FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 15th October 2008 – Dublin, Ireland.
ERIC O SULLIVAN TO COMPETE WITH THE WORLD’S BEST AT LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA.
Following on from a very successful season competing across Europe the 2007 Prodrift Champion Eric O Sullivan has been chosen to compete at the first ever Red Bull World Drift Championships sanctioned by Formula D in Long Beach, California. O’ Sullivan was invited to take on the best in the World following his 3rd Place finish in the Prodrift European Series, which consisted of five rounds across Europe including United Kingdom, Sweden, Finland and Ireland. Along the way Eric took victory in Round 3 at Sturup Raceway in Sweden. Along with this victory Eric also won the Inaugural JDM Allstars Triple Crown with two victories out of three including the first ever drift event to take place in the shadow of the famous Wembley Stadium in London, England. Following the final round of the European Series the now World famous Rockstar Energy Drinks/Hankook Tyres AE86 Vtec powered Corolla was shipped to the Port of Long Beach in California to compete in the World Drift Championships.
The First ever Red Bull World Drift Finals will take place on 15th/16th November and will be televised on the ESPN Network in the United States and is set to be the biggest Drift event to ever take place Worldwide. Eric will be fully supported by his sponsors and team while competing at this level Stateside. The Teams title sponsor Rockstar Energy Drinks has supported Eric’s European campaign all season long and will be using its huge presence as the leading Energy Drinks manufacturer in America to keep the Team hydrated and energized throughout the competition. International Tyre manufacturer Hankook Tyres will continue to provide the AE86 Corolla with all the grip it needs with its high performance K105 Prime Tyre with its asymmetric pattern design allowing solid traction on both dry and wet surfaces. When asked about how he felt competing against the best in the World O Sullivan said “It is a great honor for me to be considered as one of Europe’s leading Drifters and to be given the opportunity to battle against the best in the World. It has been my dream to compete in the States and I cant wait to give it my best and compete against drivers I have looked up to for many years”.
Following the final round of the European Series in the South of England Eric had secured a new sponsor, which he will be debuting at the World Drift Championships. Alpinestars will be providing Eric with all his race wear and casual clothing for the rest of the season which will include their ultra lightweight Gp Race suit, Boots and Gloves to keep Eric cool in the hottest situations while competing in Long Beach.
To keep up to date with Eric O Sullivan’s progress don’t forget to check out his column in Modified Motors Magazine every month in which he gives you a view of each competition from his eyes and find out what his plans for the 2009 season.
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