RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA (June 13, 2012) – After achieving a string of podium finishes on
the drifting circuits in Asia, the GT Radial Champiro HPY will make its drifting debut in America
this month on a Mazda RX-7 driven by Tyler Wolfson.
Wolfson will compete in his first event on the GT Radial ultra high performance tires at Thunder
Drift Round 1 at the Salona Fairgrounds in Vallejo, CA, on Sunday, June 17.
After recently completing a testing session at Willow Springs Raceway, Wolfson said the GT
Radial Champiro HPY tires proved to be extremely “durable and predictable.”
“I was able to push the GT Radial tires past their limit but still maintain an impressive amount of control,” he said.
The V- W- and Y-speed-rated Champiro HPY uses an advanced asymmetrical tread pattern and
full silica tread compound for outstanding cornering ability in wet and dry conditions. It is
available 35 to 65 series sizes for 17- to 20-inch wheels.
The 22-year-old Wolfson, who resides in San Diego, began racing competitively in 2009 after
autocrossing. He immediately proved his talent behind the wheel by qualifying on pole and
leading every lap to win his first wheel to wheel race. He went on to claim Rookie of the Year
honors and third overall in the Skip Barber MAZDASPEED Challenge with two wins and five
Summer Series in 2010, Wolfson competed in other road racing events before setting his sights
“Tyler is an excellent driver and has good instincts for evaluating tires,” said David Shelton,
director of marketing for GITI Tire USA. “Many of our Facebook fans have been clamoring for
us to get involved in drifting in the U.S.; they will enjoy following Tyler as he competes on the Champiro HPY tires.”
GITI Tire USA and GITI Tire Canada are the sales and marketing operations for North America
for GITI Tire Pte., Ltd., which manufactures and sells high quality GT Radial brand tires for
passenger, SUV, light truck, truck, bus, and high performance vehicles. GT Radial tires are sold
through distributors, independent dealers and retailers throughout North America. For more
information, visit www.gtradial-us.com.
Photo’s By: Matt Kingery