Round Four Rewards another Third Place Finish For Hankook in Wall, New Jersey
WALL, N.J., June 24, 2013 – For the second time this season, Hankook driver Chris Forsberg scored a podium finish at Round 4 of the 2013 Formula Drift season this weekend in Wall, New Jersey. Forsberg finished in third place in Wall, propelling him to fourth in overall points this season.
The sold out event at Wall Stadium saw 2009 Formula Drift Champion and 10 year series veteran, Forsberg, ride alongside 44 other drivers in his Hankook Tire Nissan 370Z. All six Hankook drivers qualified for the Top 32, while Forsberg competed against fellow Hankook driver, Tyler McQuarrie in the Great 8.
“I am excited to podium for the second time this season,” said Forsberg. “The team and I worked very hard to create the best setup for this track, and the Hankook RS3’s performed flawlessly under the very hot conditions all weekend. We look forward to returning to Seattle July 19 for Round 5.”
Forsberg experienced some damage in the Great 8, rubbing against McQuarrie, but the crew fixed the car in great haste in time to ultimately win against McQuarrie and his GoPro/Mobil 1/Hankook Camaro to place in the Final 4.
“It’s great to see Chris maintain a strong footing in the top rankings and continue the solid momentum for Hankook Tire. The Hankook team is very proud of Chris as well as the crew for their ability to handle damage issues and still manage to pull off a podium finish,” said Paul Jho, Hankook Motorsports Manager. “The sold out event in Wall was certainly a success too. Formula Drift events are special to fans and competitors, and it is always exciting to see such a great turnout.”
All of Hankook’s Formula Drift drivers race on Hankook’s Ventus RS-3 Extreme Performance tire. The Ventus R-S3 is designed for serious sports car, sports coupe and performance sedan enthusiasts looking for race tire-like traction on the street or for use in autocross, drifting or track events.
2013 marks the tenth year for the Formula Drift series and Hankook’s eighth year of involvement. The company garnered enhanced visibility and sales increases in 2012 as a result of its motorsports sponsorships and special racing programs, and has multiplied its involvement for 2013 by again supporting Formula Drift as an official sponsor. Hankook also supports teams competing in the Redline Time Attack series, 25 Hours of Thunderhill, Off-Road Racing and the Panam GP Series.