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Team Falken Chooses the Petit Le Mans as the Ultimate Proving Ground

Team Falken and its Porsche 911 GT3 RSR, along with drivers Bryan Sellers and Dominic Cicero, will return to the ALMS battleground in the highly competitive GT2 class for the demanding 1,000-mile, 10-hour race spectacle known as Petit Le Mans. Falken Tires served notice early last year ago that it intended to capture the dynamism found within ALMS and use it to help build a higher profile of the engineering prowess and strength of the companys performance tires. We are eagerly awaiting the chance to compete again in the ALMS, said Andrew Hoit, Falken Tires Director of Marketing. Petit Le Mans is a very competitive, grueling event, and one we feel is a perfect forum for the return of our team and our product. Team Falken has spent the time between our last race and the upcoming event at Road Atlanta testing, as we are determined to have the right mixture of car, driver and tire compound for Petit Le Mans, added Rod Everett, Team Manager. We want to show that our time away from the series was well spent, particularly as we refined our specially fabricated Falken Azenis RT Slick. Painted in Falkens traditional teal and blue livery, the Porsche 911 GT3 RSR will again be sponsored by Cleveland Golf of Huntington Beach, CA, a force on the PGA tour. Both companies pursue similar goals of longevity and durability and the marketing opportunities mesh well. This is an important race for us, said Nick Fousekis, Senior Consumer Marketing Manager, Falken Tire. Its a tough class to compete in, but we are confident we will put forth a very strong effort and help generate more attention on our products. For Team Falken, preparation for both Petit Le Mans and next season has been a full-year commitment, as the team sets its goals on a championship run in 2010.


 


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Falken Tire Unveils Factory ALMS Team at Long Beach
LONG BEACH, CA Fontana, CA-based Falken Tire, well regarded for its high performance tires, officially entered the 2009 American Le Mans Series highly competitive GT2 class by competing at Long Beach with its in-house-prepared Porsche 911 GT3 RSR. The car was driven by veterans Dominic Cicero and Bryan Sellers and ran on specially prepared Falken AZENIS RT slicks. Qualified in eighth position by Sellers, the Team Falken Tire RSR ran within a second of the race podium-winning #92 BMW car, a considerable accomplishment for a brand new team and tire that has never previously experienced the unforgiving Long Beach street course. The Porsche moved to seventh on the grid after the pole-winning car was sent to the rear for a ride height infraction. Sellers started the race, but reported shifting problems early on. He continued to nurse the car for 30 laps, maintaining his position of seventh, but eventually had to retire the Porsche. The team finished 20th overall and 12th in class. The car was extremely consistent for a long time, Sellers said. I was able to run a steady pace for the whole stint never dropping off more than four-tenths of a lap until we had transmission problems. Co-driver Cicero agreed: The tires were consistent and held up very well in our practices. We feel we have a great product for the 2010 season. Despite our race difficulties, our drivers were very happy with the Falken Azenis RT slicks, added Stephen Mitchell, Falkens Motorsports Manager. The team worked very well together for being our first race. Weve done a lot of testing, but this was a good experience under extreme pressure, stated Rod Everett, Falken team manager. We noticed vibration on very high speed during practice on Friday, and we pulled the transmission and examined it. Its a shame that we finished where we did, but thats racing. Well learn from this, move forward and do better next time. Long Beach also saw the debut of Falkens new tire team booth with a constant flow of traffic to the Falken paddock Friday and Saturday. Falken awarded a specially designed Falken collectible guitar to Tom Crowe as part of its at-track promotional efforts. The Porsche 911 GT3 RSR is painted in traditional Falken teal and blue livery, now highlighted by its new sponsor, Cleveland Golf of Huntington Beach, CA. Cleveland Golf, a force on the PGA tour, embraces many of the same product development ideologies which Falken Tire Corporation applies to their Azenis RT Slick tires used for ALMS competition. The American Le Mans is an excellent series and the perfect platform for Falken to demonstrate the strength and capabilities of our technology and capabilities, noted Andrew Hoit, Director of Marketing, Falken Tire. The competition this year is extremely tough, and we knew that going in, because we wanted to be able to challenge the factory teams as well as the privateers and our competitors, the other tire manufacturers. Were running a shorter season this year, in preparation for a full assault in 2010. The Falken Tire/Cleveland Golf team will next compete at Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta in September. Track title: Ownage License Type: Mass Market License Composer: Dimitris Plagiannis (AEPI) Publisher:Dimitris Plagiannis (AEPI)





Falken Tire: 1966 Shelby Cobra
Join us for a look at Bruce Cambern's original 1966 Shelby Cobra. Bruce bought the car in 1966 and still races it to this day. His tires of choice for this classic racer - Falken Azenis RT615k.





Falken takes on the 2011 Long Beach Grand Prix
Finishing just one place out of a podium spot in the hotly contested GT Class, Team Falken's Porsche 911 GT3 RSR, piloted by Porsche Works and team driver Wolf Henzler, and his partner, team driver Bryan Sellers, ran strong all afternoon on the challenging streets of Long Beach, and ended up 4th out of 14 GT entrants during the annual visit by the American LeMans Series to the Long Beach Grand Prix, one of the most prestigious street races in the world, now in its 37th year.





