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 Atlanta.
The Frequency of a Heartbeat by the Stand Ins
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
The Falken Azenis RT-615K, How Much Faster Is It?
Tyler McQuarrie, professional driving instructor and Falken Tire's own
Formula Drift driver tears up the Streets of Willow in the new 2011 Ford Mustang 5.0 and the 2011
The challenge? Find out how much faster the new Falken Azenis RT-615K is than
the previous generation Azenis RT-615.
The results were astounding...
2011 Formula Drift Round 1 - JTP Dominates Long Beach
Team Falken started the 2011 Formula Drift season the way it finished last
year, with one of its factory drivers on top of the podium. Justin Pawlak,
in just his second year with the tire manufacturer, took his inaugural
first place at the Long Beach opening round, with Team Falken teammate
Daijiro ("Dai") Yoshihara in third. Before a capacity crowd, Pawlak
took the victory on board his 2011 Ford Mustang with a new engine built by
Ford Racing and Roush-Yates and ran on Falken's Azenis RT615K, as did all
other Falken team members. Pawlak qualified 11th, while Yoshihara was
second among the top 32, alerting the other competitors he was the driver
to beat on the streets of Long Beach. While Defending Formula D Champion
Vaughn Gittin, Jr., struggled in qualifying, he was an important part of
the weekend, meeting and greeting his fans as well as supporting the rest
of the Falken team in the main event. Among the Falken "inter-team
competition," Pawlak beat Darren McNamara in the top 16 round, and Justin
went on to best Dai in the Top 4, completing a "One More Time." Justin
beat Matt Powers in the final, while Dai defeated 2009 Formula D Champion
Chris Forsberg to earn third.
"Justin earned this win through timing and endurance," declared Jonathan
Bradford, Team Falken's Formula Drift manager. "He has grown rapidly over
the past 12 months, and it is fitting that he would take his first podium
as a Falken team member at one of our home tracks." Falken continues
to excel in activating its marketing efforts in association with Formula
Drift and the strong crowds of drift fans in Southern California. With a
new team of Falken Spokesmodels in the paddock next to the company's
multiple support trailers, Falken hosted 350 representatives and guests
from both Monster Energy Drink and Ford Racing in their hospitality region.
"This is an important victory for us because the race is in our backyard
and we had a lot of fans, customers and Falken Tire enthusiasts in the
stands and the paddock," said Nick Fousekis, Falken's Director of
Motorsports Marketing and Events. "We've proven all the work the team and
each individual driver have done during the off-season successfully moved
Falken up another level, and we'll keep climbing all season long. We also
appreciate the tremendous support from car builders Autosport Dynamics and
SPD." After the first round, Pawlak is at the top of the Championship
standings, Yoshihara third, while McNamara is in 10th. Final Falken
teammate Tyler McQuarrie finished in 11th. Ross Petty, a long-time
independent competitor running Falkens, placed 14th. Round two will
be held May 6-7, at Road Atlanta, Braselton, GA.
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.
Croatia Trophy 2011 Stage 1 'The Carwash'
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Tanner Foust Street Drift: Mulholland - GT Channel
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MONSTER DRIFT: Road America
Vaughn Gittin Jr's Traveling Smoke Show makes a stop in Elkhart Lake ,
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Motorcycle vs. Car Drift Battle
A stretched 05 Kawasaki ZX10 piloted by Nick "Apex" Brocha vs. a
Corvette-Powered RX7 driven by Jim Guthrie in a high speed drifting battle.
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Formula Drift - Abu Dhabi 2011 - Yas Marina Curcuit - Urban Skillz
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Pure Drift Race Sounds
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