our drivers, may the best man win" declared Andrew Hoit, Falken's Director of Marketing.
So far, Team Falken has claimed back-to-back first and second place finishes and five podiums in three events, including all three wins.
"This season is still far from over, but our team's determination is at an all time high" said Nick Fousekis, Falken's Sr. Consumer Marketing Manager. "Couple focus and perseverance with world-class partners/supporters and a product like Falken Tire, and you get a winning combination" Fousekis added.
The Azenis RT-615K clad Falken Team continues on to Round 4 of the championship in Monroe, WA July 9-10 at Evergreen Speedway.
Additionally, Falken played host to 175 dealer guests who participated in the company's hospitality, as Team Falken's aggressive marketing program, hospitality rig and factory support trailer were in full use during the two-day event.
2010 24H of Nürburgring - Falken Tyre Takes 3rd in Class
Nürburg, Germany -- With nearly 250 cars participating in the annual 24
Hours of Nürburgring (officially the ADAC 24h Rennen Nürburgring), Falken
Tire, an international force within the high performance tire category,
took third place in its class and finished 12th overall. The Nissan 350Z
(Z33; official designation: Version NISMO Type 380RS-Competition) was
entered by Falken Motorsports Japan, and was driven by the same quartet of
drivers who have represented Falken for the past four years -- veterans
Peter Dumbreck, Dirk Schoysma, Tetsuya Tanaka and Kazuki Hoshino.
The 24 Hours of Nürburgring is a touring car and GT endurance event on the
Nürburgring Nordschleife. With a lap length of more than 15.5 mi, it is a
grueling event, though it attracts multiple factory entries and over 700
drivers. Falken competes in motorsports events throughout the world,
running race versions of its street tires with factory and privateer
entries to great success.
The team of Falken drivers produced a strong performance, finishing further
up the leader board than the 2009 race, while competing against an
increased number of manufacturer entries, including a Porsche 911 GT3
Hybrid, which outlasted many entries on fuel runs.
While cold weather plagued the teams throughout the event, Falken
Motorsports' spirited Nissan, running on Falken Azenis, withstood the
elements and survived without serious mechanical gremlins, which plagued a
number of other teams.
Final Fight at 2010 Formula Drift Irwindale
FONTANA, CA -- After finishing second in the "Title Fight" at Toyota
Speedway at Irwindale, CA, Formula Drift's final event of the year, Team
Falken's Vaughn Gittin Jr., driver of the Monster Energy/Falken Tire 2011
Ford Mustang, became the
Formula D Champion of the 2010 season.
It was the 11th podium finish for Team Falken in seven Formula D races,
a season in which the tire company's factory-supported teams dominated all
year long. Falken placed first in five of the seven events.
Three Team Falken drivers were in the top five in the final standings.
Total points between the top five drivers were close, but Gittin Jr. was
clearly the favorite after taking two wins in the six races leading up to
the Title Fight. He finished the season with 632 points. Irwindale winner
Tanner Foust eventually finished second in the standings at 568.5, and Team
Falken Driver Daijiro Yoshihara ended up fourth overall, just one point
behind third place Ryan Tuerck. Team Falken Driver Darren McNamara took
"This was Jr.'s year plain and simple, said Jonathan Bradford, Falken's
Drift Team Supervisor. "There is a lot to be said about finishing on the
podium six out of seven events this year. It was a pleasure to be involved
with a team that left everything on the track and drove with an all-in
attitude. We have successfully rewritten the record books and I would like
to personally thank the fans that rooted for Falken throughout this
"Our team's success would not be possible without the support, hard work
and dedication of our two fabrication/engineering facilities, Autosport
Dynamics (ASD) in Charlotte, NC and SPD Metalworks in Anaheim, CA," added
Nick Fousekis, Senior Manager, Consumer Marketing. "I'd also like to thank
all of the sponsors, including our newest, Monster Energy, for their faith
in Falken's program. Last but certainly not least, we thank the fans of
drifting. Without you, the sport would not have grown into that it is
The Irwindale event started off well, as Falken's Darren McNamara qualified
first, followed by Yoshihara in third. Gittin Jr. was sixth. Both
McNamara and Gittin Jr. made it to the Top 4, but McNamara lost a chance to
take a podium when he spun out in the battle for third place.
