Kansas City, Mo. – Formula Drift champion Michael Essa will compete during the 2016 season using 18”x10” Corsair Hybrid wheels from CCW Forged Performance, a WELD brand. Essa returns to the E46 BMW M3 chassis in which he captured the Formula Drift championship in 2013.
“We are excited to work with Michael as he returns to Formula Drift in his CCW equipped M3,” said Keith Kern, general manager of CCW Forged Performance. “Michael is a proven champion that we proudly support with our performance wheels. We extend him best wishes for the upcoming season.”
Kern says the Hybrid series of wheels are specifically designed for use on track and is the wheel of choice for top performance builders. Each Corsair wheel has passed a punishing 3,000 pound (per wheel) cornering fatigue test load at 300,000 cycles, which is approximately 20 percent more cornering load and double the cycles that original equipment wheels are tested to. Continue reading
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WAYNE, N.J., April 13, 2015 – Hankook Tire driver Fredric Aasbo brought home a first place podium finish this past weekend in Long Beach, California at the opening round of the 2015 Formula Drift season. The first race of the season again saw Hankook Tire as an official sponsor of the series.
Competition was intense from the start of the racing weekend which saw Aasbo qualify in third place on Friday in his Hankook Tire/Rockstar Energy Drink Scion tC, placing him in an ideal position for the following day’s battles. After making contact with driver Masashi Yokoi early on competition day, Aasbo quickly worked his way through the field meeting up against Aurimas “Odi”Bakchis in the Final. After a close final battle, Aasbo piloted his tC to a first place podium finish, putting him in the 2015 championship points lead and Hankook in the 2015 Tire Championship number one position. Continue reading