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MONROE, WA Originally built as a horse-racing track, Evergreen Speedway saw plenty of horsepower over the weekend as Formula Drift arrived in town, with the venerable track challenging the drivers and their cars to the Breaking Point, resulting in Chris Forsberg taking the win, while Team Falkens Tyler McQuarrie finished a respectable third.
Qualifying on Friday was challenging as the judges were very critical of all efforts. Nevertheless, seven drivers on Falken Azenis RT615 tires made the field, including all Team Falken factory entrants McQuarrie; Vaughn Gittin, Jr.; Darren McNamara; Daijiro Yoshihara; and Calvin Wan, plus privateers Ross Petty (who was in fact the number two qualifier) and Taka Aono.
Amid tough competition all day long, two Falken drivers advanced to the Top 8 Round, as both McQuarrie and Gittin defeated their opponents to move to the Top 4. Unfortunately, Gittin was involved in a collision during this run and was unable to advance, while teammate McQuarrie lost to eventual winner Forsberg.
In the battle for third overall, it was Team Falken v. Team Falken, as McQuarrie came out on top over Gittin, who was able to compete despite his accident in the previous round. The events trademark nickname, Breaking Point, lived up to its reputation as a number of entrants became casualties to the tracks banking and tight transitions throughout the course.
However, McQuarries strong third place finish moved him to third overall in the Formula D Championship, while Team Falken teammate Vaughn Gittin, Jr., despite a semi-final performance, dropped to fifth, and Darren McNamara remained in sixth.
August is Formula Ds busiest month, with a second event, Round 6, just two weeks away in the wine country of Northern California at famous Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, August 21-22. Team Falken will be locked and loaded when that event arrives.
Climb - Pikes Peak Hill Climb with a Monster
Ride on the bumper of a screaming 910hp, Twin-turbo, All-wheel Drive, 150 mph Suzuki SX4 as it
races up one of the world's most dangerous hills. An attempt by the
"Monster" to break his own record of 10:01:41...
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (June 29, 2010) -- For the fifth consecutive time,
Nobuhiro "Monster" Tajima combined experience, skill and Falken Tires to
claim overall victory in the 88th running of the Pikes Peak International
Although he did not set a new Pikes Peak record, one day before his 60th
birthday, Tajima continues to hold the current overall record for reaching
the peak, beating hill climb veterans Paul Dallenbach and Rhys Millen in
the Unlimited Class. He drove his new 910-hp Monster Sport Suzuki SX4 Hill
Climb Special on Falken WildPeak A/T tires, the powerful new line of
all-terrain, all-season tires Falken launched this past April.
Following Exhaustive tests in a
Japanese wind tunnel facility, Monster's 2010 Pikes Peak race car underwent
extensive aerodynamic changes to better adapt to the modified road surface
on the race to the clouds, which assumed a smoother tarmac and less gravel
than last year. Thinning air ascending the mountain robs most motors of
their power by 30 or more percent, but the increase in horsepower over last year's
race car helped push the driver forward.
Team Falken Rolls Dice in Vegas
LAS VEGAS, NV (July 13, 2009) Facing serious challenges from both
competitors and the weather, Team Falken put on a valiant effort, but when
it rolled the dice at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Round 4 of the demanding
Formula Drift competition, the team managed to make the Semi-Finals with
Falkens Tyler McQuarrie losing to eventual overall winner Tanner Foust.
McQuarrie placed fourth.
Falken tires were on five of the cars that qualified for the top 32.
Daijiro Yoshihara, driving the much improved Lexus IS350, was the best
qualifier in 5th, but slid into the barrier as he led his round. While the
damage was cosmetic, he was unable to move forward. Three team members
would advance to the top 16 McQuarrie, privateer Ross Petty and Gittin.
Unfortunately, Gittin suffered a cut tire due to debris as he started the
next round, forcing him to make major corrections to his line while he
competed on his three remaining Azenis RT615 tires. McQuarrie defeated
Michael Essa to move to the Top 4, and after losing to Foust, battled Chris
Forsberg for third, but was unable to take the win.
Valiant efforts were undertaken by all, and Team Falken remains with three
drivers in the top six positions. Overall standings now place Gittin in
fourth, McQuarrie, fifth, and McNamara in sixth. Team Falken will head
north by northwest when Formula D meets the Breaking Point at Evergreen
Speedway in Monroe, WA, for Round 5, August 7-8.
