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Title 06/08/2010 - Hankook Driver Tanner Foust Takes Third at Formula Drift New Jersey
Date 06/09/2010 Count 9855

Hankook Driver Tanner Foust Takes Third at Formula Drift New Jersey

Foust now third-place overall in championship standings

WAYNE, N.J., June 8, 2010 - Two-time Formula Drift champion Tanner Foust earned a hard fought third-place win this past weekend, piloting his Rockstar Energy Drink Scion tC on Hankook tires to his second podium in three events, leaving Tanner squarely in the hunt for his third Formula Drift championship.

"Consistency is obviously the key with such a short season and, with drifting, the only thing you can count on is chaos," said Foust. "I was surprised at how much carnage there was this weekend. In one round I almost had a car flip over right in front of me."

Foust qualified well and made his way through to the semi-finals where he lost a too-close-to-call decision to eventual second-place winner Vaughn Gittin, Jr. Tanner then met last year's New Jersey event winner Darren McNamara in the consolation match, taking a well-earned third place win. Foust and Hankook Tire now have a tight hold of third place overall in the championship standings with four events remaining.

Despite temperatures reaching 90 degrees on a clear day at Wall Speedway in Wall Township, N.J., crowds packed the stands for the Formula Drift event, also witnessing another good performance from Conrad Grunewald in his Hankook Tire Camaro, qualifying and competing well enough to move into 15th place in the overall championship standings.

Hankook supports motorsports enthusiasts and racers at all levels. This year Hankook is offering amateur and professional racing enthusiasts the chance to earn dollars off Hankook's Ventus R-S3 or Ventus Z214 R Compound tires based on their performance in specific racing circuits in the U.S. Racers have an opportunity to earn incentives during each individual competition event. Interested competitors can learn more about this grassroots program at www.hankooktireusa.com or contact Hankook directly at Motorsports@hankooktireusa.com.

Formula Drift Round 4: Throwdown at Evergreen Speedway takes place outside of Seattle, Wash., July 9-10.


About Hankook Tire Co., Ltd

Headquartered in Wayne, N.J., Hankook Tire America Corp. is a technology-focused, market-driven company that markets and distributes a complete line of high performance and ultra-high performance passenger tires, light truck, SUV tires, as well as medium truck and bus tires to more than 400 independent dealers through 3000+ retail sales locations in the United States and Canada.

For more information, please visit the Hankook website at www.hankooktireusa.com



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