FEDERAL TIRE JOINS FORMULA DRIFT AS AN OFFICIAL TIRE SUPPLIER
The 2021 Formula DRIFT season will see Federal Tire join the premier PRO Championship as an official tire supplier. Federal has initially signed a two-year agreement to supply its extreme-performance Federal 595RS-R and 595RS-RR tire compounds. With reinforced sidewalls and enhanced tread stiffness, both Federal tire options are designed for maximum high-speed grip and cornering forces.
Federal Tire will be competing against four highly experienced and valued tire partners in the Formula DRIFT PRO Championship; Falken Tire, GT Radial, Nexen Tire and Nitto Tire.
Federal Tire will be supporting seven PRO drivers during 2021, which includes the following:
- Jhonnattan Castro
- Rome Charpentier
- Jonathan Hurst
- Kyle Mohan
- Jonathan Nerren
- Simen Olsen
- Alec Robbins
“After ten long years, Federal Tire is excited to reunite with Formula DRIFT. In partnership with seven outstanding drivers, we’re looking forward to showcasing our award-winning 595RS-RR tire and compete at the highest level of motorsports once again,” said Jenny Chu, Marketing for Federal Tire.
“We’re very pleased to welcome Federal Tire to the Formula DRIFT paddock,” said Jim Liaw, President of Formula DRIFT. “We know it’s important to give teams and drivers as many options as possible to gain a competitive edge over their rivals, and we’re sure Federal Tire will allow the PRO Championship to remain the most exciting professional drift series in the world.”
2021 FORMULA DRIFT SEASON
The 2021 Formula DRIFT PRO Championship kicks off on May 7-8 at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta. Please visit formulad.com for the 2021 schedule, event details, ticket purchases, driver profiles and livestream information.
ABOUT FEDERAL TIRE
With more than 65 years of industry experience, Federal Tire has expanded into a global market of 200+ distributors across six continents. With a focus on customer satisfaction, new products are designed to fulfill and meet the demands of a changing market. Using state-of-the-art technology, Federal Tire is consistently progressing the advancement of tire manufacturing, pushing the envelopes of innovation and development every day. For more information, please visit federaltire.com
ABOUT FORMULA DRIFT
Formula DRIFT is recognized as the leading international drifting championship. Established on the streets of Japan, drifting has evolved into a worldwide competitive sport that challenges the driver’s skill while demanding a great deal from their vehicle in terms of power and strength. Formula DRIFT provides a series for the best professional drifters from around the globe to compete for the coveted title of Formula DRIFT Champion. As the first official drifting series in North America, Formula DRIFT has taken competitive motorsports to the extreme, attracting drift fans and car enthusiasts from all walks of life, and established itself as the global leader for the sport. For a competition schedule, ticket information, special content and livestream, please visit formulad.com
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