2009 Formula D Round 6 - Locked and Loaded with Falken Tires
falkentire.com Music: No Stars Left in New Jersey by The Stand-ins A cooler climate than expected greeted the competitors at Round 6 of the Formula Drift Championship, held as part of the Indy Grand Prix at Infineon Raceway, but the reception from the crowd was as strong as ever. Team Falken brought all five factory entrants, intent on taking the win, as well as reaching true enthusiasts and motorsports fans at this important double-billed weekend. While all Falken members Darren McNamara, Daijiro Yoshihara, Tyler McQuarrie, Calvin Wan and Vaughn Gittin, Jr. successfully qualified on their Falken Azenis RT615 tires, competition proved tough, and the teams best result was Gittins 7th place overall finish in the ASD built 2010 Falken Tire Ford Mustang GT ultimately being defeated by the events overall winner, Stephan Verdier. Other major Team Falken news of the weekend was the incredible effort put forth on behalf of Yoshihara. Dai qualified 9th in a car that had only two hours of practice time on it, having been built in just nine days after his original Lexus was heavily damaged at the previous event in Seattle. Most competitors were amazed at the speed in which the car was built, thanks in part to SPD Metal Works based in Placentia, CA. Sonoma, famous for its many vineyards, is also notorious for its changing weather conditions, as Fridays Top 32 competition was at least 20-degrees warmer than Saturday. Tyler McQuarrie and his Nissan 350Z felt the heat and ultimately faced start-up difficulties as a result of high ambient temps and a sensor issue. Wan also had a challenging event following a light collision with competitor Chris Forsberg, who eventually advanced. While results were disappointing, spirits remained high, as Team Falken continues to record two drivers in the top five in the championship, with Gittin in third and McQuarrie in fifth. All teams get a breather as the final round, Judgment Day, is set for October 16-17 at Toyota Speedway in Irwindale, CA where Team Falken will be fully prepared and ready to conquer the famous House of Drift.





Inside Falken's ALMS Porsche 911 GT3 RSR Racecar
Visit http://www.octanereport.com for more. We visit Falken Tire's racing team HQ and check out their new 450hp Porsche 911 GT3 RSR. Raced in the GT2 class of the ALMS race series with Falken slick tires. Driven by factory driver Wolf Henzler and Bryan Sellers.





Performance of Falken Eurowinters
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Exciting GT2 finish at Laguna Seca





2009 Petit LeMans - Patron GT3 paddock
2009 Petit LeMans - Patron GT3 paddock. A couple GT3 cup cars leaving the paddock for the Wednesday afternoon practice sessions.





Falken Motorsports - The Movie 24h-Race 2013
***Deutsche Version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjgoowDrI08 Unser Video zum 24h-Rennen 2013. Spannende Interviews mit den Fahrern, tolle Aufnahmen und pure Action auf der der Grünen Hölle, die zeigen wozu Falken-Reifen sowohl im Motorsport als auch auf der Straße in der Lage sind. Ein Muss für alle Falken- und Motorsport-Fans! The official Falken-Video about the 24h-race is online. You can see exciting interviews with the drivers, amazing recordings and pure action in the Green Hell which shows you what Falken Tyres are made for. A must see, for true Falken- and motorsport-fans!





Falken Rocky Mountain ATS Tire Test
http://www.lastgreatroadtrip.com/off-road-adventure-accessories/falken-rock y-mountain-ats-review/ We put new tires on our rig and decided to head out to the trails and test just how good they really are. http://www.lastgreatroadtrip.com/off-road-adventure-accessories/falken-rock y-mountain-ats-review/





Falken Drift team, drifting
Pikes Peak intl. hill climb in 2005, before the race got started, these guys came out and did crazy donuts for the crowd. By the way, I sell Subaru's in San Jose Ca. at Capitol Subaru if you are interested!





Falken Wildpeak AT tire review
Review Of Falken Wildpeak AT tires at about 3000 miles. Size 245/17/65 so far very happy with tires I miss spoke in the video, noise starts at 40 mph and stop at around 55mph. I am hoping this maybe a balancing issue and it will go away next tire rotation and balancing. I will let you know. Over all I like the tires , they are smooth on the road and quit for the most part.They are wearing pretty evenly so far. Honda is not known for the sound damping ability read any review and you will see. Provided the world does not end in the next few years we will up size to a sequoia for our vacation SUV !!! I would say lost about a mile per gallon after getting these tire on.





911 GT3 R Hybrid Race Recap - 2010 Petit LeMans
Porsche's racing laboratory, the 911 GT3 R Hybrid, with 24 Hours of Le Mans champions Timo Bernhard/Mike Rockenfeller (both Germany) and Romain Dumas (France) aboard, was the 18th best finisher in a starting field of 41 cars. More information at http://www.porsche.com/intelligent-performance





Falken Wildpeak AT Tire Test
The Jeep 4x4 School tests the Falken Wildpeak A/T tires on John Bull Trail and Gold Mt. Jeep Trail in Big Bear Lake, CA. T test rig is the Currie Project 44 JK GrizzlyCon used by the Jeep x4 School in Big Bear.





Regrooving Ram Tires Falken Wildpeak A/T
Falken WildPeak A/T worn out after only 15k. I used a tire regrooving tool to give them a bit more life.





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