SAN DIMAS, Calif. February 9, 2018 — Three-time Formula Drift champion Chris Forsberg and professional drifter Ryan Tuerck have joined the Nexen Tire USA motorsports family for 2018 – with both star drivers set to benefit from superior grip, response and wet condition performance delivered by Nexen’s Extreme UHP N’Fera SUR4G tires.
Forsberg’s NOS Energy / Nexen Tire Nissan 370Z and Tuerck’s Gumout / Nexen Tire Toyota GT86 will both contend for glory, utilizing Nexen Extreme UHP N’Fera SUR4G tires throughout the 2018 Formula Drift season.
Launched just last year, the N’Fera SUR4G has taken the motorsports world by storm. Meticulously engineered for superior performance in Formula Drift, SCCA and time trials, the SUR4G delivers optimal grip performance and response, with minimal performance drop under extreme conditions. Proprietary technology highlights:
Wide center ribs produce maximized vertical stiffness for enhanced high-speed forward driving stability. Three wide ribs in the center enable superior braking performance
Maximized diagonal block stiffness elevates handling performance during cornering
Two wide linear grooves and two diagonal grooves provide high drainage performance – optimizing driving performance on wet roads
CHRIS FORSBERG: NOS ENERGY / NEXTEN TIRE NISSAN 370Z
“Nexen has proven to be a force to be reckoned with as a top contender in Formula Drift. Their enthusiasm to create the absolute best product for the specific needs of their team drivers is the type of partnership that we look forward to having for years to come.”
RYAN TUERCK: GUMOUT / NEXEN TIRE TOYOTA GT86
“Really stoked to be working with Nexen Tire this season. They have demonstrated that their tires deliver incredible performance in all conditions, and I can’t wait to rip it up on the track starting on the streets of Long Beach for the first round of Formula Drift. We have a lot of fun projects in the works that we will be debuting soon.”
PAUL JHO: SENIOR MOTORSPORTS MANAGER, NEXEN TIRE USA
“I’m very excited to welcome Chris and Ryan to the Nexen Tire family. With them both on our N’Fera SUR4G in competition, we look forward to the team bringing home wins throughout the season – as well as creating some amazing content for the fans. It’s our team drivers that inspire us to engineer tires with technology that push the envelope on performance in every respect – and our addition of Chris and Ryan is truly reflective of our deep commitment to not only compete, but lead.”
The 2018 Formula Drift season officially kicks off on April 6 with Round 1 of the series: Streets of Long Beach (Long Beach, Calif.).
About Nexen Tire:
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 the #NexenNation on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. #WeGotYou