"On behalf of everyone at Falken Tire, we wish to express our best wishes
to Vaughn," said Andrew Hoit, Falken Director of Marketing. "This was a
great season for Falken, and we entertained close to 500 guests over the
weekend at Toyota Speedway at Irwindale. I'd also like to salute the
efforts of our other team members: Dai Yoshihara; Darren McNamara; Tyler
McQuarrie [who finished 8th in the standings]; and Justin Pawlak [who
finished 11th]; as well as our privateers, all of whom, like the factory
teams, competed on Falken Azenis RT-615K tires: Fredric Aasbo [13th]; Ross
Petty [19th]; "Mad" Mike Whiddett [21st]; James Deane [24th]; and Dean
Kearney, who came from Ireland. Their participation successfully enhanced
our overall effort, and we'll all join the celebration."
Drifting takes competitive motorsports to the extreme, and has
successfully attracted strong crowds, loyal fans and car enthusiasts from
all walks of life. Falken quickly realized how popular and demanding this
format would become, and since 2003, has been a solid fixture within the
sport. The focus is on skill and precision driving, as competitors in
specially prepared, high-powered vehicles intentionally execute controlled
sideways slides at high speeds through a marked course.
Team Falken Tire at Formula D Round 2 Atlanta
ATLANTA, GA Round 2 of the 2009 Formula Drift season saw Team Falken
Tiress Darren McNamara, running his Sears Auto Center Saturn Sky on the
proving grounds of legendary Road Atlanta, advance to the finals against
Chris Forsberg where he took second place overall. The finals proved
challenging after the first competitive run was deemed too close and a
subsequent run requested by the judges and known among the Formula D
competitors and fans as a One More Time ended with paint trading and
McNamara in second.
Team Falken brought its full line-up of five factory-supported competitors
to Road Atlanta, and as the teams continue to refine the four new cars
built for this years race season, several unexpected problems plagued two
of the entrants. In practice, Calvin Wan, driving the Nissan S15 Silvia,
suffered a broken axle, and then broke a rear spindle in the next session.
The loss of practice time was something from which he couldnt recover. Wan
qualified 32nd and lost in the next round.
Tyler McQuarrie, running the heavily modified Nissan 350Z Convertible,
experienced a cam sensor failure, missing the final practice while waiting
for a replacement part. Nevertheless, cooperation is always a part of the
game, and McQuarrie borrowed a sensor from Falken teammate McNamara and
qualified 13th with a single run. McQuarrie ultimately advanced to the
The mechanical dramas behind them, Team Falken continued to press forward.
Perennial fan favorite Vaughn Gittin, Jr., qualified 8th in his 2010 Ford
Mustang GT, moving to the
top 16 before being knocked out. And Daijiro Yoshihara qualified the
Discount Tires Lexus IS350 in 2nd place, but lost in the first round after
a One More Time.
We are starting to show our competitive strength, stated Steve Mitchell,
Team Falkens Motorsports Manager. The mechanical problems set us back a
bit, and well make sure to stock more parts for our next round, but
teamwork prevailed and we were able to overcome some of the early
struggles. Im proud of Darrens efforts, as I am of all our team members,
and well see more of our drivers advance to the finals in the events ahead.
Privateers competing on Falken Tires included Taka Aono and Ross Petty
who both qualified in the top 32.
Team Falkens marketing effort, hospitality rig and factory support trailer
will continue on to the next round. Team Falken will compete at The
Gauntlet, at Wall Speedway in New Jersey, June 5-6. The speedway, located
in Wall Township, has been in existence since 1950, and was recently
renovated. The specially designed Gauntlet track will provide drift fans
with an exciting show on the inner oval.
Track title: Scary Shadows
License Type: Mass Market License
Composer: Wesley Devine (IMRO (CAE#: 581023377))
Publisher:Lynne Publishing (PRS - CAE#: 541626758)
Kei To The City [Drift Feature Film - Japan]
In this feature length season premiere of Mighty Car Mods, Marty and Moog
are back doing what they do best - modifying a car on a budget in
preparation for a special event.
KEI TO THE CITY is the second feature film by Mighty Car Mods.
'turbos&Temples' came out in 2010 and
can be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0ptzKKcLpA
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not trained mechanics. We like to make interesting car mods and show you
how we've gone about it, but we can't promise that anything we show you
will work for your particular car, or that you won't harm yourself, someone
else, your car or your warranty doing it. Please be safe, be responsible
and unless you know what you're doing, do not fool around with very serious
machinery just because you've seen us make it look so easy. Talk to a
qualified mechanic if you are in any doubt.
