Team Achilles Dominates at Formula DRIFT Irwindale

October 20, 2019

IRVINE, CALIF., October 20, 2019 – It was an all Achilles final at the House of Drift yesterday as the 2019 Formula DRIFT season came to an end.  Formula DRIFT veteran Ken Gushi would take home the event win, his first since 2005, against his Achilles Tire teammate, and 2013 Champion, Michael Essa. 

“This was the perfect way to end the season, with two of our drivers battling it out in the finals, said Cheralyn Hale, Director of Marketing.  The raw emotion on Ken Gushi’s face as he was crowned the winner showed how much this victory meant to him and his team.  Watching him battle against his friend and Achilles Tire/Boost Brigade/Greddy Performance Parts teammate, Michael Essa was one of the highlights of the season!”

Team Achilles – Formula DRIFT Irwindale Results


Ken Gushi


Michael Essa


Kazuya Taguchi


Forrest Wang


Dean Kearney


Dirk Stratton


Taylor Hull


Kevin Lawrence


Joao Barion


Achilles Radial has been a major sponsor of Formula DRIFT since 2012, winning the championship in that same year.  For more information about Achilles Radial, please visit and like us on Facebook or follow us on Instagram @achillestire.