At the August 21st Drift Buffet event, we ran into RMR’s Rhys Millen, and got the inside scoop on the Millen family’s plan to add another drift car to the garage. Rhys’ father and mentor Rod Millen will debut his new Mazda RX-8 car at the Formula D event at Irwindale on August 27th. Continue reading
Exciting event we had this past weekend at Formula D! We’re having a bit of a jump start here, but some of the Main Event photos are up! Practice and More coming at a later time.
This coming weekend will be ASB! Who’s going?
WAYNE, N.J., August, 29, 2011 – Hankook driver Rhys Millen brought home a first place finish for Hankook at Las Vegas Motor Speedway this past weekend at Round 6: After Dark of the 2011 Formula Drift season.
Millen, driving his Hankook Hyundai Genesis Coupe, earned his victory by beating out Darren McNamara in his Saturn Sky to take first place in the sixth round of the Formula Drift season. Millen’s Hankook Hyundai Genesis, which his father Rod Millen recently drove to a first place win in the Time Attack Two-Wheel-Drive class at the 2011 Pikes Peak Hill Climb, performed flawlessly this weekend and powered Rhys to the top of the podium. Millen’s win in Las Vegas comes on the tail of last month’s round five podium finishes by Hankook drivers Chris Forsberg and Fredric Aasbo at Evergreen Speedway in Washington and round four’s win by Hankook driver Conrad Grunewald at Wall Speedway in New Jersey.
“With temperatures above 100 degrees and entry speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour, consistent performance and confidence is what the teams were looking for from their tires,” stated Millen. “While other teams tires were only lasting two laps in the blistering heat, the Hankook Ventus R-S3 allowed us to get in four laps and lead us to victory in round six of the Formula Drift championship.” Continue reading