The 2nd annual Off Road Evolution JK Experience presented by Falken Tire was a great success! A weeklong off-road event exclusively for Jeep® Wrangler JK's.
This year the participants tackled trails in Wyoming, Montana and Idaho. The JK's encountered various levels of terrain from switch back mountain climbs, rock obstacles, rain, snow, mud and sand. All participants were required to be self sufficient and prepared for anything, even a night or two of camping in the rain.
Thanks again to all our sponsors who made this event possible for the participants and the crew, the 2nd annual JK Experience will not soon be forgotten.
The JKX DVD will be available for sale this December. Until then, visit our website www.jk-experience.com and our facebook page to see photos of the 2010 JK Experience and see what's in the works for the 2011 JK Experience.
2010 Formula Drift Atlanta - Dai Rocks Hotlanta
All eyes were on Team Falken to see if the performance tire manufacturer
could keep the momentum going after its first place finish in Long Beach,
and the dynamic results from Round 2 of the 2010 Formula Drift Championship
proved the team is on a roll after Falken Driver Daijiro "Dai" Yoshihara
took the overall win on the proving grounds of legendary Road Atlanta,
defeating teammate Vaughn Gittin, Jr., in the final. It was the first
overall win for Yoshihara as a Team Falken member. Gittin, Jr., leads the
standings after his first overall in Long Beach and second place at Road
The Frequency of a Heartbeat by the Stand Ins
2010 Falken Saturn Sky Test - 800hp Run
Turn up your speakers. Here's a quick raw video of our test day of the 2010
Falken Saturn Sky built by AutoSport Dynamics of Charlotte, NC. We're
pushing just about 800hp in this run, Darren McNamara is piloting.
Footage captured with GoPro Hero HD cameras and some high-end wireless
microphones mounted near the Exhaust
See you in Long Beach! =)
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.
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
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
2013 Rock Devouring SRT 6.4L HEMI Jeep Wrangler Reviewed (Part 2)
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) If you thought that the only way to purchase a
Jeep Wrangler was with a V6...you'd be wrong. In this series of videos
Nathan and Roman review and test a SRT Jeep Wrangler. They test a Jeep
Wrangler with the 470 HP SRT 6.4L HEMI engine up one of the steepest Jeep
trails on the TFLcar test turf. That's right the same engine that's in the
SRT Jeep Grand Cherokee and Challenger transplanted into the Wrangler. But
before they can drive the beast, they check out the birth of this rock
devouring 2013 SRT 6.4L HEMI Jeep Wrangler in this part 2 video.
Check us out on:
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and now even Truck Videos on YouTube at:
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Green Rock Dawg an Extreme Machine KrawlZone
We saw the Green Dawg at King of the Hammers and we were blown away, We had
to film it. This machine is insane.
This is just a segment of our 2011 Griffin King of the Hammers episode.
KrawlZone.tv is an all new outdoor and off road adventure program aimed at
taking the adrenaline of extreme rock crawling and pumping it directly into
the vein of the off-road community.
Be sure to check us out on the web at http://www.krawlzone.tv and on
facebook at http://www.facebook.com/krawlzone.tv and join our community of
off road enthusiasts.
See you on the trail.
Toyota Hilux and Jeep Wrangler JK offroading / 4x4
Our Day Trip to Glass House Mountains. Incl. small 4x4 recovery action at
Toyota Hilux Surf (32 Inch Maxxis Bighorn, 2 Inch Suspension Lift, Snorkel)
Jeep Wrangler JK (35 Inch BFG KM2 tyres, 2.5 inch AEV Lift, AEV Bumpers,
Genright Tyre Carrier)
Filmed with Sony Action Cam
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Falken Rocky Mountain ATS Tire Test
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.
OR-Fab's Jeep JK Sport Cage Install
My personal install of OR-Fab's Sport Cage for the '07-'10 JK Jeep. I
searched YouTube prior to purchasing the kit to learn more about it and
found only one video and nothing about the install. I hope this gives you
an idea of what all is involved in the install.
Music By: Kevin MacLeod