2019 Achilles Radial Formula DRIFT PRO Team Announcement

March 18, 2019

IRVINE, CALIF., March 18, 2019 - Achilles Tires USA is pleased to announce that we will be returning as a Major Sponsor of the Formula DRIFT Championship for our eighth season. “I’m so excited that the 2019 season is finally starting. As a fan of drifting myself, I get to feel the excitement and adrenaline that Team Achilles brings to Formula DRIFT side-by-side with our customers, said Mo Tanaka, National Sales Manager. With our footprint growing each year in North America, partners like Formula DRIFT play an important role in helping us reach the next level.  I guarantee once you come out to an event, you’ll be back for more!”

Team Achilles 2019 Formula DRIFT PRO will be comprised of the following drivers:

Michael Essa                                              Ken Gushi

Dean Kearney                                            Forrest Wang

Matt Coffman                                            Kazuya Taguchi

Taylor Hull                                                  Dirk Stratton

Dylan Hughes                                            Kevin Lawrence

Joao Barion                                                 Pat Goodin

Mitch Larner                                              Manuel Vacca


Achilles Radial is pleased to return as one of two brands supporting the Formula DRIFT PRO2 Championship in 2019.  “We have been heavily involved in PRO2 since it’s inception and are thrilled to play a part in the growth of up-and-coming drivers, said Cheralyn Hale, Director of Marketing.  The level of driving has grown exponentially every year and we can’t wait to see our PRO2 drivers ride the bank at Orlando in their season opener!”  Drivers included on the Achilles PRO2 roster will be released in April.

You can see Team Achilles PRO compete at the 2019 Formula DRIFT season opener in Long Beach, California on April 5th and 6th.  Team Achilles PRO2 will make their 2019 season debut at Orlando Speedworld in Orlando, Florida on April 25th and 26th.  For more information on Formula DRIFT, visit

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