Track title: Epic Battle
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Team Falken Sweeps New Jersey
Stick around after the credits ;)
June 8, 2009
WALL TOWNSHIP, NJ (June 8, 2009) Performance and preparation paid off as
Team Falken Tires factory drivers swept the podium at Wall Speedway in
Saturday nights round 3 of the 2009 Formula Drift season. Darren McNamara
took the top rung in his Saturn Sky; Vaughn Gittin, Jr., earned second with
his 2010 Ford Mustang GT;
and Tyler McQuarrie finished third, driving his Nissan 350Z.
The achievement was historical as this was the first time ever for three
Team Falken cars to take the top three positions as well as the first time
one team has dominated the podium.
Wall Speedway, aptly named "The Gauntlet", is a 16-degree banked oval along
the straightaway with 30 degrees on the turns before moving to the figure 8
infield portion of the course. The capacity crowd witnessed strong
competition among Team Falken and other Formula D competitors as skies and
rain cleared allowing for ideal door-to-door high speed battles. Five
drivers using Falken Azenis RT615 tires advanced to the top 16. In the
finals, Gittin, Jr., stood up against McNamara with McNamara ultimately
taking the win in a close fought match.
Following round 3, Darren advances to first in points in the overall
championship, while Gittin, Jr. moves to fifth and Tyler McQuarrie moves
forward to seventh place in the standings.
Falken Tire would like to thank their drivers, staff, associates and fans
for helping make this long standing goal a reality for their team and
brand. Round 3 results truly show the capabilities of the Azenis RT-615 and
their dedication to the sport of drifting. Autosport Dynamics has done an
outstanding job building and preparing each of the three vehicles winning
this round, and as they enjoy this historic win, they will now focus on the
final four rounds of Formula D as they gun for the Championship.
Team Falken will head to hotter climates when Formula D hits Las Vegas and
goes All In for Round 4 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, July 10-11.
Track title: King of the Beats
License Type: Mass Market License
Composer: Wesley Devine (IMRO (CAE#: 581023377))
Publisher:Lynne Publishing (PRS - CAE#: 541626758)
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.
Tanner Foust Street Drift: Mulholland - GT Channel
Repost: But we we thought some of you may have not seen it yet & it's such
an awesome video. http://gtchannel.com for more videos. Tanner Foust
drifts his Rockstar Energy Drink Scion TC Drift Car on a legendary stretch
of Mulholland Highway known as "The Snake". Watch Tanner unleash his 600hp
NASCAR V8 powered Scion drift car on this famed road. There were no
rehearsals and most of the film is of Tanner's first run on a clean stretch
of road. And, yes, the road was closed. WARNING: The following video was
performed by a professional driver on a closed course. Do not attempt what
you are about to see.
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Highlights FD 09 Evergreen!!
09 FD @ Evergreen Speedway. Drivingsports TV. Me filming and editing.
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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
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.
Formula Drift Las Vegas 2010 - Extended Version - Falken Tire Podium Sweep - GTChannel
http://gtchannel.com for more drifting videos. Formula Drift 2010 Las Vegas
Round 5 After Dark, Falken Tire sweeps the podium for the 2nd time with
Tyler McQuarrie piloting the Falken Tire Nissan 350Z finishing in 1st
place, Daijiro Yoshihara in the Discount Tire / Falken Tire Nissan S13
coming in 2nd and Vaughn Gittin Jr. in the Monster Energy / Falken Tire
Ford Mustang for third
the championship points lead.
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.
Formula Drift Dallas Off Track Ep. 6: Battles, Babes & Beers!
Off Track takes you inside the cars, the community, and inside the action
of Formula Drift at stop 6 in Dallas, Texas. Meet The Pro with Rob
Primo—a very large man and his dog. Forrest Wang shows up big time in
Texas and gets a GoPro dropped on him! Get seduced by Matt Powers in the
Burnout Box. Jensen Argyle III Talks To Strangers and makes new friends.
And it's Vaughn Gittin Jr vs. Conrad Grunewald in a Badass Battle where
Vaughn graciously explains the difference between a love tap and a hate
tap. Plus an all-new segment—We Love Haters! Also featuring the driving
of Chris Forsberg, Chelsea Denofa, Tony Angelo, Odi Bakchis, and more! Next
stop Irwindale, California for the final fight October 11-12. See you
Produced by Shoot First Media/Andrew Laputka
Stefan Van Engen and Annie Fast are the executives in charge of
production for Network A
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