DIAMOND BAR, Calif. – May 14, 2018 –Motorsports powerhouse and global tire manufacturer of Formula DRIFT Pro 1 Series co-sponsored tire N’Fera SUR4G Nexen Tire Motorsports is proud to congratulate Fredric Aasbo and Chris Forsberg on their second and third place podium finishes at this weekend’s Formula DRIFT Round 3: “Road to the Championship” in Atlanta. Nexen Tire Motorsports has had drivers finish on the podium in all three races thus far, with the Atlanta race being the second in a row to feature two Nexen drivers placing in the top three.
Nexen driver Fredric Aasbo has now held each podium place in the 2018 season and holds the most Driver Championship points. Nexen driver Chris Forsberg is in second place for Driver Championship points, and Nexen Tire Motorsports holds the lead in Tire Cup points.
This weekend also marked the kickoff of the 2018 Formula DRIFT Pro 2 series. Driver Ola Jaeger placed first in his Toyota Supra, and Dylan Hughes came in second with his Nissan S13. Both vehicles are outfitted with Nexen Extreme UHP N’Fera SUR4G tires.
“Nexen is pleased to take the lead both in Tire Cup points and in Driver Championship points,” said Paul Jho, motorsport senior manager at Nexen Tire Motorsports. “We could not have hoped for a better outcome this weekend in Atlanta and are incredibly proud of the performance of all our drivers. We look forward to seeing how the N’Fera SUR4G tires can help our Pro 1 and Pro 2 series drivers excel on the track at the races to come.”
The 2018 Nexen Tire team roster highlights include:
· 2015 champion and 2017 second overall driver Fredric Aasbo (Rockstar Energy / Nexen Tire Toyota Corolla hatchback)
· Three-time champion and recent Nexen addition Chris Forsberg (NOS Energy Drink / Nexen Tire Nissan 370Z)
· Alec Hohnadell (Rain-X / Nexen Tire Nissan S14)
· Jhonnattan Castro (Gerdau Metaldom / Nexen Tire Toyota 86)
· 15-year Formula DRIFT veteran Kyle Mohan (Mazdtrix / Nexen Tire Mazda MX-5)
· New Nexen driver Ryan Tuerck (GUMOUT / Nexen Tire Toyota 86)
· Kevin Lawrence (2017 Pro 2 Champion) (Enjuku Racing / Nexen Tire Nissan S14)
· Dan Burkett (RAD Industries / Nexen Tire Toyota Supra)
N’FERA SUR4G: PROPRIETARY TECHNOLOGY. EXTREME PERFORMANCE. ENGINEERED FOR CHAMPIONS.
Nexen launched the Extreme UHP N’Fera SUR4G tire in 2017, and the street-legal racing tire immediately took the motorsports industry by storm. Meticulously engineered for superior performance in Formula DRIFT, SCCA and time trials, the SUR4G delivers optimal grip and response, with minimal performance drop under extreme conditions. Several Formula DRIFT Pro 1 series drivers are sporting the SUR4G tires this season as part of a co-sponsorship with the series. The SUR4G is also serving as the semi-exclusive, preferred tire for the Formula DRIFT Pro 2 Series.
The Formula DRIFT season continues on June 1 with Round 4: “The Gauntlet” in Wall, NJ.
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Inspired by Nexen’s global family of drivers to engineer superior performing tires – from championship-winning Formula DRIFT drivers, rock-climbing off-road enthusiasts to everyday commuters – Nexen Tire utilizes proprietary technology and the highest quality standards in the industry to guarantee world-class products backed by unrivaled customer support for the life of each tire. As a worldwide leader in high-performance, passenger, SUV / light truck and winter offerings, the company is second-to-none in research, development and state-of-the-art manufacturing. And as part of a select group of tire manufacturers worldwide that are specified as standard fitment on original equipment vehicles, Nexen delivers premium products at a sensible price. Find out more about how Nexen has your back at nexentireusa.com – and join us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. #WeGotYou #NexenTire #NexenRacing