Hankook Tire Driver Chris Forsberg Grabs His 5th Podium Of The 2014 Formula Drift Season At Round 5: Throwdown
Forsberg's Third Place Finish Keeps Him Securely In First Place In The Professional Championship Points Race
WAYNE, N.J., July 21, 2014 - For the 5th time this season Hankook Tire driver Chris Forsberg was on the winner’s podium this past weekend at Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, Washington having secured a third place finish at Formula Drift Round 5: Throwdown. Forsberg’s third place finish marks his fifth consecutive podium appearance of the season.
With the weather cooperating all weekend and an at capacity crowd in attendance, Forsberg in the Hankook Tire/CFR Nissan 370Z battled his way from Top 32 on Saturday making it to third place on the podium once all racing was said and done. Hankook Tire teammate Fredric Aasbo finished the weekend just behind Forsberg in fourth place. Forsberg’s latest podium keeps him in first place overall in the 2014 Formula Drift Professional Championship points race. Teammate Aasbo currently sits behind Forsberg in second place in the points race.
“The Hankook Ventus R-S3 tire has driven us to a record shattering 5th consecutive podium finish,” said Forsberg. “They are without a doubt the best and most consistent tire on the market.”
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.
Forsberg’s podium finish also keeps Hankook Tire in the lead in the 2014 Tire Championship standings after five rounds completed so far this season.
“Chris and his team are on point this season. Five podiums in a row is an amazing achievement and something Chris and Chris Forsberg Racing should be proud of,” said Paul Jho, Hankook Tire America Corp. Motorsports Marketing Manager. “Right now Hankook Tire is first in the Professional Competition points standings and first in the Tire Championship points standings…I can’t wait for Round 6!”
Formula Drift heads to Texas next for Round 6: Showdown at Texas Motor Speedway on September 12th and 13th.
Hankook garnered enhanced visibility and sales increases in 2013 as a result of its motorsports sponsorships and special racing programs. In addition to Formula Drift, Hankook offers amateur and professional racing enthusiasts contingency program benefits and the chance to earn incentives in SCCA National Solo, ProSolo and Club Racing events, NASA regional and national races, and additonally supports teams competing in the Redline Time Attack series, 25 Hours of Thunderhill, Off-Road Racing and the Panam GP Series.
Image: Chris Forsberg on the podium at Formula Drift Round 5: Throwdown, Evergreen Speedway. Monroe, Washington.
About Hankook Tire America Corp.
Hankook Tire America Corp. is a growing leader in the U.S. tire market, leveraging investments in technology, manufacturing and marketing to deliver high quality, reliable products that are better for consumers and the environment. Headquartered in Wayne, N.J., Hankook Tire America Corp. 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 in the United States.