FALKEN Porsche at the 24 Hours of Nürburgring
Our European counterparts produced an incredible Movie about what it takes
be part of a 24 Hours of Nürburgring race team. Join Wolf Henzler, Peter
Dumbreck, Martin Ragginger, and Sebastian Asch and the entire Falken Tyre
Motorsports team as they take us through the practice, training, and
physical race. We even endured a Porsche crash, which the team was able to
fix and get us back on the Nordschleife.
Vaughn Gittin Jr: Behind the Scenes of Formula DRIFT
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kanalımızdan izleyebilirsiniz. We go behind the scenes of Formula DRIFT
with Vaughn Gittin Jr. to see what all happens during a drifting
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Vaughn Gittin Jr takes us through the highlights of the 2013 Formula Drift
season to date. With just two events in the 2013 Formula Drift Championship
Vaughn Gittin Jr. takes us through his incredible ride at the Formula Drift
Round 4 Championships in Wall, New Jersey. With the help of Ford Racing,
A head-to-head battle between Vaughn Gittin Jr. and Fredric Aasbø results
in a major crash. Gittin's Mustang overtakes Aasbø's Scion tC
but both drivers fini.
Vaughn Gittin Jr. and his 2013 Monster Energy Falken Ford Mustang RTR hit the first stop of the
2012 Formula Drift series at Long Beach, California. But befo.
Monster Drifter and professional Tire Slayer Vaughn Gittin takes you for a
lap around every track on the Formula Drift circuit. Vaughn wrapped up an
We put this funny little video together for the many of you with a sense of
humor that might want to laugh at the mistake I made while battling my man
Vaughn Gittin Jr. takes his second consecutive win at the 5th round of the
Formula D championship.
Vaughn Gittin Jr. Backwards entry to an overtake! MADNEEŞS!!! 2013.
Vaughn Gittin Jr entered round 7 of the Formula Drift Championships at
Irwindale Speedway exactly where he wanted to be—at the top of the
standings and in gr.
Formula Drift champion Vaughn Gittin Jr. takes his big bad Monster Energy
Falken Tire Ford Mustang
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The 2010 Formula Drift Champion, Vaughn Gittin Jr., stopped by the CDC
building today to take his full carbon fiber Mustang RTR-C out for a literal spin.
Justin gets an all-access pass to the final round of the 2013 Formula Drift
Championship. But first, Vaughn Gittin Jr takes him to the skid pad to see
if an .
Tuerck'd Season 2: Episode 1. Professional drift driver Ryan Tuerck takes
on 2010 Formula Drift champion Vaughn Gittin Jr. in an all-time Game Of
DRIFT at Ne.
At the unveiling of the 2015 Mustang at the Hoonigan HQ, Vaughn
Gittin, Jr. gave us a free show by doing some stellar burnouts in his
Formula Drift Mustang r.
World drift champion Vaughn Gittin Jr. recently blessed Fiesta Movement
Agent 67 with an all-access weekend in Washington for Round 7 of the
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Take a ride with me through the Palm Beach Formula Drift course.
Taka Aono flying in the lead against Vaughn Gittin Jr. in a Top 32 tandem
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Formula Offroad, Stage 6, 2011 Pälkäne-Kangasala
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Rat Rod vs Lamborghini Aventador! Roadkill Episode 5
On this episode of Roadkill, HOT ROD's David Freiburger and Mike Finnegan
spend 24 crazy hours with a 1930 Model A Rat Rod and a 2012 Lamborghini
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STADIUM DRIFT 2010 - Racetape.com.au
2010 sees the return of the Stadium Drift Pro Tour! Get closer to the
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MONSTER DRIFT: Road America
Vaughn Gittin Jr's Traveling Smoke Show makes a stop in Elkhart Lake ,
Wisconsin. Jr spins some rubber and makes new fans during a vintage racing
weekend at Road America's 4 mile road course.
BMW M5 Street Drift! Giorgi Tevzadze(NeedForDrive.com) & Eric Davidovich(Smotra.ru) by zaRRubin
Giorgi Tevzadze - BMW M5(OOM-500) & White BMW 3-Series(V8, 4.4)
Goga Toloraia - BMW M5(Red, TOL-600)
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